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Ok v5000 Laptop, most now have dead CCFL lamps.
test one, fan must turn and blow air, must.
test 2, hdd must spin, heard.(ear to hdd bay)
test 3, do above with main battery out. AC pack only for power. the battery large is never needed
and FIRST PULLed anytime any LAPTOP fail. ok?
then SOUNDs, unstated by you.
test 4. flashlight test below.
Posted on Oct 15, 2018
Seems to be a known issue on this model. Attributed to a bad video adapter on the motherboard. Also says to check the the memory is correctly seated which fixed one 'black screen' scenario. Read the link
Attach the laptop to an external monitor to confirm. If you do get a picture, it is the display.
Lots more info here
compaq presario v5000 black screen Google Search
Posted on Oct 13, 2018
If the laptop posts: (power on self test) and you see stuff on the screen, no matter how short ,do the following:
if you have a bootable anti virus disc use it to check for any viruses , if not
try a recovery disc,
both will try to access the hard drive.
if they do not work,(nothing has changed) nothing comes on the screen.
laptop does not post:
remove the screw(s) holding the cover plate where the ram lives
remove the memory sticks, clean the gold edges with a pencil eraser both sides and re-insert them, (not an ink eraser as it will do damage)
swap them around if you have more than one,
if you only have one, borrow one from a friend or try the ram in your friends laptop ,if that's possible, or take the ram to your local pc shop and ask them to check it for you (they may or may not do that for you)
if you can establish that the ram is ok, and anti virus and recovery disc's do not work,then it is most likely, the motherboard has failed .
good luck with that and let me know how you get on.
Posted on Mar 29, 2008
Go to Compaq's website (Now HP) and find info (KIP) on the max Ghz it will support and what has to be done (maybe nothing, maybe switches or jumpers) set it and "POP" in the new chip!
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
Good day sir/maam, yes let me be of assistance to your task of formatting your Compaq.
Power on compaq and place your windows XP CD installer on the CD drive.
Here are the events that will take place.
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
sp31891.exe is the HP/Compaq Softpaq that helped me see that the wireless was enabled, but had some kind of software funkiness. It may also contain the driver for the wireless on/off switch for the Presario V5000 series. The particular unit I was working on was a V5005us .
Posted on Jan 27, 2011
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