Laptop Power Issue
Recently acquired a Clevo M57U notebook. The store I got it from pre-installed windows XP Pro and a few other programs. In addition they let the notebook reamin on overnite to ensure nothing will go wrong.
So now here I am. After getting the notebook I powered it on via battery. Wanted to drain the battery down completly for a full charge.
Once the battery reached 10% it started the alert and warning messages.
I went into the Control Panel->Power Management.
Unticked all the Alarms, and changed all the Scheme settings to Never under the Running on Batteries column.
Turn off Monitor -> Never
Turn off Hard Disk -> Never
System Standby -> Never
System Hibernation -> Never
The battery finally drained down and the computer shut itself down. After it was dead I went and plugged in the cord in to start charging it. Which its not doing.
Checked to see if the power cords were connected correctly.
Checked to see if there was power coming from the outlet I plugged into.
Removed the battery and tried starting up the laptop.
Nadda, Nothing, Zilch for this laptop.
Called the store that I got it from and they said there was no problems with it when it was sent out. Which they'll be more than happy to look at...after X-Mas of course because no one is working until then.
So did I screw something up ny changing the Power Settings on the laptop, or am I looking at a possbily faulty cord? Find it hard to believe I got it like this to only find I got a hunk of junk.