Hey there. My sister has an old laptop which she hasn't used for a long time (year or two) but now needs to use again. The problem is that it wont turn on. I've charged the battery (though not sure how long it will last away from mains supply) and have kept it plugged in while I try to turn it on but all that happens when i press and hold the on button is a very short, high pitch squeek and the power button flashes, nothing else.
I'm not sure what is wrong but thinking possibly cmos battery? If it is the cmos, how do I replace this and is it expensive?
Sorry I haven't replied sooner (been at work). Make/model = Atlas Flyer 4700. Like I said, it's pretty old and not much use for anything other than word processing but that's what we need it for so it's fine. I think it's about 5 years old (not sure exactly though) and has <400mhz AMD processer and 64mb RAM (if I remember correctly).
DieSse - Tried without battery but still the same.