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Compaq Presario Laptop powers on but turns off in less than a second

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My compaq presario laptop powers off as soon as i power it on. This happens in less than a second. Initially I thought it was the battery but it does not work even with direct power turned on. Is there a problem with motherboard or power circuitry. What troubleshooting would you suggest before I take it to a service center.

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  • mkitright Jan 24, 2009

    My laptop does the same thing. Sometimes i can make it to the boot screen and acts like it's going to start and turns off. Sometimes it turns on and right back off. When it's plugged in the charge light is on. I'm at a lost!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    MINE DOES THE SAME THING AND IT'S SO AGGRAVATING!! It'll turn on then turn right back off, how do I get it to stop?

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    Same issue here.

    The problem started as I would be ok after a few hours, then poof- shutsdown.

    In the last 2-3 weeks the power turns off more often. And now, most of the time when it boots up, it powers down.

    Everytime I have to wait for the greed light to re-appear.
    About 1.5 yrs ago, I did have the battery and adaptor replaced. And even today, I dont even use a battery. I just use the adaptor.

    This laptop I still like. Plays many games really well.

    Thank you


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Before I can help you ,I need the model number or the "service tag" number off the bottom of the computer.
Whenever you ask a tech question you must always begin with a model number / part number,etc. HP makes hundreds of different model Presario Laptops and each has it's own quirks. Only with a model number can an accurate diagnoses be made.

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You need to print this out-on someone else's computer. Hope it works for you!
Remove the battery and charger/ac adapter/power cord from your Compaq Presario F700 laptop, press and hold the power button for 20 seconds to discharge any residual current inside the Compaq Presario F700 . This clears your RAM and is like a hardware reset. Replace the battery and charger/ac adapter/power cord and turn your Compaq Presario F700 laptop on.

Boot in "safe mode". As it starts up press F8, the computer ask you if you'd like to start in safe mode. Highlight "safe mode" and press enter. See if your laptop is booting up ok .

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Uninstall unnecessary programs and applications.

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Clean up and repair registry problems with registry repair software of your choice

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1) The AC adapter should ALWAYS be plugged into the laptop FIRST, then plugged into AC power. If not, this could create a voltage spike.

2) Let's look at the DC Power Jack, for the Compaq Presario M2000 series of Notebook PC's,

http://www.notebookparts.com/products/description.php?II=9741

The DC Power Jack is mounted to a removable circuit board.
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http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-compaqhp

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PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
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Compaq Presario M2000 series of Notebook PC's, disassembly guide,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/take-apart-compaq-presario-m2000-notebook/

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