System shuts down almost immediately after startup

  1. Disconnect all external peripherals and eject any PC card.
  2. Make sure a known-good battery is fully inserted. Check battery charge and make sure that at least two LED charge indicators light, otherwise connect the adapter. The adapter should light amber when plugged in. If not, replace the adapter.
  3. After charging for a while, if battery does not seem to charge, or if charged up but quickly discharges, replace the battery. Verify known-good battery.
  4. Check battery connection to logic board, and check wire attachment to connectors.
  5. If known-good battery does not charge, replace Sound/DC-in board.
  6. Replace the logic board.
DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

You can now recondition your old batteries at home and bring them back to 100 percent of their working condition. This guide will enable you to revive All NiCd batteries regardless of brand and battery volt. It will give you the required information on how to re-energize and revive your NiCd batteries through the RVD process, charging method and charging guidelines.

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