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Compaq Presario CQ 20 start up problem

My Compaq Presario CQ 20 wont start - there's no start up screen at all - simply blank (black) ...
whenever i pressed the start up button, i can hear the sound of the engine running, trying to start up.
but after a short while, it'll die off, as if the engine dont have enough power to start up.
i suspect it's a hardware malfunctioning problem.
if it's so - may i know what should i do?

thank you very much for your consideration and help - i really appreciate it very much!

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  • jkohg Apr 06, 2009

    yes i have the same problem too,with my compaq presario780tu.when pressing the start up button,you can hear the sound engine is running. but the screen still blank.but if i try to press it long.and start pressing the button again,sometimes its start,sometimes doesnt.

  • David Cates May 11, 2010

    Have you had this problem with both battery and ac power?

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It may be ram problem.remove your ram memory and clean it and restore back.

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