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Compaq I turn on the laptop and it will not stay powered up. I tried all modes of restart that the computer offers

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  • Terryloc May 29, 2008

    did that and still not able to power up the laptop

  • Terryloc May 29, 2008

    did that and still nothing

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    my Compaq Presario 2100 will start for about 5 sec then it shuts off. does show Compaq image when it starts , I got as far as the boot menu. does not over heat every thing looks fine just will not stay on please help thanks.........

  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    With or without my battery, it will power up for about 5 seconds only. No images appear on the screen. If you suggest a technician, it will obviously cost quite a bit of money.

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Could be a defective/dead battery. Try removing the battery and connecting directly to power supply to see if this is the causse of the issue..

Posted on May 29, 2008

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson May 29, 2008

    Could be an issue with the power board, or failing components on it. I would get a qualified technician to take a look at this..

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