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I have a compaq laptop the screen will not come on all the time and when it does it gets a faint background light without the normal start up routine

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I have a Compaq Presario SR2010NX desktop computer. Recently, very occasionally, the computer would freeze and the screen would scramble. It almost looks like someone chopped up the picture on the screen. Then we would have to manually shut down the computer and restart. It would always work fine afterwards.

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Sometimes the post routine is run without being shown on the screen. If so, try pushing the F2 button, or DEL key during the bootup sequence.

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If there is a faint image in the background it is the coils on the planar if no image it is either the invertor or the backlight
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Hey,

unplug the laptop and remove the battery for 5minutes, plug it back into the charger and try to start up. you can also try removeing the memory modules, start up, hear the error beeps, place the memory back, and start up normally.

Thanks,
Ekse

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