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HP Compaq nc6000 no video


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#1 mattbirk

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:21 PM

I have an HP Compaq nc6000 laptop.

I am assuming bad motherboard.

I don't get any video output on the monitor or through an external monitor via VGA, when I press Fn+F4 (switch output modes)

I just want to know, what is the best way to confirm the mobo is the problem?

Thanks,
Matt

Edited by hamluis, 22 April 2010 - 01:46 PM.
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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:41 PM

Not much you can do with a lap top.

If you get no output on your LCD or an external one then you need to replace the lap top or send it back to HP.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:30 PM

I've replaced laptop motherboards before. It's not really fun, and I always end up with extra screws! Cryptodan is right - it's almost not worth fixing laptops with problems like this. With everything integrated it's not very cost effective. For example, check out the prices on these laptops: http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/lates...ex-landing.aspx

It would have to be a really smoking laptop for me to think it would be better to fix it than get one of those new ones. Isn't the nc6000 an old laptop?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:34 PM

Yes, it is old.

I think the same way, not worth replacing the mobo. Just wanted to confirm that was most likely the issue, and just get rid of it.

LOL @ extra screws, i know how that goes.

Thanks, I just wanted to confirm that was most likely the issue

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:03 PM

Even if it's not technically the motherboard, it might was well be since it is probably all integrated into the same board.

I like to get enclosures for the hard drives of dead laptops. They're pretty cheap ($15?) and turn an otherwise useless drive into a nice pocket drive. Just make sure you know which type of connection the hard drive has. (IDE vs SATA)




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