My 1 1/2 year old Compaq Presario V5000 seems to have a problem starting up.
This morning when I went to start it I could hear the fan running for a bit and then the LED/power/bat were blinking but nothing came back on screen. I tried holding the power button down to turn it off or restart but it wouldn't work. I took out the battery and the power cord and the same thing happened. Then I connected it with the cord from an HP laptop and it turned on.
I checked if it worked w/o being connected and it did; seems the battery works fine. Then I substituted the power cord from the HP for the Compaq's old one and it was still on.
Now I'm afraid to turn it off for fear it wont start again. I'm trying to google what could be wrong to see if I can fix it myself.
Does anyone have an idea of what could be happening?
I would really appreciate any help.