I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-410US that is acting up. It is running 32-bit Windows Vista.
Here is what is happening:
- I turn power on the computer and it goes straight to a black screen with a single cursor ( _ ) without ever showing the BIOS.
Solutions I have tried:
- I have checked the connections to the 2.5' SATA drive and everything seems solid. Contacts are clean.
- I checked the connection to the CMOS battery and that seemed to be in good order as well.
- I checked to make sure the RAM was snapped in correctly and it, in fact, was.
- The small LED light on the front right below the HDD symbol isn't lighting up.
- After placing the hard-drive back into the laptop, for some unknown-to-me reason, it started working; it booted into the BIOS and then into Vista and was working properly with stability. But, strangely enough, I turned off the computer and went to bed and upon turning it on after waking up, I am stuck at square one trying to figure out what the issue may be.
- I suspect that the power supply is faulty due to strange high-pitch sounds coming from the powerbrick. The battery was dead when I received this computer, and now I think I know why. Will be getting a milimeter tester to test theory.
update 1 (11/10/13 @ 2:08a) One gentleman below suggested that replacing the CMOS battery may, in fact, solve the issue. Can anyone second this? Thanks.
Edited by mvcdustin, 11 November 2013 - 03:09 AM.