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Help again I finally got my laptop to turn back on. but now its doing it again. its just turning off. the beeping is gone though. it seems that i need to have my laptop at a certain angle for it to stay on long enough for me to attempt to do anything. sometimes the computer will turn on when it is completely upside down and closed. whats wrong with it this time?

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  • daisy312 Apr 06, 2008

    it beeps continually..at about 1 beeps every second or so. it just turned on again while it was closed. i opened it and as soon as i touched the mouse it turned off.

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Hi daisy, your notebook was beeping for a reason. If you would have noted how many beeps. Ex; (1 long + 2 short & repeating) & came here with you're description we could have come up with a better fix. However reading your current troubles suggest there is a problem with one or more devices (hardware) internally. Suggest you take the notebook to a Compaq service center for professional for repair.

So hate giving out bad news.. :-{
Luck!
Mike

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