Hi im new here and im sure everyone is sick of seeing these problems with compaq 2100 notebook. I have a problem with the power and battery. Sometimes the computer wont charge the battery and wont run on A/C alone. When it does charge the battery it makes this awful screeching noise. I have to jiggle the cord around just to get it to work but now im afraid it done. Its not working anymore. I have heard that the internal A/C power component of the computer is connected to the motherboard and that i would have to but another motherboard. Is there any other way to fix this extremely annoying problem without buying a motherboard? is there any other way that i can charge up the battery, something like an external battery charger that i can use to charge the battery so that i can get all of my useful info off of the computer?
I will never buy an HP/Compaq again i hope that they go out of business and finally rid us of their shoddy products and crappy customer service. What a rip off!!!!!!!!!!