Compaq Presario CQ60 won't turn on

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albakos - Nov 21, 2010 at 12:41 PM
 laksedona - Feb 16, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Hi everyone.

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 (running on factory-built in Windows Vista Home OEM) and it will turn on anymore. I will try to explain my problem and how it happened, so please bare with me :)

Today, my laptop was on hibernation mode (with monitor flipped down), and when I wanted to start it again, it took long to get back on (around 5 minutes). I thought it was just a freeze, because there were some applications running when I closed the monitor (which activates hibernation) , so I pressed the power button for hard shutdown.

However when I turn it on again from Power button, I hear the fan buzzing and LED lights are on, BUT the screen is blank and it does not show anything. I connected my desktop monitor and nothing is displayed there too. I tried the advices found here about removing battery, removing power source, pressing Power button for 30+ seconds, but nothing is working so far.

I've searched high and low around this forum for my problem and although I tried every advice, I still have this problem.

I am not located in US and don't have Recovery CD's and there's little options for me to get official support.

I would really appreciate if someone can help me about solving this problem if you ever encountered a similar scenario. Please let me know if you guys need more information.

Thanks and I desperately look forward to your replies.

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Nov 21, 2010 at 12:45 PM
Hello,

Try this 1

If you notice that your CPU fan is running but there is no display in the screen,

then remove the RAM from the slot, clean it and place it back properly or try

another slot. Check your RAM also. Even bad RAM will result in display problem.

Good Luck.
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Thanks for quick reply Jack.

I have tried that and it didn't help. I placed RAM in different slots and nothing happens. Just to mention that I hear no beeps too, which alerts on possible hardware failures.

I'm starting to think it's either a monitor problem or OS corrupt system files (after that hard shutdown). The latter has more chances to be the case here.

Do you have any additional tips?
Many Thanks.
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Nov 21, 2010 at 01:38 PM
Hello,
Try once again by connecting your laptop to the external monitor and then turning ON your laptop.
Note : If you failed to get the display in external monitor, then use the proper combination keys(like Fn+F5/ the function key that's having the monitor symbol on it) to toggle between your laptop screen and the external monitor. Let me know if you are able to get the display in the external monitor.
Good Luck.
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thanks ive just tried the ram thing it knocked it self out a bit thankyou
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you have a problem with the video is a common problem in compaq and hp laptop's from overheating just an expert can fix it but sometimes will comeback to it ,so changing the motherboard will fix it maybe will happened again but it will last longer.
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I have this problem but I just took mine apart to install another cpu
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Oct 4, 2011 at 07:50 AM
The charger is functioning well. There are still two possible reasons why your computer is not turning on. 1. The battery, 2. The computer itself.

What you need to do is to isolate the problem.

Here's what you can do to isolate the problem.

1. Remove the battery from the computer.
2. Turn on the computer using the cord. Remember not to put back the battery yet. Just the cable and the computer connected. If the computer turns on, then, you need to replace the battery.
3. If it still not turning on by using the cord alone. Try to wiggle the cord to check whether it's loose or not. Check if there are some signs of power on the computer. If there is a power like lights lit in the computer, then, it's the computer that's having the problem. You need to bring it to a technician if that's the situation.

Please let me know if there are any development after doing the troubleshooting above so that I can get back to you if you need my help.
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i nid help
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Thank you. This helped loads I was worried that I would have had to replace the screen :O Thanks again.
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Whew!!!This solved my problem. I was thinking a new laptop. THANK YOU!!!!
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