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Startup I bought a notebook at a sale brought it home turned it on the compaq screen came up said to click F1 i did then another message came up said to click F10 there was an update ready so I did and the sceen went blank now it will not come back on at the top of the key board there is a number 1 the letter A and a down arrow all with a little light above them which are all lit up but nothing else what do I do to make the notebook work

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Re: startup

I think maybe somebody has tried to update the bios and failed to do so more than likely rendering the laptop useless, you can try locating the cmos battery, remove it and replace and try again, but i don't hold much hope, sorry!

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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