Laptop won't startup after stowing during travel

Started by baffo32, April 19, 2020, 08:37:11 PM

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When I power up the laptop, the display never lights.

Here's a video of how the power lights go:

Does anybody know what to do?


It is a bit troubling that this happened during travel. Maybe something got disconnected, like the display. It is a bit hard to disassemble it to check so I'd recommend first trying to restore the image in case it is a software fault. The image on the internal memory may get corrupted for some reason. My advice is to re-write the image on the internal memory. Follow the advice in chapter "10. Installing a fresh official image to TERES-I" on page 39 of the user's manual here:

The recommended image to prepare the micro SD card with can be downloaded from here:

If the issue persists you might need to check the connections, opening the screen is a bit hard so leave that for last.
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex


Thanks so much for the ideas.

The issue seems to be that the display cable is pulling out of the main board when I close the lid.  I think the routing of the camera cable that is shared with it isn't providing enough length.  EDIT: There's a groove right by the mainboard that I handn't routed the cable through.  It seems to get a little more length when I do.  Getting display now =)


Glad you got it sorted. It usually matters which side of the hinge the cable goes. We've done similar miscalculation when assembling some of the units for testing.
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex