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Compaq Presario CQ50-139WM will not boot.

This laptop was working but freezing. Not when the power button is pushed, the power light comes on for about 10 seconds and then computer shuts down. Was running Windows Vista. If nothing else, need to pull a ton of important files off the HD. ANY help is most appreciated!

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  • brasscorpinc Oct 02, 2009

    A great tip, I learned something, but it did not fix the problem. Now though when I hit the power button, the power light is on the wireless light next to it is orange but there is no activity from the CPU or HD. Blank screen as well.

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First thing i would try is to unplug the powercord from the surge proetctor and from the computer. turn the computer over and take out the battery.

with the battery out, press on the power button for 30 seconds.

now put the battery back in and plug in the computer and try booting it.

sometimes static electricity builds up inside the computer and this will dissipate it.

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I have the exact same machine with the same problem. Time for a new mother board. Never by CompaQ / HP.

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