Question about PC Laptops
I think the mother board or video card is fried, my model # is c2210 series. How do i go about trouble shooting?
For the "no display or POST" on Compaq Armada E500, try:
NOTE: MAKE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN YOU ARE WELL GROUNDED BEFORE PROCEDING!!!!
1. Power down; Remove battery and unplug power
2. Remove keyboard
a. Unscrew (and keep in safe place!) "Keyboard" screw on bottom of notebook (there should be a tiny little keyboard embossed in the plastic near this screw)
b. Open notebook. On the very top row are four clips (between "Esc-F1; F4-F5; F8-F9 and F12-Delete). Move these clips toward the front of the keyboard and then lift the back of the keyboard to remove. Be careful of the ribbok cable! There's a "ZIF" release for the ribbon cable.
c. The memory modules will now be visible. Unclip the memory modules one at a time and fully remove then reseat them in their sockets. Be gentle! When you release the clips, they should pop up a bit for easy removal. Reseating is the opposite of removal.
Reverse procedures to reassemble.
Now, with the battery still not installed, attach the power supply and try turning the computer on. Does it power up? If so, power down. Replace the battery and attempt booting again. Does it power up? Good, you're finished.
If the computer's "Power on" LED does not light when the battery is detached and you attempt to power on with the power adapter plugged in, it's likely a bad power adapter. If it powers up with the power adapter plugged in but not with the battery attached, it's either a dead or bad battery... or a bad battery charging circuit, a more difficult-to-diagnose/deal with issue.
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