Originally Posted by eyeCpc
The battery is likely no longer holding an adequate charge for the laptop in use there. It sounds like the charge is immediately being taken down to 0% since the largest draw even on a portable unit is when first turning them on and seeing Windows load up. Laptops still go through the post tests like any desktop would.
That would be the good news since a replacement battery would be the only thing that needed replacing beside the ac adapter. The bad news however is the quick complete turn off only seconds after first turning it on suggests something like a bad cap on the board!
might be easier to just replace the whole board. problem is - i went to ebay and they all have part #s listed and some are different. i can't find any part # on this board.
also, battery indicated on the battery shows 80% charged.