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Laptop Wont Boot Unless Tipped Upside Down

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A friends mother has a Compaq laptop that has a strange problem.

She bought said laptop from PC World and had to return it as it wouldn't charge the battery (the battery was fine as her son has exactly the same laptop and she tried the battery in there and it charged fine). However, since she got the laptop back from PC World, it will now charge the battery, but it wont switch on unless you tip the laptop upside down first. Once you've done this, it'll switch on.

This is a very strange problem that I've never seen before and I was just wondering if anybody at EE has seen or experienced a similar problem and if so, what was wrong.

I'm waiting for my friend to getteh model number and as soon as I get it I'll post it on here, but if anyone can shed any light in the meantime, I'd be grateful.

Many thanks

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