Test pins Compaq1600 Need to test output for battery volts

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by belschner, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. belschner

    belschner Guest

    Some one please help--I have an old laptop i use just to surf. Compa
    1600 now I know some of the older laptops do not work unless theres
    battery in them - ""I guess a working one. "" I
    looking to test the pins on the circuit board to see if Im gettin
    voltage with a meter. ( AKA to see if my battery is dead ) I dont ge
    anything on the test light on my battery . I want to make sure th
    charging circuit is working before i get a battery this thing is no
    worth putting money into unless its the battery is the problem.
    guess the circuit board could be bad aswell. But want some input

    Please advise what pins to test toor where some where else mayb
    testing points ,,,what readings I should get??????
    belschner, Mar 15, 2006
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  2. belschner

    Mark Guest

    Generally speaking, laptops will operate even if NO battery is
    installed, including 1600-series Presarios. Pursue making sure that
    power is actually reaching the "guts" of the machine first. On my 1625,
    the problem was that the DC jack was not making contact with the
    circuit board (an adventure in itself!). In other cases, the DC wire
    has become intermittent right where it enters the plug (which at least
    is easier to get at). Lastly, there may be grief on the motherboard

    But DON'T but a new battery just yet.

    Mark, Mar 27, 2006
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