when i switch on my laptop [compaq 510], the

September 4, 2011 at 12:06:53
Specs: Windows 7
when i switch on my laptop [compaq 510], the ON button gets on .. [the light is on] but the laptop doesn't start .. and then i have to switch it off and then switch on again .. then it gets on normally. it happens almost 50% times whenever i on the laptop. any solution ???

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#1
September 6, 2011 at 10:39:04
See this to test the HDD:
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc...

Hard to say what's going on with it w/o seeing/hearing it. Could be bad:

- HDD
- RAM
- Motherboard
- Fan, or dirty, clogged fan
- Power connection
- Faulty power switch

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


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#2
September 7, 2011 at 00:00:00
welll ... my laptop's age is 1yr and 7 months .. and this problem started from the very next day i bought it ... i took the laptop to that shop for 7 times, they demanded to repair it every time, but as i told before, this problem doesn't occur every time [but 50%times], so when i checked the laptop in the shop, the problem didn't show up, but after returning home .. the problem was as usual.

so, if the laptop has any of the above mentioned problem, would it survive for so long [1yr and 7 months] without showing any other problem ??


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#3
September 7, 2011 at 07:58:25
Q: Was it new when you bought it?
Q: Any warranty on it?

At the shop 7 times? :-0 I would do a background check on that shop! Any shop that has to do something 7 times, whether it be repairing a PC or a car etc, to correct the issues raises my eyebrows. If you purchased that laptop at the shop you were taking it to for service, I would have demanded a new laptop! It could be a Lemon.

You should check online for recalls too:
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-informa... (HP owns Compaq)
http://www.recallowl.com/recalls/co...
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/

I've seen brand new laptops (even servers) fail right out of the box, as well as machines that are only a month or two old that have issues. As far as it running intermittently for so long w/o showing other problems, yes there are times when electronic devices can show problems intermittently for quite a long time without totally failing; then on the other hand sometimes the devices fail quickly.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


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#4
September 7, 2011 at 11:58:49
well ... thank you very much for ur replies ... and jst to inform you ... once da product is sold ... the shop-keepers hardly care abt us ... and it is da largest store here ..so may be they have become kinda complacent ... and probably this is bcoz HP [the original company] has no showroom here ... we'v to do all the jobs thru the shopkeepers .. so .. they r da all in all ...

and yah ... it waz brand new when i bought it ... i made dem open a total new package ... but donno wt they did later wid it .. !!

but .. anyways .. thnx (:


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#5
September 7, 2011 at 12:01:12
ohh .. and yahh ... it had warranty .. for 1 year ..

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