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Compaq Armada e500 refuses to start!

When i press the on button i get the the 3 indicator leds for a few seconds but nothing else. Have tried 2 batteries and 2 power supplys so there are ruled out. any ideas???

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  • paul59 Mar 10, 2008

    I also have a Compaq Armada E500 that refuses to start. When I turn on the power button on the switch cover of the laptop I only get the 3 green indicator lights for about 2 seconds and **thing else (the fan, the HDD, the CD dirive don't start); only the yellow charging battery led indicator is on when I plugged the AC power supply, which turned off when the battery was fully charged after about two hours. I tried 2 different batteries and morevorer I changed the system board and processor with ** successfull result. I haven't changed: 1) the DC-DC voltage converter board, 2) the cooling fan and 3) the RTC battery. Any suggestion to solve this problem is appreciated.

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I recently had this problem. I know this will sound weird - 1. Plug out the power supply. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Wait for about 2 minutes for the residual current todrain. 4. Plug in the power and immediately slide in the battery. This worked most of the time. I warned you, this sounds weird.

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