Disassembling a Presario 1200?

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I am looking at a non-working Presario 1200 for a friend. A green light is lit
when power is conected (from the brick), but nothing else works - it cannot be
turned on. Maybe a fuse, maybe a bad power-on switch.. or something else.
So I got myself a Torx 8 screwdriver and undid the 6 screws I could see in the
uinderside - but there is something else keeping the case together, towards the
back.
Opening the lid to the RAM compartment of course did not help.

I have two questions:
1) how do I disassemble the case?
2) the non-working problem may be common for Presario 1200s (though Googling did
not find anything) - has anyone some idea what may cause it?

Regards,
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"Occam" <occam@internode.razoron.net> wrote in message
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> I am looking at a non-working Presario 1200 for a friend. A green light
is lit
> when power is conected (from the brick), but nothing else works - it
cannot be
> turned on. Maybe a fuse, maybe a bad power-on switch.. or something else.
> So I got myself a Torx 8 screwdriver and undid the 6 screws I could see in
the
> uinderside - but there is something else keeping the case together,
towards the
> back.
> Opening the lid to the RAM compartment of course did not help.
>
> I have two questions:
> 1) how do I disassemble the case?
> 2) the non-working problem may be common for Presario 1200s (though
Googling did
> not find anything) - has anyone some idea what may cause it?
>
> Regards,
> Occam
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Youl could start with this:

http://www.compaq.com/athome/support/msgs/1200/index.html
 
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possibly replacing the CMOS battery might work...earlier Compaq laptops would
not boot on A/C if it were dead...not sure if that's the case with the 1200....

Sorry but can't help with exactly where that's located on the 1200 or how to
open it and get to it....

Dale
 
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On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 05:29:15 GMT, "Frank" <WestEnd@Balboa65.sfo> wrote:

>
>Youl could start with this:
>
>http://www.compaq.com/athome/support/msgs/1200/index.html
>
>
Hanging my head with shame!! Now Google gave me the sites.. I must have spelt
something wrong.
Thanks.

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On 18 Sep 2004 05:33:28 GMT, dej57@aol.com (DEJ57) wrote:

>possibly replacing the CMOS battery might work...earlier Compaq laptops would
>not boot on A/C if it were dead...not sure if that's the case with the 1200....
>
>Sorry but can't help with exactly where that's located on the 1200 or how to
>open it and get to it....
>
>Dale


I will try that.
Thanks.
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Occam wrote:
> On 18 Sep 2004 05:33:28 GMT, dej57@aol.com (DEJ57) wrote:
>
>> possibly replacing the CMOS battery might work...earlier Compaq
>> laptops would not boot on A/C if it were dead...not sure if that's
>> the case with the 1200....
>>
>> Sorry but can't help with exactly where that's located on the 1200
>> or how to open it and get to it....
>>
>> Dale
>
>
> I will try that.
> Thanks.
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There is a huge user forum at HP/compaq about this very problem. Many of us
are affected by it but no one as yet has figured it out. I believe it is
called Compaq Presario wont turn on (I know that wont is misspelled but that
is how it was entered). It goes back to 8/27/02 and there are quite a few
of us with this problem. Here is the web address:
javascript:eek:penExternal("http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questiona
nswer.do?admit=716493758+1087089320327+28353475&threadId=36917")

Good luck
 
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Sorry - the whole thread didn't get in my reply correctly.

Should be: (hope this works)

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=716493758+1095692402840+28353475&threadId=36917

Irishpat wrote:
> Occam wrote:
>> On 18 Sep 2004 05:33:28 GMT, dej57@aol.com (DEJ57) wrote:
>>
>>> possibly replacing the CMOS battery might work...earlier Compaq
>>> laptops would not boot on A/C if it were dead...not sure if that's
>>> the case with the 1200....
>>>
>>> Sorry but can't help with exactly where that's located on the 1200
>>> or how to open it and get to it....
>>>
>>> Dale
>>
>>
>> I will try that.
>> Thanks.
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> There is a huge user forum at HP/compaq about this very problem.
> Many of us are affected by it but no one as yet has figured it out.
> I believe it is called Compaq Presario wont turn on (I know that wont
> is misspelled but that is how it was entered). It goes back to
> 8/27/02 and there are quite a few of us with this problem. Here is
> the web address:
>
javascript:eek:penExternal("http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questiona
> nswer.do?admit=716493758+1087089320327+28353475&threadId=36917")
>
> Good luck
 
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On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 17:32:56 +1000, Occam
<occam@internode.razoron.net> wrote:

>On 18 Sep 2004 05:33:28 GMT, dej57@aol.com (DEJ57) wrote:
>
>>possibly replacing the CMOS battery might work...earlier Compaq laptops would
>>not boot on A/C if it were dead...not sure if that's the case with the 1200....
>>
>>Sorry but can't help with exactly where that's located on the 1200 or how to
>>open it and get to it....
>>
>>Dale
>
>
>I will try that.
>Thanks.
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Any luck on this Occam?

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I know this is SO old and you might not even see this, but any chance you can recall what the fix was? My 1200 has green lights but doesn't make a peep or start at all, it's stone dead. No fan, screen, nothing.
 
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