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Compaq c500 blank screen, can heard hard drive running

When i press the power button, the fan spins ( then i think it stops), i can hear something happening like the hard drive spinning, and when i put a disk in i can hear it spinning, but the screen just stays completely blank and the power button light continuously flashes really quickly.the laptop is a compaq c500, and it belongs to a colleague who is polish and i said i would try and find out what could be wrong.

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  • Lynsey2009 Mar 11, 2009

    thanks for your reply, are there any specific connectors that should be tightened? also, i forgot to mention, i tried it on an external monitor but nothing came up on that either

  • Lynsey2009 Mar 11, 2009

    ok, does this include connections on the motherboard? thanks for your help by the way

  • Lynsey2009 Mar 11, 2009

    I have been running it off the battery as i thought the battery was charged as the hard drive is running, ao i have only just realised that he has only given me half the power cable!i will have to get the other half from him tomorrow then give it a try. thanks! :)

  • Lynsey2009 Mar 11, 2009

    Its ok, i found the problem! i removed the cmos battery for about 5 mins, put it back in, and it worked! yay!

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You should replace the power supply, and clan out dust, and tighten connectors

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  • Andrew Perrong Mar 11, 2009

    OK. Then it's definitly a power problem with the computer. You should tighten ALL connections by pushing together FIRMLY. If this doesn't work you'll need to replace the power supply.

  • Andrew Perrong Mar 11, 2009

    No, only the cables. Make sure you have discharged static by touching a Metal Chair

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REPLACE THE BATTERY

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You should replace the power supply, and clan out dust, and tighten connectors

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