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Old 01-31-2005, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 02-02-2005, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried powering up the laptop whilst connected to the mains but with the battery removed?
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Old 02-03-2005, 05:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, I have but the same thing happens. The battery is not totally flat as neither of the LEDs light up in the battery status checker. I have since had the laptop apart and replace the 3v lithium backup/resume cell but that changed nothing.

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Old 02-03-2005, 04:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you get anything up on the screen?
If so, how far through the boot process does it get before the reboot?
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