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M2000 laptop Connection of jack for battery supply into the computer gets fried. 3rd battery in 2 years. Computer at that location gets very hot. Company looked at it before warranty was over but problem is still the same.

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Compaq presario m2000 will not power on

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If you are trying to say

"I"ve had to replace my battery 3 times in two years, the battery compartment gets very very hot, and the techs couldn't figure out why"

I might be able to help. It's always helpful if you use whole and complete sentences and tell us, with all the specifics possible, what the problem might be.


You might try a hardware solution to cool your computer, one that won't entail opening it, that will work while your getting or act together to actually find and affect a fix.

Is anyone aware that HP had a battery recall? Apparently the batteries were over-heating and causing problems.

Legal action, Re: over-heating batteries, seems to be in the works here:

You aren't the only person with this problem:

THis is a piece of software you might download, it's called "SpeedFan"

Maybe I can answer your question or give you ideas of other problems that may be causing your problem.

The Compaq 2000 series are known as "bottom breathers" because that's where the fan is. Heat is the enemy of any laptop, of computers, period. For a bottom breather this poses an even greater problem.

I noticed a small componant in a friend's shop. The componant was a small bank of 3 fans, in a laptop size, 1/4 inch plate. The fans blow up underneath the the laptop, to reduce radient heat from the resistance of the current moving through the computer, and to help cool the electrical parts of the computer. The fan under the laptop gets more, and cooler air.

I bought it because the mouse padand the working surface my M2000 get to be about 105 degrees - right at the edge of comfort to the touch.

Since I started using the external fans, I would say that the temperature has come down 10 degrees on the surface of the working surface of the computer and the mousepad.

That might solve your heat problem, which may be causing your battery problem.

I've also been looking into over-heating problems with Compaq models. It seems that several Compaq computer models have over heating problems. These are some fixes that people have tried, with more or less success. Some are very low tech.

=> Add a desk fan to increase over all ambient air circulation.
=> Clean the vent on your computer
=> Suspend laptop over desktop with books on each end, so that there is an air-pace under computer.
=> Build some sort of wood or plastic lift to keep your laptop suspended over your desk and allow airspace and, if you are electronically inclined you can build a fan into the platform.

(Actually, if you build it especially for your computer, you can add seveal fans and vent the unit directly to the laptop fan. Have it plug it into the wall socket and use it at home.

(I bought one from the computer store, premade, 3 fan, but it's generic and doesn't ram air directly into the fan. It just creates dditional airflow to evaporate the heat. It plugs into the USB port on the computer.)

Excess heating problems

1) The heat-sink isn't seated properly, or is loose.
Reseat heatsink, tighten, adding thermal grease and thermal pad(s)

2) Fan is burned out, burning out, or is just not up to par.
Add, or replace existing fan(s) and/or thermal pads on the CPU.

3 ) Use thermal grease between the pad and the CPU and/or fill in gaps between thermal pad,

4) In some Compaqs if the RAM memory chip(s) go bad,
Test by using RAM chips that can be verified as "good" and if need be, install new RAM chips.

4) Sometimes the RAM socket goes bad.
Test them with RAM that can be verified as "Good" and see if your bios and computer notice. Replacing the docking port for RAM might be a job for the shop.

This is a good fix, and I'll probably employ it soon:

tyler said on July 1, 2007 06:58 PM:
My v2000 has been doing the same exact thing. the problem is actually overheating. For some odd reason HP decides to put a thin piece of aluminum foil that seperates the processor from the thermal paste. All I did was remove my HD and battery. then unscrewed every screw and removed the bottom plate. I then took the screws out of the coolant system and removed it to reveal the processorand GPU. at the bottom of the coolant system was a piece of aluminum which I removed. Cleaned out any lint or dust build-up near the CPU/GPU, Then took off the thermal paste from the bottom of the cooling system and spread it evenly directly on the processor heat concentrator. I Put the cooling system back on correctly (must be as tight as you can possibly make it) and screwed the bottom plate back on/ put HD and battery in. Sounds complicated but it really isnt. Also, my CPU temperature is at an all time low of 35-37 degrees (C) browsing the internet. Im not sure if this Voids warranty, but this fix has done wonders and I dont get anymore random shutdowns. I hope this helps some people.

OR this could be the problem if you've recently changed your operating system

Re: Overheating issues with Compaq Presario 2765
Hmm... you recently installed WinXP... did you install the AMD processor driver afterwards? If not, CPU power management isn't enabled. Your notebook still shouldn't crash but if there is a heat problem, enabling power management will help. You'll also need to set your Power Scheme to Portable/Laptop.

1.69GHz (we'll call it 1.7GHz) isn't right, that generation of Turions is 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, etc. in 200Mhz increments. See what CPU-Z says your speed is, before and after you install the processor driver if that driver isn't installed already. (

This is a great URL for cooling issues.

Guide to Cooling Down Your Notebook Computer

AND if you're running XP, read THIS URL.

I took this next comment from:

Check when you first power the computer on whether the fan spins, even if only for a second then cuts out once the Windows logo shows on screen. If so there could be a problem with the windows acpi system. I found that by uninstalling the following :

ACPI Thermal Zone
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System

from system devices in device manager then restarting the computer I was able to get the fan operating within windows again. BEWARE before performing this as you will need to reinstall drivers for your modem and video controller after performing this which you probably wont have as compaq doesnt ship the drivers with the notebook and you wont be able to get to the net without modem drivers if you use dial-up.

God I love Google.

