Solved! Asus x550z motherboard dead?

Jun 10, 2018
My initial problem with this laptop was the screen would be blank when I turned it on. I tried connecting an external monitor but nothing showed up.

Then I tried to get it to give some sort of bios beep code by removing the hard drive, optical drive, network card, and cmos battery but it still boots exactly the same with no sign of anything on the screen or any sort of indicator.

Does this mean the motherboard is dead?