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Wont start up

When i press the power button it all lights up but screen goes into standby and it doesnt seem to do anything from there

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  • night-devil Jun 08, 2008

    tried both solutions and neither worked


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Time to change the power supply. compaq supplied their units with a cheap power supply rated at 250 watts. another thing is to remove the side plate, locate your main chip. release the two side clips and carefully remove the heat sink. blow out the aluminum heat sink. dust/**** gets caught on the fins and the thermostat for the cpu shuts down the system because of an overheated condition. try www dot affordabesurplus dot com for a replacement power supply. the new one will be rated 300 watts or more.

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    THOMAS MIERZWA Jun 08, 2008

    my wife has a presario sr1503wm machine. once in a while the system boots up and just sits at the compaq red screen. what you need to do is just pull the plug, wait 20 seconds, plug it back in and reboot the machine. it'll then start up - go to the compaq red screen, screen goes out and comes back with the normal desktop. if this all fails - invest in a new power supply.


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I think format the os drive & install again... or restore the os..

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