I got an old laptop from a dumpster site a few months ago but I didn't have a power adapter for it. A visiting friend of mine had a fujitsu with an adaptor which was the same model as one listed as compatible on my laptop, I tried it and it seemed to be just fine! So I bought a hard drive for it and order an adapter for it, also listed as compatible in the label under the bottom. Thing is, sometimes it boots up quite fine, goes in windows and I can work as long as I want with it. But if I switch it off and on again either it will but with a lot of distorcional lines on the display ( you can see it running but can't read anything) or the screen stays black with a few horizontal lines droping down all the times. It's not the screen because an external screen connected to it gives me the same results as the screen on the computer.
The computer requires 19v and 2,4A. The charger is 19v 3.16A. Could that be a problem?
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Re: Clevo model 98 with huge trouble to boot up.
The problem a failing GPU on the motherboard. (Graphics Processor Unit)
These aren't replaceable on most laptops and req. a full motherboard swap out.
You can try.. it's not imposible but its also not really worth the effort.
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Remove the battery and the power adapter. Now just plug in the power adapter and boot the laptop. Will it boot and remain on? If so then the battery is faulty. If not try a different power adapter, the worst case is that the system has failed. -Ravi Shanghavi
Apparently, either the AC adapter isn't compatible (check the voltages and power ratings) or you have a battery charger issue. If you're sure the adapter is OK, then the battery might wrongly report a full charge at a higher voltage than the AC adapter.
So when the battery is plugged in, it will always preempt the AC adapter - possibly even shutting it down - except that, having almost no power left, it will also force the computer itself to shut down.
What might have happened is that the faulty AC adapter actually damaged the battery. I'd suggest checking with another battery if any is available, and not to use both together lest the battery now damage the new adapter. But first of all, check the power ratings and polarity on the adapter against the old one and whatever is indicated (usually) on the PC underside, just to be sure.
It's a fairly old system, that came installed with Windows 98. Considering it's 2008....yes I would say it's an old computer. That doesn't mean it won't work. It will be hard to find adapters to work with that system since Microsoft discontinued Windows 98 a few years ago, and all the support for that OS. You may want to make sure there is enough hard drive space, as well as RAM...and if you do have enough oomph, then format and install Windows XP Home or Pro.