Can anyone tell me what happened to my laptop - a HP elitebook.
I was using it on the battery and ran it down IIRC. Next day it won’t turn on - absolutely nothing happening, a brick. I check the power supply with another laptop and it’s fine.
Quick google and this chap has a youtube clip on doing an electrostatic discharge on a laptop to get it going again (basically unplug, drop the battery, hold the power button down for 30 secs). God bless him, it works, and the laptop is now working fine.
What has happened here with the ESD? More importantly, how do you think the laptop stopped working in the first place, and is it likely to do it again?