Laptop issues

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Captmatrix, May 15, 2003.

  1. Captmatrix

    Captmatrix Guest

    (Compaq Presario 700). The Laptop was dropped and no longer works. When it turns on the hard drive makes some sounds, but I can tell it is not spinning fully. Also, the LCD displays a white light sceeen with some pink vertical lines and strange small circles... does this mean the LCD is damaged? Could just a bad HD do this?
     
  2. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Hard to diagnose, may be many things, cracked mobo, damaged graphics card, damaged CPU, hard drive or memory :eek: :confused:

    List could me endless, take to a shop ;)

    Skazz
     
  3. Captmatrix

    Captmatrix Guest

    thanks... question tho... if the screen is atleast lights up does it mean it is still ok and that it is another part causing the problem. I mean as long as it is not cracked I assume it is ok... right...?
     
  4. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    The actual LCD might be ok, but some part on the LCD board might be broken, some connection cable snapped, mobo, graphics card, etc. try connecting an extrnal monitor. if the same thing happens, likely the modo or graphics card, otherwise some peripheral to the LCD.

    I would take it to the shop, but if it is an old or low-spec laptop, it might be cheaper to buy a new one, because fixing a laotop (labour) and the parts are EXTREMELY expensive...

    good luck. EJ :blink:
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    whatever it is, it's not just the harddrive, my friend. :huh:
     
  6. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    The Tube in the LCD may be buggered :confused:

    Skazz
     
  7. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    lcd's (liquid crystal display) don't have tubes. that would be a crt (cathode ray tube)... and a very heavy and impractical laptop. :D
     
  8. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    lol if you dropped it and it dont work then take it into a shop and they can fix it, there are way way to many things that could be rong with it