I took this thing apart and with all power removed shorted an inline fuse on the power PCB to earth. A small spark appeard and then nothing. I applied the AC again and it started up as usual.
Everything was running normally so I inserted the battery. The battery light came on and Windows reported it was charging.
After reaching 21% Windows said the battery was not charging and the laptop shut off. It would then not switch on again untill doing the short.
Any light shed on this would be great. I have seen some strange stuff before but this is an oddie. Intelligent guesses welcome!
Edited by sparkyuiop, 06 January 2008 - 12:01 PM.