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Compaq Laptop

by stanzi / October 29, 2004 7:37 AM PDT

My laptop will not startup. Screen does not come on nor can I start from a floppy startup disk. Do you think it is the motherboard and can it be replaced.


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Re: Compaq Laptop
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2004 8:41 AM PDT
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Laptops are not repaired in the same manner as desktops. I use "indications" to see what part it might be such as beeps, lights blinking or even current consumption. Your post is too light to declare what it may be but I reply since I want to share that I have found spare parts on Ebay that are reasonable compared to factory repairs.

Best of luck,


PS. With only what you wrote, a mainboard is a good guess as any.

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Re: Compaq Laptop
by billv / October 31, 2004 11:50 PM PST
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I'd check the battery and AC power adapter first to make sure you have power to the laptop before suspecting the motherboard. If you can hear the hard disk spinning up or indicator lights when you power it on, then it's probably not a power source problem.

If it sounds like it's coming up, but you just don't have anything on the LCD display, it could just be a loose or broken connector to the display. You'll need to supply more information to get specific help with your problem.

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