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Solved: Tips or a trick to start my lap top with dead battery?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by swarint, Dec 25, 2009.

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  1. swarint

    swarint Thread Starter

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    Friends,

    This query may sound kinda 'odd' but I thought of it giving it a try all the same.

    It is my ol' trusty Fujitsu Siemans Lifebook S 4546, the P3 one.

    It has Win XP Pro as the OS.

    Now the battery is dead a do do:confused:, it wont boot or start at all.

    I have ordered a new lap top battery but being XMAS, no action until after New Year.

    And right now I am in dire need of some urgent files on the HD.

    So the question is-
    is there anyway we can get it started, perhaps some guyz have some tricks n tips up their sleeve.
    Pls share that with us. Wil apprec that a lot.

    Thx a lot and a Merry Xmas to all.

    :DCheers
     
  2. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

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    Remove the battery and run it from the adapter .. It should boot and run.
    If not, There's other problems.
     
  3. swarint

    swarint Thread Starter

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    Thx Noyb for your flash reply.

    I tried yr suggestion, still the same.
    Any other things DIY I can try to wake it up ??

    Cheers
     
  4. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

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    Not that I can think of .. (And save any Data on the HDD) ... Sorry.

    If you have an External Hard Drive formatted NTFS ...
    At this point .. I would make an "Image" of the HDD to a data file in the External ..
    Then, with another computer ... I would read the "Image" data file and extract the Data.

    I would Use Acronis to do this ... The Trial DL is fully functional for 15 days.
    But, The question is .. Will the Laptop boot from the Aconis Boot CD ??
    If the Laptop has no problems other than a corrupted OS ... This will work.
     
  5. dlsayremn

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    Try a power circuit reset.
    Remove battery and unplug DC line from the computer.
    Hold the power button down for about 20 seconds. (for Fujitsu would be Suspend/Resume button)
    Plug the DC line back in and try to start. You may need to hold the Suspend/Resume button dwn for about 20 seconds.
    Use a voltmeter or test light to check for power at the DC jack.
    Visually check the DC socket for damage.
     
  6. swarint

    swarint Thread Starter

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    Thx guyz for yr valuable tips.

    @Noyb
    Unfort do not have EHD, trying to get one pronto pronto and do the suggested task

    @dlsayremn
    tried the power reset as suggested, no luck
    Visual check of socket looks intact/perfect
    unfort do not Voltmeter to check power at the DC Jack
    But will take this tonite at a work shop and get that tested for sure.

    Will keep yu guyz updated. If any other tips pls drop a word. Appreciate that a lot.

    PS I also tried resetting the HD, pulled the cables off and reset them
    Same with the 256 RAM card/slot.

    No luck.

    If nothing works will take this to the workshop, again after New Year.

    Cheers.
     
  7. swarint

    swarint Thread Starter

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    Update friends,
    All tricks of the trade tried and unfort no luck, so now we must get the Lappie to a hospital for treatment, hoping there wont be big expenses.
    Thx a lot for yr support and wishing all members and their families the very best for 2010,
    and a small thought and prayers for family of Bassetman's Passing away which was just an year ago.May his soul rest in peace.
    Cheers
     
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