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I bought a cq50 compaq laptop on e-bay it has a
Hmm i'm having a similar problem with my sony vaio.
There is several things that could be the cause. Is the laptop getting very warm? are the fans spinning?
I would try a bit of compressed air in the air vents to see if that improves anything. Also if you have 2 ram sticks, try using just one, and try both ports. some times the connections are a little funny. Other than that I would take it all apart add one compoent at a time, its possible that something has failed
on Oct 23, 2009
My laptop touchpad stopped working
this is probably a driver issue if you are lucky other wise the touch pad must have become faulty
if its a driver issue go to this site
and download the drivers according to your operating system
install them and check if the touch pad starts working
if not then its probably a physical fault and needs replacing
on Sep 29, 2009
Ineed to access the power jack? How do i get
go to hp.com you can download manuals and drivers for your specific laptop,
on a side note, It has been my experiance that the power jacks are soldered on the mainboard and then thinly coated with glue so they hold position, keep that in mind because with yours being loose the odds are that the glue around your power jack is broken, so when you pull the jack out from the plastic case be careful not to break the solder connection on the mainboard
on Sep 28, 2009
Keyboard stops working after password has been
Please follow steps below to reset your Windows Vista Password in 10 minutes.
1. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then restart the computer.
2. Change Boot Options 1st Priority to Optical Drive.
3. When system booting up, if the message “Press any key to boot from cd” appears, immediately press Enter.
4. On Language Settings, Time and Currency and Keyboard Layout screen, just choose the correct settings then click Next.
5. On Install Now screen, click Repair. Note: Click No just in case you get the message: Windows found problems with your computer’s startup options.
6. On the System Recovery Options screen, under Operating System, click Windows Vista then click Next. Then select Command Prompt.
7. At the command prompt windows, type the following command then press Enter after typing each command:
echo ~takeown /f %1 /r /d y > TakeControlOf.cmd
echo ~icacls %1 /grant administrators:F /t
ren Magnify.exe Magnify.old
ren cmd.exe Magnify.exe
8. Restart the computer.
9. On the Welcome Screen, click the Ease button.
10. Check Make items on the screen larger then click OK.
11. At the prompt, type the command then press Enter.
net user Administrator /active:yes
12. Restart the computer.
on Sep 27, 2009
Is on but black screen
You may have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashes on and off or displays reddish pink hue. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickers on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replace the CCFL lamp.
To determine if the video card or the LCD is faulty, connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight. It could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out, this is the most likely case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out LCD Parts for service, parts, and DIY info Use this link to their WEB site :-
on Sep 25, 2009
Trouble with program loading. Compaq Presario
Try restoring the system to the last best configuration by going to Accessories on your Start Menu and clicking on System Tools>System Restore and find a day on the calendar and click on it to restore back to that date.
on Sep 24, 2009
How to use webcam for my hp compaq CQ40
Since you did not give the specification of your laptop, I assume it came in with built-in webcam. First go to start and browse through All Programs for YouCam. If it is there, launch the program. If you do not have it on your program list, go to
and download either the trial or the full version of the webcam software YouCam and install on your laptop. This should be able to activate your webcam.
on Aug 31, 2009
While playing DVD on Perserio, I hit rewind & computer froze up
We are facing issues in two different areas of your system
1) Your DVD :
Chck if the DVD you are using is without any scratches. Did you use any untidy DVDs? It might have resulted in dust formation in the reader point of the DVD driver. Please use the DVD cleaner in this case to clean the lense.
2) Your system hangs:
This is because you had shutdown your system without the proper shutdown so many times that some of the system files might have got corrupted. Please run a recovery to find out the corrupted files and reinstall them. If you had stored your documents in any other drive other than the OS drive, its pretty easy, just reinstall your OS again in the actual drive. Else, there might be feasibility of bad cluster formation for which you will have to quarentine those clusters using the format option. Had you stored your files in the OS drive, you this hard disk as a secondary disk and boot from another disk and coy all your files, to be safe enough.
on Aug 27, 2009
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