Having problems with your HP Compaq Presario C500t Notebook ?

My Compaq Presario C500T lap top won't start

\015 I don't think it's the battery, because there is an orange light that flashes when I press the power button indicating some kind of power, although I don't know if there's enough power to turn it on, but I'm just guessing, I know little about computers. Before this happened I noticed that without the charger plugged in to the lap top, a fully charged lap top would lose power pretty fast, some times like in 10 minutes. So i'm thinking mabe it could just need a new battery, but with that orange light flashing when I try to turn it on, I'm not sure. I don't want to buy something I don't need. So my question is, besides the battery what else could be the problem?\015

Answers :

Generally speaking, an orange power light indicates problems with the power. You also described to a "T" how a bad battery behaves. To test this theory, take out the battery and plug in the laptop. It should power up and run. If so, it's time to invest in a new battery.
\015\012 To be doubly sure, if you have anyone with the same laptop as yourself, plug in their battery to your laptop. It should work if their battery is good.
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