Compaq laptop will turn on, won't boot
by hale1114 - 4/27/13 9:43 PM
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.