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Compaq Presario V6000AU has problems powering up

Ive had this laptop approx 15 months and just recently it has problems powering up. Have contacted HP and used all the remedy's for software problems and they all believe it is hardware. When the power button is pressed the laptop starts powering up and then stalls and shuts down again (this is before any logos etc come onto the screen) then resumes power up and this cycle can carry on between 15 mins to 1 hour before it finally gets past this stage and Windows boots up. While the computer is running there are no problems whatsoever, just during start up. It would be most appreciated if anyone could give me advice on what parts may need replacing.

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  • sdyoung Dec 23, 2007

    The computer locked up and shut down and I tried to start it back up and now I cant even get it to boot back up. Im freaking out because it is my brother n laws computer. What can I do to fix it?



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The problem here is the BIOS - have currently got the same laptop, and same problem. What I do at the moment to keep the time of stalling down is by downloading WinFlash from the HP website and Flashing the BIOS. This somewhat helps, until you get the laptop fixed.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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CPU or RAM may have took a dump.. Older Compaq 2100 and the ZE4K twins had a similar issue and it could be a BGA issue on one of the chipsets also.

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I suspect viruses try formating the hard drive and see how it behaves - or take it to a technician to format it for you.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

  • hughie89 Nov 27, 2010

    I thoughI I have always a virus in my HP Compaq V6000AU Home Premium Vista(Updated to Win7 because I thought it will sold my problem) but by reading your comments I realized am not the only having problems. Yes it has problem powering up. Mine is 3 years old Laptop and the problem started just about 6 months ago. So annoying. It will start and work again like nothing happened after maybe 15mins. Before I thought it's because my Laptop sometimes is getting hot. That's why it shutdown. Then happened after I come home from work and my Laptop is cold. It start but keep turning it off and start again. I wait always up to 15mins and then work again. I scan for Viruses but none...I look for solution but none. I guess this how they make the product after few years. I had HP Presario Windows XP and I never had problem like this. It's already 7 yrs old Laptop but still run like brandnew. I wish HP explained to us why this is happening.


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