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My Compaq Presario C500T laptop won't start. I don't think it's the battery because there is still an orange light flashing when I try to turn it on and the battery is in. Although I am thinking that mabe there is very little power, but not enough to start up the computer. But I'm not sure, I don't want to buy a battery and then it still doesn't start. I don't know that much about computers, that's why I'm asking, can someone help me with this problem. Thanks.

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  • njoldja81 Jan 16, 2009

    It doesn't work when I plug it into the wall, with or without the battery.

  • njoldja81 Jan 16, 2009

    The charger has been plugged in for days

  • njoldja81 Jan 16, 2009

    The symbol that flashes the brightest orange is a lightning bolt, and it flashes only when the battery is in and I press the power button. If it's plugged in without the battery there is no lights at all when you press the power button.

  • kay09 Mar 18, 2009

    When my computer is plugged in and or unplugged I press the power button the lightening symbol flashes no flashes when the battery is off and the power charge is plugged

  • Stephen May 11, 2010

    Does it work when you plug it into the wall?

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If blinking battery is not charged.
use AC charger to run and keep it plugged to recharge your battery (till green solid light)

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