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I was just online and suddenly my laptop went dead. Thought it may be electrical but power ok. Booted up again 4 times and each time I put it on wi-fi it immediately cut out again. Before I spend money does it sound like I need a new router and if so, how much is it likely to cost.

 

It's an advent 5301.


 

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restart the router

 

you went dead on skype too mid msg.

 

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restart the router

 

 

 

 

 

you went dead on skype too mid msg.

 

 

 

 

 

dx

 

 

 

 

 

Whole laptop just went dead. Seems like its shorting out every time I try it. Whole thing completely dies.sad.gif


 

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Just been running glary utilities. Got to cleaning start up registry which meant it had to restart. Didn't. Restart so tried to do it manually. It does the usual chug chug for a couple of seconds then just goes pffut and dies without starting at all!


 

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Cleaning up the registry has no connection with your router dying, they are seperate.

 

Routers do sometimes die, it doesnt have to be a specific make, just get another wireless one, you can get em new or cheap from ebay.

 

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Thanks for replying andy.

 

What worries me is if there's more wrong with it. I don't want to waste money if its had it. I can't afford a new laptop but if I try different things that don't work that money could have gone towards a new laptop.

 

Would the router dying cause the whole thing to cut out? Literally it just seems to short out and instantly goes off.


 

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Not yet but now I can't even turn it on. Plus lent my Ethernet cable to a friend so don't have one here at the moment.


 

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Laptop should still work when not connected to router. This would suggest the problem is with laptop.

 

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Are the lights on your router all on and all green? If so I would say it's OK as they normally flash lights or they go off if they have problems.

 

This does indeed sound like a problem with the laptop if it is actually switching off.

 

If it is switching off when you turn the wifi on, does the laptop immediately go dead or does the PC shut down? Can you run for a while whilst wifi is off?


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It was immediately going off without shutting down. Lights going off and won't start at all now. Been to currys to try a new power cable and it still wouldn't work. Going to take it to work on Monday and get the lads in IT to take a look but don't hold out much hope. Thanks for all the advice. I'll let you know the verdict.

 

On a brighter note I have over £100 in tesco vouchers which they're doubling up at the moment so if worst comes to worst I might get a new one without spending too much.


 

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On a brighter note I have over £100 in tesco vouchers which they're doubling up at the moment so if worst comes to worst I might get a new one without spending too much.

 

Sounds like a plan :)


 
 

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info exchanged off thread too

 

sounds like it might well be the pin in the lappy power socket gone south

dry joint or whatever

no connection to moterboard anymore

 

its +4yrs old too and used on a bed with previous heat damage.

 

the battery itself is shafted too

 

the power pack is not the org one

but an argos multi voltage thing just about capablre of driving it too

[lappy needs 20v 3.25A - argos unit only gives 20v 3A at best]

 

would never start form it

always had to unplug and hope battery had enough to statr it , then plug psu in.

 

fix would be ablout £40 thru me for the pin resolder/relplacement]

 

prob the dest idea to replace the lappy

 

though it is a 64bit only running vista 32 bit

 

so if it was repaired

there would be life in it

as a second unit

 

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Thanks dx. Things a bit tight at the moment so will probably leave it for now but will bear it in mind.:-)


 

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Router is completely seperatre to laptop, I assume its the laptop thats powering off ?. Then the problem is with that ..what makes you assume the problem may lie with the router in the first place ?

 

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Because at first it was powering off as soon as I turned on wi-fi, but I could restart it. Now I can't even start the lappy at all.:-(


 

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Try a power reset.

Unplug it, take out the battery, take out all USB devices etc.., Hold the power for 20 seconds, plug in the power only (leave the battery out) and try it then.


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5301 possibly socket

 

the rear pin sometimes fractures about halfway down..

 

if youve got a friend thats good with soldering sometimes you can solder a wire over the gap which ussually works for a year or so

 

alternitivly a new dc socket is around £2.15 off ebay


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Try a power reset.

 

Unplug it, take out the battery, take out all USB devices etc.., Hold the power for 20 seconds, plug in the power only (leave the battery out) and try it then.

 

 

 

 

Just tried this 3 times and it started to boot then cut out within a few seconds.

 

I don't think it is the pin labrat as I had that problem on my old lappy so know what that's like and this one seems fine. I will get it checked out.


 

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Seems lappy needs a new motherboard. I don't think it's worth spending £200 or so to fix so new lappy it is.

 

Thanks to everyone for all the advice. x :-)


 

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justin case i have one.

 

what exactly is the lappy?

 

the contents of any labels will be needed.

 

or a couple of photos of the labels

 

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/82GU50060-C1-Advent-U50SI1-K130P-5302-Motherboard-/140821682078?pt=UK_Computing_Other_Computing_Networking&hash=item20c9a0579e

 

fairly sure thats the right board

 

check the serial number for the laptop it should begin SZSUxxx

 

U30, U40, U50 are the same board

U31, U41, U51 are the same boards

 

edit: if the serials worn off the base its under the battery


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