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Compaq laptop will turn on, won't boot

by hale1114 / April 27, 2013 2:43 PM PDT

I have an older Compaq Presario laptop. Running Windows XP. AMD Turion 64 X2. Windows SP 2 (at least). This laptop worked fine until the other day. I plugged it into the wall. Turned on the power button. The keyboard lit up and all the usual LEDs came on. I heard the CDROM makes its usual noises. Then silence. No image on the screen. No other sound from the laptop.

I unplugged it. Took out the battery. Did the 60 seconds holding down the power button with no power. I tried booting it with the battery alone, and with the AC power alone.

I come back 2 days later and it's till doing it (thinking maybe it was a fluke deal).

I don't have any critical data on it, but I use it at work for personal business.

Any ideas?

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Which model?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 27, 2013 3:01 PM PDT

There's a specific design common to this CPU and maker that fails. The DV6000 was so bad that a class action suit was filed. Tell more.

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Model #
by hale1114 / April 29, 2013 11:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Which model?

Presario V3000

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Sorry but that's the series.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2013 12:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Model #
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model #
by hale1114 / April 29, 2013 2:08 PM PDT

V3015NR - would that be the model #? The label is worn off

I'm coming to terms to the fact it may be gone

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Sad news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 30, 2013 2:09 AM PDT
In reply to: model # and later reveals this to be the dreaded copy of the design that prompted a class action suit over the DV6000.

If the usual generic reset at the top welcome post does not help, then do not repair but call in and mention the dv6000 suit and ask for a replacement. I would not accept this unit at a repair counter.
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