Laptop won't switch on

  s99Raj 20:13 22 Mar 2005

I have a Compaq Presario 700 laptop which simply won't switch on, either by the mains or by battery; it's completely dead both ways.

When I attach the mains plug into thhe (mains) socket, the green light on the 19V power supply/transformer stays solid as it should do.
Then when I plug the other end into the laptop, the green light constantly flashes several times a second. (The laptop doesn't switch on at this stage either.)

Is this flashing light indicative of anything in particular?

Is the mainboard inside the laptop burnt out?

  s99Raj 20:26 22 Mar 2005

Any laptop experts out there?

  Kev.Ifty 23:57 22 Mar 2005

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may help. If not, a 'bump'.

  s99Raj 20:56 23 Mar 2005

What does that mean??

  Terry Brown 21:13 23 Mar 2005

It could be that the is a problem on the cable / plug from the transformer to the laptop, causing a short. Have the transformer checked by a qualified electrician, or take it into your local computer shop, and ask the to test it for you.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:33 23 Mar 2005

Remove battery completly then plug into mains.

Does it come on?

Flat batt can completely overpower mains supply.

  woodchip 21:45 23 Mar 2005

As Fruit Bat /\0/\

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