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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 10:33:21 AM

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I have a 1200 power problem. When I plug in the adapter the a/c light comes
on, does not show the battery being charged and will not power up. I bought
a new voltage regulator board and have the same problem. I t did, however,
charge the battery once, but still did not boot.
All constructive input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Gene

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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 12:36:47 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

I have just started using the newsgroups. After I posted this question I
looked through some more of the posts and found where this problem has been
posted. They also left this link,
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswe...
and I will pass it on too.
I can't beleive that HP knows of this problem, can't and won't fix it and
STILL hosts a forum on their site. I have a Presario 7470 and the 1200, not
sure if I'll buy another if they can't fix this.
"Gene Hoffman" <saranaclake@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:RMN6d.5193$ls6.5085@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>I have a 1200 power problem. When I plug in the adapter the a/c light comes
>on, does not show the battery being charged and will not power up. I bought
>a new voltage regulator board and have the same problem. I t did, however,
>charge the battery once, but still did not boot.
> All constructive input is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks, Gene
>
Anonymous
October 1, 2004 12:06:01 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Gene Hoffman wrote:
> I have just started using the newsgroups. After I posted this
> question I looked through some more of the posts and found where this
> problem has been posted. They also left this link,
> http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswe...
> and I will pass it on too.
> I can't beleive that HP knows of this problem, can't and won't fix it
> and STILL hosts a forum on their site. I have a Presario 7470 and the
> 1200, not sure if I'll buy another if they can't fix this.
> "Gene Hoffman" <saranaclake@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:RMN6d.5193$ls6.5085@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> I have a 1200 power problem. When I plug in the adapter the a/c
>> light comes on, does not show the battery being charged and will not
>> power up. I bought a new voltage regulator board and have the same
>> problem. I t did, however, charge the battery once, but still did
>> not boot. All constructive input is greatly appreciated.
>> Thanks, Gene

HP...forums... HP has a history of closing their product support forums
when the crowd gets unruly about failing performance.

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Anonymous
October 1, 2004 8:51:34 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

"Gene Hoffman" <saranaclake@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:zAP6d.7864$Ki1.5504@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> I have just started using the newsgroups. After I posted this question I
> looked through some more of the posts and found where this problem has
been
> posted. They also left this link,
> http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswe...
> and I will pass it on too.
> I can't beleive that HP knows of this problem, can't and won't fix it and
> STILL hosts a forum on their site. I have a Presario 7470 and the 1200,
not
> sure if I'll buy another if they can't fix this.
> "Gene Hoffman" <saranaclake@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:RMN6d.5193$ls6.5085@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> >I have a 1200 power problem. When I plug in the adapter the a/c light
comes
> >on, does not show the battery being charged and will not power up. I
bought
> >a new voltage regulator board and have the same problem. I t did,
however,
> >charge the battery once, but still did not boot.
> > All constructive input is greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks, Gene
> >
>
>

Thanks for the link. This thread goes on forever. Interesting but sad and
Compaq should have had a recall years ago. Mine had a bad disk drive, very
common too, but Compaq fixed it under warranty after I bitched about it for
a week. Now, out of warranty, it won't charge and the touchpad locks up but
boot up OK. I wonder if this is a preliminary indication to the no boot
deal. Anyway, I have a 1216US and waiting for the battery charger board to
come in next week. I had it open up last week and blown out all the dust,
re-installed the cpu with heatsink compound and checked all the
inter-connections. Should have replaced the CMOS battery, but I get another
shot next week with the charger board.
Anonymous
October 1, 2004 8:06:05 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Yep - Had one just like it, replaced the battery board and modem - did show
signs of life and recognized the presence of the battery, even after a power
button reset, it still wouldn't boot. I'd bought a new motherboard for it,
but really didn't feel up to the challenge - sold it sans hard drive as a
non-working machine, put the money into my Dell fund (purchased Inspiron
1150 - $200 off + free shipping; 40GB HDD, 2.6Ghz, 384MB RAM, etc...), and I
don't have to deal with HP anymore. If someone needs a 12xl125 MB for $50
shipped (within the continental USA), let me know - I've got a like-new one
in the box.

If you're looking for a battery board or modem board, I have one of each
that are new, one of each that I pulled from the old machine - and am unsure
as to the actual condition (since replacing them didn't cure the problem)

I also have a battery for a 1600 (I suspect) that is identical to the one in
the 12xl125 and holds a charge

John
"Gene Hoffman" <saranaclake@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:zAP6d.7864$Ki1.5504@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> I have just started using the newsgroups. After I posted this question I
> looked through some more of the posts and found where this problem has
been
> posted. They also left this link,
> http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswe...
> and I will pass it on too.
> I can't beleive that HP knows of this problem, can't and won't fix it and
> STILL hosts a forum on their site. I have a Presario 7470 and the 1200,
not
> sure if I'll buy another if they can't fix this.
> "Gene Hoffman" <saranaclake@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:RMN6d.5193$ls6.5085@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> >I have a 1200 power problem. When I plug in the adapter the a/c light
comes
> >on, does not show the battery being charged and will not power up. I
bought
> >a new voltage regulator board and have the same problem. I t did,
however,
> >charge the battery once, but still did not boot.
> > All constructive input is greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks, Gene
> >
>
>
Anonymous
October 1, 2004 11:50:23 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

John M. Thomas wrote:
> Yep - Had one just like it, replaced the battery board and modem -
> did show signs of life and recognized the presence of the battery,
> even after a power button reset, it still wouldn't boot. I'd bought a
> new motherboard for it, but really didn't feel up to the challenge -
> sold it sans hard drive as a non-working machine, put the money into
> my Dell fund (purchased Inspiron 1150 - $200 off + free shipping;
> 40GB HDD, 2.6Ghz, 384MB RAM, etc...), and I don't have to deal with
> HP anymore. If someone needs a 12xl125 MB for $50 shipped (within the
> continental USA), let me know - I've got a like-new one in the box.
>
> If you're looking for a battery board or modem board, I have one of
> each that are new, one of each that I pulled from the old machine -
> and am unsure as to the actual condition (since replacing them didn't
> cure the problem)
>
> I also have a battery for a 1600 (I suspect) that is identical to the
> one in the 12xl125 and holds a charge
>
> John
> "Gene Hoffman" <saranaclake@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:zAP6d.7864$Ki1.5504@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> I have just started using the newsgroups. After I posted this
>> question I looked through some more of the posts and found where
>> this problem has been posted. They also left this link,
>> http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswe...
>> and I will pass it on too.
>> I can't beleive that HP knows of this problem, can't and won't fix
>> it and STILL hosts a forum on their site. I have a Presario 7470 and
>> the 1200, not sure if I'll buy another if they can't fix this.
>> "Gene Hoffman" <saranaclake@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:RMN6d.5193$ls6.5085@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>>> I have a 1200 power problem. When I plug in the adapter the a/c
>>> light comes on, does not show the battery being charged and will
>>> not power up. I bought a new voltage regulator board and have the
>>> same problem. I t did, however, charge the battery once, but still
>>> did not boot.
>>> All constructive input is greatly appreciated.
>>> Thanks, Gene

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