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Caps lock blink 5 times on Compaq 615 laptop, but screen doesn't come on.

My Compaq 615 laptop screen doesn't come on, instead it blinks capslock 5 times. What shlould I do?

 

It has an AMD Athlon X2 processor, with Radeon 3200 graphics.

 

I didn't install any new software or hardware recently. All I did was work with the system at night, shut it down, and when I turned it on the following morning, the screen refused to come up, but the caps lock blinks 5 times.

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Caps lock blink 5 times on Compaq 615 laptop, but screen doesn't come on.

Sorry to hear that. Please refer to the Blank Screen LED Error Codes document from HP Support. It sounds like a "General system board failure." The explanation says to contact HP for assistance. The motherboard might need to be replaced, and you will probably require the assistance of a technician to fix the problem. 

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Caps lock blink 5 times on Compaq 615 laptop, but screen doesn't come on.

Is it possible that the video chip only needs to be reballed?

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Caps lock blink 5 times on Compaq 615 laptop, but screen doesn't come on.

Is it possible that the video driver chip only needs to be re-soldered?

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