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Compaq presario c500

My compaq c500 does not run its battery lit but turns off

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    it goes on and then shuts down and only the power button led keeps flashing. Burned motherboeard?

  • tobillf Jan 14, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I've replaced the Power Supply Unit, still fails. I tried to power up the notebook without its battery, it won't. I'm waiting to see if anyone states that a new battery fixed the problem.


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I have the same problem i used another fully charged battery and the computer comes on says on the taskbar that its charging ,but its not when the battery completely drains it them wont come on at all only the power button flashes quickly

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  • sweeeny Dec 30, 2010

    Know this is old but I have just had the same problem. If you can get a charge on the battery it will run the PC, indicating it is actually charging (eg "35% charging") but the battery slowly runs down to 0% (still "charging") whence it stops and refuses to run again although it will make a couple of feeble attempts to rise again if you leave the battery out for a few hours. I think it may have been caused by a power hit because I got a cmos checksum error caused by blown cmos battery which went away when replaced. The fact that it will run with the battery suggests that the motherboard is ok and I think it is either a power distribution IC thats blown or possibly a capacitor between the power supply and the motherboard circuitry. It is NOT the battery and if you can find a way to charge it up outside the PC it will run your C500.


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The motherboard is burned, you need to get a new on. But honestly, it's cheaper to get a new one.

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I have the same problem ! People told me it has to be the mother board burned. did you solve your issue? how? do you know where toi find mother board for this pc? please let me know

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I have the same excat problem. We have a new battery and the problem continues with or without the battery.

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I think your compaq battery life is over. Replace it with new battery. Thank you.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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