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    Laptop Startup Problems

    I have a hp compaq nx5000 notebook, i've tried to turn it on but nothing happens. A couple of lights come on but thats it, screen doesn't output anything, fan doesn't appear to start, doesn't boot, i get nothing.

    I've tried starting it up just on mains, just on battery power and outputting onto lcd.

    Being non technical i was wondering what is wrong with it? and is their anything i can do to fix it?

    Cheers

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    Banned

    Use factory recovery CD ,this will fix all problems.
    I think you have corrupted Windows files or virus inside.

    Maxima;1863030

    Use factory recovery CD ,this will fix all problems.I think you have … Use factory recovery CD ,this will fix all problems.I think you have corrupted Windows files or virus inside.



    lol

    I'm sure you had the best intentions but the recovery CD won't actually fix ALL problems will it. Try re-seating the memory if you can get to it easily?

    Original Poster

    how do i go about re-seating the memory?

    you need to take it out then put it back in firmly, it should be on the bottom of the laptop somewhere.

    Original Poster

    have found the memory (i think), not really sure how i go about removing it. No idea how to remove the wires from it.

    Original Poster

    have managed to take out the memory and put it back in but still no joy. Anything else i could try?

    the memory not have any wires,,,its a green board with microchips on and usually just slide out,,,mine is anyway on my laptop

    Original Poster

    well it must be the memory as i can't think of anywhere else it could be!

    sometimes there might be 2 memory boards,,,,usually next to or overlapping each other

    Sometimes laptops wont boot up because of static build up on motherboard , this may work if this is the case with yours . Remove battery hold down power button for about 15 - 20 seconds replace battery and try to start up as normal.

    Hope it helps

    that could have been the battery, probably best not to touch that one again!!!

    have a look on here......
    fixya.com/sup…boo
    will try and find other sites but gotta go for now soz

    Before you start stripping down your laptop did you try this

    Sometimes laptops wont boot up because of static build up on motherboard , this may work if this is the case with yours . Remove battery and power cable hold down power button for about 15 - 20 seconds replace battery and try to start up as normal.

    Hope it helps

    I've had this before and reckon the BIOS in corrupt and needs to be reset.

    This is fairly easy to do and can be done by disconnecting the RTC Battery (not the Laptop battery)

    Here is the Support Manual for your Laptop with pictures to make things easy : :thumbsup:

    bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/…pdf

    Section 5.18 is what you after looking for ....BUT having done this before ...all you do is remove all the screws on page 5-44 THEN look for the tiny battery connector THEN leave it disconnected for about 1 min then reconnect.

    Now try powering up Laptop again !

    Original Poster

    Ok am about to try your method mecoconuts.
    I tried re-seating the memory but that didn't help.

    IN fact i think i'm telling you porkies ..... from Memory i think all you do is REMOVE the Keyboard and you'll see the connector near the front of the Laptop where the Space Bar was .....see Page 5-20 to remove keyboard .

    I think you only need the bottom cover off if you need to replace the rtc battery which is not what you need to do. You just need to disconnect it ...which is under the keyboard.

    Original Poster

    i've removed a few of the parts but it tells me to basically take the whole thing apart.
    Also it says that the RTC Battery is located at the bottom, so that means taking everything apart!
    aaaarrghh

    Try to boot from recovery CD. If screen starts select R for repair. Then Type on command line fixboot and press enter.:whistling: a

    zippy22;1863641

    Try to boot from recovery CD. If screen starts select R for repair. Then … Try to boot from recovery CD. If screen starts select R for repair. Then Type on command line fixboot and press enter.:whistling: a



    hmmm, me thinks the laptop will be in bits in about 10 minutes

    bathfan;1863624

    i've removed a few of the parts but it tells me to basically take the … i've removed a few of the parts but it tells me to basically take the whole thing apart.Also it says that the RTC Battery is located at the bottom, so that means taking everything apart!aaaarrghh



    NO ....the RTC maybe at the bottom ....but the connector for it is just UNDER the keyboard .....which is super easy to remove.

    Remember to leave the connector disconnected for at least 1 min.

    Original Poster

    i've taken the keyboard out and couldn't see it, although from the picture i'm not sure what i'm looking for.
    I think its under the grey plastic bit, which to remove you have to take everything apart.
    I've given up for tonight want to watch the footy, but i'll give it another go tomorrow and let you know how i get on.
    Thanks for the continued help

    Original Poster

    I removed the RTC connector for a good few minutes, then put everything back together and still nothing! Anything else i could try? as i'll probably have to get a new laptop, not really worth paying out for a repair.

    I have a HP nx6125 and after 1 week it had this problem, then it started working again but a month later had the same problem and I could not get it to work. I sent it off to get fixed (was still under warranty) and first they replaced the memory which to start with seemed fine but after a few months it broke again. I had to send it off again and they then changed the memory again and the mother board. Since then I have not had a problem of that nature at all If it is under warranty I would advise getting it sent off otherwise might be worth changing the mother board?!?!

    if you do get another laptop getting something like this will be really handy for you....
    ebuyer.com/pro…132
    You can take out the old hard drive from the broken laptop, put it in here and then use it on your new one so you won't have lost your data and you can use it as an external hard drive.

    Original Poster

    Think i might try and get a new laptop, as it will probably cost a few bob to get it repaired and its a couple of years old.

    Is a bit annoying, just wish i knew more about computers!
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