Laptop: Compaq Presario V6107US Notebook PC
Laptop specifications: http://h10025.www1.h...253901&sw_lang=
When have I started experiencing this problem: Page 12 post #4 of the following thread: http://www.bleepingc...l/page__st__165
The rest of the thread explains any problems I was experiencing recently prior to the boot problems and what measures I took to fix them.
This occurred earlier this year and I intended to post about it but I didn't get around to it until now.
I took the laptop apart to see if there was anything I could do to fix the problem, however, I ended up putting it back together because I couldn't go any further because I didn't have a screw driver small enough.
I just managed to get the laptop to remain turned on after pressing the power button and spam pressing the F10 button. I managed to do this twice now. However, it doesn't boot to anything - THere's just a blank black screen.
I'm wondering if there's anything I can try on my own to get this laptop booted as well as get some ideas what the problem could specifically be (if it's hardware).
Edit: I just can't understand why the laptop was working just fine until I restarted the computer to finish the ZoneAlarm Free installation process.
Edit 2: I've never been to a computer repair shop before. Will they charge me just to identify the problem or will they only charge me to fix it after they identify the problem?
Edited by Sode no Shirayuki, 21 December 2011 - 02:50 PM.