Having problems with your Compaq PC Desktops ?

I have a friend with a Compaq Evo N60c laptop. He has asked me to see if i can get it working as there seems to be no life in it. It's plugged in but the battery has been fully discharged and even plugged in it takes NO power and is totally lifeless?? I have checked all the conections and all seems to be ok and there is power from the mains lead. (though not sure if there is enough power i'll have that checked today) Can anyone help move us on a little further with this or is this a common


Answers :

This often happens with notebook batteries - even unused, there is a limited shelf life. (I had a brand new one that, after sitting ready as a "spare" only, would not work after some 3 - 4 years.) As there appears to be no N60c notebook, it is assumed that you are referring to a 600, 610, of 620.
\015\012
\015\012The primary issue you are having in booting up is, with a very high level of probability, the CMOS battery. Life on these internal batteries varies - some have been known to go in 5 years or less, and others are still active more than 15 years later. At any rate, experienced this directly - 2 machines that had sat unused for some 2 years, and when powered up, nothing. Both could not reasonably have been expected to "just die" at the same time. Turned out that replacement of CMOS battery solved all problems (for just a couple dollars each).
\015\012
\015\012Finally, quick word of caution. The battery for the unit that has completely discharged should be removed. You may either replace it or use the battery compartment cover that should have been with the notebook, and utilize only the A/C adaptor. The reason for this is so that you can isolate the cause of the failure to boot. A laptop battery that has fully discharged could be a constant source of frustration and irritation to a notebook, causing numerous issues, including rebooting at will.
\015\012
\015\012If this information assists you in resolving the problem, please take a moment to rate the solution at a "FixYa" level. If you do not feel that you can rate at a "FixYa", please post back with more information regarding what has occurred subsequently and/or more details regarding the situation, and I will gladly help you until we have reached a definitive solution. Thank you for using and rating FixYa!
U have to change the charger soket from the laptop its has been dry solder
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Compaq PC Desktops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I have a friend with a Compaq Evo N60c laptop. He has asked me to see if i can get it working as there seems to be no life in it. It's plugged in but the battery has been fully discharged and even plugged in it takes NO power and is totally lifeless?? I have checked all the conections and all seems to be ok and there is power from the mains lead. (though not sure if there is enough power i'll have that checked today) Can anyone help move us on a little further with this or is this a common


This often happens with notebook batteries - even unused, there is a limited shelf life. (I had a brand new one that, after sitting ready as a "spare" only, would not work after some 3 - 4 years.) As there appears to be no N60c notebook, it is assume ... Compaq PC Desktops

Computer dies on me (can't say it better due to no technical knowledge; pls read :-)


The 'click' sound you hear when your computer goes off is the hard drive head parking itself.  It does this whenever the machine shuts down to prevent damage.As for the problem itself, I believe your computer is overheating.  Th ... Acer TravelMate 290LCi Notebook

Monitor stays on for a few seconds then goes out


This problem is very often caused by dry electrolytic capacitors on the inverter board. If you have some skill with soldering you could try to change them. When buying new ones ask for LOW-ESR capacitors for switching mode power supplies (SMPS) and 1 ... Acer AL1711 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

Red power light on, making a noise but won't switch on/off


Hi dear customer. add fast check the electric power and voltage. latter , cheking jumper on the main board, total main boart opening the cacing out,servising total main board. ... Packard Bell iMedia 6826 (P481000502) PC Desktop

Strange problems with Z-2300's


I'm having this same problem and have sort of solved it with a really wierd technique I found at Logitech. Evidently this problem is related to the control pod rather then the RCA jack. Try this:\015\012Unplug the control pod from ... Logitech Z-2300 Computer Speakers

No power to E-Machine T1860


Hi,Issue seems with the power IC of the motherboard need to repair. ... E-Machines T1860 PC Desktop

Gateway GT4022 has issues powering up and restarting


1.Yes the Power On switch is okay. (PS. If you hold down the Power On button for 10 seconds on any computer, it will turn off)2.The heatsink held down by springs on the Northbridge, and Southbridge chipsets, is an excellent idea. Wo ... Gateway GT4022 PC Desktop

My new itouch will not boot up. It just seems to be dead


Check the wall outlet where the Power Transformer is plugged in and verify that it has current by using a lamp or something like that. If ok, then... Check the laptop battery for charge state. The indicater light should show full or good charge ... Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

No picture on monitor 997M


One reason that this is happening could be that it is on Power saving mode. This happens when the LCD monitor detecs an incorrect timing then thats the time that the LCD goes blank and the power botton starts to blink.\015\012\015\012what ... Microtech Computer Monitors

ViewSonic VX922 monitor - black screen - green power light flashes


PLEASE read Carefully so here is a fix for the green blinking light ...the monitor is going into shutdown....protect mode......THIS is ...Only for the seasoned electronic service tech ......YOU NEED TO BE into Electronics ..or have electronic backgro ... ViewSonic VX922 19" Monitor Flat Panel

Computer suddeny refused to turn on/boot whatsoever


It sounds like the hardrive you installed overloaded the system and cause a low power operation on the computer the motherboard may be bad because of this as well as anyparts that were connected to it i have had this happen to me before and well i kn ... Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

While running a virus scan on my Toshiba A105 laptop the computer totally went dead. I assumed the harddrive had crashed but in addition to that I get no power, no LEDs lighting, nothing. I checked the external power supply and the power input for shorts but they all seem find. What has happened to the power on my Laptop?


