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My compaq presario CQ50 touchpad

this might be sttatic or could be worse, open the top panel and check if the cable is connected
9/23/2010 2:10:57 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 23, 2010

I had a compaq_pesario_CQ50 110us, when i press

Start taking your laptop apart piece by piece and test it after each removed component:
1. Remove the hard drive and test the laptop.
2. Remove the DVD drive and test the laptop.
3. Remove the wireless card and test the laptop.
4. Unplug the display panel from the motherboard/video card and test the laptop.
Continue taking it apart until you have only three major components connected: motherboard (with video card), processor, and memory. If you still experience the same problem, most likely it's bad motherboard.
By the way, before you start, try reconnecting the memory module. If you have two modules installed, try removing them one by one and test the laptop with each one separately.
9/23/2010 10:53:44 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 23, 2010

Hi, how's it going?

1. Take the battery out of the laptop & try to turn on the laptop using power adapter only. If the computer turns on, then the battery is defective & needs to be replaced.
2. Make sure the power adapter is not defective. Test the output voltage of the power adapter using a voltmeter. Compare the voltmeter reading to the nominal value written on the adapter or the laptop.
3. Make sure the DC jack is not loose or broken. A loose DC jack will need to be re-soldered. A broken one will need to be replaced
4. If you have another processor which is compatible with your laptop's model, try swapping processors & test to see if the laptop will work.
5. The power button could be bad
6. The motherboard could be defective & needs to be replaced.
9/18/2010 1:06:34 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 18, 2010

Cover on/off switch a problem..... shuts off when

go to control panel then go to power options then go to advance options then click on the "when i close lid of my portable computer" and select do nothing, ok done
9/17/2010 3:31:10 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 17, 2010

How to unlock if forgot password

1. Start up into safe mode (press F8 at startup) 2. log in as 'administrator' 3. go into control panels, users, and clear the password on the account that you have a problem. 4. restart.
9/1/2010 11:52:49 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Sep 01, 2010

My computer hangs up just


Ok, if you have a installation disc, insert it and boot from the disc. Once you get the option, try a start up repair.

If you cannot find a disc, try booting in "safe mode", once in windows, do a system recovery to the last known good settings.

Hope this can steer you in the right direction.

Kind regards
8/31/2010 2:34:59 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 31, 2010

My laptop is suppose to have a built in webcam.


Try installing the Youcam software from the compaq driver website.

8/22/2010 5:56:43 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 22, 2010

How do you shut off the automatic scroll pad? I'm

Compaq/HP sometimes have a switch above the mouse pad. If not then u will need disable it in the bios.
8/14/2010 3:22:28 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 14, 2010

My Presario CQ50 won't turn on even when plugged

Most likely issue is that the cord has been damaged, or that the power jack has become loose.

First step is to remove the battery and try plugging in. If the light comes on, on the front of the laptop, your battery may be dirty or defective.
If the unit will still not power, you will need to test your cord or look into a new cord. If the cord puts out the proper 19v (give or take .5v) then the issue lies with the laptop jack. Otherwise a new cord will most likely do the trick.

8/12/2010 6:08:37 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 12, 2010

How do i use my

Download this software and capture the videos convert it and upload it , issue resolved
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Dont forget to say thanks !

8/11/2010 4:08:55 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 11, 2010

I sometimes accidentally switch the keyboard to

There should be a sequence that you need to press to change it from one type of keyboard characters to another. Look for a key that has the symbol of a keyboard on it. Most likely this is the key that is causing you the problems. Typically you have to press the Function key that is near the space bar as well as the key with the symbol on it to change it from one character set to the other. Evey laptop keyboard is alittle different than the next when it comes to which keys are "functions keys", so you will have to examine your keyboard to find the correct key on you laptop.
8/5/2010 3:24:37 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 05, 2010

My track pad works as far as moving the cursor,

Try to 'restore' to an earlier date when the double click option worked.
8/2/2010 10:04:22 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Aug 02, 2010

My compaq presario cq50 wont turn on has not been

check the power switch or button..

first then if the same. check your board

6/28/2010 2:54:32 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Jun 28, 2010

I had a compaq pesario cq40-421TU laptop .when i

The stop error code is most likely STOP:0x0000007B because windows XP doesn't have the correct SATA controller driver to install without assistance.


If available, try setting the SATA controller in BIOS to ATA or Legacy Mode.

If not available, then you will need to download the SATA controller Driver and slipstream the driver into the XP version you are trying to install

6/19/2010 1:53:56 PM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Jun 19, 2010

When I move the The laptop screen turns green and

Restart the notebook and press F10 to enter into BIOS which should be blue in colour. The move the laptop and check if the screen turns green and fuzzy.

If the screen turns green and fuzzy in the BIOS, then the isuse might be hardware malfunctioning of the screen and your notebook needs to be repaired.
6/11/2010 1:57:30 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Jun 11, 2010

How to use webcom compaq cq 40

6/8/2010 9:45:22 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Jun 08, 2010


If it come with Ubuntu on it ..probably has all drivers installed and working ..and the use is the same in instant messaging ..just choose video call to use...It will activate by itself...if not...go to the manufacturer's site and download and install the camera's driver for the operation system you use..(Linux)
6/1/2010 10:53:26 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on Jun 01, 2010

Looking to download driver cd

From the manufacturer's web-site:


enter the model-number of your computer, and do a search.
Select the device-driver for your specific Operating System.
5/29/2010 5:45:16 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on May 29, 2010



driver download page - select your OS first
5/22/2010 6:41:30 AM • HP Compaq... • Answered on May 22, 2010
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