I have a 6 year old Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D7830 which has been sitting in my "spares" pile for a while, and which I am trying to re-commission.
On attempting to power it up (on AC power), one of three things will happen.
- It will appear to try to boot, but switch off after a second or so.
- Or the fans spin up, and the lights come on, but nothing else, and it sits there with the fans going full speed but no other signs of life.
- Or it will boot fine.
Usually it will eventually boot after several attempts, but it takes a lot more attempts than it did when I first retired it.
The battery has long since expired, but leaving it in or removing it makes no discernible difference.
I've read rumors of a Power Management Chip in these models that can fail and/or need a reset, but can't find any further information on this or how to identify it/reset it.
Does anyone know if this indeed the problem, and if so how to reset it?