Compaq Presario x1000 Power issue

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by MikeDinWP, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. MikeDinWP


    Nov 24, 2008
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    My battery pack started to not hold a charge and the time to run cord-less diminished, so I purchased a replacement battery pack. Things seemed to work well for a month, then as I was surfing the net (wireless) and working on a spreadsheet, the power failed running while running off the battery. So I plugged in the power cord and as it booted… it turned-off. It does boot, but will just turn-off unexpectedly. Things I’ve notice:
    - Wiggling the power connector doesn’t seen to impact behavior (I thought the cord coming out of the brick might be damaged with usage)
    - With the laptop off and battery installed, I heard a searing sound near the door where the memory is installed.
    - Sudden shutdown occurs even when the battery is removed.
    - The battery light never goes Green
    - The battery light sometimes blinks/flashes amber
    - The battery light when the power cord is first plugged-in will glow amber then slowly fades to off
    So is the DC-DC motherboard supply failing? Can it be replaced?
    MikeDinWP, Nov 24, 2008
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