Thanks everyone 4 replying. I have the problem fixed now. It was a BIOS
thing, after flashing it to the newest version all is well now. I am glad it
was just that I wasn't looking forward to opening this thing up and
replacing the MB. Thanks again 4 all the help...
"Damien" > wrote in message
> "- Bobb -" > wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > A few questions first :
> > You said that you have " have a new battery and external charger " : did
> > 1. have this problem
> > and
> > 2. bought the new battery and external charger to fix it ?
> > If so, prior to this , did it also charge to 3% ?
> I was having this problem before the new battery. With the old ( dead )
> battery it would report no charging. I have tried 3 new batteries with the
> same result, the laptop will charge the battery for around an hour and
> and then the charge light goes off, with the external charger I charged
> of the batteries and the same thing happens every time laptop will boot to
> the compaq logo and then shut down. And all 3 batteries reported 3% full
> charging in Power Management but there is no charging happening and all 3
> batteries reported they were full by pushing the button on them.
> > My reason for asking is that I worked for Compaq for years and it was
> > for a lot of the batteries to " appear fully charged" meaning that the
> > customer would press the button on the battery and the indicators would
> > indicate that it was fully charged, when it really was a bad battery and
> > would not accept a charge. There's 2 "parts of the battery" the
> > part" and the "reservoir part". Sounds like your charging section is
> > OR the chemicals in there won't hold a charge (too old) = same result =
> > to you. . If it's something you bought "new" , have them send you
> > There were a LOT of problems with batteries for the 7400,7800,m700 etc -
> > the same vintage. Often it would prevent the PC from powering up - it
> > pull down the voltage of the laptop. you pop out the battery, power up
> > then reinsert and it was OK - but it wouldn't charge.
> > bobb
> > "Damien" > wrote in message
> > rthlink.net...
> > >
> > > I have a Compaq Armada 7800. With the power cord connected the laptop
> > runs
> > > fine and power management reports only 3% of the battery is full and
> > it
> > > is still charging when in fact its not. I have a new battery and
> > > charger so I know the battery is good and fully charged, also the
> > > will charge the battery with no problem too. Its when I try to power
> > the
> > > laptop with the just the battery, the laptop will boot and I see the
> > Compaq
> > > screen then the laptop will shut off and will not power up again until
> > > remove the battery and slide it back in the laptop will power up again
> > > shut off everytime at the Compaq screen. I have tried both bays with
> > new
> > > battery just to get the same end result.
> > >
> > > Is the problem in the system board or could it be the power supply.
> > Thanks
> > > for any help...
> > >
> > >