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The Compaq CQ-139WM all of sudden powered off. won't be turned on. only the external power light flash when pushing the start button to turn it on. nothing else going on.

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  • jcli0002 Dec 12, 2008

    the only light is flashing when pushing the start button is a lighting symbom light indicator..there is no harddrive movements or anything else.. cann't get into anything , screen is no response.

    i bought it one month ago..do u think it might be the CMOS battery problem.


  • jcli0002 Dec 12, 2008

    I didn't install new software. and was reading news on line. it just shut off ..like lost the power type of shut off..really fast no windows shut off pages

  • jcli0002 Dec 12, 2008

    no luck, i cann't enter into the BIOS.

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    Anirban Paul May 11, 2010

    Please send me the details.

  • George Bill
    George Bill May 11, 2010

    It sounds like a motherboard problem. Did you install anything new? If you can get into the Bios, it can be fixed, but if you cannot boot at all the likellyhood is that you either blew the processor or the motherboard. Also were you gaming when it happened?

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That's all you can do right now. I have had similar actions occur, but you need to try that before anything else, also if you are comprtable taking the side off of the case, you will be able to "clear" the cmos, by removing the jumper the pop out the battery, wait a few minutes put the battery in and the jumper on. Try to start it, if it won't start then we need to go thru the process of elimination. Does that motherboard have a dual bios, or a check system light on the board, some beep some blink, etc. This is on the board itself not the outside on the case. Let me know and we can at least have a starting point to figure out which component is the culprit.

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First try to get into the bios by pressing DEL when u start the window. So that you can get into the bios.

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  • Anirban Paul
    Anirban Paul Dec 12, 2008

    Hi, are you able to enter into the BIOS?

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