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its not a error, your computer is just slow, try using vlc media player to play a dvd and tell me if it plays better

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 06, 2019


just have to take one out and look at the speed of the ram. like if it a 5300 or 3200 or if it newer it could be 6300. it will say on the ram on the mother board

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Nov 13, 2018


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
To get Windows Vista product key please visit this website:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/en-us
Regards, Waqar.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 18, 2016


It is a combination of key known as "Function" (Fn, for short). You have to press it and hold while pressing other keys showing the blue letters on it. The most common use is to make a virtual Numerical Keypad on laptops, so you can perform calculations. To be back to normal mode, you need to press FN+F8 (or the key with the Calculator icon).

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015


The driver is only 32bit.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Dec 24, 2014


Hi Bronzen...

HP website for you laptop...
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http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=125&prodSeriesId=384511&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=384511&objectID=c00208189

According to the HP website: 1280MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256MB, 1 x 1024MB) Memory Max 1280MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256MB, 1 x 1024MB
Memory Max 1280MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256MB, 1 x 1024MB

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Sep 22, 2014


  • Remove all power (adapter power Cord and Battery (for laptops))
  • Hold down the ON button for 30secs (dispersing internal voltage)
  • Plug the power cord in only (ie leave battery out, for the moment)
  • Turn on
Check your power adapter. Plug it in to a known good power receptacle. See if the power adapter has any lights that light up to make sure it is getting power.
Take the battery out of the laptop and just only plug in the power adapter.
Do any lights on the laptop light up when you power it on? Does it beep?Does it make a sound? Is where you plug your power adapter to your laptop loose or broken?

if no sound or light the its either power adapter , dc jack or cable, or system board .

Please note, it is also a good measure to re seat the memory.
You may need to locate your disassembly guide



Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 14, 2014


The simplest way is to fully re-format the Hard Drive. Boot to any Windows installation CD or DVD, and when the option comes up, choose to install a new copy of Windows, and follow delete existing partitions and re-format HD options. For extra security, don't select "fast format". End this dummy installation after this formatting procedure. The most secure method for data deletion however is a bit more physical. Remove the hard drive and smash it with a hammer! You'll know the drive is well and truly trashed when you can here bits clanging around in the drive casing when you shake it.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


Most people remove the hdd before disposal but if you need an OS, press either F8 or F11 just before it tries to beet and select restore. That will format your hdd and place a fresh OS on your drive.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Jun 14, 2014


The problem you described, is related to the inverter board.
There's a little board, that take care of lights on the monitor. You must replace the inverter board to solve the problem.

Here you have an image, of an inverter board.

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Good luck, and be safe!
Inverter boards, it's dangerouse to replace yourself if you don't know what you are doing. High-Voltage inside :)

Compaq Presario... | Answered on May 14, 2014


If you utube your model number there will be a number of videos on replacing screens. Very straight forward, you don;t have to take the laptop apart hardly.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014


No. Cannot help there as the password is composed by the owner.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013


Go to hp.com for the drivers you need.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Nov 10, 2013


please share the specifications

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Nov 05, 2013


You can try to open your notebook, and take the internal battery off, to reset your BIOS. You must do that without charger or battery pluged in to the computer.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Oct 16, 2013


Maybe the problem is not the charger.It can be the battery or the circle input from your laptop broken

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 29, 2013


To reset bios, you have to disconnect the lithium battery that powers the Bios IC. To do this, you have to disassemble the set to an extent. If you wish to get its procedure, check this site. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Pull up previous posts or type in the brand name of your set, to its search box, and press 'Enter'.

Compaq Presario... | Answered on Aug 20, 2013

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