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Re: Dead compaq armada m700

  • Subject: Re: Dead compaq armada m700
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 10:34:38 +0000
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.sys.laptops
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <0SBNf.71906$Q22.70829@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk> <1141464489.314323.83060@j33g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>
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__/ [ gem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Saturday 04 March 2006 09:28 \__

> nordberg wrote:
>> This laptop was working fine now it is dead as a dodo, no power at all not
>> even the charger light comes on when plugged into mains.
>> Where do you start?
>> spec
>> p3 850
>> 256 ram
>> 20gb hdd
> Dear Nordberg,
> This could be the power connector, UK Laptop Repairs Specialise in
> these kind of repairs.  If you go to <URL> for more
> information, the Repair Centre is open on Monday for further
> information, maybe they could give you advice that will resolve the
> problem over the phone, failing that they will certainly help you with
> a way forward.  Their number is 0800 043 2524
> Good Luck.
> Kind Regards
> Gem
> ACRC Ltd

You could possibly resolve this problem yourself, without involving expansive
third parties. Use them as a last resort nonetheless.

I used to have a similar problem with a Compaq Presario 1246. Back in 2000,
such a problem was due to the power component requiring a replacement (it
was worn out due to wires being pulled). On other occasions it failed to
ever 'ignite'.

Remove the battery and wait for a while. Also consider ordering a the broken
components from Compaq/HP and welding it in, if you have the required
skills. If I recall correctly, someone once blamed this common Compaq laptop
issue on the motherboard. It was a long time ago, so all pretty vague in my

Hope it helps,


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