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Won't Start or Charge, but charge icon blinks 3 times when power button is pressed

I have a Compaq Presario M2010US that suddenly stopped working, won't charge or boot up. The only thing I've noticed is that when the power button is pressed, the charging icon (little lightning bolt) LED on the front of the machine blinks 3 times. Anyone have any idea what this means?

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  • wxwiseguy May 23, 2009

    I've also done this, it won't still won't charge or boot up, and the charging icon doesn't blink when the power button is pressed (without the battery that is)

  • wxwiseguy May 23, 2009

    "Do you have a multimeter "



    Yes I have one, the machine has been disassembled and the plug in charger has been tested. This part was replaced once about 2 years ago, from what I understand, that piece breaks fairly often in this computer. 18.64 volts in, 18.64 volts out. That doesn't seeem to be the issue

  • wxwiseguy May 23, 2009

    the adpater (cord) is good- output 18.6-18.8 volts) the DC jack on the computer is a module that can be unplugged from the main circuit board, there is another jack on the other end of the module, it looks almost identical to the plug at the end of the power cord, this plugs into the main circuit board, there is 18.64 volts present here as well. I'm thinking it's a battery problem, as you mentioned earlier

  • wxwiseguy May 23, 2009

    I included the part about the charging icon flashing 3 times when the power button is pushed hoping that would alert someone who would say "aha! that means (insert answer here)" lol...I'm asking around locally for a good battery to see if that makes a difference when I try to start it up, My battery has been suspect for a long time and it may have just given up completely. If I get nowhere asking for a battery to test my theory, I'll have to break down and buy a new one. If that doesnt tell me anything, then I'll take it to an expert.

  • wxwiseguy May 23, 2009

    "Icon blinking 3 times (orange colour) indicates Battery Empty"



    But shouldnt it still run when connected to AC power? with or without the battery installed? just curious here

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Try removing the battery and Turn on with AC power

Posted on May 23, 2009

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Two probable problems the screen or the motherboard, if you have some technical skills you can open the laptop and figure out where the problem is using a multimeter. If you are not very good with computers the best thing you can do is to take it to the service center.

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