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Compaq Presario 5000 Laptop

When I turn it on, it beeps a few time & the power light stay on but nothing else happens. F10 bios attempts does nothing. Should I replace the HD?

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Before you get too excited with buying a hard drive
Go Take a look at what the beep code means
And possibly it is as simple as reseating ram or something
Hope this helps you

Posted on Dec 02, 2007



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Actually beep sound indicates hardware error or BIOS error.
Don't press F10 while starting.
Let your laptop to start wait for 10min....
If it will not starts..........
Press F1(BIOS Settings for some pc F2 is Bois Setting)

If it will load BIOS.......... then your BIOS is OK

Then you need to change hard disk...

If not you need to change BIOS hardware(IF you i will tell you the way restore BIOS but it's very difficult task.It needs a trained person.)

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my old PC CQ60-220us, thanks for full number !!!
what os? VISTA?
those are called flash codes and have meaning!
the screen never once shows TEXT or HP /Compaq logos. right?
nothing to me means just the the TEXT IS GONE
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carbon14 dated by me at 2008, ? (MY HP has F1 info page shows day made, a BIOS page F1) The year mATTERS.

steps below. for dead pc. means screen dead, and BIOS keys dead.
  1. take the battery main out, they short, remove it ;after all you can run like that for ever on the line pack, a fact. so do so now.
  2. does it power on, seems yes, does it stay on? (heard and seen)
  3. does the fan blow< spin and not packed solid in lint?
  4. use flash light pointed at screen , turn PC on the use the flashlight see data now? yes, bad black lamps CCFL, ask
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  • also the GPU chips in 2008 were bad, defective, solder ball failures. making the screen dead or very odd.
here is a black screen page.

HP is the best maker of PC.s (not custom made as I do)
but has best docs.
but they do have 1 weakness, BIOS docs and Beep/blink codes
horrible support there, due to changing the rules 20 times. or more.
HP also modified the BIOS to their needs, making generic lookups
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try to start the computer and right after that press the delete key several times as it try's see if u can get into the system bios if so change everything to a default level make sure you pres the f10 to save all info and try to reboot if this doesnot work please let me know good luck

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