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Dead Compaq Armada 4210T Laptop

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Brad, Feb 13, 2007.

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  1. Brad

    Brad Guest

    My brother gave me his "dead" Compaq Armada 4210T laptop to repair.
    I normally service TVs and other stuff. With fully charged battery,
    absolutely nothing (no hard disk spin or floppy disk drive noise (with a boot
    floppy), no "beeps" or lights of any kind) happens when you turn it on.

    If I connect the external power (plugs into AC), the only thing that
    happens when you turn it on, 4 of five LEDs (power, caps lock, scroll lock,
    number lock) light up (the battery charging LED is off). However, you can't
    turn it off to make the LEDs go off unless you unplug the external power
    source. I opened the unit and found a tiny 5A fuse, but that tested good
    (not open). I examined circuits for bad solder joints. Also checked for
    loose connections of any kind.

    If you ever had this experience, please tell me what you did to fix it.

    Thanks in advance, Brad

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  2. Brad

    Brad Guest


    I found a tiny spark of "life" in this laptop. With the room totally
    quite, if I put a boot floppy disk in the drive, I can hear a small noise
    when I turn on the power (but floppy drive doesn't run). If I remove the
    floppy disk, it isn't there.

    Also, I can turn off the "power" (make the LEDs go off) if I hold down the
    Ctrl key when I press the power button.

    I still need your help.

    Thanks in advance, Brad
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