I have an oooooooooooold HP ZT3020 laptop. Amazingly it was working untill two days ago... beside that the battery has been dead for a long time. But now the onboard battery died too, because I had to set the date/time every time I boot it.
I bought a new onboard battery (CR 1220) and expected the computer to boot as always.... but as you probably figured out, nope! No harddisk-indicator, dead screen.... only the Wi-Fi indicator is on, and the DVD-drive scrambled a little... and the fan is running too. No error-beep from the BIOS or so.
What can be wrong? It worked for 8 years now... yeah yeah... I know I'm demanding, but changing the onboard battery should kill it??? Beside damaging the BIOS maybe? So I wondered if anyone knows how to kinda hard-reset the BIOS? Taking out the battery usually does the job, but onviously not in this case.
I'm looking forward to some nostalgic responses. :o)