Someone brought me a Sony VAIO / PCG61317L notebook because it is getting no power. It's nice little unit in like-new condition.
They tell me that the battery will not hold a charge, and now the notebook is not getting power. The problem is not that it will not boot; it just is not getting power at all. Totally dead when the power switch is pressed, this includes even if it is plugged into the wall socket, with and without the battery installed.
The power brick is getting power....the small green connection light is on when plugged in. I put a multimeter tester on the plug, and it registered power. So the wall adapter unit is functioning. I have spent an hour trying to find a manual for download, with no results.
So...my question is this: normally, will this unit boot if the battery is bad but it is still plugged in to the wall adapter? Or...is this one of the few that will not boot if the battery will not hold a charge?
If I can get a dependable answer to this I know what to do next, but I really don't feel like opening the unit up needlessly.