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Compaq Presario R3000 not booting up

My Compaq Presario R3000 laptop (bought June 2004) does not boot up. With the CD-ROM drive and hard drive in, it gives a faint repetitive ticking sound.

Originally, the laptop froze in the middle of an MS Word Application, and then did not boot up again since. The main power light comes on, but that's about it.

I have tried the following:

1. Removed Battery Pack and all electrical connection. Re-connected battery pack - still no change. I have now permanently removed the battery pack and try with the main power supply.

2. Also removed CD-ROM drive. The faint ticking sound stops (thereby assuming it was originally from the CD_ROM drive). There is another small repetitive sound coming from the hard drive. Still does not boot up.

3. Also removed hard drive. I was hoping to see an error message on the screen. I still don't see anything. I converted my hard drive to an external hard drive with an adapter and the data is safe on that.

4. Also removed RAM chip from under the keyboard and put it on the back of the computer in the second slot (I only have one 512 MB RAM chip). Still no change, and it doesn't boot up.

5. Also removed RAM chip completely from computer. I do not get a beeping sound when I switch on the laptop. I am not sure how to diagnose after this.

Hope you guys have seen something like this before and have some suggestions!

Thanks,
Venkat

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  • matix Apr 05, 2008

    Thanks, redrivera.

    Actually, I should have phrased my query differently - nothing shows up on my laptop screen when I switch on the laptop. So, I don't even get a chance to go into the BIOS screen since it doesn't come up. (in other words, I cannot use my CD either). At this point, I am wondering whether I should get my motherboard checked.

    Thanks,
    Venkat

  • matix Apr 07, 2008

    I did try that(removing hard drive and CD romdrive) - there is still nothing showing up on the screen. The computer just stays on, with the fan whirring, and nothing coming upon the screen. I gave it to a repair shop that replaced the RAM chip with a new one - still no effect. The feeling was that maybe the video chip is faulty (am not sure what that may mean). In any case, doesn't look very bright from hereon :)

    Thanks for trying!
    Venkat

  • matix Apr 07, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion- I will look into it and see if I can figure something else out. I converted my hard drive to an external hard drive, so that shouldn't be a worry for me. I don't intend to connect it back.

    Thanks!

  • SHYKE Apr 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. In addition, my laptop kept saying it is low on HD space (I have a 20GB hard drive) but I ignored the warning and kept working.



    Because I moved, I lost the original system restoration CD. Do you have any clue where can a get a system restoration CD for this particular laptop?



    Thank you in advance for any suggestion that would help restore my laptop to previous workable state.

  • oxrive66 Apr 05, 2009

    My Compaq Presario R3000 laptop does not boot up. Nothing shows up on my laptop screen when I switch ON the laptop. The CD-ROM drive makes a faint repetitive ticking sound.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    It was so long ago, that I'm not sure what I removed.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I'm not sure what program I removed.

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Set the bios/cmos to boot first of your CD drive. get your support discs and restore to original. your hard drive OS has failed and needs to be re-installed. the problem maybe is that when you do that option you will get all your data erased. your solution to that since you can still get the data on the drive when used as external is to back it up. then full restore your system.

if you dont have your restore kit, you can use your Windows OS to fix it, repair option when you boot from CD.

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  • Redentor Rivera Apr 06, 2008

    remoive then your hardisk first and maybe the CD DVD drive first and then try to start your system ans just see first if there will be POST screen messages. let me know afterwartds

  • Redentor Rivera Apr 07, 2008

    that guy who checked it and said could be the video chip..if that is the case then only the manufacturer can help you with that. But have it further checked. dont give up, it could even be your processor. in that case you made find a replacement for that so you dont loose the whole unit. from this time onwards do not connect your hdisk so as to avoid dmage to your hdisk turning on and off. until you get the system to work only then you reconnect your hdisk. it could also be a deffective power supply module. that's why i suggest have the manufacturer check. video display does not brekadown suddenly.

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If you go to Compaq's website... they have an extensive section on troubleshooting this exact problem. I have the same laptop, and it started doing the exact same thing described above by 'matix' .... I went thru the troubleshooting and found that one of my memory modules had failed.... I replaced the module, and my laptop is running just fine now....

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