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2. On some models, the notebook can be
reset using the Standby switch and>
either the lid switch or the main power
Have you hit this reset switch?
i have a laptop compaq nc8000 it was working fine but then it went to stand by and it wont start again, i can heard the fan and hard drive working, then I when i tried to restart it , the laptop flashes green lights for several seconds and then powers down, even with the power cable connected to it, the fan would run for about 5 secs and then system would shutdown.
I do not get any error messages so i can tell what is the problem?.
i was able to re-start it once after many tries every 15 minutes, i checked in the event viewer and everything looks normal there. I was able to use it but if it goes to stand by it does the same as I said above.
I have not installed any new components or software.
I have win xp pro.
I'm thinking also that the voltage regulator is faulty because it happened before once and the symptoms were similar.
Can somebody tell me how to disamble the laptop to get to the voltage regulator?, I have a service manual but it does not say anything about it, I just want to know if I have to remove the top or bottom cover to get there.
Thank you for your help and time.