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Compaq nx5000 - battery light glows yellow after a second or two

Sometinmes, after period of no use. Fires up, mostly the disk whirls for a second after on/off button pressed and green lights flicker - then yellow light only as disks stop turning. BOught a replacement battery - same thing.
Techo wants to replace motherboard at cost of new laptop :-(

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HP/Compaq NX5000 - USB ports register "power surge" problem with 1 flash drive, does not register other USB devices

This is one of about 4 thhings that can cause this problem.
The bios could be glitching out on you.
One of your usb ports has cracked or broken solder causing an arcing condition(most likely cause).
Usb driver corruption.
First try the BIOS fix, see if that works.
Unplug the laptop, and take out battery.
With no power to pc, hold power buttom in for approxamitely 30 seconds.
Release power button, replace battery, and plug laptop back in.
Try to reboot and see if it now works properly.
If not, then unless you are willing to take the laptop apart, then you will need to take it to an authorized HP/Compaq service center and have them re-solder your usb jacks in place.

Like I said, this is the most likely problem, as usb jacks, like power jacks, are notorious for breaking solder connections due to the movement of the socket with whatever is being plugged into it.
For ubd drivers, insert your system resource disk, and re-install your usb drivers.
If you don't have a disk, you can go to the HP/Compaq website and manually fdownload the drivers as well.

Jan 20, 2011 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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Compaq nx5000 PC Notebook: my compaq nx5000 is notpowering up when i power it...

First check to ensure the battery is properly seated. If it's in good, then this is probably a power supply issue or a problem with the motherboard.

May 06, 2010 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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Compaq nx5000 with new battery and new power


Try pressing the CAPS LOCK. If CAPS LOCK is responding then it is surely your inverter.

It is a known problem with the nx5000 series laptop.

The FAN switches off because Intel SpeedStep which is absolutely normal.

I faced and solved at least 6 - 7 such problems on different nx5000 laptops

If CAPS LOCK is not responding then its your motherboard.

Good Luck and Regards

Nov 25, 2009 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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I have an HP compaq nx5000 without an operating system & no recovery disks. Can I buy the operating system (XP)? HP no longer supports.

Yes you should be able to buy a WinXp Cd,, new or even used,as most service centers no longer carry WinXp.

Jan 29, 2009 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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Compaq nx5000 - will not power up. DIsk spins, green lights for a second , then powers down to only yellow light. SOmetimes - seems after long periods of no use - -powers up and runs. Have sourced new...

I just got my nx5000 up and running again. The memory needed to be reseated in the socket (got this tip of the HP site) All I did was open it up and reseat the ram - just took it out and put it back in again. Problem solved. I also took the opportunity to vacuum a little bit of dust out, but I don't think this was anything to do with the problem.

Get a copy of the service manual (Just google "hp service manual nx5000") it has easy instructions at how to get to the memory - it is just under the keyboard.

Hope this helps!

Dec 10, 2008 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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Both USB ports suddenly don't work on my Campaq nx5000 notebook. I get power from both because the light under the mouse lights up. Any ideas what could be wrong? Thanks.

try to check the device manager.

by right clicking my computer, then hardware tab, device manager.

on the device manager check for the usb drivers if they are installed properly, if there is a problem you will see a yellow exclamation point on the usb.

try also to check for the updated drivers for the usb controllers on your laptop.

Sep 05, 2008 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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My nx5000 shows non-system disk error

floppy inside the machine or a non bootable device try removing all disks and usb connectors

Apr 19, 2008 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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HP Compaq nx5000 PC Notebook Problem

go to and get the required driver after selecting your model.

Apr 18, 2008 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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Compaq nx5000 startup trouble

Atleast you need a dummy battery on it,put the battery on it and check , one more way is remove the ram and fix

Mar 13, 2008 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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Power problem

The CPU might be overheating because its lose, try to fix it well also check all the other devices if they are firmly fixed.

Mar 06, 2008 | HP Compaq nx5000 Notebook

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