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Compaq Laptop Startup Issues


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Can you try this for me :
Disconnect the lead from the power adapter & remove the laptops battery. With power lead still disconnected, press & hold the power button for 30 seconds to discharge the capacitors.
Reconnect the power adapter lead but not the battery. Boot up the laptop etc & see if this makes any difference.
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do what you did last night but dont unplug ac adaptor when you switch back on
and check the battrey if you have one dead cell the laptop would run few a few min then die if 12v but car 55 head watt bulb across the battrey should stay lite for some time at least 15 min or so if not then batt prob had it
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Me again...

Tried the hold power button down for 30 seconds with no AC or batter, then plugged in AC and powered up. Loaded up windows, got my desktop screen, then just went black.

This is quite a doozy. I wonder if I remove the hard drive, connect it to my home PC, and get all the info i need off of it, then try and re-install windows? Not sure if that's a good idea or not?

Running out of options...

Mick
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I think backing up the data on the laptops drive is an extremely good idea.
However reinstalling windows will not make any difference. If you remember, the laptop couldn't even work for long enough to get through memtest. As memtest loaded from boot disk doesn't use the hard drive at all (and therefore is totally independent from windows) it means the problem is not the OS or even the drive.

Did you manage to find out any more about this power adapter fault that guy reckoned he could fix?
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I fired off an email to him requesting he give me the details, and am yet to hear from him.
When I do, I'll post his response.
In the meantime, I'll backup the hard-drive for safe keeping.
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