This computer has sat for almost two years. Will not start. I get a whir in the hd, but no light, no nothing. This happens when it is plugged in, with or without big battery. I can't afford to just start replacing things. I pulled the internal battery (figure eight). How can I determine if it has enough juice?
Any thoughts here as to how to do this on the cheap? I want it for internet and light writing/spreadsheets etc.
If you are still looking at this thread, and are having problems... here is the key:
Your AC/Sound board seems fine, as you get power to the HD. Three possibilities:
Processor needs reseating
Processor is bad
Logic board is bad
The first possibility is free (look at take-apart manuals and the like), the second and thirds are expensive (over 100$), but not impossible.
when i first tried it would only do a litle spek in the speakers but no boot
after resetting in in the back many times i got pissed and forgot to unpluge it and went to sleep, in the morning i got up and found it blazing hot, i quickly unpluged it, went to take a shower the n tried resetting it again and i booted!!! then crashed while playing a song.
Got it to boot twice like that but thats it now it wont do it anymore. i realized that when i reset it after plugging it in, it send power to it but does'nt boot thats what cauzed it to heat up, the screen kind glares a little whn it's not booting but on.....
Sounds like you need to get the AC board replaced, as that is sinking a lot of current and causing it to get hot. If that isn't the problem, the logic board is your next culprit. Doesn't sound like the processor is a problem, although I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't in tip-top shape anymore from that heat bath it got.
I just upgraded my Pismo. Now its not turning on. No whirring, no bing, no screen. Only Caps Lock light turns on. Battery has 1 light blinking when pressed. Won't start on power adaptor. Power reset doesn't help.
The processor unit doesn't feel like its seating properly. No "bite". Seems not to "click" into place, although the shape of the "teeth" would suggest some feeling of "grip" when correctly seated.
You are probably on the right track, press down on the processor twice to make sure it has good seating, clean out both contact points with compressed air, and if that fails, remove the upgrade and put things back the way they were before the upgrade. Wouldn't surprise me at all if the upgrade may have a part in this as well.