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Schmidt_31
Occasional Contributor

Battery

If the battery is broke, does the notebook not turn on even when an external power source is connected?
6 REPLIES
Donal
Honored Contributor

Re: Battery

Sometimes. Are you talking about powering on with the battery in place or removed from the machine?
Schmidt_31
Occasional Contributor

Re: Battery

Removed from the machine.
Donal
Honored Contributor

Re: Battery

Do any of the power/battery lights come on? What machine are you using?
Schmidt_31
Occasional Contributor

Re: Battery

The only light that comes on is that the AC is plugged in, no battery light or others. It is an older presario laptop 12XL125.
Donal
Honored Contributor

Re: Battery

See attached. Particularly from the post by Grayson at 15:06 GMT on Jan 7, onwards:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=781298
Ronald Postma
Honored Contributor

Re: Battery

Hi Schmidt,
Depens on wat you call broke, if the connecter is damaged and causes wrong powerflow it will not start, if the battary is dead, just can not recharge anymore it should start with extarnal power. Most laptops will even power on with the battery removed, wit hthe powercabel connected ofcourse.

HTH, have a nice day,
Ronald
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