Question about HP Compaq Armada M700 Notebook
A year ago my laptop got the DC Jack jerked and broken out of it. Recently I bought a new jack and soldered it onto the motherboard. It works fine, the computer powers up, but it doesn't even attempt to charge the battery. At first I assume the battery is just dead. But it was a decent battery, and I have to wonder, could I have mis-soldered a ground (negative lead) in the motherboard, or something else, that would prevent it from pushing a charge into the battery?
If the ground isn't soldered properly that could happen. If you run your computer in your car and you use a power inverter plugged into the cigarette lighter and your battery in, that can cause problems charging the battery as well.
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Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if
the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop
apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you
will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.
If the DC Power Jack is bad, then eventually the battery is going to die and you won't be able to boot your laptop. If the dc power jack is bad, the ac adapter power cord can't charge the battery.
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