Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:22 PM
It's been a while for a Compaq, but most of the laptops I've seen you'll have to remove the bezel above the keyboard. There is an eccentric built into the hinge that will operate a very small pin-type microswitch. The pin could be stuck closed or the pin snapped off. Double check your connections and inspect the wires carefully for kinks. Those are real small gauge wires and they can be broken and the insulation looks fine. Check your voltages before and after the switch. You might have to check the voltage at the light itself
why won't my laptop work?
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