Laptop boot up problem

  macbob 16:45 26 Apr 06

Please can someone help, my 18 month old Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D7830 laptop will only boot up fully on battery power only i.e., if I have the AC cable plugged in, it seems to go into some type of hibernation/standby mode straight away.

The funny thing is, if I plug the AC adapter after booting up via battery power my laptop switches over to AC power no problem, whats going on!!

Thanks for any help.

  dms05 17:02 26 Apr 06

What happens if you remove the battery then connect the AC lead and then boot? I once had a similar problem that was solved by booting as above and then inserting the battery whilst the laptop was running. It never reoccured after that!

  macbob 18:04 26 Apr 06

Thanks dms05, yes I've tried booting up with battery removed and still problem remained.
I'll try what you suggest, do you mean that I should boot up on battery power, attach ac adapter then remove and refit battery whilst the laptop is still running?

  macbob 09:31 27 Apr 06

Hi all, is there anybody else got anymore ideas how to fix the above problem?

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