Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Presario V2000 won't stay on at startup

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 210 posts
My friend has a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop.

We just put a new battery in it.

The amber light on the front panel shows that it is charging but not fully charged. The laptop is plugged into a working wall outlet.

When I hold down the power button to start, the power light on the front panel lights, I can hear a whirling sound (possibly the fan), then the hard drive light flickers on briefly indicated that the hard drive starts, and then the computer does nothing more.This all takes aboput 3 seconds from when you hold the power button dwn to start.

At this point the top power on button is lit, the front power on button is lit, the HD light is dark and the charging light is lit.

What is tellling the unit to shut down immediately? It can't be any heat - like a heat sink shut down because there isn't enough time for the unit to get hot.

I will keep it plugged in for a few hours to see if the amber light turns to green.

I took out the battery and made sure there is no dirt or particles on the contacts.

Is the battery charging if the unit isn't on but plugged in?

Does the battery have to have some charge to be able to have the unit turn on (plugged in)? I know on my Toshiba laptop, when my Toshiba battery is run all the way down, I can still turn it on if it's plugged in. I'm nt sure if it takes a charge when the unit isn't turned on, though.

Is there any point to resetting the CMOS battery?

Is there any way to rescue the data from the hard drive - short of finding another V2000 and swapping hard drives?
  • 0





  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 179 posts
Laptop should be able to turn on without battery if you plug in the power cable. (Please, the expert here, correct me if I'm wrong, because my laptop is like that). so it shouldn't be a battery issue.

I believe that one of the hardware fails. Since you did not indicate anything showing up on the screen, it's most likely the fan or the motherboard. Either those two are defected.

Yes, you can rescue the data by unscrewing your laptop and take out the hard drive then plug the cable into the sata port on your desktop's motherboard.

That would be my way. The experts here might have a better answer.

Edited by Axelion, 08 April 2010 - 07:28 PM.

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP