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Laptop does not turn on or charge

Hi, I have a compaq 2200 with XP and about 6 years old. The other day I used it for the first time since July ans thought it odd that it was only 6% charged. I keep it plugged in at all times. So I put another battery in and it did charge and I used the machine. After a little bit, I got this blue screen that said windows detected a problem and shut me down. I did not install any new hard or software. It then went into the black screen to restart and said counted down to zero; but never restarted.. It kept going back to the black screen. After a while I took the battery out so I could turn the machine off. I put it back in. The next day it looked like it was fully charged, but I could not turn on my computer. the 2 LED lights go one for a moment and shut down.
And now, the batteries won't charge even though I have tried different outlets; different adapter cords.
I tried taking the cord off and battery out and pressed the power button; tried it with just the power cord and just the battery; but it still will not do anything. Please help.
This is the first time I have had trouble and am not too technical. Thank you for your help.

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After 6 years ...

the most likely solution for your troubles is another laptop. Count yourself lucky it lasted 6 years. Repair probably is too expensive for this machine.

Others might come with better ideas.


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6 years

Actually. I do have another laptop; but even though I do have important info on flash drives; the 2200 seems to be made better. And I want to make sure I did get everything I need.
Thanks for the reply.

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