I receive this embarrassment of a laptop for spares as it had power problem. Switch it on and after 2-3 seconds shuts down. Started to dissassemble the whole thing to see if I can pin point the problem and I found it's the motherboard. Without stripping any major components just for a laugh I chucked it in the oven at 200c and the black smoke started coming out. After 10min of baking took it off, noticed the 3v battery is missing and the PCMCIA? has melted. http://i.imgur.com/8Bk6fBq.jpg http://i.imgur.com/tvmNcih.jpg Found out half of the battery but the rest is mystery http://i.imgur.com/xVKGjmh.jpg Never the less I decided to reconnect it all together and power it on. Unbelievable, it didn't shut down and Windows booted normally http://i.imgur.com/KBqle7M.jpg Next step was to take the hammer and make that PCMCIA slot presentable as the melted plastic jammed it shut. Turns out it's bolted so after 4 screws everything looked good. See you in next episode!