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G3 Doesn't power up

Yesterday I received a cheap second hand G3 from someone on ebay who sold it as untested. It powered up fine although switched off quickly when the battery ran out. When I put the machine on charge it worked fine (although with a patchy screen).

I switched it off and left it to charge over night. When I came back to it this morning the DC lead was still amber although when you press the button on the battery all four lights illuinate. The computer doesn't power up at all, either under battery or mains power.

I can't work out what's changed over night. I have my girlfriends work computer which is identical so I can try swapping parts to work out what's wrong.

Has anyone come across this before?

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I,d check that the laptop isn,t in Standby or powersave Mode.
Check the Ram, and re-seat if necessary.
Try the laptop without The Battery.

Regards Mike @ compurepair.

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