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Does not power up

Do i need battery to power up i plug it in and the two lites on the bottom under the touch pad flash and that is all it is a armada 1700

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Re: does not power up

Its alright..usually, the total charging time of Laptops is about an hour or two. What is unique in laptops is becuase it has automatic cut-off charging feature that your laptop has the ability to turn off the charger when its already battery full no matter how many hours you've using it.

just enjoy what your doing.ok? =)

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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How can i bypass my forgot admin password on my compaq armada e500

With the older Compaq Armada E500 Notebook PC, I believe;

1) Remove the CMOS battery.

2) Leave it out for 30 minutes.

3) Press the Power On button, and hold it for a count of 10 seconds. Let go of the Power On button.

Press it again. If the Power On light comes on, hold the Power On button in, until the light goes out. Keep pressing, and holding the Power On button in, until the Power On LED light does Not come on anymore.

Reinstall the CMOS battery. WAIT 1 minute, turn the laptop on.

If this doesn't do it, there is a capacitor inside the laptop keeping residual power. There may be two copper pads that are briefly touched across, to dissipate this residual power.

Perform the removal of the CMOS battery first. If this doesn't work I'll try to find info on the copper pads. (They are usually under the Wireless Card, and a small piece of Mylar plastic sheet)

Post back in a Comment as to your findings.


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Flashing power lights green and amber will not power up

Try removeing the battery form the laptop and using just AC porwer. if it still fails you may need to replace the motherboard. :(

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It want switch on

My Compaq Armada 110 does the same thing from time to time. Most of the time, the best way to have it power back on:

Unplug it. Pull the battery out. Plug it back in without the battery. if you get a light flashing to the left of the top section above the keyboard, you're set. put the battery back in and power it on. if still no flashing light then next:
unplug the unit, pull the battery, flip the unit upsidedown and open the panel with the two screws to the right. reseat the memory modules in the sockets there. then reassemble, the plug the unit in without the battery. if you see the light, then put the battery back in and you're set. power it on.

if it still doesn't power on, i've got other suggestions but these are the main things I have to do to get mine working. :)

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Try this: Remove the power adapter and battery from the laptop.
Press and hold the power button for up to one minute to discharge the laptop. Try starting it.

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look at the ribbon/connector again, make sure it's not broken.
Sounds like a broken ribbon or bad connector.

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Sounds like the motherboard is getting power to the lights but not to the rest of the computer. try to drain all the power out of the laptop by unplugging it and holding the power button for 30 seconds. Then plug it back in and try again if this does not fix it your motherboard is probably shot and would need replaced.

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remove the battery and power from the A/C and then plug in the battery and a/c cord

Jan 21, 2008 | Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook

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Most laptops will run without the batteries, its only a few that won't however I do not know for your specific laptop. So its a possibility. Although, the two lights mean that the unit has power so its likely that it doesn't need a battery and the laptop won't boot.

Do you know what the green flashing lights represent?

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You need to recharge the battery or replace it. Does it work when plugged in with an AC adapter?

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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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