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Unable to start Laptop

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HP Pavillion Power Laptop 15-cb045wm
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

While taking out the battery a screw dropped in the mother board and made a spark. Now the laptop won't start. I took the battery out and connected the power source to see it would start without the battery, and it would not start. Is it fixable.

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In all honesty, even though I have to guess, I would guess NOT.  The spark indicates an electrical short and that could have fried just about any component on the motherboard, making it useless.

 

What you most likely have now is a paperweight.  HP does not sell new motherboards and anything you find online is going to come from a USED laptop and you have no guarantee that they will work at all.  Plus, you have to tear the whole thing apart to replace the motherboard.

 

If that is not enough, the HP OEM Windows license is tied to the motherboard, not the owner of the PC.  So if you put a new one in there, Windows will deactivate and you will not be able to reactivate it.

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@AFSG 

In all honesty, even though I have to guess, I would guess NOT.  The spark indicates an electrical short and that could have fried just about any component on the motherboard, making it useless.

 

What you most likely have now is a paperweight.  HP does not sell new motherboards and anything you find online is going to come from a USED laptop and you have no guarantee that they will work at all.  Plus, you have to tear the whole thing apart to replace the motherboard.

 

If that is not enough, the HP OEM Windows license is tied to the motherboard, not the owner of the PC.  So if you put a new one in there, Windows will deactivate and you will not be able to reactivate it.

***If my post helped, click the thumbs-up symbol to say thanks***

***Please mark Accept As Solution if my post solved your problem***

I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP

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