When power on - leds goes on & thats all

October 8, 2017 at 15:09:07
Specs: Windows 7, i7-2670qm / 2x4GB
I got a lenovo ideapad i570 (or maybe I had one..). Year ago while I was playing my USB restarts every once and awhile.. I saw at the event log that it was like "too much current draw" I spot my mouse was doing it. I shorten it's cable and all worked 100% since like a month ago. When I press the power button (on power adapter or battery only) the LEDs comes on but thats it.. No fans, No HDD, No anything. I get it apart and I spot a Vccp rail on ground on the motherboard. I am going to order another one but my question is.. Is there a way that my CPU/Ram can die too from this rail? I am curious if I change the motherboard with other is it gonna be running again.
I can not say for sure that it was the mouse.. I just think it was it because of this problem before. Do not think it was due overhearing. No beep or any other symphoms.. It just stop working and when I try to run it the described above is going on.

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#1
October 9, 2017 at 15:49:22
Nobody will be able to be quite sure. FWIW my inspired guess is that the RAM & CPU will have survived but I could be proved wrong if the short produced a big spike.

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#2
October 9, 2017 at 15:58:27
Well I'm hoping for the same. Yeasterday (9th) I order a motherboard (from big world-wide trading website, US seller that sent it like a hour later from Germany). In the description he said the shipping for EU (specially my country) is 5 working days. Hopefully next week I'll know if it was the mobo only or maybe I'll figure out something else. Quick question.. If let's say CPU is out and I put it, can I damage the motherboard that way? (same for ram, hdd, wifi adapter?)
Thanks for the quick replay, hope I'll have some good news soon :)

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#3
October 9, 2017 at 16:36:24
Sorry to be such a boring "don't know" but with sparks and arcs things are quite unpredictable. There are stacks of ways hardware can fail Again I feel positive from you original explanation so I sincerely hope I am justified. Let us know how it pans out.

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#4
October 21, 2017 at 08:38:02
Hello again!
I just change the mother board.. Everything seems to be working fine.. Got all my RAM, CPU, HDD, and like it detects everything how it should be.. BUT:
I let it download VS and when I came back (like an hour ago) it was shut down. I run it and it was "run windows normally / safe mode".. I see in the event viewer: Critical#1 Kernel-Power; Critical#2 Diagnostics-Performance..

Should I do something or like let it that way and wait for another one ?

(I was using a program that installs all drivers + some apps (then remove the apps) and can this restart the pc how it shouldn't and can that caused the problem ?


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#5
October 21, 2017 at 12:39:50
"I let it download VS"
What's VS?

On this forum we generally recommend you get drivers from the motherboard manufacturer but doing so would never cause a hardware failure (if that's what you meant). I think it just popped for no particular reason.

Once it has settled see if another Critical event pops up, if it doesn't just ignore it. It might have been because you had been working on it.

Glad to hear you've made progress.

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#6
October 21, 2017 at 12:54:16
Fast answer! Thanks!
VS stands for Visual Studio there.
Im happy to see you still reading this thread, thanks for all your spend time here!
I guess I'll just wait and see since everything is working fine when I am using it.

The windows im using have some missing dlls. I installed CSGO (game which recommends the nvidia GPU) and its staying black screen (i still can hear the game main menu music) I decide to use other image of the windows but i belive it was crappy because it does not startup after the last setup stage. I'll probably use other image tomorrow and we'll see :)


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#7
October 21, 2017 at 13:56:09
Oops, should have thought of Visual Studio. Glad my inspired guess was right, thanks for feedback and good luck with it all.

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#8
October 24, 2017 at 09:15:37
Hi again, still problems...
I was suspicious about the GPU when I install one game (skyrim) it was loading too slowly. When I was in the main menu there were some red and green pixels all around it in random places, changing their positions.. When I choose new game the first time the windows crashed and from there on the driver crashed.. I tried to update it (seems like nvidia update it today) but it says that there is no compatible hardware.. I decide to uninstall the driver and try to install it again and now there's not a clue that I actually got gt555m.. Neither in device manager nor the led in front is lighting up.. In the bios its choosed "switchable graphics".. Ive reinstalled windows for 4 times since now (3 different images).. Any ideas?

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#9
October 24, 2017 at 11:37:50
Turn off, take out the display card and clean its edges with a soft pencil eraser. Pop the card in and out of its sockets a few times (to clear any oxide off the socket) before pressing it firmly home.

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#10
October 24, 2017 at 12:34:15
Thats good but I dont think the card is on socket.. Like I get your mind just not sure xD

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#11
October 24, 2017 at 13:13:00
Oops, sorry - got my wires cross, it is onboard.

Not 100% sure where we are - does the machine boot up to Win 7?

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#12
October 24, 2017 at 13:15:40
Yeap I got the intel hd graphics working fine for now xD

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#13
October 24, 2017 at 13:27:22
What about the problems reported at #8 - are they still happening?

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#14
October 24, 2017 at 13:49:29
Yeah the problem still occurs.. Some Tests...

Skyrim (the game):
- Resolution does not really matter, window mode/fullscreen either..
BUT -> antialiasing and anistropic filtering does change it alot.. when on 8 samples no that much of a problem.. on 2 samples => big problem..

Heaven Benchmark:
- On Custom it just crashes
- On Basic starts at 200MHz GPU and jumps up to ~766MHz but lagging as hell
some pics of the benchmark and the crash (it still crashes on basic after a bit)

https://imgur.com/a/2SQEj --> Working with some info
https://imgur.com/a/BJFio --> Crashed (paint on the background)

This driver was found by DPS (It does not like mine when I tried), should I try to update it now?

P.S. I run the benchmark with my intel HD graphics with no problem (low fps but working)

EDIT: The newest driver is X88.

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#15
October 24, 2017 at 14:22:51
I think it might be worth posting these new issues on the Gaming forum. Give them the hardware changes you have made, the info in #14, etc.

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#16
October 24, 2017 at 14:28:19
Alright thanks alot Derek! Last question then.. Is it possible to be because of the motherboard itself and should I contact the seller now or like wait for the guys from the Gaming forum to respond first?
(Gaming Forum - you ment the same forum but in the gaming group right?)

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#17
October 24, 2017 at 16:21:41
There is a forum called "PC Gaming", that's the one I meant. This one (at bottom):
https://www.computing.net/forum/gam...

The motherboard is a possibility (Display Adapter module) but you might have difficulty convincing the seller. On the face of it an incorrect Display Driver seems most likely to me. However, I'm not a gamer so it would be interesting to see what they make of it. I know gaming works the display adapter very hard and they might spot something.

Probably worth hanging on another few days to see if anyone responds on there.

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#18
October 24, 2017 at 17:13:14
Hi again,
I make the new topic in the Gaming-General section. Here it is, if someone else got the same problem it will be easy to follow the whole thread: https://www.computing.net/answers/g...

I've linked the topics both sides, so they can read the thinks I wrote here, but still wrote some lines there too.


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#19
October 24, 2017 at 17:32:26
I shall keep an eye on it - already one input I see.

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