Power up issues
I have just aquired a second hand Compaq Armada V300 Laptop for free. It has a problem, that I seem unable to rectify.
The battery is flat but the "charge lights" still work, indicating 0%. Plugged into the mains nothing happens when I press either of the power buttons. After aproxiamately 5 seconds the Laptop appears to spring to life. The HDD spins, most of the indicators come on, the CD ROM seeks, then the speakers pop and it all goes off. 10 seconds later the same thing happens again and again and again until I pull the mains supply.
I hope someone can help me with this one.