Samsung np530e5m not turning on, power LED is on.

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I have a Samsung series 5 notebook, model listed above. One night after playing World of Warcraft heavily I woke up to find that it won't turn on. I get the blue "power on" LED (After several seconds, that is) then it just stays on. Nothing else boots, no fans, no usb ports work, hdmi etc. If I push the power button again it shuts off instantly.

I have literally spent hours messing with this thing and have read everything there is to read about this laptop online, anyone got a hail mary for me?
 
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The np530e5m-x02us comes with the following hardware:
Intel Core i5-7200U (dual-core, 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
1x 8gb Samsung DDR4 PC4-17000 2133MHz Non-ECC SODIMM
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX 2gb
3-cell Lithium-ion battery (3780 mAh, 43Wh) - Charger Output: 19V 3.16A 60W Input: 100-240V 50-60Hz
BA92-16983B Intel Mobo
 
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I am starting to think that the motherboard is either dead or there is a short somewhere, I have completely disassembled the laptop and tried just the motherboard on my test bench but it still does the same thing. It was a mistake in the first place to buy a Samsung laptop, I should have known better and gotten an ROG. Instead I forked over a stack for it to last not even 1 year.

I have read a couple of comments on other Samsung models, in which they were behaving the same way and I guess it was the memory in those cases. I'll have to come up with a stick of that RAM and give it a shot I think.
 

Robert Ban

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Sorry for that "ask" i feel dumb :| . ( missread Samsung as monitor)
I could just search.

Try here, he had same problem (read throught the post)
http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-3034046/samsung-laptop-turn.html

If that doesn't help we're gonna try other steps.
 
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Yeah, I've read through that a few times throughout the night. The big difference being that mine stays on until you push the power button again. I feel like I have tried everything lol, I'm cleaning the DIMM slots atm with and I'm gonna give it a look under a magnifier for damage on the mobo too. Till then, lemme know if you think I should try something.
 
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I called Samsung and confirmed that there is no LED blink codes for the "Notebook 5" series. The problem is the motherboard or memory if you come across this issue. Replace the RAM first and then accept that the motherboard is damaged and it is likely a wash unless you are under warranty.
 
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