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I can't turn on my Compaq f500

My Compaq f500 that I've had for one year won't start. Every time I press the "on" button it switches itself off right away. I've often noticed it getting a bit overheated, but now it's completely dead. Has anybody had a similar problem, does anyone have a solution?

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I have had the same problem. I took it to the local pc doctor and he called compaq and was on the phone for 3 hours with them because my warranty expired 1 day before that. finally they told us what to do...still nothing. then the guy from compaq finally said when you press on the power button and it lights up and stays lit but nothing happens press f10 repeadly until it turns on it works but i recommend sending it back to compaq because i still have the problem.

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So you don't hear any beeps and it just shuts off?

Most likely a faulty motherboard.
You could test this with a minipci post card
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These are sold in ebay for quite cheap.

It would direct you to the problem.


But Id say its a motherboard / cpu problem if you don't hear any beeps.

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