We have a HP G70 laptop - which was fine until it fell from the sofa last week.
It's starts up and runs 100% with the battery removed and with it connected to the mains, however;
Once we install the battery the laptop begins to boot as the fans and hhd begin to spin, but straight
after the laptop just hangs on a black screen with a static white cursor in the top left hand corner, no post screen or other boot screen appears.
The above also happens when I plug the power cord with battery inserted...
I have looked at the pins in the battery compartment and they seem fine, should I search and get a replacement battery or could it be more sinister with damage to the mother board?
Thanks for your time,