no power

Packard bell / Argo c2
February 5, 2009 at 06:50:27
Specs: Window Vista, 512
I have been given a refurbished Lap Top {refurbished by the factory)it has never been used but has laid dormant for two years in a cupboard. On connecting it to the power supply I find that the AC/DC adaptor light blinks and the Lap top does not show any signs of life whatsoever. My son informs me that started it up once for about a minute and then simply shut it down and stuck it in a cupboard. My fault I purchased him a modern Lap Top. What can the problem be?

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#1
February 5, 2009 at 08:07:20
Assuming the Laptop was a working unit I would guess the issue may be a totally drained battery. Every brand of Laptop has different recommendations on how and when to use or remove the battery. In your case you may need to either have the battery in place of not.

Best to read the manual for the unit.

You can download a PDF version of the manual by going to the Dell site and entering the service tag number.


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#2
February 5, 2009 at 08:37:59
I'd remove the battery then connect the A/C power and see if it powers up with that.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#3
February 6, 2009 at 00:19:53
Have removed battery, tried mains power etc. Nothing at all. Not even a power light on. There is power at the end of the supply lead so I know power is available it is just that it does nothiong for the unit

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#4
February 6, 2009 at 05:53:56
Might be that the battery must be in place and have some charge in it. I had a 286 that was like that.

Have you tried to download the manual?


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#5
February 6, 2009 at 06:25:17
T donwload the manual for this model is a task on its own. It is a Packard Bell Argo C2
which Packard Bell in their infinite wisdom have decided to delete from their downloads. They will only recognise the Argo C3. So for anyone else reading this, 'Packard Bell' are too hot on support for older models. I am lucky in the respect that I do have very powerfull desktop unit so am not up against it so to speak. I think I'll knock this one on the head and go out and purchase a Toshiba. Thanks for all your help

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#6
February 6, 2009 at 06:33:07
Did you try at this link by entering the requested information?

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/


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