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Dont Work When I turn on the computer the only thing that happens is the screen just goes to the Compaq screen!

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If you have a Windows installation Cd that came with your computer try reinstalling windows.

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The problem you describe can be caused by two different things. The two are not related to each other in any way.

The first, which is more common on desktop computers than laptop computers, is a thermal problem. The video chipset is overheating and causing a shutdown of the video. It is possible that this overheating is actually the cpu, but I don't think so, based on your description.

The second is the video power inverter chip. The power needed to keep the lcd screen lit up on a laptop is considerably more than what is needed to run the laptop itself. For this reason, a small power inverter chip is installed on laptops. It is usually found under the plastic bezal that surrounds the screen, and usually on the bottom. When this chip goes bad, the symptoms are as you have described.

Here's a couple things you can do before seeing a technician or teaching yourself to take apart your laptop. Plug in a different monitor; an external monitor and restart your computer. You should have a function option that will let you see two monitors at once. (that's the fn key, usually in the lower left of your keyboard). With two monitors showing exactly the same pictures, see if you can recreate your symptom.

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Sounds like the monitor is going bad. I had this happen too and had to replace the monitor and it's been great since! If you can work fine, it's not the computer itself, it's the monitor.

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