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Compaq Laptop Will Not Turn On!


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#1 asuwrestler

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:29 PM

I was updating the bios (flashing) computer shut off and now will not turn on, now when i turn on the only thing that comes on is the cooling fan, no screen, no beeps, nothing only fans. Tech said i damaged the bios and he said in need to re-soder new bios, what is going on.


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:42 PM

Flashing the bios is a dangerous thing to do.

You may well have damaged the bios chip beyond repair, but try to reset the bios by removing the battery and shorting the proper pins as per the motherboard manufacturer's directions.

What brand and model computer do you have or if it is a custom computer what is the brand and model of the motherboard?

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:50 PM

It is a Compaq Presario R3202 do you need to know the kind of motherboard or is that enough info?

Edited by asuwrestler, 25 October 2006 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:40 PM

This being a laptop makes it much more difficult as you will not be able to access the motherboard without dismantling the computer.

Try removing the cmos battery
shown here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...3967&dlc=en

You might need to have this professionally repaired.

Try chatting with a HP/Compaq technician here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/solveCa...e=solveCategory




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