Hello, we have purchased a used Compaq Armada E500 last December. We had never had problems with it. However, about 1 month ago my son noticed that the screen image was not appearing properly. There were lines going side to side as though you were watching a TV that was not working. So he powered off, waited a few days and the image came back. About 2 weeks ago the same thing happened.However, we have tried many times to power off completley, unplug the wires and the image on the screen is still not appearing properly. Can you please advise us what to do.
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Sounds like the you might need to replace the battery. Also check the power supply reconnect make sure connection are tight etc... its a long shot but make sure wall outlet is also active as well! Sometime it takes 20- 30 mins for an old battery to begin to recharge:)
Please check the manual at this link for the proper removal procedure. In the manual, go to Removal and Replacement Procedures, and then to 5.10 Real Time Clock (RTC) Battery. It will explain how to replace the battery.
Try one only 256 it should work now. You cannot use a 256 with a 64 it just will not work it is physically impossible. I know with some of those older models and Im picking yours is because you mention you were using 2x64. What you should have done was to buy two x 128 I am possitive your board can only handle 256mb of ram. Try the one only and if it works use that I dont think two of them will work not on that board?? Let me know ok. You might wanna clean your machine out with a software like this and its 30 days trial but has all features till it expires: http://www.tuneup.com. else if you dont want to take my advice on your laptop you can always go here: http://www.compaq.com