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rathbun

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HI, I'm new to this site, but it looked like a site that could help me. I know very little about computers. I live in the USA 6 months and in the Philippines 6 months. I have a HP laptop that last night just shut off. the entire system shut off. I can not even start it up. it is like there is no power to it at all. I know the power cord does work because I have another HP laptop that it works with. I'm afraid that the only thing that can be done is to get a new motherboard. Is that right??? If so I think I probably should just but a new system. Any suggestions or Ideas?

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It sounds like your laptops battery may be done for. Try this trouble shooting page I found after googeling, this may help you fix your problem. Laptop Battery Troubleshooting
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It sounds like your laptops battery may be done for. Try this trouble shooting page I found after googeling, this may help you fix your problem. Laptop Battery Troubleshooting

Sync0s, Thanks for the tip. The chart did not really solve the problem but I think you may be right. After your suggestion that it may be the battery I took the battery out of the laptop and could find no terminals to test the charge since the terminals are in a very tight slot that makes it impossiable to get a tester to. However, when I replaced the battery and tried to turning on I got a flicker of the lights indicating that it is tring to start. This is soimilar to my digital camera when the battery is drained and I remove the battery and then reattach it I will get a small jolt of power. The only difference with the laptop is that the laptop will not start even if it plugged directly into the house current. I am currently leaving the lap top plugged in and hoping it will recharge the battery. The problem is that I am currently overseas and may not be able to a new battery here. Pray that this works. Thanks again.

Ron

Edited by rathbun, 18 January 2009 - 04:25 AM.

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