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I inherited N600C which had protected password

The laptop was previously a company owned unit, when switched on, it has windows xp pro installed but requires password to open windows.
After some research I found if I disconnected RTC battery for approx 5 minutes it would clear all passwords and cmos, I did this and when switched on no screen image appears at all ( no boot up ) where do I go from here, can you help please Ian

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Remove it again and make sure it inserted/seated correctly..
press power button to boot if nothing happens wait a minute or so and press and hold power button til unit turns off (you will hear this)
then reboot.

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