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this means your computer is candidate for PRODUCT SAFETY CAPTURE. US gov requires all manufacturers to capture a product for safety reasons. call compaq and tell them that warranty is out, but computer has safety issues. its too hot to touch or had smoke come out of it. they should be able to give you a new computer. hehehehe! :)

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2) Let's look at the DC Power Jack, for the Compaq Presario M2000 series of Notebook PC's,

The DC Power Jack is mounted to a removable circuit board.
Enlarging the view of the jack, shows us there is an Inductor.

The small 'can' standing up on the power board. This chipset could have gone south. (Bad)

How to know? Replace it, or dig out your dual trace oscilloscope. See if the Inductor works.

Could also just be cracked solder joints, of the DC Power Jack, TO that small circuit board. Solution would be to resolder it/them.

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Then the problem would be the Inductor on that power board, or power correcting chipset.

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Service Manual, (Free), for Compaq Presario M2000 series of Notebook PC's,
(Remember, follow Anti-Static Precautions. USE an ESD wrist strap, and connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source),

Drop down to the line that begins with - Compaq Presario 1100.
(1100 in blue)
Scroll over, click on M2000. (In blue)

(Ignore if you are aware of the following;
PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
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Wont turn on, power supply is working,then on the inside of cover ther is a small board and it plugs into another plug on the mother board. have voltage to that point.

Problem : M2000 Not turning on
It seems that your computer is turing on but there is no display
You can check by opening the back and remove both the RAM's
and Turn on the Laptop - if there is a Beep or with some display then there might be a RAM Issue
The following Videos may help you with it
check out this repair Video 2
check out the repair video 1

There might be a connection issue check with some engineer if you are not comfortable opening the laptop

hope the best --
Happy new year

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Motherboard diagram? Is this to trace where the power comes in to the motherboard?

The Compaq Presario M2000 Series Notebook PC's, use a separate Power Board. A small, rectangular circuit board, that plugs into the mainboard. (Motherboard)

This circuit board can fail. The DC Power Jack is soldered right to the Power Board.
(DC Power Jack is also referred to as DC-IN jack. The jack that your AC adapter {Charger} plug, plugs into.

You can replace this Power Board. (Diagnoses should include a continuity test, to see if the Power Board is bad, first)

There is a sensor module on the motherboard also. Senses when the battery needs charging, and differs a trickle charge to the battery, when the AC adapter is plugged in. Also senses when the laptop is just using battery power, and not the AC adapter.

Replacement is accomplished by replacing the motherboard. (Unless you have a BGA Reflow machine, proper tools, an extensive background in this area, and that sensor module chip)

If you're going to replace the motherboard know this;

1) The heading above for the problem - Compaq Presario M2000 PC Notebook, just states a series of Compaq laptops.
The Compaq Presario M2000 Series.

There are many models within the M2000 Series. The exact model number is on the bottom of the laptop, in a white Service Tag.

The M2000 Series has different processors offered. The processors are of the Intel line, and processors supported are Intel Pentium M, and Intel Celeron M.

Intel Pentium M:
1) Pentium M 715A (1.5GHz)
2) Pentium M 715 (1.5GHz)
3) Pentium M 725 (1.6GHz)
4) Pentium M 735 (1.7GHz)
5) Pentium M 745 (1.8GHz)
All of the above processors have a 400MHz FSB.

Intel Celeron M:
1) Celeron M 320 (1.3GHz)
2) Celeron M 350 (1.3GHz)
3) Celeron M 360 (1.4GHz)
4) Celeron M 370 (1.5GHz)
5) Celeron M380 (1.6GHz)

All of the above processors have a 400MHz FSB.
All of the above Pentium M, and Celeron M processors, use the Socket 479 processor socket.

[You can type - List of Pentium M microprocessors - in the search bar to the left of the page, also]

There are also different motherboard chipsets used.
(Northbridge/Southbridge chipset)

1) Intel 82852
2) Intel 82855
The 852GM is used for Celeron M processors
The 855GM is used for Pentium M processors.

Also look for the HP ID number on the motherboard.
Some examples are 373522-001, 431092-001, 381062-001.
(Plus DA0CT2MB6B1 Rev: B, DA0CT1MB613 REV:1, and DA0CT1MB6H5 REV:H)

You need the Correct motherboard.

The Northbridge chip is located under the processor, in a heatsink that is mounted diagonally, to the processor.
If memory serves, the Southbridge chip is to the right of the Northbridge chip.
[Processor at the top, Northbridge chip below it, Southbridge chip to the right)

That's the closest I can get you to a motherboard diagram. If the laptop was operational, you could download, (Free), CPU-Z, and see what exact hardware is installed.

What you may be needing is a Flow Chart. This way you can do a diagnoses step by step, to find the problem.

Check with Foner Books,

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Go to the 7th file down.
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Left-click right on the file name.
You may not see anything happening after you click on the file name, for up to 30 seconds. It is downloading in the background.

Advise let the file download all the way, before looking through it. You may break the download connection, if you don't.

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.

To save this file to your computer, left-click on the Floppy Disk icon, in the top header of the file.
This is the second icon from the left side.

If you hover your mouse cursor over the Floppy Disk icon, it will briefly reveal -
'Click to save this file to your computer or another location'

After you click on the Floppy Disk icon a small window will come up.
Save a copy...

At he bottom in the File name box, is the name of the file. Write it down.
Go to the bottom right of the window, and left-click on

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Your body carries Static electricity. Static will fry out computer components.
The ESD wrist s-trap relieves your body of Static.

Your problem may be a Power On switch, or the Power Board, or something simple to replace. It would be a shame to fry out the laptop, by not wearing an antistatic device.

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