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Laptop the laptop i have does not have a battery it is a armada 1700 does it need it to run. When i plug it in the only thing that happens is the two lights under the touch sceen blink green nothing else no sceen or anything

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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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