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aahntee

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i have a compaq presario f750US running vista. when i press the power button the light comes on for a second then shuts down. this happens w/it plugged in and using just battery. a friend checked it out and said it was the hard drive. i've checked the prices and intend on buying one. they have a hard drive and also an internal hard drive. i haven't a clue....does it sound like the hard drive? if so what do i buy?
 

SUEOHIO

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It sounds more like a problem with the power supply than the hard drive.i would have that checked out first.
 

Tanis

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I would tend to agree with Sue.

Doesn't sound like a HDD problem, if it was the HDD it would more than likely start up and and then you would get an error indicating a missing boot device or something similar. Sounds like there is a problem with the machine getting power.

Have you tried it plugged in but with the battery removed?
Do you get the normal charging indication when you have it plugged in? i.e. charging / power lights if it has them?

Not trying to insult your intelligence, but have you tried replacing the fuse in the plug for the power supply? Could be a simple case of that fuse has gone adn the battery is dead. If you are getting power / charging indicator lights when it is plugged in then this probably isn't the problem.
 

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Here is the support site for the Compaq Presario F750US laptop.

You might want to add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

Read here.

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crjdriver

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I doubt that the hard drive is causing your problem however it is very easy to find out. Simply pull the drive out and pw ON the system. If it does the same thing with the drive removed, you know the drive is not causing your issue.
 

aahntee

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I would tend to agree with Sue.
tks!!! w/plug in computer there is blue light....assuming it's getting power....tryed w/out battery won't start...tried removing battery putting back in, (someone told me to ck it) did several times...i pust button to start power button is blue for second then nothing...
tks for repling....i have no knowledge of any of this..not informed w/anything really...does this sound like

Doesn't sound like a HDD problem, if it was the HDD it would more than likely start up and and then you would get an error indicating a missing boot device or something similar. Sounds like there is a problem with the machine getting power. i'm sorry haven't cked fuse...ashmed to admit don't know where fuse is or what kind....should take fuse w/me to get another?
TKS SO MUCH HELP....HOPE I'M EXPLAINING GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND ME....gayle

Have you tried it plugged in but with the battery removed?
Do you get the normal charging indication when you have it plugged in? i.e. charging / power lights if it has them?

Not trying to insult your intelligence, but have you tried replacing the fuse in the plug for the power supply? Could be a simple case of that fuse has gone adn the battery is dead. If you are getting power / charging indicator lights when it is plugged in then this probably isn't the problem.
 
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