Laptop Boots, Then Immediately Shuts Off Samsung NP540U3C-A0U3B


Feb 18, 2015
Ok quick story, I was given this laptop to work on due to the trackpad mouse not working.

At this point the laptop came on and worked other then the built in mouse pad. Basic troubleshooting began, I looked into the device manager and noticed that the mouse didn't have the proper drivers installed. I then proceeded to try and get the driver installed all the typical ways. Driver update, samsung website, and even tried synaptics website. None worked

I was told by the person who owned the laptop they didn't know why it didn't work. Also was told they would like to have it updated to windows 10 while i was doing checking it out.

OK here's where the problems really started, I figured there was something they installed that was messing with the mouse driver and a quick fix would be a clean install. I download windows 10, make a windows usb bootable install, load it up install to notice that the hard drive format is GPT. Deceided to format hard drive completly, with fresh install.

Hard Drive now formated to ntfs.

Before Install I dont know why but before i did install windows 10 i decided to take laptop apart to look inside. Noticed that ribbon cable for trackpad was melted a little bit and dried up coke... I do my best to clean up the coke.

Put laptop back together. Time to finish Windows 10 install, Laptop turns on but shuts off immediately and I also can't enter into BIO's

Cleaned all coke off inside of laptop.
Also I removed the trackpad's melted ribbon cable until a replacement arrives.

Would this affect the laptop to not boot?

Operating System
OS Windows 8 (64-bit)
Intel Core i5
1.7 GHz
500 GB
Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type, Gesture UI)


Aug 26, 2015
If the ribbon cable was actually melted or charred due to the coke, then there is the chance of electrical damage that you aren't seeing, and may have exacerbated by opening up the laptop. Motherboards have safety features that cut the power when a short or other electrical disturbance is detected. You may want to have the laptop serviced if you want it to keep working.
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