We just put a new battery in it.
The amber light on the front panel shows that it is charging but not fully charged. The laptop is plugged into a working wall outlet.
When I hold down the power button to start, the power light on the front panel lights, I can hear a whirling sound (possibly the fan), then the hard drive light flickers on briefly indicated that the hard drive starts, and then the computer does nothing more.This all takes aboput 3 seconds from when you hold the power button dwn to start.
At this point the top power on button is lit, the front power on button is lit, the HD light is dark and the charging light is lit.
What is tellling the unit to shut down immediately? It can't be any heat - like a heat sink shut down because there isn't enough time for the unit to get hot.
I will keep it plugged in for a few hours to see if the amber light turns to green.
I took out the battery and made sure there is no dirt or particles on the contacts.
Is the battery charging if the unit isn't on but plugged in?
Does the battery have to have some charge to be able to have the unit turn on (plugged in)? I know on my Toshiba laptop, when my Toshiba battery is run all the way down, I can still turn it on if it's plugged in. I'm nt sure if it takes a charge when the unit isn't turned on, though.
Is there any point to resetting the CMOS battery?
Is there any way to rescue the data from the hard drive - short of finding another V2000 and swapping hard drives?