Compaq Presario 900 series pp2140
Hi, I would need some help on a compaq presario 900 laptop. The problem is, that when I switch the powe button on sometimes it boots normally then after a while I do not have any display . There after when I switch it off then on again the display does not come on, the harddrive sounds like it wants to boot. It just makes a short niose and then that's it.
My question is: has somebody ever had this type of problem before? Is it a harddrive problem or a problem with the voltage?
Would be very grateful for any advice and help.
Re: Compaq Presario 900 series pp2140
Welcome to the forum.
Your issue could very well be a bad inverter. Does your display go totally black, or can you make out something very dim on the screen?
If it is the inverter, that is generally not that hard to replace. It is a common problem, and, at least in my expreience, it is not devestatingly expensive-about $150, if you have it done at a shop. You can do it yourself, if you feel comfortable that you can get to it. Usually, it is located in the display panel itself.