Help! Major problems with HP compaq laptop!

Oct 2, 2011 4:42PM PDT


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Re: problems with laptop
Oct 2, 2011 5:45PM PDT

Seems like it's a hardware problem. The screeching could be the power supply or the hard disk. And it seems it needs another keyboard.

I wonder if it wouldn't be better to forget about reviving it and buy another one.


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Thanks Kees for your quick reply!
Oct 2, 2011 10:42PM PDT
Unfortunately, my friends cannot afford it and we'll have to wait and see till we get a good deal!

It would be really great if I could salvage it! Happy

I think the screeching sound seems to be coming from the hard disk. But it seems to boot fine except for the keyboard and sticking to the first option issue.

So if you have any other suggestions that'd be great!
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Sounds like hardware issues to me.
Oct 3, 2011 1:29AM PDT

I'd replace the keyboard and while doing that see if I can narrow down the screech to drive or power. If it's power you replace the motherboard.

If i was drivers a restore to factory would clear that up.

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How do I do that?
Oct 3, 2011 6:20AM PDT

Can you tell me how I can do that, Bob? I don't want to mess up!

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I offered a few ideas.
Oct 3, 2011 6:25AM PDT

The restore to factory procedure is usually at the maker's web site.

As to repairs, there are fine books and courses on that if web content doesn't make sense to you.

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