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Compaq V2710us shuts down randomly with a loud click

Compaq V2710us shuts down randomly with a loud "click" OR screen goes blank and PC cannot be revived w/o holding down the power button til shuts down and then re-booted.

Not consistent in lenght of time between start and failure.

I have cleaned heatsink/fan [there was dust/dirt] replaced heat sink and used heat sink compound [silicon/zink oxide Radio Shack brand...any better to use?] [according to another post, I may have used too much...will try lesser amount].

Also replaced mother board.

HP/Compaq is recommending BIOS upgrade and then HDD check...but unit doesn't stay up long enough to do. "BIOS upgrade interuptus" doesn't sound like a good idea!


Thanx,

Ray

Still shuts down.

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  • rhemsher Jun 30, 2009

    Hello,



    Thanx for the lead on this problem.



    I checked with my daughter (it's her baby!) and there was a recent addition of RAM! I will get the original RAM that came with the laptop and try that.



    However, there are soooo many reports of the same failure on this machine, I believe there is another hardware problem...just can't put my finger on it!



    Regarding scanning for trojans and viruses...do you have any recommendation on what package I might use?





    Thanx,



    Ray

  • Robert Nyilas
    Robert Nyilas May 11, 2010

    verify memory modules, and also be sure that your computer hasn't trojans or viruses

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Loud click sounds like either a short or overload, causing ground default. recheck inside for any loose connections anything grounding out the motherboard.

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