Sony VAIO VGN FW 34OD won't power on
April 18, 2014 8:05 AM Subscribe
A few months ago a friend gave me a VGN FW34OD that had had coffee spilled on it. I took it apart, cleaned with rubbing alcohol, everything worked fine except the keyboard--some keys didn't work at all, some would just repeatedly fire. Annoying. But it worked and was fine for watching movies and tv and stuff.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I shelved it for a while, then a couple days ago decided to attack the keyboard problem as it was affecting usability. Once again I disassembled, unhooked the keyboard input ribbon from the motherboard (as recommended on another forum somewhere), reconnected everything (that was painstaking and Not Fun), put everything back together and turned the computer on.
It started up fine, everything seemed to be working, except the screen was totally blank. So I sighed, took it all apart again, and realized (what I think is) the screen ribbon had come loose from its mooring.
Now the computer won't turn on at all. I've tried the usual: start up without battery, unplug CMOS battery for a while then try starting up again, nada.
I'd really quite like to be able to use this computer again (mostly because it's Win7 and my desktop is XP, and neither powerful enough nor affordable to upgrade). How do I troubleshoot this and what are my options?
Thanks in advance.