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sckrem

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I have this laptop A compaq V2000. Now it won't power up. The power light on the computer doesn't light up. When I put the battery charger on, the charging light doesn't show charging. So the battery no good I take it. Now even if I have the charger pluged in it still won't work because the battery is bad right? you need a good battery for charger to work correct?
 

leroys1000

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Sounds like it might be a bad power jack or bad AC adapter.
Try to power it up on AC only.
Remove the battery and plug the adapter in.
If there is still nothing,try moving the connection at the laptop
around a little.
That may show if the power jack has come loose.
 
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Sounds like it might be a bad power jack or bad AC adapter.
Try to power it up on AC only.
Remove the battery and plug the adapter in.
If there is still nothing,try moving the connection at the laptop
around a little.
That may show if the power jack has come loose.
...the AC adaptor itself ( charging unit ) which may be why you have no lights at all showing, once the battery went completely dead. If you have a multi-meter, check the low voltage side of the charging unit with your meter ( plug for the laptop connection ), for the correct output voltage for the laptop!

Good luck!!!
 

sckrem

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The trouble is before this started when I pushed the power button on it would go off right away. When I plug the power cord in I need to wiggle it a little. Then it will charge for about a few minutes then stop. But after it stops charging if I wiggle the connector it won't come on unless I first unplug the connector from the computer then plug it back in wiggle it some then stays on for a few min.

thanks
 

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STOP! You are risking destroying the laptop! You have a jack that has been disconnected from the MB. If it happens to short, which happens frequently when you "wiggle it around", you can have a genuine fire in there! Here's one that I replaced the MB on for a person, and I've seen several more of these with similar damage. Once this happens, you will require a new laptop, which is as expensive as a new laptop.
 

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sckrem

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I already checked the Jack out it seems pretty solid on the motheboard I can't move it
 

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Ok now am in the process of repairing the Jack. I need to remove the screen to get it out of the way. Can someone tell me how the LCD cable come off the motherboard. Does it come stright up or there a clip holding it in place. I don't want to break anything.
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The LCD cables usually are flat ribbon cables that connect
to a ZIF (zero insertion force) socket.
Just above the cable there is a clip that slides out to release the cable.
It may have a small tab on both sides.
It slides out like a little drawer.
Be careful sliding it out,they are easy to break.
Once the clip is slid out,the cable should just release.
 
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