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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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    Jonathan Hypke Jan 16, 2008

    the laptop does not have a battery

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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? =)

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Do you know what the green flashing lights represent?

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