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The video card in your Motherboard seems to be having some problems...
Either go to a guy who can repair your motherboard or buy a new motherboard for your laptop..

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I replaced a video card... now the computer won't start at all

did you move any power or data leads around
is the video card a new one that is compatible with your motherboard

check all power and data leads that attach from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections even a loose fan lead connection can cause you problems
if its a 40 pin flat ribbon ide it will be suspect

also check the video card socket for dust and for compatabilty

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Presario2580us pwers up and fan run but (1) battery wont charge (2) harddrive wont work are these two issues related? if so will removal of battery allow harddrive to run. if so how do i remove...

These two problems could be related in the way that a power surge could have fried the hard drive and the battery. However that is not very likely. Even if that were the case you still have the same problem. A battery that won't charge, and a Hard drive that won't work.

Here is an included link to the service manual for your 2500 series Compaq presario.

in the manual just check on the removal section, then the sub-section for the battery, and hard drive removal.

I was able to find your battery on-line for $40.
I found several Hard drives online that would fit your laptop. The range was between 40-75$, depending on how much space on your HDD you desire. What you had in your laptop to star with was only 40 gigabytes, or GB. an 80 GB drive would cost you only about 40, while a 250GB would run closer to $75.

Your battery is a flip of a latch, and you should be able to slide your battery out of the Left side of the computer if I am reading the diagrams correctly. Replacement would be the same, but in reverse. Gently slide battery in until flush with outside of computer, then latch shut.

Your Hard Drive is simply using a small Philips screw driver to unscrew two screws from the4 underside of the case. These screws will be about 2 1/2" apart towards the front edge of the computer's bottom. Basically the HDD sits underneath the touch-pad. The old Hard drive that you pull out of your laptop will have a bracket surrounding it, and a Hard drive connector. both the Hard drive bracket, and connector will need to transfer to the new drive in the same way that it was removed from the old drive. Be careful to face the drive up or down the proper direction in the bracket, or the drive probably won't fit. You could even take pictures of the removal, so you have reference for the re-installation.

If this were me, and I had the drive and battery I could do it in 30mt. at most. An unskilled User who took the time to do his/her home-work could do this in under an hour for sure.

Just one last note the proper order for this job would be to unplug the machine, remove the battery, hit the power button for a few seconds(to reduce the risk of electrical surge while working on the sensitive electronics), then switch the hard drive, insert battery, plug in.

I would recommend charging the battery to full the first time before even turning on the laptop, for @ least four hours. Remember the new hard drive will be blank, so you will need to install an Operating system on it. I recommend windows XP home. there should be a sticker with a key code on it on the under-side of your computer. I would hope you would have a XP disc or know someone that can get one for you.

Best of luck my friend.


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Dv9000 fan comes on-I can hear the hard drive making noises clickyclicky. all blue lights across the top are on, but it won't boot up. Is this a mother board problem?

I would say its most likely a failing hard drive, as hard drives are not supposed to make a clicking noise. When they start making the clicking noise it usually due to the read/write heads coming into contact with the actual platter where data is stored. This will destroy your data. Usually happens pretty quickly once you start hearing the clicky, clicky. Are you getting to the bios screen when you press the power button to power on? Do you hear any beeps when you power on?

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Overheating issues

Most likely the cause of the overheating is the fan its not running properly though you may hear the fan is running but its not working as it used to, also I suggest try to check where is heat coming out from if its on the Hard drive bay, Memory bay or the CPU area, try to fell also the air vent if you feel coming out from it.

You can try this steps and see if it fix your issue.

1. Follow this link to download Speedfan:
2. Open and install Speedfan.
3. Launch Speedfan (this usually takes at least a minute to start).
4. Observe the temperature readings you receive. If your temperature readings are above 60 degrees Celsius or higher, especially when the computer is idling, then your laptop is running too hot. If your laptop temperature is below 60 Celsius, then leave Speedfan running and check on it periodically to see if the laptop is heating up (whether idling or in use).

If you are sure your laptop is overheating, then there are a few stopgap measures that you can employ:
1. Place the laptop on top of a cookie sheet.
2. Place laptop on edge of table so that the air vents on the bottom of the laptop are not being blocked.
3. Use a standing fan and turn it directly on the laptop.

Ways to fix laptop from overheating:

Follow this link for pictures and text explaining the next several steps.
(The laptop model used in these pictures isn't exactly the same as yours but it should be close. Don't worry, this process isn't that difficult, and you won't have to go any farther than removing the cooling fan.)
1. Turn off laptop, unplug laptop, and remove the battery.
2. Unscrew all panels on the back of the laptop.
3. Remove RAM, Hard drive, and cooling fan by following steps 1-8 on the linked website. Skip removing the DVD drive (step 6).
4. Using compressed air, a vacuum cleaner, or an air pump, blow air into the now open compartments in the back of the laptop.
5. Blow out the dust and dirt in the cooling fan.
6. Reassemble and turn on laptop.
7. Run Speedfan and monitor your temperature.
If your laptop is still running hot, then either employ the stopgap measures or take the laptop to a laptop technician. The laptop technician can take your laptop completely apart, reapply thermal grease to the CPU heatsink, and blow out more dust and dirt.
Good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and please post back to this solution if you have any difficulties.

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When my laptop is runing it makes this wird noise. It sounds like if it was a vacuum machine inside it. The sound comes from the left side of it. Whars woring with my laptop?

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1) hard drive
2) CPU fan

So--is the noise coming from the side with the vent holes in it and where the heat comes out? If so, it's the CPU fan.
If there is no CD in the drive, you can eliminate that.
I believe the hard drive in this computer is on the right side, so that narrows the cause. Suspect the fan.

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