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Compal DL71 ... security issue?

Hi, I'm a newbie here. But not on comps. However, I am new to this Compal. I bought a deliquent account storage unit at auction. This comp was in it. However, it will not power on at all. On the left side, at the back, there is a small orifice with an emblem of a lock on it. It's shaped similar to a bird in flight, but vertically. Is this a device to stop from powering up the comp unless there is a key inserted? ... if so, is there a quick workaround? ... Seems to be a good comp and I've about had it with this ancient satellite i'm on now. Any help or suggestions are welcome.

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    Power is getting to the board, tested the amperage on the solders after dismantling the entire thing


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Nope, that is for a Kensington lock like these . Re: power - try it with the battery out - test the adapter to see if it is actually providing power (get a $10 multi-meter to test - should be 19v DC). AC adapters are available all over the web as are batteries.

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I Need Modem Driver For My Compal DL71 And Ethernet Controller list for the drivers thre you go if this works please let me know / rate

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Driver SD card reader

here is a general look at the drivers and how to update them
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
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Here's one option for all your computer part needs, hope this helps!

please leave rating/feedback if this is helpful, thanks!

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Body replacement...

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