What do you do when one morning your less than 3-year-old laptop does not turn on anymore? That was the question we were asked all the time, and today we have got this Asus which decided to do exactly that. With no prior damage.
We knew it was electronic related and quoted the customer over the phone. Thankfully he understands the impact of the ever-increasing electronic waste on our planet and how we can tackle it by having our laptops repaired instead of buying new ones every 2 or so years.
Asus not turning on Repair Process
We dived straight into the problem, and knowing these laptops; we knew it wouldn’t be easy. The slimmer these laptops get, the less repairable and more fragile they end up being.
We started poking around and discovered that we have a blunt short on one of the main power lines. There was no indication of any organic materials damage to the laptop or any physical damage.
So we isolated the CPU and RAM line and injected some voltage into the shorting power line. We knew something would give up, prepared with heavy artillery (an infrared microscope), we start increasing the current. Suddenly the problem popped up.
Under a microscope, it was clear that one of these capacitors popped and start shorting internally. As we all can see, they do not really pop visually.
Can you guess which of these four is the culprit for Asus not turning on issues??
Asus Repair we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:
- Get a Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
- Free pick up from the client’s location in Adelaide. Or alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
- Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
- Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
- Returning repaired system back to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.
Please note: This is not educational material. It is rather a showcase of the services we offer.
Therefore, it should be used as general guidance on what to expect of such repairs.
In case you have a similar device and need the repair, always rely on professionals. These are sensitive electronic devices, and small mistakes may cause irreversible electronic damage. Which may require whole part replacement for 2 or 3 times the cost.
So the damaged capacitor was the second one. These low-quality capacitors are awfully cheap and unreliable parts, which says a lot about the companies engineering these laptops these days.
Once we knew where the problem lays, it was straightforward to identify the capacitor specs and get a replacement.
Successful Asus not turning on repair
With short removed, the Asus returned to its fully operational state.
Would you like to read more about our Macbook not turning on Repairs? Check out some of our published repair cases.
Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?
If your Computer or Laptop is causing trouble and need Laptop Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise on the best scenario to get your device repaired.
Interstate? Why not Send IT for a Repair. Repairs take under three weeks, including forward and backward postage. Contact us to get an idea of cost and turnarounds.
We at IT-Solve, specialise in Laptop and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Computer quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops. Our average repair takes under a week!
Repaired, not Replaced!
We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. How we do it is by educating our customers on the repairability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Laptop Repairs here in Adelaide.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs, is between a third and half of the price of a new device. However, with the current trend of planned obsolescence in electronic design, we see more and more Laptops having shorter lifespans. To tackle that, while we do our repairs we target common planned obsolescence engineering design mistakes to ensure we extend the life expectancy of the Laptops we repair. Check some of our Laptop Repair Cases to get an idea of the process.
That said, if we buy a new one or write it off via insurance, it does not guarantee that the new one will not meet the same fate as the older one pretty soon.
As matter of fact, quite often we see accidents reoccurring within less than 2-year gaps. If we can save 1000$ or even 500$ today by repairing our faulty Laptop is great. That’s an extra half Laptop cost ready to be spent on another one when the time comes or our need for performance increases.
When that time comes is up to us to buy a new one or keep pushing the one we have, but delaying it by a year or three is always a good starting point and saves another abandoned Laptop from polluting our one and only Planet.