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Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
« on: December 29, 2012, 12:51:55 PM »
Hello Shane and others! I am back with yet another problem.  :sad:

I have a Compaq CQ61 that would not turn on. I can see that the laptop can detect power coming in from the light that pops up underneath the charger plug in. Then when I try to turn it on, the lightning bolt on the front starts blinking then shuts off. So I tried removing the battery. After removal, I press the on button with the laptop plugged in and no lightning bolt blinks. I tried switching rams on it but I had no luck. I will try to transfer the ram from my other laptop to this one. But now, I am having no luck. :( Please help...

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Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
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Re: Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 03:55:22 PM »
It sounds like it is a bad motherboard in the laptop. Those are common and nothing you can do about it except see if you can find a replacement off ebay. But that is no fun task.

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Re: Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 07:44:26 AM »
Aww.  :cry: Well that's what I was speculating but I wanted to be optimistic. But I guess....

Btw, how do I see what's on the HDD? Just take it off and plug it in into my laptop?

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Re: Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 02:42:13 PM »
If it is a sata drive you can just hook it into a tower as a 2nd drive and read the data right off of it in Windows :wink:

If it is the old IDE drives you would need an adapter to hook it into a tower.

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Re: Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 05:05:43 PM »
We have a set-up where five individuals have access through Team Viewer to a single computer in a remote location with poor bandwidth.  We generally try to access one at a time, but find that we have issues that create the necessity for someone to go to the location and reboot the router, etc.  Does the remote access affect this? and if so how?

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Re: Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 05:08:43 PM »
mishikeenhquay what does that have to do with this thread?

Did you mean to post back in your thread?

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Re: Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 06:31:37 PM »
yes, sorry

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Re: Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 06:33:06 PM »
Ah, go post in your thread and we will continue there :wink:

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Re: Compaq CQ61 won't turn on
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 06:33:06 PM »