This is Compaq Presario R3000 notebook with the AMD processor. It runs Windows XP (when it works). The issue is that it suddenly stopped booting up. It was fine the last time it was used but one-day, it just wouldn't boot.
If I plug in the power adapter the charge light comes on like it is charging the battery. When I press the power button, the power led comes on for about 7 seconds and then it's just turns off. As far as I can tell, no fan or drive activity. It's like it never tries.
If I try to run it solely on the battery then the charging light and the power light come on for 7 seconds when I try to power it. The end result is the same.
I also tried it taking the battery pack out and using the power adapter only with same result. I tried disconnecting the battery and power cord and pressing and holding down the power button for 10 seconds and trying each way to no avail.
Also, the power adapters own little green light is on when plugged into the wall.
I wish for help in determining what is wrong and if it is fixable.