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Power Issues My Compaq Armada M700 has been having all sorts of power issues lately. It used to have problems coming on, but in the past week, it's been working fine. Then today it just shut off and won't come back on. When I put the battery in, the three lights above the keyboard (caps lock, scroll lock, and number lock) flash. And if the power cord is plugged into the back, those three lights are steady and the power light at the bottom right as well as the orange light saying that the battery is charging flashes. I know there is power, but the computer isn't actually coming on. What should I do?

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Re: Power Issues

I can tell you what caused your problem but i haven't figured out how to fix this. well you laptop thought that it was on AC power when in reality it was on battery power so when you plug in the ac it went dead no when to try to boot up you get those lights. i really wish i knew how to fix it but i know its a motherboard problem that started out from bad software settings.

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Re: Power Issues

Seems your laptop has been sufferd a lot by the power. i just suggested you to have your mother board check.I think there should be something wrong with your mother board. By the way, did you try powering on it without the battery? If not, you should have a try on that.

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