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Compaq Presario F500 - won't boot up - power and lights etc on, tries to start but cuts out after about a second

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  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    exact same thing.



    It seems to be tied in with either the power or start up mechanism.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    same problem here :( HP&COMPAQ SUCKS !! )
    arni22_baby22@hotmail.com

  • DCNZ Mar 29, 2009

    same thing.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    same here

  • littlesadie6 Apr 14, 2009

    I have the same problem as everyone else, shuts off....there is a recall on alot of F500 series laptops. Simply go to www.hp.com and type in the model number for your laptop and recall. There is a wireless issue and a powering up issue. I just sent mine in to HP, fixed it for free and paid for fedex shipping! You will have to call them first and I will say it was a little frustrating the person I spoke to didn't speak very good english. Call them when you have the time to wait on hold. Good Luck!

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Check out this recall and see if it applies to your model laptop. From what I here, the motherboard may need to be replaced, and may be under a specila warranty.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01480071&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3441671

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