Fujitsu Lifebook t5010 Will Not Turn on.

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Tom Bombadildo, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Tom Bombadildo
    OP

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,788
    10,886
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    Hello all, my sisters Laptop doesn't seem to want to power on. It's a Fujitsu Lifebook T5010, battery is fully charged (shown by the battery indicator when the battery is removed and reinserted) and I get nothing when I press the power switch. I've tried with the battery unplugged and the AC Adapter plugged in, I've tried with just the battery, and I've tried with the battery and AC adapter. When I flip the power switch, absolutely nothing happens. The HDD doesn't spin, no beep codes, no lights anywhere. I've checked the RAM, tried different sticks I know work, and still no power. Any ideas?
     
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,593
    21,605
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    ...you could try bridging the power switch to turn it on manually, but that involves taking it apart. :unsure:
     
    EZ-Megaman likes this.
  3. Tom Bombadildo
    OP

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,788
    10,886
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    That would probably be a last resort thing. Don't wanna fucks around with it too much, in case I fuck it up.
     
  4. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,593
    21,605
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    If it's not reacting to the power switch there isn't much you can do without taking it apart. Technically you could take the battery out and remove the CMOS battery, then wait a little and insert it again - this will reset BIOS settings to factory defaults in case it's a firmware issue.
     
    EZ-Megaman likes this.
  5. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Member
    10,130
    4,708
    Apr 4, 2009
    Canada
    Guess it's not really a Lifebook anymore. :lol:

    (okay shitty joke, i know. in terms of actual advice, delete system32?)
     
    Lacius likes this.
  6. Tom Bombadildo
    OP

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,788
    10,886
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    soulx?
    Kill yourself :)
     
  7. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    23,696
    9,565
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I have seen switches fail before and you are pretty much at that stage. I am in a bit of a rush so I am not about to look up a repair manual for the thing but a basic image search says it might not be the worst (most of the time it is probably the easiest thing to remove on a laptop after the DVD drive and battery).

    Fixing it on the other hand might be a decidedly more tricky affair unless you can find a whole assembly for buttons in question (or are cowboy enough like me to just use wires instead) or have lucked out and it just a bit of grit/misaligned pad somewhere.
     
  8. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Member
    5,350
    782
    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    If it's just the switch, then it's not too bad. If it's, for example, the PSU... or a fried motherboard...

    How old is the laptop? Is it still under warranty?
     
  9. Tom Bombadildo
    OP

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,788
    10,886
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    It's only a few months old. Not under warranty anymore, unfortunately. I suppose I'll take a look at the switch then, see if there's anything I can do with it.
     
  10. war2thegrave

    war2thegrave GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    133
    38
    Feb 12, 2010
    United States
    Could be the power jack.
    It's a common failure on many notebooks.
    It often occurs when the notebook is moved around frequently with the plug inserted.
     
  11. Tom Bombadildo
    OP

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,788
    10,886
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    Read the OP next time thanks.

    Just took a look at the power switch, nothing looks damaged physically. Checked all connections and they appear to be fine.
     
  12. war2thegrave

    war2thegrave GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    133
    38
    Feb 12, 2010
    United States
    I did read it and I stated that it was a common issue.
    It may indeed look fine and the plug can still be inserted and removed from the jack normally,
    the only way to tell if it is broken, is to disassemble the unit and check the solder connections with a multimeter.
    Chances are that even if that is not the issue, you will have to disassemble the unit anyway.
     
  13. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    23,696
    9,565
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    If the battery is fully charged the state of the transformer and jack should not matter unless it somehow shorted out.

    Anyway back on topic when you looked at the switch (I assume it was a little surface mount thing with a plastic pole to push it from the case) did you press it without the plastic case and also did you try jumping it manually with a wire -- those little switches are not usually the highest quality things.

    After that we start to look at more troublesome things like dead mainboards and whatnot.
     
  14. deanjohnston000

    deanjohnston000 Newbie

    Newcomer
    1
    0
    Aug 30, 2015
    ******FIX***** hi, i know this an old topic, but i have just had the same problem with my lifebook............ this is what fixed mine
    first disconnect power cable and take out battery.
    then open big panel at the back, take out the round battery (Found inside),
    hold the power button for a minuet to ensure all power is discharged.
    after a couple of minuets put the small battery back in and the back cover on. put the big battery back in and it worked for me....

    <<<<<I think its something about resetting the bios, although I don't know what that means.>>>>>

    Hope this helps someone else...