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Old 28-12-17, 18:33
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Today I decided to have a look through my memory sticks. Taking one out of the box, I didn't realise that it was a stick for a micro set up and placed it into either the USB or 3 port. With that the computer went dead and I cannot get it to boot up. Seems like I might have short circuited it.
Is there a fuse in a laptop that might have blown or have I totally blown the whole works? It is an ASUS 550c model, 1Tb. Running Win 10 FCU.
Any help would be gratefully recieved to breath life back into my faithful lappy.

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Old 28-12-17, 19:22
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I don't know what a stick for a micro setup is but if it had a usb plug on the end of it it shouldn't have blown anything unless it was faulty. There is probably a fuse somewhere on the mother board but it would more than likely be a surface mount miniature fuse and not easily recognisable as a fuse and even more difficult to replace. I take it you have tried it with the power supply disconnected only on battery power?
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Old 28-12-17, 19:39
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First try a hard reset
Power off the laptop.
Disconnect AC power supply.
Take off the battery.
Press and hold the power button several times for several seconds each time.
Release the power button.
Put back the battery and reconnect AC.
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Old 29-12-17, 20:33
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Thanks for yor advice and I will try the suggestions once I get this Christmas and New Year stuff out of the way. First I have to find how to get the batteries out of it.

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Old 29-12-17, 21:03
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If the batteries are not user removable then leaving the machine off for a while before starting will accomplish the same.

Given that you are going to wait until the New Year will do the job fine.
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Old 30-12-17, 02:22
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Thanks Sneaky, I decided to get up this morning, like 2.30am and try and sort it. By 3am I had it going again using your advice. It took several goes as it boots so fast, but it eventually kicked in but now seems to be ok. I am just hoping when I switch off it will work again.

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Old 30-12-17, 06:22
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Well it's 7am and have put everything back in its place and re-booted it and Yippeeverything appears to beworking again. Many thanks for your help.

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That is good to hear.
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