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It may well be that the battery is depleted, so let's test that out first. Go ahead and remove the battery, and then plug the laptop's power cable in. Try to boot the computer using the power cable only. If the problem is the battery, this configuration bypasses it and should allow the system to boot (if the system *still* doesn't boot, it would mean we're looking at a different problem; the battery might still be bad, but isn't the showstopper).
Please give that a try when you can and let me know how it goes!
Hi Pat! It's been a bit since we last chatted, so I wanted to check back in and see if you were able to boot the computer with the battery removed and only the AC adapter installed?
I look forward to hearing back from you!