Re: [linuxham] Hardware Problem
- Yes, this is OT for this list!
It might be a bad idea to run without a battery. Check your owner's manual, but I seem to recall that that was a no-no. There could be overvoltage. Did you try it with the battery installed?
I run Ubuntu on my Vaio FVGN-FS710W with no issues, FWIW.
The manual suggests removing battery and unplugging the AC power for ~5 minutes to see if that restores operation. On the other hand, I can't find anything in my manual that says not to run without a battery...
I presume it won't boot from your distro CD?
73 Martin AA6EOn Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Carl Lopez AJ4DW <chlopez@...> wrote:
This may not be, per se, a Linux question, but maybe one of you has
had a similar experience:
I was running fldigi under Xubuntu 8.04 on a Sony Vaio (new hard
drive due to a HDD failure, I decided to "defenestrate", fresh
install of Xubuntu, using just the AC adapter for power, no battery
installed) when the screen went blank while I was busy with a net on
another computer. I figured it was just the screensaver blanking it,
but now it won't restart.
If I plug the AC power adapter back in and hold down the power
button, the lights will all light, then turn off when I release. The
machine will do this whenever I hold down the button for about 15
seconds (like it was shutting down). However, if I at any point just
hold down the button for a second (as if I was asking it to start up)
the lights go on for a split-second, then turn off and I can't get
them to light up again unless I unplug the power then plug it in
again (then the whole thing starts over). Never do I hear the hard
drive or the CD-ROM drive start to run.
Only recent changes: installed "Eyes" and "Fish" as I was going
through "Ubuntu for Non-Geeks". (The Eyes applet didn't seem to work,
neither did the Fish applet, couldn't find the "force-quit" applet
Frankly, I'm flummoxed by the fact that nothing turns (like the HDD).
I did check the output of the AC Adapter, if I remember right it was
Hope someone out there has some ideas for this puzzle.
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Martin Ewing, AA6E