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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.(

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  • erinzoe Feb 16, 2008

    If you have a second and are still around, can you tell me what I'd be looking for or how I can test to see if my MB is indeed burnt out, ( I have a diagram that shows the order of disassemble for the laptop, I'm just not sure what I'm looking at or how to dianose if I should take the poor girl off life support or if she's ssuffering suffering from battery disease or if sh's in need of a new power supply battery or as just she not a faulty power source or battery. Hiow can I test the battery to see if it's taking a charge ...can I test the battery with a multi meeter? And if MB is history, before I toss the whole laptop, what parts, cards , areas, etc. should I try to and remove salvage that might be useful for a fixer-upper? Any light shedding from any one would sure brighten my day!!!!!!

    How many computer gurus/geeks does it take to tighten a light bulb?...In my opinion, the more the better !

    By the way, all you guys are absolutely terrific for taking the time ( and having the patience ) to help out us computer "special needers" !

    Much Mahalo !


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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.

Sorry about your loss.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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    Rory Biggs Feb 17, 2008

    You can put a meter on the end of the power pack cord (the end that plugs into the PC) and measure the voltage. compare it to the name plate voltage. There a possibility that the power pack is out. If the voltage does not match the name plate, you can get another from a pawn shop.

    Parts in laptop usually are not interchangable, different brands or even different models. Maybe the harddrive can be swapped to another, but If mb is blown, I wouldn't trust it.


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