I just acquired a Compaq Presario 2100 laptop from a vacant unit in my blding. It has no charging cable but aside from that, everything appears to be 'there'.
It doesnt power up or do anything. Ive pulled out the battery and found it has a charge level indicator - which when I press that, doesnt do a squat!
Does this sound like the battery is TOTALLY drained or like the PS is shot, or something different altogether?
Id LOVE to get this thing up and running if possible for as minimal funds as possible. I can buy a new battery and charging cable for 50 CDN on ebay, but I dont want to drop that money if the thing is a paper weight.
Any advice would be a HUGE help,