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Compaq Laptop Won't Turn On

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#1 berkeley


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:05 AM

I have a Compaq V200 laptop, only a few years old. I have had not a single problem with the computer until one day it just wouldn't turn on. I thought maybe it got messed up during a small storm, but every line into that computer was on major surge protection. Then I thought, well maybe the cord got messed up and so then the battery would be dead and it wouldn't work. But, then I had the cord tested and it was fine. Soooo, now I've been getting opinions on it and some people say motherboard, some people say power supply and lots of people have said since it is a laptop to just forget about it. I have a really hard time just giving up on it because it's got Photoshop and AutoCAD which I don't have the cds to reinstall!!! I can't afford a new laptop or new programs right now! What should I do?

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

Simple stuff first.Get a multimeter, check voltage at the plug to see if it is within spec. See if it boots plugged in without the battery. If the power supply output is within spec, you could have a bad/broken power jack or a bad motherboard. If the power jack is integrated with the motherboard, I would suspect that first.

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