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05-22-2011 07:19 AM
When I try to power on my CQ61 notebook, the battery LED blinks 3 times (The one with the lightning bolt). Can anyone tell me what it means?
I've tried a hard reset but it makes no difference. When I use only the power supply, with no battery, nothing happens at all (no LEDs). I tried 2 different power supplies..
The CPU had some overheating problems before, but after using some fresh heat paste it was working fine for a few months. Just in case the CPU eventually died, I tried replacing it with another known working spare, but I still have the same 3 blinks. I also swapped the RAM for a couple of sticks that I know work.
I think I've ruled out the RAM, CPU and power supply as the problem and I'm out of ideas.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I kinda grudge binning it without trying some more.
05-22-2011 07:23 AM
is the a light at the ac adapter port???
- if no and you have tried another ac adapter, that means that the port its self is the problem or the system board...
- battery light blinking because battery has no charge left
05-22-2011 07:29 AM - edited 05-22-2011 07:45 AM
The LED on the AC port works as it should. It comes on when I plug the adapter in.
Also, with the adapter in, the battery LED blinks constantly as if it's charging. When I try to power on, it blinks 3 times, then returns to the constant slower blinking again..
Edit: After leaving it charging for a few minutes, the battery LED now stays on solid when plugged in and nothing happens at all when I try to power on. So it seems that the blinking was because the battery was low.