I disassembled my old laptop(HP OPvilion dv5000) to clean it the heat-sink and fan because I remember it overheated when i used it before. I have done the same thing various times with Asus computers and it always reduced the temperatures.
So, when I finished with the HP PC, I could turn it on. But there were no LED lights, no sounds, nothing. Then I disconnected all the parts and I tried to connect one by one, testing if one of then was the reason for the computer not starting (always take out RAM, CMOS and put them in a static bag. I made sure to discharge static before touching anything. Nothing, no improvement.
Moreover, pulling out the cable of power jack connected to the motherboard, I pulled together with "little piece with 4 pins" it was connected in. Never matter, it can easily be soldered.
The point is that now, touching the pins its place:
- The DC power LED sometimes turns on and immediately off.
- Sometimes the CPU starts working full speed and the bar where power button always gets illuminated by its LEDs, but pressing power button does not shutdown anything. In this case, the DC power LED is not illuminated.
- When the battery is plugged in, the DC power led is on, but the pressing power button does not turn it on. However, when I plug in hard drive, then DC power led is off.
What could have gone wrong? Could I have broken off some capacitor of something while disassembling? I don't think I did, but any ideas or suggestions for troubleshooting?