My Compaq Presario V6000 Won't Start

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My Compaq Presario V6000 Won't Start
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Your Compaq Presario V6000 might not start for a number of reasons. Before you take it to be serviced, try resetting the power and troubleshooting. You might have forgotten to do something that makes it turn on. If you have devices attached to your computer, remove them before beginning the troubleshooting process.

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Things you need

  • Paper clip or similar object

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  1. 1

    Remove your laptop from its docking device if you docked it. That device might have defects.

  2. 2

    Turn on the laptop using just battery power.

  3. 3

    Remove the battery and try turning it on with just AC power. If it doesn’t turn on, try resetting the power using the small reset button at the bottom of the V6000 laptop. Use an unfolded paper clip or some other thin object to reach the button and hold it down for about five seconds.

  4. 4

    Try connecting your laptop to another outlet in the house or in a public place. The outlet might not be working.

  5. 5

    Check your home circuit breaker's fuse that controls your outlets in the room where you have your laptop to see if it turned all black. Replace the fuse if you find it black. Place the breaker back in the panel and try to turn your laptop again plugged into its AC adaptor.

  6. 6

    Push your AC adaptor's cables in more firmly, especially the cable leading from the outlet to the adaptor box. This cable loosens often, giving you the false illusion something went wrong with your laptop.

  7. 7

    Check for any dust or other debris around the battery’s connector and the battery input on your laptop. Clean them and try powering on through the battery again.

  8. 8

    Try leaving the laptop plugged into an outlet with the battery on for a few hours while the laptop doesn't power up. After waiting some hours, try turning on the laptop again. Your battery might have discharged and something might prevent your laptop from turning on through AC power, but not from charging the battery.

Tips and warnings

  • If your laptop doesn’t work even with the steps provided, take it to be serviced. Your laptop might have some other defect that prevents it from turning on besides the battery and AC power.

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