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Motherboard problem? I have a Compaq Presario V3000 laptop, I've had trouble booting it for a little while now. But I hadn't got it checked due to the fact I need it for work. What's been happening lately is, when i power on the laptop the power light comes on and the lights for the volume controls but I'm left with a blank screen. No, BIOS or anything comes up. But if I turned the laptop off and waited a few seconds and booted again the BIOS would come up and it would boot into XP. But i have to do this EVERY time i boot up. It won't boot up from battery power, but if its running from mains power and then i disconnect to run off battery it works fine. I'm thinking there's somewhere in the Motherboard that power isn't getting to but once I've reboot it for the second time the power is getting through. I've had no problems with the LCD screen, so I don't think its that. What does everyone else think?

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  • kylevovin Apr 30, 2008

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Yes I've tried booting without the battery in, it doesn't make any difference. Still the power light and volume lights come on, but the screen is blank.

    I can hear the fan for the CPU windup but then it stops, same goes for the DVD drive. Which normally happens when i boot in the first place, but usually the screen comes on and the BIOS shows. Which it isn't doing.

    I had thought possibly, the fan over the CPU had failed in which the Motherboard may have a fail-safe to stop the laptop booting up. But I don't want to go unscrewing the case to try and check it and I also don't have a temp CPU fan to put in to test.

    As for this bootup problem, I had seen on a forum that someone said to disconnect the battery and mains power but also the CMOS battery. Which, when the laptop wouldn't boot 3 weeks ago I tried disconnecting all batteries. Left the laptop for about 2 days, and then reconnected everything and to my surprise it booted up! but only after the second go, so I had it booting but still had the same power on problems.

    I'm hoping to get it checked in the next few days, so I hope its something simple. But, if anyone has any more tips they'll be welcomed by me.

  • rh29 May 01, 2008

    I have a Compaq Presario V3000 laptop also. When I power up the computer, power light come on, and fan running. The system will not boot up and the screen stay blank.

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    i power on the laptop the power light comes on and the lights for the volume controls but I'm left with a blank screen. No, BIOS or anything comes up.

    processor, its fan, all drivers , battery ok, no problem with them.

    me totally confuse what to do. HP surv told me dt its motherbord problem,who it can ?

    to replace motherbord it cost abt 20,000... ti's not a joke.

    HP Compaq Presario v3000z PC Notebook 45,000/

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008


    I got the same problem

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Dear kylevovin

    From what you said, and I am glad you said so much (it is rare these days to see someone explain something so nicely)

    I believe that there is a problem with the battery circuit or the motherboard IC and sensors of the motherboard regarding the battery status.

    Every time the systems boots up one of the first things it verifies its the received power, if for some reason there is malfunction or the battery is incompatible for your laptop (yes it is possible due to circuitry alterations in various revisions and/or failed components) you get problems/error messages before the OS loads.

    Please try to boot the system without any battery in and tell me what is happening :)


    *I dont think its the LCD either :)



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yepp... yepp... i had the same problem too!
You need to have your hard drive formatted...
And have the programs re-installed.
I didn't have a recovery cd form microsoft...
But i went to see a computer technician...
Got my pc fixed at a low price!
Or you can go to HP site and do it yourself...
Oh yeah, I tried to recover my files but it was impossible...
I followed other people's advice but still wasn't able to retrieve my lost files...
Anyway, Good Luck!

Posted on Nov 08, 2008



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Hi guys .... same thing happened to me..
i have compaq v3133au.. for last year i used it almost like 24x7 for downloading purposes.
just 2 days passed above the warranty period, it got dead.

i got it repaired from nehru place delhi twice. but it still keeps on showing same symptoms.
i u go to hp service center they will ask 12,000rs to replace with new motherboard with 3 months of running warranty.

main problem with laptop is that the ic's(intergrated circuits) gets melted due to heating issues. laptop not meant for running
more than 2-3 hours.

so i am thinking of dissembling all it parts and use it..

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008


    i think ur ram is not fine, check it...




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I see the blank screen too.
Is it blue by chance?
No words at all on the screen?
If so, then we got the same problem!

Posted on Oct 25, 2008


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Hey dear
better as soon as possible go to service centre get it replaced or get it right it may become a serious problem...................m saying so coz i m one of the sufferers................they change mother boards but no use

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