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11-05-2011 11:32 AM
I'm having the same problem with CQ61 its only about 14 months old so out of warranty, however I have done the Bios restore and this appears to read the disk and do an auto reboot but stops at the blank screen, I want to know if I send it off for repair how much wil it cost to repair?
Since this appears to be a common fault I would expect that there is some inherent problem with these CQ61, and would expect Compaq to take some responsibility in ensuring the cost is not excessive I believe their might even bee a possible design flaw. I hope someone can help me to resolve my issue. And I have changed the following Disk drive Battery Power supply removed and replaced RAM, there isn't a lot more I can do.
12-10-2011 11:09 PM
I'm having the same problem with my CQ62 and again it's 14 months old like everyone elses. I too have tried the hrad reset with no luck.
08-04-2012 11:48 AM
Also experiencing this on a friends CQ61-420US computer. Reseating the memory did not help. Created the UEFI diagnostics USB key, booted with Win+B and could see the USB key get accessed just prior to a beep and reboot.
It seems that this system does support flashing the firmware from USB, but HP doesn't make a USB BIOS file available for download. The only one on the website is to be applied from Windows, which is sort of useless if you can't run Windows.
Has anyone found a valid bios file that can be installed from USB?