Question Laptop not switching on following SSD change/power cable disconnection.

Dec 23, 2020
I changed the HDD to an SSD in a family member's seven year old Samsung Chronos 7. That was all done without any issues and I installed Windows 10 and drivers without any issue.

During the installation of some of Samsung's specific software to get the function key shortcuts working, the power cable fell out. I plugged it back in and the laptop completely died.

The power cable is not the original one and is a third party. I actually have an old Samsung laptop myself so was able to try the an official power cable. When I did that the battery charging light came back on and the laptop did switch back on in some much that the processor fans were spinning and the on LED was on. However nothing came up on screen at all, the backlit keyboard didn't come on.

I've tried the following but to no avail;

  • Plugging HDMI in and testing on a monitor - nothing came up. (also tried function F4 to try and dual screen it)
  • Reinserted old HDD
  • Disconnected battery and held down power button for 2 mins - Nothing
  • Removed and reinserted RAM
The last suggestion I read was to press the pin hole button on the battery. That has only mad things worse because now it will not charge or switch on as before so appears to be completely dead.

I am completely out of ideas now, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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