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Compaq NC6000 would boot up once in a while, would die after a few minutes......

My Compaq NC6000 does not come on all the time. Sometimes it will boot up to Windows XP Pro fine, stays on for a couple of hours. Sometimes, it will boot up but only stay on for a few minutes. And sometimes, it will not even boot up. I do not think it is a software problem because someone had my hdd completely wiped clean and Windows reinstalled. I think the problem is more in line with OVERHEATING. I wonder if the situation is salvageable and how much it would probably cost. Is is even worth spending anymore money into it? Anyone with a quick fix?

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  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    hello my name is larry

    i have had the sme thing on several of the nc6000 like the 1.4gz and the 1.6 i found it does over heat and the mother board had to be replaced on some .But i found on some i could reseat the video card and the heat sink and they would work Hp puts alot of compound on the heat sink like a tea spoon seems like . in most cases it worked some it didnt and i replaced the mother board . hope this helps.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    this is common problem on nc6000's. Try pushing down ******* the warning sticker above the keyboard or the f10 key while you boot. If it boots its the cpu socket. I put a a piece of folded paper on top of the processor and under the keyboard heat shield. This has worked for a week now.

  • StormsandClo Aug 04, 2008

    Hi all sorry to report the same problem with my hp nc6000. Wondering could the airport scanner have affected my laptop. I have had the problem a little after traveling. The laptop turn on button lights up and comes on in seems only by chance I have tried holding down the warning and f10 button while hitting the start button no results I have also noticed the light comes blinks while I attempt to start(the volume light). I have noticed as well when it does start up the reading on the battery will state something like 20 of 100% when it would ordinarily say something like 20% remaining will try switching the adapter after that I dont know guess will find an hp dealer I wont pretend to know much at all about the laptops interior workings I bought it abt 2yrs ago noticed that the thing lol on the side has a toshiba something in it think its the hard drive If anyone has any ideas PLEASE respond

  • chalkytom89 Aug 09, 2008

    my laptop compaq nc6000 sometimes boots up but then will freeze after bout 5 minutes of being on. i will turn it off and when i try to turn it on again it doesnt come on, a orange light comes on at the bottom left and then turns off.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    same thing except it never boots up



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My fan was constricted for about 2 hours and my computer froze.After about a day the computer came back on, the fan fan blew during start-up but cut off and doesn't come back on. The computer freezes and the bottom gets very hot. Whats wrong and how can I fix this?

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Compaq NC6000 would boot up once in a while, would - df46486.jpgHi on Boot press F10 - enter bios setup and find where to set fan always on when power cord in pluged in

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With the unit not coming on all the time, it is likely not the unit overheating.

How old is your NC6000? If it is under warranty, then you'd want to take advantage of that.

If it is out of warranty, then it is going to be a pricey repair. The odds are really bad that it is the motherboard that is failing but hs not yet dead. With it not booting up at all sometimes it is very unlikely that it is the Memory.

Sorry I don't have better news for you.

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As to whether this is worth fixing. Yes.

I found replacements on Ebay running in the 3-4 hundred dollar range. To replace it not is up to you and what you want your laptop to do for you in the next three years. For example, do you want to play games that require a heavy setup such as first person shooters or role playing games. If your gaming habits are limited to playing virtual casino games or card games your safe with what you have now.

I'm asked all the time at this time of year what to get college bound kids for a laptop and I recommend a particular laptop that runs in the 5-7 hundred dollar range. This will have built in wireless and bluetooth and can handle office applications.

To troubleshoot your overheat intuition do this. At the right rear of your laptop, where the CPUs are almost always located is a set of venting vanes or you can call it an exhaust port. Boot up your laptop and press F10 or F2 which ever is shown on screen to access the laptop setup screens. Place your hand at the exhaust port see if you can fee air coming out immediately or after its been running for a minute or so.

Let me know if you do or do not feel air coming out.

The exhaust fan is easy to replace for we techs who have experience in laptops as the laptop needs to be disassembled. Some techs have never done this but most of us have and there are really good reasons to choose a local tech who has done this. Ask friends or neighbors and even your chamber of commerce for referrals. Of course, there are the yellow pages, but that can be hit or mis. Which ever you choose go to and run a check on the business name. You can contact your city or county business office and ask for business licensing and find out what the business name is actually licensed under. These people at licensing do not collect information on who is and who isn't any good. On our home page here there is a search box to find a repair shop based on your zip code.

But doing this yourself will depend on several things. Do you or have you done your own car engine repairs. Dishwasher repair, vacuum repairs. You get my drift on this. If your a true handy man you could do this and I or another top laptop tech can talk you through this. It involves removing your keyboard and wrist rest by removing screws accessed from the bottom. After this you will see the guts on your machine. The exhaust fan is held down by two or three screws and has a power plug you disconnect from the main circuit board. The part itself is cheap enough.

So, if your uneasy removing the keyboard and rest from your laptp and listening to the large cracks as the locking tabs release you'll be okay. There are other dos and donts that are quite important so don't assume this is all you have to do. Mistakes happen as well as accidents so don't ever just dive into a PC or laptop unless you've had one to one training.

Again, check the exhaust port once you get your laptop into the bios setup screens with the F10 or F2 key and let me know. Because if this is fine you have a much bigger problem... money wise.


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