Compaq Armada M700 won't power up with Battery

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by milt, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. milt

    milt Guest

    I recently acquired an Compaq Armada M700 off Ebay. I've got Win XP Pro
    running on it. I got the latest power management software from the
    Compaq website running on it. I've got a battery is the system that
    reads 100% and when you pull the batter out and press the button on the
    battery, all the lights light up as if its fully charged.

    Here is the problem, the unit will NOT power up with just the battery
    installed. If I have it powered up and remove the AC power. It goes
    dead. After installing the updated Power Management software. I ran the
    "Calibrate Battery" test. After awhile of the charge light being on. I
    turned away for a min. looked back and saw the laptop had shut off. It
    would not turn back on with AC or Battery power. Took out and reseated
    the battery. unplugged and replugged the AC and then it would turn on
    again. But only with AC power.

    What's missing? Why can't I get this unit to run on the battery?
    milt, Apr 19, 2006
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  2. milt

    metronid Guest

    Sound like a bad battery
    I bet the ebay seller did not guarantee the battery
    They rarely do
    They usually have a disclaimer
    Because they are usually bad and they know it.

    Power sellers buy similar units in bulk.
    If the battery was working they would sell
    the unit working ang guanteed plus the battery as a separate unit
    More profit there.

    Only sure way to test is with a known working battery
    metronid, Apr 19, 2006
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  3. milt

    milt Guest

    Why would it be a bad battery when the battery reports it as fully
    charged as well as Windows XP Pro reporting it as a 100% charged?
    Doesn't seem likely.
    milt, Apr 24, 2006
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