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Re: my Compaq Presario 700 note book is dead
It's possible your battery is dead. Or your cpu fan may be dead which will cause it to shut down. Try holding down the key for your model that will let it boot into safe mode. This will at least narrow down a software problem. It doesn't mean that you have no OS just because you don't see it! You may also have a bad power supply.
If you can get a bootable OS cd or restore disk for your system see if it will let you boot up.
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So there is not so much as a BIOS message on screen? Any beeps? If there is no life at all, you have a CPU/motherboard failure. This may be direct or indirect (e.g. no power to MoBo). Check your connections. Otherwise, your boot device may not be operating. This is usually a dead or disconnected HDD. Check that it is plugged in. Does it get warm? Can you feel any vibrations from it? It should spin even if your cpu is dead but MoBo is alive.
Actually it boots, just that you don't see it. Try using another monitor - even a tv will do: disconnect the present monitor, connect the new one and reboot. If you get an image then the monitor is dead, replace it. If you don't then the onboard video card id dead, get a new one and try again. If even now it.s dead then you need a new motherboard.
power unit PSU dead is there a fan motion ? beware of PSU that sleep in the night ... mine did it and destroyed the syste, also the auto safety may have dumped out and it will not resume unless the system is repaired, could be power or maybe an internal chip Memory short, processor dead, fan stopped inside ... never run without it there may be a loose connection stopped fan . Mike
No fans , No lights, No sound? Unplug computer and plug something else into outlet to see if the outlet works. If it does the look where the electric cord plugs into the computer , There is a switch . Make sure the switch says 1, not 0. If that doesn't help either have the power supply checked or substitute another one to see if that may be the problem.
Does anything happen when you turn it on? First thing to try is unplugging the notebook and then removing the battery. Then, replace the battery, plug in the notebook and try to power it on. If nothing happens still, try removing the battery and then plugging it in and try to power on the notebook with no battery in it.
If it won't go past the splash screen, and you have replaced the CPU, I agree that it is probably the motherboard.
One other test you can do is, remove the memory chips, and any cards that are plugged it, and see if it beeps on start up.
If it does, count the beeps. If it doesn't it is the motherboard.
If you get beeps, plug the memory back in, and try again. Listen for beeps. Let us know what you find.
And I don't know if Compaq's do this (Dells do) when you turn it on, do the fans spin up normally? Or does it sound like a small jet? Speaking of which, do you see the fans spin up at all?