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Power up issue

Ok, last night I completely shut down my laptop through Windows and turned it off. I unplugged it from the wall just to be safe in case if a storm kicked up. Anyways this morning I go to turn it on and I get nothing. No lights, no anything. Everything is plugged in how it normally is but I can't get a response from the computer. So I flipped the computer over and took the battery out, after messing with the battery I slid the battery back in at an angle and for a brief second the orange light kicked on but then it goes right back off again. So I held it back at that angle again and the light would kick on for a sec but back off. It won't even come on when the battery is put back in the slot how it is normally. I'm trying to figure out if its my power supply or a battery issue. Does anyone have any ideas? I've had my power supply plugged in all day and its ice cold, usually its extremely hot. I dunno, but if anyone does, please let me know.

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  • MrUpc Apr 28, 2008

    Thanks for the heads up. Do you think it could be something wrong with the power supply as well since it might not be keeping charge? This is just a new one on me and I need to get it back up and running as soon as possible.

  • MrUpc Apr 30, 2008

    For some reason the little plug-in icon on my touch pad is lit up very faintly, does this mean its charging? I'm kinda confused about what indicators on the touchpad mean what? Thanks for your help!

  • MrUpc May 03, 2008

    Ok, so now I have a new situation to add to the mix. For some reason I plugged my laptop in tonight and I got the blue led plug in light to kick on along with the orange led light on the front of the computer. The problem is I still can't get it to boot up, will it not boot up if the battery is completely dead even though it's plugged in?

  • MrUpc May 03, 2008

    Sorry, I meant the blue led light on the touch pad with the plug symbol and then the orange led on the very front of the computer.

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You may have a contact issue in the battery compartment.
I don't think this will help but you can try using a pencil eraser to scrub the battery pack's contacts and, if they are accessible, the compartment's contacts too.
The situation (brief flash of LEDs) you are describing sounds like a battery pack on its last legs but it may be only that it has not been charging for a while.

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    Steve Allison Apr 29, 2008

    The typical arrangement is to have a small external power supply, often an inverter type that is quite light in weight with one end of a small case going to AC mains, the other end plugging into your laptop.

    These small supplies have some weaknesses but are not the end of the power supply chain.

    There is mostly a regulator internal to the system that does the final work of monitoring battery voltage (and system demands) to avoid overcharging of the battery pack.



    You can probably isolate the source of the problem (pack or external supply) with a very cheap multimeter which you will find useful for other things at home as well.



    The battery pack probably has more than two active contacts on it so the rated voltage may not be the first values you see when checking it.

    If the pack is rated at (for example) 12 volts DC, you may find a voltage between two points of (if charged) 11 (low), to 13-14 volts (charged) or some percentages related to these figures if the output votage is other than 12 VDC.



    If the external supply portion has failed, it could be repairable but would most likely have to be replaced. This may not be possible to determine with only a meter.

    If you can see exposed contacts on the system end of the supply, it is safe to check for voltage while the AC end is plugged in but may not give you readings that make sense since it may or may not be a filtered DC close to the value it would seem to be rated. This is because there may be a lot of high frequency AC mixed into the output.

    If the failure is in the internal section of the supply, it is not a repair one should undertake without the necessary technical skills.

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