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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 battery - but problem persists whether on batt or mains supply Ideas please. Do not want to replace motherboard as has been advised unles...

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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    i have two laptops with the same problem??

  • fatihsevinc Jan 02, 2009

    Same problem about hp compaq nx5000. Notebook does not start. When pressing the power on button, its run 2-3 seconds. And than shut down itself. I bought a new battery. But i didnt solve this problem. Please help us ?? Note: also my ac adapter is working well. i tested...

  • farnsworth Jan 17, 2009

    Same problem - happens on battery or mains. Have rescued the data off the disk using a USB enclosure but am now without a laptop.

  • sherzy Jan 19, 2009

    I have had this problem on 2 NX5000's and 1 NC6000, and reading up on the internet, it seems to be a common fault on these models, and seems to lie with a track/dry joint on one of the IC's on the left-hand side of the motherboard. I found that if you press down firmly on the left-hand side of the keyboard, it will boot a few more times, but it will eventually give-up completely. The only way I've found is to replace the motherboard.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I had the same problem on my NX5000. Resoldering the connections on the Maxim chip solved it. Although it could have also been solved by completely disassembling the machine and putting it back together. In any case, my machine is back up has been working for a couple of days now.

  • santabanta7 Mar 31, 2009

    same as above wid my lappy..can any body tell how 2 resolve that prob ?

  • Ben L Apr 04, 2009

    mine does the same thing. Dont think it's motherboard. More likely hard drive or memory. I havent fixed mine, just bought a new laptop. Hope this helps

  • Steven Dolan Apr 29, 2009

    Same problem I know it is the motherboard. For all of you who cannot fix this then there is another way to get your nx5000 to work. Remove the screws for the button panel and keyboard then disconnect your display. If you now connect an external display you can use your pc again.

  • a fucking guest Jun 08, 2013

    i HAD the same problem . remove the battery and the ac power cable and hold the power button for 30 seconds . then reconnect the ac cable and turn on the laptop . now it should work . if it does not try again . (took me 2 times)

  • a fucking guest Jun 08, 2013

    typing this for the 7th ******* time .. ... remove the battery and disconnect the ac power cable . now hold the power button for 30 seconds and reconnect the ac cable . now turn on your laptop . now it should work . (took me 2 times becouse i turned it off to put the battery back in ,second time i put it in while it was on)

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Ok now typing this for the 8th time . what's wrong with this site ..
firt remove the battery and the ac power cable .. now hold the power button for 30 seconds . reconnect the power cable and you should be able to turn it back on .. i had to do i twice on my laptop becouse it turned it back off by holding the power button while it was starting up so i could put the battery back in .
anyway if it does not work the first time then just try it again
this is the first thing you should try and especialy if you don't know what your doing

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Firstly disconnect the cable for screen from *********** board and connect your pc to an external monitor/ LCD and start your computer. If the computer now works then your computer screen cable has a faulty connection to its invertor card in the screen. Check the cable contact is loosen.
I had my compaq 5000 fixed by this processedure. Good luck

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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!

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • farnsworth Jan 28, 2009

    Ok... the memory thing worked temporarily, the true cause is as sherzy found - broken/dry joints around one of the components. The offending chip is on the bottom of the main board and is labelled maxim 1987. There is a long discussion of this at the HP Business Support Forum called nc6000 no startup.

    This may take a little bit of expert help to fix, but if you know the right people or are handy with the soldering iron (or hot air) it is well worth it. The work is fairly delicate - mine was done under a microscope with a very fine tipped soldering iron. After resoldering all the joints on the maxim 1987 chip my nx5000 is back up and running again and so far no more problems.

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