compaq presario v6500 laptop wont boot

  timerep 26 Jun 12

hi, i have a compaq v6500 laptop that Ive rebuilt that was working fine even put a new lamp in the display, and now it will only boot to the start screen. have tried linux on a usb stick but no joy. have a new battery and power supply but no difference. is the motherboard a gonner, as i found another one to install which worked fine for a week then failed. the only thing I have reused on both boards is the ram and the cpu. had it running on windows 7 just fine but then wallop nothing. Is there anything i can do or is it another board job or indeed the bin..advice would really help. thanks

  northumbria61 26 Jun 12

Try this - Remove battery and press on holding power button for 1 minute then connect adapter to it followed by pressing power button. Now make a shutdown ,connect battery and adapter.

Or if the problem has just occurred recently you could boot into safe mode and do a system restore.

Also take a look here enter link description here

  timerep 26 Jun 12

Will only go to bios logo cant get into bios windows doesnt start. Any ideas?

  northumbria61 26 Jun 12

It doesn't look good. Do you have the Windows 7 install disc? You could boot from that and try a REPAIR.

  Nontek 26 Jun 12

Try a new CMOS battery. I had an old Presario some time ago which would not boot - a new CMOS battery was all it needed.

  timerep 29 Jun 12

tried the windows disc, and the cmos battery, the battery enabled me to bet into another bios screen but nothing from there. Could it be the bios chip ? the windows disc sadly didnt work, any ideas would be good thanks

  northumbria61 29 Jun 12

In the BIOS are you able to get into the screen that would allow you to reset to DEFAULT settings?


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