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RAM is a place put data before processing by processur. So, it is impossible for computer to run without RAM.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Apr 19, 2012

That indicates your wifi is on but not active, pull out your owners manual to make sure you did not overlook something, right click on the wifi icon, what do you see? The WEP key is assigned by your internet provider so long as you clicked on the right one you should be connected. If you still have problems contact your provider and have them give step by step instructions.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Apr 15, 2012

Here is a link with the service manual for your type of laptop:

In section 6 you can find the dissassambling instructions and how you could find the fan.


HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Mar 21, 2012

You can switch to anexternal monitor by two methods.1. Connect the externalmonitor to the laptop's video port, power up the external monitor first and thelaptop. The video information will automatically switch to the externalmonitor.2. If you power up thelaptop first then you can switch the video output to the external monitor bypressing the Fn key and one of the Function keys, depending upon your make andmodel laptop. You can also toggle between the external monitor or both LCDscreen plus the external monitor or back to LCD screen only by pressing the Fnkey plus one of the function key. Here is a lkeycombinations for the laptops :-HP and Compaq = Fn + F4

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Mar 12, 2012

It sounds you're facing a motherboard failure. The flashing is a code that points to a voltage problem, which in turn points to a bad power supply circuitry of the motherboard. The Maxim 1987 (or Maxim 1532 in some models) is the chip that regulates how the laptop manages the voltages, and this chip needs repairing.
This is a very common problem on the nc6000 series, and to repair your laptop you'll even need to get a new working motherboard, or repair the one you have. As it's practically impossible to find a new motherboard, it's best to opt for the repair option.
Here's a HP nc6120 laptop repair manual aka Maxim 1987 problem. The actual photos are from a Toshiba m35 repair, but the procedure is identical for the HP laptops.

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HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Feb 04, 2012

My network place open > view network connections press>press wifi right butten click disable/enable

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Oct 08, 2011

Here's a link to troubleshoot the startup of your notebook, from the HP online support site, and another link that explains how to reseat the ram, which is worth a try. Has it exhibited any unusual symptoms, blue screens, etc. recently? It sounds like either some kind of hardware conflict, or a bad power supply.
Unfortunately, the nc6120 has its internal power supply on the system board and can't be changed separately. The part #s and removal/replacement instructions are in the service manual, link here. This is a somewhat widespread issue, and if you're still covered by warranty, I recommend you get it in for service. Otherwise, you or a reliable tech could start selectively unplugging hardware and see if that is indeed the problem. See links to similar posts here.
Best of luck with it. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but have it checked out before you buy a new board.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Sep 26, 2011

It time for new power supply.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Sep 11, 2011

Hi salman552...
Go to the following webpage and download the drivers you need...just fill in the boxes with your computer information
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HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Sep 04, 2011

check the battery and put the charger direct without battery

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011

If you are using an external usb mouse, then there must be a loose wire connection. Try to replace our mouse and see if it's working properly now. Have a nice day friend.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Aug 19, 2011

1) Left-click on Start
2) Right-click on My Computer
3) Left-click on Properties
4) Left-click on the Hardware tab
5) Left-click on Device Manager

6) Left-click on the + sign to the left of - Network adapters.
Which is listed?
Broadcom or Intel Pro?

URL of drivers? Right here on HP Support,


If you have Broadcom click on the latest version.
1 Jun 2005


HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Jun 23, 2011

email me at [email protected] and I will send you the manual for this product.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on May 22, 2011

If you're lucky, you may only resolder the power plug onto the motherboard and that's it. This is a known problem with this and many other laptop models, like the Toshiba m35. Unfortunately, NC6xxx series suffer from yet another power-related issue: the Maxim chip problem, and the solution is performing a redistributive resolder. For more info take a look at this post for power plug and Maxim 1987/ Max1532 chip resolder instructions http://ebooksandtutorials.com/toshiba-m35-hp-nc6000-laptop-repair-manual

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on May 04, 2011

Depending upon the brand most 6 in 1 USB card readers do not have a push button release button.
Just pull put the memory card from the card reader.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011

RAM sticks to be refixed. Then it will work fine

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011

call HP support and they should be able to help you.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011

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