HP N 5270 won't turn on

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I have a HP N 5270.  I was online when the laptop quit - it gave me a
notice that I need to plug in my power cord (?)  but t was already
plugged in. Now tt will not turn back on.  I removed the battery and
put it back in - still nothing. The lights on the front (batterylife
indicator area) blink when I hit the power switch - the green light
next to the power switch does not.

I called Best Buy Geeks ( :lol:  ) and asked if this computer should
start up using AC only with battery removed - they stated yes.  So I
tried taking the battery out and hitting the start button..no go.

I know the battery is bad - it has been for 2yrs.  I only use AC
because the battery only lasted about 10 minutes max.  So are geeks
wrong?  Do I need battery to start this computer even when plugged
into the wall outlet?

Re: HP N 5270 won't turn on

Nope, should work fine. Maybe the power supply just died.
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Re: HP N 5270 won't turn on

Power supply?  Isnt that the AC adaptor on a laptop.  If so - its fine
at least it looks fine. Green light is on and steadily lit.

Re: HP N 5270 won't turn on

You need to verify output voltage with a volt/ohm meter.. Should be
putting out 19-19.5V DC.. If its ok then I'd suspect your DC connector
has bad solder joints on the motherboard.. We repair a ton of
HP's/Compaqs and if you need help just yell
Ken LaDere

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