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Presario X1000 hello, my presario X1000 seems to have a problem. Whenever i try to on it the power turns on but the screen is left blank. The sounds sometimes comes on but the screen doesn't. Please Help Me ASAP..

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Unplug AC
Remove Battery

  • Remove the keyboard, tilt towards you disconnect it.
  • unscrew the screws holding the video card in place.
  • remove video card.
  • clean both rows of contacts on the card. Alcohol & Q-tip
  • get some Contact Enhancer cleaner/lubricant & apply on contacts (on video card)
  • reseat the video card
  • press firmly down on the video card where indicated.
  • put kb back on.
Put battery back in
Attach AC
Fire it up and test

Another TEST
Thump the lid switch- sometimes it gets stuck down.
if that is the case. Apply 1 drop (and only 1 drop) of WD40 on the barrel of the lid switch. It will run down into the switch itself and lubricate the plunger.

Hope that helps

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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If the laptop posts

(power on self test) and you see stuff on the screen, no matter how short , do the following: (this checks for a software problem)

  • when booting up press F8 and when you get to the menu, boot up into safe mode,
  • then restore the pc back to a date before you had the problem,
  • and/or remove any program you installed prior to you having the problem, if that don't work
  • Try a bootable anti virus disc use it to check for any viruses , if not try a recovery disc, or operating system disc ,
  • both disc's will try to access the hard drive.
  • if they do not work, (nothing has changed) nothing comes on the screen.

laptop does not post:
(then it is a hardware problem)
  • it may be that the screen has a problem and needs specialist's attention (cannot be done via text) but try the following first.
  • check battery is seated correctly and that the power pack is functioning,
  • if the battery has gone flat and the power pack is not working ,the laptop will not start.
  • Remove any hardware you may have installed prior to you having the problem.
  • remove the screw(s) holding the cover plate on the back of the laptop where the ram lives remove the memory sticks,
  • clean the gold edges both sides, with rubbing alcohol or a pencil eraser, and re-insert them, (not an ink eraser as it will do damage)
  • swap them around if you have more than one, try one at a time.
  • if you only have one, borrow one from a friend or try the ram in your friends laptop ,if that's possible,
  • or take the ram to your local pc shop and ask them to check it for you (they may do that for you)
  • if you can establish that the ram and power pack is ok,
  • and anti virus and recovery /system disc's do not work,
  • it may be that the motherboard has failed or as mentioned earlier the screen has failed
  • but in the case of the screen failing you should be able to hear noises from the hard drive when booting up.
  • Generally a dead hard drive would not stop the laptop from posting.
good luck with that and let me know how you get on.

Posted on Mar 31, 2008


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