Question about Compaq Presario Notebook
Sometimes when I turn on my laptop, the fan sounds like it's starting, and the caps lock is stuck on (not flashing like most other posts when I tried to search for this), then nothing else happens, just a black screen, while it sounds like it's working... and then I have to reset with the whole battery out, power button 30 sec. thing... I was just wondering if it means anything, because it is happening more often recently, and only started happening in the last 6 months...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Could be a bad mother board or a hard drive..see if you can connect the hard drive with a USB on another machine and run a test on it...
Posted on May 28, 2009
Have you tried attaching an external monitor when the LCD screen is disconnected from the motherboard? this connector is located under the keyboard strip – a piece of plastic just above the keyboard.
If it works, this way, then the video cable isn’t seated properly in the connector on the back of the screen. Plugging the video cable back in should fix the problem.
I don’t know how comfortable you are with taking apart laptops but I think that this information could be useful for you.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
my laptop presario cq40's monitor is not displaying anything. but caps lock key and scroll lock is blinking automatically
Posted on Nov 09, 2010
SOURCE: my compaq 615 does not
What you are seeing is a "blink code". Similar to something like a digital SOS message, your laptop is built to flash certain LED lights a specific number times to indicate a hardware problem.
According to Compaq's table of blink codes, the Caps Lock LED light blinking five times consecutively means you have a system board failure. If your laptop is still under warranty, I would contact the company immediately and have it shipped out to be serviced. Otherwise, you will need to either pay Compaq or another third-party repair shop to fix or, more likely, replace the system board.
Posted on Mar 01, 2011
You could try this
switch on power and press either the f5 or f8 key
if this works try to go down to use the last good known configuration
itf that dont fix it
try again to power up and press either the f5 or f8 key
and try to repair
if not try to start up in safe mode and do a system restore back to when it was ok
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
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