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Laptop wont power up with Battery Installed

I bought a new battery thinking I needed one since when plugged in the laptop just flashed the orange light in front. The laptop works fine when plugged in and the battery is not installed.

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Re: Laptop wont power up with Battery Installed

When you don't have the laptop battery plugged in, the power routes directly to the mainboard of the laptop. When the battery IS plugged in, it reroutes to the battery, then the battery powers the mainboard and charges at the same time.

It's likely that the route between either the power board and the battery or the battery and the mainboard is broken somehow. To fix it, you would need it professional stripped down and some soldering may be required and perhaps new parts such as capacitors.

To get someone else to do this would prove quite expensive. Might be worth checking up on your laptop warranty or considering the worth of your current laptop against the cost of a new laptop.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

Re: Laptop wont power up with Battery Installed

Is there a pattern to the blinking? I'm assuming your talking about the power on LED (leftmos)...

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Re: Laptop wont power up with Battery Installed

Even if it's a new battery did you charge the battery first?
does the LED blink if you wiggle the ac cord?
do you get any beep codes?

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Re: Laptop wont power up with Battery Installed

Make sure you purchased the right battery which is supported by your laptop and that it is not corrupted.Verify the model number in your old battery or the manual of your laptop to buy a new battery.

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