Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
Daemon Poster
arsenalbates's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 615
Send a message via MSN to arsenalbates
Default Compaq CQ61 Power Issues

I have a Presario CQ61 that is having some power issues.

I put the charger in and get the responce white light right next to the port telling me there is power going in.

However I cant seem to run the laptop just from AC power alone.

When i remove the battery and press the power button it just wont start. I still however get the power received light near the port.

Now after a short while when the battery is charged then i can turn it on and run the system however the battery will not charge.

Tested output with multi meter and getting 19.5 V (the laptop needs 18.5).

Charger, battery or port ?

Surly this laptop should power on without the battery ? If so then it has to be the charger or port.

arsenalbates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
jmacavali's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,867
Default Re: Compaq CQ61 Power Issues

I would rule the battery out since it does charge - though I have to ask how you are charging it?

I would then test the adapter on another laptop or test the laptop with another adapter. That would be the simplest way to determine which of the 2 (charger or port) were at fault.
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
jmacavali is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0