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Solved: Compaq CQ61 - no power

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ksk, Aug 29, 2011.

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  1. ksk

    ksk Thread Starter

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    Working one day ... may have overheated (sons laptop) and next day - no power

    AC charging light is solid white but battery doesnt seem to hold a charge after trying it in another computer.

    Power button does nothing, no light reaction, no sounds, no fans, nothing.

    Ive tried a hard reset ... no results

    Cmos battery?
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    If it overheated its a power supply problem of some sort or a bad fan or maybe something else got damaged like the board.a bad cmos battery doesnt usually cause that kind of chaos.if that battery is bad the time on the computer wont stay corrected.or you might notice that the computer runs slower than normal.
     
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    Thanks. Any ideas on how to check for power supply problems or is it just a matter of opening the case, getting down to the mother board and looking at all the diodes and AC port connection, etc?
     
  4. Megabite

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    See if you can try another PowerSupply and see what the results are.
     
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    It's a laptop, so you can't swap out the power supply. How did you try the laptop battery "in another computer"? It would only fit in another laptop of an identical make and model.

    There's probably some hardware damage, but if it's out of warranty, it will cost more to fix than it's worth.
     
  6. ksk

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    Thanks. Ive tried other AC cords to no avail. Battery in, battery out also ... even another fully charged matching battery from his brothers laptop.... sadly, nothing. I get no reaction, not a single blip of activity when pushing the power button. Grrr.
     
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    I have another CQ61 bought at the same time for my other son so I have been trying to swap batteries, charging one in the other, switching AC cords, etc.... darn thing just died - cold.

    I do know that the dead computers battery is shot because it will not hold or take a charge in the other brothers good computer ...
     
  8. Megabite

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    Could be more serious than a power problem...if the PC got really hot
     
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    I think more than likely the board got damaged or fried. i dont think its a power supply problem anymore if what you have tried didnt work.
     
  10. ksk

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    any way of checking it out myself or should I just send it in to be evaluated?
     
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    I think an opinion from a qualified repair place might be the answer and then you can make an informed decision on what to do and know what the problem is once and for all. if its not under any warranty it might cost more to fix it than what its worth.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time and advice. It is appreciated.
     
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