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Compaq Armada 7400 Not Starting up

The computer worked OK until recently, but now when switching on, after a brief flash of the hard drive and multibay lights all that happens is the battery light flashes nine times and then stops. This can be repeated ad infinitum with no result

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Re: Compaq Armada 7400 Not Starting up

If you can't get to the bios, most likely you problem is system board.

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Re: Compaq Armada 7400 Not Starting up

Hello, Did you removed your Hdd, test run again to see if there a diplay. if there a display something wrong on your HDD

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Re: Compaq Armada 7400 Not Starting up

Hi, Try a couple of things. Boot without the battery first. (just using ac adapter) Have you made any recent changes, like adding memory, etc? If so, take out whatever you installed last. Good luck.

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External HD device driver for Compaq Armada E500

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Compaq Armada 7400 AC Adaptor Pins

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