Compaq Pesario X1000

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Black-Syth, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Black-Syth

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    Hello, I've got some laptop issues with the following laptop.

    1.3Ghz Centrino
    512MB RAM
    60GB HD
    ATi MRadeon 9200 32MB
    Yada Yada

    So, I was sitting around one day playing solitaire, and suddenly, the PC just turned off. "Weird." I said to myself. When I turned it back on, it didn't boot. It came to this "COMPAQ" Screen with a little caption that says "Press F10 to Enter Setup" At this screen, which is nothing out of the ordinary, it then begins to give me trouble. It just... locks up. I can hit F10, and it'll freeze at ENTERING SETUP. I can still restart it by hitting ctrl + alt + delete, and I can use a USB keyboard to hit F10, and restart. I took it in to repair, and they said they won't fix it because of water damage. This is impossible considering the fact that I respect the items I spend money on, and there is no way it was even near any form of liquid nourishment. Now, I also thought that if there was any water damage on a computer, then it wouldn't turn on at all, correct? Either way, any ideas?
     
  2. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    they are trying to scam u i think, be like i know there is no water in it, unless u gave it to me that way, so shut the **** up, also then i also might think its overheating, btw where are u trying to fix this, at compaq themselves?
     
  3. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    It sounds like your cmos bios chip has been erased..

    this would explain why they won't fix it because they can't. they have to replace the motherboard.

    if you can get past the bios setup and get to the windows operating menu than it is not the cmos.

    if you can't and it tells you to press (?) to enter setup and it freezes or produces a black screen you will need a cmos chip.
    you should however, check the fan to make sure your cpu is not overheating. btw.. you cannot update the bios if the computer will not let you get to a boot screen for floppy acces..

    good luck

    update
    laptops can short if they have been left in the car etc... in cold temperatures. (dew enters the picture here)

    taking it on the bus can even cause it if the temp is right.
     
  4. Black-Syth

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    Where I purchased it, Best Buy.
     
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Have you tried calling Compaq's tech support? (1-800-OK Compaq)
     
  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Oh yeah, and Best Buy has the best techs $10/hr can buy.
     
  7. Black-Syth

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    Update!

    I reinstalled Windows XP Pro on it, but it still locks up upon startup. I can bypass the screen by hitting F1, and it goes into Windows. Any ideas?
     
  8. Black-Syth

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    Update!

    I can bypass the ENTERING SETUP screen by hitting F1, as well, and that takes me into BIOS.