[Dclug] Compaq Laptop Problems
edward.james at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 13:17:24 EST 2012
On a long shot, borrow a voltmeter and make sure the power cord is okay.
Next step would be to open the case and check if a power connector
terminal just inside the case broke loose - that would be a simple
solder fix, or maybe a not-as-simple jumper application.
On 2/4/12, chuck.divine at comcast.net <chuck.divine at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have a Compaq Presario C500 laptop that has seen better days.
> Currently even the power connection is not working anymore. The battery is
> dead, but, with a good power connection, I could charge it up. I was able
> until recently to power up the laptop by jiggling the cord connection to the
> laptop. Now I can't even do that.
> Other problems include a somewhat busted hinge and a few vertical lines
> across the screen. As I said, the laptop has seen better days.
> I would like to have a working laptop.
> What are my options? Replace said laptop? Get it repaired someplace? Get a
> used, refurbished replacement? If I do replace the laptop, how can I get
> files off said laptop? Could someplace slip in a battery temporarily to help
> start up the laptop and then transfer files?
> Money is a very important factor currently. It might not be forever, but it
> is now.
> Chuck Divine
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