Try it with no battery installed..it is possible that is a contributing factor..plug into wall only.. ... Toshiba PC Desktops

Installed new equipment, now monitor is blank


Just dump everything and buy a branded new PC....\015\012u will be increasing ur BP....it;s not worth this much effort....\015\012the kind of work u have done...it seems ur an expert so u urself work it out what's wrong...and where did u ... PC Desktops

Toshiba satellite laptop-can not switch it on


I don't have that model, but the layout is probably similar to mine. On the left hand side near the screen there is a blue socket where you can plug a VGA monitor, or, on the same side (on mine) there is a round socket where you can plug in an S-vide ... Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

Toshiba Satellite Laptop Power Failure (A105-S1013 System Unit)


How handy are you with a digital multimeter? If the laptop is still disassembled, find the solder connections on the motherboard where the mini power cable enters the board from the jack. Plug the AC adapter in. Check to make sure you have the pro ... Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

I just put together a pc for my little girl. Everything seems to be hooked up right as far as I can tell. The pc is getting power, lights on, cpu fan is spinning, video card fan is spinning, but the pc fan doesnt work nor does the cdrom. I've checked and double checked all the connections but still the same. In the bios none of the drives are showing up either. Is this some sort of power issue? It is all the same parts I have used together before without any probs, but this time it's just


Have a close look at the power pig tails.Since you state both PC fan and cdrom does not work. I would suspect no power is getting to these. It is rather difficult to plug in the ribbon cables wrong. They will only go one way. :) ... PC Desktops

No power, front panel light is always on


Run with the 4-pin ATX power cable unplugged? No, the power supply is just supplying power to the hardware components, that do not require much power. (Wattage) [Or the power supply doesn't have enough power now, due to a bad power rail, or mor ... PC Desktops

Possible blown motherboard


You need a fully working battery as while you plug power adapter power light does not come on nor does the laptop itself turn on please check the power supply and its cord . If you have have not grounded the power supply third terminal this is possib ... Panasonic Toughbook 19 Laptop Convertible Tablet

Dell E173FP Monitor requires unplugging/plugging back in to wake


Perhaps your computer is hibernating instead of going into standby which takes a little longer to wake up from. While you are playing plugs and cables it give it enough time to come out of hibernation.\015\012\015\012When the computer is ... Dell Computer Monitors

ViewSonc VX924 LCD Monitor


Check the information at Viewsonic's website regarding their warranty:http://www.viewsonic.com/support/warranties/limited-warranty/If you have your proof-of-purchase and it shows the monitor is less than a year old, it would b ... ViewSonic VX910 19" LCD Monitor

My Acer laptop seem t0 shut down for no apperent reason and it always has to be pluged in


It sounds like your battery may be dead or close to dead if your laptop has to be plugged in all the time. if there is a battery check meter on the battery, you can check the battery condition with that.\012unless it is a problem with your char ... Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

Pc is not starting up


Check them bigger transitors heatsinked in solder to mother board should find a 12v a 5v with your test meter. sounds like you lost 12v to the cpu. 12 and 5v , -5v -12 start at the power supply....i would take the plugs loose and see if voltage comes ... Intel Pentium 4 1.7G, 1.7 GHz (p41700400256sk478) Processor

Gateway monitor (FDP1965) Power/video problem


You have a problem with your lcd..get it fixed by technicians... ... Gateway FPD1975W 19" LCD Monitor

Desktop monitor port not working. processor, keyboard, mouse all powered on & working, you can hear it boot up. I use this with other computers, it works fine. monitor has power but goes to sleep. Is there another way to connect monitor with a different adapter, as usb port or to serial port?


Ha, no kidding! I just had a HP Pavilion a705w come in for repair at my shop!Small world.Okay, let's go with your theory that the power supply is okay, and the Processor is indeed operating.Your theory is that the ... PC Desktops

Toshiba Satellite Notebook PC Model A45-S150, shuts down by itself.


Hi,The first step would be to swap Charger. Use this charger in a different model and make sure that the charger is working.Then, make sure Battery is working. Remove the battery and then plug in the notebook with the help of ... Toshiba Satellite A135 Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.8975 seconds