No Aloha! Power managemant (no start) for Compaq Armada 1535 DM notebook
I recently bought a Compaq Armada 1535dm notebook from my good friend Girlie, who recently hopped board for the mainland. Ahh. My heart stay sad! Sadder yet, my friggin' laptop went "t-t's up" ! When I first got her, she was like a tourist who had seen one too many tourist attractions and wanted to spend the rest of vacation locked in her hotel room. Admitedly, I thinik I may have played the overenthusiastic hostes, but she seemed to be adjusting well and was running great. Then it just happened...I took a shower (left her on) and when i came out I pressed a key and that was it! Screen went blank, no display lights, no response to any thing I've tried.. With battery and w/out power cord; w/out batterie and with power cord; and every other combo....nothing. Tried different cord... different ooutlet... Occasionally, I'll hear an electronic click and a flash of power on lights when I try plugging power soarce in. But other than that, she's flat-lined! Help! Erin on Oahu.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
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I had Compac laptop do same thing. It overheated and burned power supply on MB. You could send to repair shop, but when the PS goes, it has usually done damage to other sections of MB. Toss and get another is my suggestion.
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i assume the armada is a compaq product? if so, you may want to read your installation documentation- hdd may have jumpers, or spacers that need to be re-located! if it's not a compaq 'compliant' product, then good luck! compaq hardware is very 'proprietary'! meaning, if our laptop don't like it, then it don't work!! i've tried compaq ram on a toshiba- slotted right in! no prob. 'til i booted! didn't like it! seems very unfriendly to me! if your hdd 'kit' is supposedly compatible with your laptop, then, as i stated- check dox for jumper, or spacer settings. remove hdd and check for bent pins!! if there are any, very, very carefully- using fine tweezers- straighten them until they socket properly! break one of and you're s.o.l.! you may have a friend with the proper tools, and a steady hand who could assist, it there's a bent pin! the hdd can appear to seat properly, but still have a bent pin. check any jumper/spacer settings first! also compatibility with your armada! good luck!
Sounds like you may have a problem with the internal power supply box? I am not sure but that may be at least something for you to have checked out. If the fan is not spinning this is usually a sign this may be what the problem is. GOOD LUCK!
It could be just a coincidence...but lets try a few things...
Remove the battery and unplug from the wall. Hold the power button on...and then plug back into power...after 8 seconds release the power button. Once your computer boots to desktop...shut down...and replace the battery.
Changing the harddrive should have anything to do with teh battery...
See if your battery starts charging after this trick.
You need to check your settings by going to Start-----Control Panel------Mouse. Make sure everything is normal. If its all good from there, try a different mouse. The software installation should have nothing to do with your mouse function.
An immediate boot fail normally either indicates a flat cmos battery or a faulty processor.
My advice is to take to a qualified repair shop, as notebook are not as easy to work with as desktops and finding the cmos battery alone can be a headache.