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HP Compaq D530CMT twont boot.

The computer is plugged in properly but all the computer does is beep and a red light. The computer beeps and thats all.

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It sounds like you have a hardware issue. if they beeps are repeating the same sequence, it is called a beep code and it is telling you what is wrong.

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Those beeps are telling you what is wrong. Most times it's the memory or video card.

When you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the power cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the laptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoever when you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you was operating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cord is bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the power cord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the battery out) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can put the battery back in and let it charge.


Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs into the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.


Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.

Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, Remove the cover that houses the memory on the bottom of the laptop then remove one of the memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.


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This is a warning that some piece of hardware is not working. You may want to check fans making sure that they are functioning to keep your devices cooled down. If these stop working you may have burned out the CPU chip. Most likely it is a memory stick or a mouse or keyboard that may not be connected properly make sure that everything is connected and in their right ports. What I do to find this out what it is I isolate devices to see if the beeping with stop or it will start the BIOS. I start with the mouse then keyboard then anything that is plugged in externally I unplug one at a time powering up each time I undo a device if the beeping stops then that is the problem device. You can also go in the computer case and undo the hard drive and one stick of memory one by one. If it continues and you have illuminated just about everything then it may be the system board itself.

More than likely it is a memory chip you know it is not the power supply because it starts up. If you do not want to do this process of illumination most folks do not. I suggest you take it in and let the people who can best fix this do the job. They can determine the issue rather quickly by reading the codes on the BIOS flash page when the computer first starts up try and see what it is saying when it comes on if you get the BIOS at least to flash information for you. The machine will say keyboard not installed or no hard drive found. Also you can go back by removing any devices that you just replaced or added this could also be the cause.

Last ditch effort unplug the computer from the power outlet push in the power button hold for about 2-3 seconds you will see a flash. Now plug the computer back in the power outlet then restart the computer this sets your computer back to default settings and loads devices again. Often times this can resolve problems more than likely with beeping it will be a hardware issue. I hope that this shed some light on the issue for you, thanks for using FixYa! John

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    Turn on your PC and listen for a beep. Your computer runs a diagnostic upon startup called "post." Post checks for the basic requirements for your system. This includes RAM, processor and video functions. If those three basic elements are working properly, you will hear one beep from your computer's speaker and you can be assured your processor still works.

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    If you hear multiple beeps, count the number of beeps you hear as this will help you determine if your processor is functioning properly. If you are running Phoenix BIOS, make sure you count and write down the beep sequence.

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    Consult your motherboard's BIOS instruction manual; there will be a section on the "post" startup. Five beeps means a processor error for most standard AMI BIOS systems. The number of beeps you here will tell you the problem your computer is experiencing that is preventing it from booting up. Once you know how many beeps to look for, you can safely determine if your CPU is still functioning properly.


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