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Note book won't start

I have a Laptop almost a year and a half, no problem at all. Never mover from where it stands, Has a fanboard, so I think nothing could go wrong, untill one day it won't start. The lights go on, and then everything shuts down, ans so on.
I read in the compaq page that it could be the motherboard. Just like that??????
Could it be the board, and why so sudden, bad product???
Is it worth to fix it?? new board???

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  • julzrulz Jan 31, 2009

    Hi, My Presario 730us has the same problem. It seemed liked overheating. It would shut down after a few minutes. Now it won't start at all and when I plug it in there's an electrical smell. I've taken it apart and cleaned around the fan, which was dusty. Is there anything else that I can do, or do you think something has burned up, and if so, what and what can I do? Thanks for your help!:)

  • joegly Mar 26, 2009

    best buy said its the motherboard, they said it would cost $824.00. I only paid $529.00 for it, (Compaq Presario F730). It broke 2 months after the warranty was up, lucky I paid with American Express, they double the manufacturers warranty up to one year. I contacted them, they had me submit the work order and refunded my original $529.00. I bought a Toshiba Satillite. My son has a Toshiba for three years now with no problems at all.


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Yes it does sound like it could be the motherboard. For the cost of computers today it is probably more worth it to buy a new system. The reason it went bad "just like that" is that electrical components get worn out just like mechanical components. If you can imagine a stream running down a hill, over time the water picks up the sand and moves it downhill. Well in the chips you have an electrical current. Kinda like water. And the chips are like the sand. After time they get worn down and they have nothing left to "think" with. This is a VERY simple explanation to your problem and probably longer than what you had anticipated, but i want you to understand it may not necessarily be anything you did but parts do go bad.
Before buying a new system or repairing your current one you can try to clean out the computer by blowing out the heat sinks and such but cannot promise this will fix anything.

Although it is not for your specific model this definately gives you an idea about what i am talking about.

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    Dan rogers Jan 29, 2009

    might i ask why you gave me such a poor answer? Is there something i did not answer for you? These ratings are the only compensation we get for helping people here at fixya. Ratings like this make our overall ratings go down which makes us seem less trustworthy. If you are going to post a question like this i'm not sure what kind of answer you are expecting. You are not asking for a way to fix it, you are asking if it is worth it.


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