hi there my father has a Advent laptop.over the last week or so hes had probs with it. when hes on the laptop for a while it just closes down .now he thought it was the mains lead as when he moved this it seemed too come on . So he bought a new lead cost hin £50. now hes still got the same problem.only this time it only comes on for a few mins.if not at all. Idont know anythin about pc.s so i thought id ask here.He told me that if he kinda tips it up,it sometimes comes on or messes with the lead at the back .he thought it might not be chargin!!But if he connects it via the mains lead,he shouldnt have this problem.should he? anyway any help appreciated ty. hes got a advent laptop runnin xp the only number he gave me on the pc is.- n34058 ty all. Swanny . :O)
Some laptops need to have their battery at least partially charged before they'll turn on, even if they are plugged into the mains. My (future) father-in-law's Vaio is such a machine. It is possible then, that the battery is failing and not holding enough charge... i.e. it's just discharging on not getting any mains charge because it can't hold onto it!
How old is the laptop? A new battery might be the way forward.
ta mate . But if he has it plugged into the Mains ,does it matter if the battery is charged or not?im not sure how they work,see just askin .because he was a bit annoyed it wasnt that after paying £50 for the mains lead . cheers anyway.
my father has got back too me an gave me the number of the battery. un340s1 advent,now he tells me he charges the batrtery up an wen he starts it up,it can last form 30,ims too 4 hours. Then it just all goes off.no warning just shuts down.if it was a faulty battery,why would it last 30mins,then say 4 hours? weird ,ive no idea.hes even bought a new mains lead cost him £50 and its not that.agh well ty all. Swanny :O)