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C600 DEATH When i turn on the computer usind the ac power or the battery the green light starts for one or twe seconds and than turns off. I replaced the motherboard but i still got the same problem, i removed the hard drive, the memmory, the processor, everything from the motherboard and it still with the same problem what can i do? How can i know if the problem is with the motherboard or with some other component? Thanks a lot F?bio

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I am guessing this issue is similar to something I noticed only recently when tampering with an old C600. The LED is the power on LED and with it is the HDD LED. They stay on for a few seconds then nothing. I believe the laptop has had the Fn+Esc keys simultaneously pressed and the Laptop is now suspended. I dont know how to fix it and no matter what I do the laptop will not power up. I have been told that it may be useful to remove the battery for a while and let the charge storage devices dissipate so resetting the BIOS or better still get the BIOS battery out which resets the BIOS to a default mode. Haven't tried it yet though, however the motherboard and BIOS is encased in riveted steel Faraday cage! Brilliant!

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Hi Jack, When you say green light are you referring to the battery led? If yes it might be your A/C adaptor causing the problem. I've had laptops flash the battery like it was going to charge then stop. If the A/C isn't supplying power and the battery is dead you could see your symptoms. If its not the A/C adaptor more information would help a diagnosis. What were the circumstances that lead to this, exactly what lead died and so on. Let us know if we can help further and don't forget to rate the posting.

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