Compaq Presario 1800T laptop (PIII, 650Mhz, 10GB HDD, w2K, 390MB RAM) with what appears to be a hardware problem.
April 5, 2004 3:19 PM Subscribe
I've got a Compaq Presario 1800T laptop (PIII, 650Mhz, 10GB HDD, w2K, 390MB RAM) with what appears to be a hardware problem. More inside...
posted by gnz2001 to computers & internet (6 answers total)
Pressing the power button yields the following sets of results: 1. Nine times out of ten, you hear the powersupply kick in, but no splash screen. The laptop sits there idling with no screen. Can't get into setup. Press and hold power switch to hard kill. 2. One time out of 10, it boots, but horrible noises (not adjustable through hardware volume controls) come out of speakers during boot, and thereafter when any action requiring processing is performed (even moving mouse cursor causes whining). When it boots this way, volume control is missing from systray. 3. One time out of, say, 30 attempts yields a normal boot.
What's going on, and how do I fix it, or to whom should I send it to be fixed?