12-06-2009 04:58 PM
Same problem on my Dad's Compaq CQ50-115NR purchased on 08-09-08:
Suddenly not able to power up. Power light comes on White, wifi light comes on orange, brief fan sound, then silence, no screen activity, no VGA signal. Reseating the RAM and HD had no effect.
Anyone know what the root cause is? Motherboard failure? Video failure? Other?
12-26-2009 01:11 PM
I had the same problem yesterday! After reading posts in this forum I felt like there was no fix to the problem. I was at Best buy today looking for a good boxing day sale on a new computer, then I ran into a friend who is an IT guy who gave me the following advice.
It sounds way to easy and good to be true but it worked for my HP CQ50 laptop:
Turn on the computer, I had the same problem sounds like a regular start up for a second and then no sound and no activity on he monitor (still have a power light on and a red wifi button though).
Unplug the power source (so you are only running on battery)
pull out the battery for 30 seconds - put the battery back in and hold down the power button (press it firmly off then on- Hold it down when you turn it on as well).
I did this and to my surprise it powered up normally. My friend said it is a problem with the power button sensor and it is quite common in this model. I think I might have even tapped the power button also, but it worked on my first try (I think by holding the power button while turning it on it resets the sensor). I really thought I was screwed after reading all these posts because I am not a computer guy and I managed to fix this problem. Goodluck and let me know if it works for you guys.
01-25-2010 11:41 AM
hey there friend, i have the same issue, tried what you suggested, did not work, i think it has to do with the details on your steps. more detailed infor will be greatly appreciatted like
Unplug the power source (so you are only running on battery) DO THIS ON ON OR OFF MODE
pull out the battery for 30 seconds - WITH CLOSED LID OR OPENED LID?
put the battery back in and hold down the power button (press it firmly off then on- Hold it down when you turn it on as well).THIS STILL WITHOUT THE POWER MORE OR DO THIS WITH SOURCE POWER??
thanks in advance!
02-04-2010 04:41 PM
I have the same issue power on, orange wifi otherwise the computer is dead. I bought from Best Buy 08-09-08 it seams that batch of computer is defective. Wonder if HP made any recall. it seams Nobody have a solution?!
06-06-2010 12:49 PM
I also bought my computer in August of 2008 and have had every problem in the book! Screen flickering, wireless wont work, fans stop, overheating, power cable died, power port died, mouse sticks, ect. Now it turns on makes all the normal fan noises and clicks but nothing on the screen not a single thing. It was in sleep mode when i tried to turn it back on.
I have sent mine back to Best Buy TWICE...the first time they told me it was all my fault and i had to pay even though i bought the extended warrenty! The second time they fixed the fickering problem, fan issues, and power port. I didnt pay that time. Ive done a factory reset which fixed the wireless issue.
This is my first laptop and it has been nothing but a buch of problems! I will never buy HP again! EVER!!! They are a stupid company who cant back their computers. They prey on innocent people and are monsters!
06-06-2010 10:54 PM
I chat with them again after the warranty is over, they tell me HP will fix it for $399.00 and give me 90 day warranty. I think the best way is sell the old for parts on ebay and buy a new one from (HP?)...
06-14-2010 05:33 AM
I have the same problem.
why give HP no reaction?
this is à bad laptop and we have no help here.
I have the Compaq Presario V6066EA notebook.
first was the battery broken now à black screen but the power is oke.
whats up man come on HP help the people .
greatings from holland
06-17-2010 01:30 PM - last edited on 04-18-2016 11:41 AM by OscarFuentes
there are a few key issues - in some cases a 2 year window is given. hurry - check yours out.
01-31-2011 11:00 AM
By all means, sell the scrap, but don't compound the problem by buying another one. Look up a consumer report site to find a more reliable brand and model.