Asus X552MD wont turn on, won’t power on, no display, black screen problems

Laptop Asus X552MD won’t turn on, won’t power on, there is no display, just a black screen. This is a general diagnostic and repair steps to fix those problems.

Troubleshooting laptop Asus X552MD won’t boot, won’t power on, no display just black screen

When you push on the Power Button the Power led lights ON or NOT, your Asus X552MD won’t start up, and there is no display just a black screen. Possible problem and the fixes steps:

Battery has no charge left + AC adapter failed; you press the power button on laptop Asus X552MD nothing happens, laptop won’t turns on and there is no display, the battery has no charge left, the motherboard doesn’t receive any power, laptop cannot turn on. You plug in the AC adapter but that doesn’t help, your laptop Asus X552MD still won’t power on, there is a chance you have failed AC adapter. In this case try with another charger or check AC adapter with a Multimeter. If it’s dead, replaced with a new one.

Power circuit in wrong state or Over volt protection trips; you press the power button but nothing happens, laptop Asus X552MD won’t turns on and there is no display just a black screen, your laptop has static electric charge made power circuit in wrong state. Unplug AC adapter, take out the battery and hold down power button for 30 seconds, the static charge will dissipate. Plug in the AC Adapter and turn on your laptop Asus X552MD. This should restore the system to normal operating mode.

Hardware failure; the laptop powers on, but there is no display just black screen with Power led lights ON or your laptop Asus X552MD stock on logo or restart. In this case, it’s possible one of the Hardware failed. You can try to disassemble the laptop to bare minimum and try to reseat the hardware one by one and power on the laptop every time you reseat a hardware, to know the failed one, replace the faulty hardware.

Screen faulty or bad video cable connection; laptop Asus X552MD turns on, but screen is black, with Power led lights ON. Test the laptop with an external monitor connected to the HDMI port, VGA port, press the appropriate key to switch to it. If the external monitor works fine and load the operation system, most likely you have a faulty screen or bad video cable connection. Check them and replace the faulty one.

Laptop Power System has problem: Laptop Asus X552MD won’t turn on at all, probably some electronics components or chipset on the motherboard failed;  Disassemble the laptop and take out the motherboard. Look for any burn electronics components(fuse, SMD capacitor and MOSFET …), check chepset temperature (CPU,  GPU, Power-Supply IC …), with a Multimeter measure voltages on coils, check for any components shorted to ground,  you will need an electronic boardview or Schematic Diagram for Laptop Asus X552MD. The failed electronic component has to be replaced.

Read (How to test Laptop Power System).

(Electronics components failure will be updated every time we fix this laptop)

BIOS failed; Laptop Asus X552MD won’t turn on at all, if the Power System and electronics components on the motherboard are good, there is chance you have failed BIOS, reprogram or replace the BIOS chip.

Read (How to reprogram (Flash) Laptop BIOS).

Motherboard dead; The Asus X552MD motherboard has to be replaced.

For other Asus X552MD problems check the comments or write a comment.

6 thoughts on “Asus X552MD wont turn on, won’t power on, no display, black screen problems

  1. zak

    Hi everybody,i have problem with this board. Laptop was after liqud spill,returned from waranty service. I carefylly cleaned everything where i saw water marks. First problem was with 3.3V regulator. I replaced it,3.3V running. Second with KBC,replaced and reflashed it,ok,works. Third problem was with bios,reflashed it and now laptop starts but… This board have 8 RAM (4GB) chips soldered on the board and one slot for additional DDR3..Without additional RAM,dont start. If i put some 4G RAM in,in bios i see 8GB,laptop start but for the first picture i wait arround 10s, this is first thing what surprise takes too long.When i connect power for first time,it starts normaly with this 10s delay,boot normal and work.After restart,start again with this 10s delay but after ubuntu initialize graphic card,i have only black screen,caps key is working only display is black. sometimes it spontaneously reset bios settings-time,boot order.. In kernel log i have errors from ME engine but maybe is clean in this bios,i dont know.. I tried also another bios,from X552MJ-is the same motherboard with more features but practicaly the same,the 10s delay was here also.. Any ideas? or maybe functional bios dump to try? I have combination Intel Celeron + nvidia gfx

  2. helppard Post author

    is there any part of the board that was not damaged?
    probably there are still a few liquid-damaged ICs which you have to discover.
    to do this discovery, do the following operations separately:
    1- inspect which ICs are dirty on pins or on the under-IC area with more care.
    2- let the black screen happen after loading ubuntu. then check which voltage rail is not present.

  3. zak

    beginnig i found same dirt around one of the RAM chips,i cleaned it with IPA and brush under the chip, the same result, also tried decoupling internal ram chips from system with conf.resistors, bios showed me this time 4GB less but always the same so here is not the problem…
    I meassured “big” voltages on coils and everything is present after black screen, i inspected the board one more time under microscope, found nothing more..only suspectible thing was the RAM chip so i reballed it and other reflowed-only for sure when the board was preheated, but found nothig under.. Other chips looking ok,i see nothing from outside and the area arround CPU and GPU was clean from beginning..
    I tried another thing- to test if the usb bootable disk was ok and is not corrupted and subsequently also the instalation on HDD, i tried to boot WIN7 instalation ended with bluescreen and message “BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compilant. Please contact your vendor for an updated BIOS”.. Question is now,is this hardware problem or BIOS? Worth it to try another bios or repair this one? I tried many bioses,when it was running,always with this 10s delay on start,maybe is it not error but feature 🙂

  4. zak

    this time it worked,i replaced BIOS region in BIOS dump and computer is running without this 10s delay..i must make more tests because of possible problems with reseting bios but it look promising this time..thanks everyone for help

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