My Compaq proliant server will not shut down

Well My Server wont shut down for some reason. when you plug it in it automatically starts. and when you hold down the power button for 8 seconds it shuts off and starts up in a second..... whats going on ??

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


Compaq LCD Problem PLEASE HELP!!!

I have a very old Compaq laptop (Contura 4/25cx or something),which is not working due to a hard disk damage,so i want to throw it away. Yesterday i remembered that it's LCD screen is still working properly.Does anyone know how/if can i use it as a video monitor? Until now, the only thing i managed to do is to power on its 12V LCD Backlight.How could i connect the screen to an external video source? You could help me with a diagram,photos or something. PLEASE REPLY!!!!

Posted by andrewsweet4 10 years ago


Can't repair my computer from the boot menu

I am trying to restore my laptop to factory settings, and whenever I try to launch start-up repair it gives this error message 0xc000000f -- The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. I tried changing the boot order and that still did not work. I have done this on my other laptop and it worked just fine, but this one doesn't seem to working. I have no clue what to do please help. Thanks, Damien.

Posted by Mossi 5 years ago


Wi-Fi Program?

Does anyone know of a free Wi-Fi program that i can use on a Compaq running XP? cheers, -John-

Posted by Klowd_13 10 years ago


help!

Help! two keys popped off my keyboard, how do i replace them? i have a compaq presario f700 laptop. thanks in advance!-toogers

Posted by toogers 10 years ago


International entries ?

Hey, i reside in Fiji islands and my intention was to know whether international entries were legitimate. Cause i really want that laptop, i have been using my old compaq computer for a long time and this looks like a really good deal. I will write a really good instructable , but it's no use if i can't win it. So please do help me.

Posted by arylic 9 years ago


Boot from usb.....

Ok I have a server compaq proliant running UBUNTU ( and i love ubuntu but i need to boot into SLAX ) And I am trying to set my computer to boot from usb but it dosent have that option because the usb ports are pci cards. So my question is is there a floppy disk image or cd image that will tell bios to boot from the usb port ?

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


whats the best way to open a laptop's ac adapter?

I have a Compaq v2000 laptop with a faulty lead inside the AC adapter's strain relief. I want to cut the cable and resolder it inside the adapter, but I need to get it open... it appears to be heat sealed (no visible screws, but a recessed plastic seam) what is the best way to open it up? btw, I'm quite comfortable working with large capacitors, before you ask. help?

Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago


XP Drivers

I bought a Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC but it came with vista. i gave it a try but did not like it. so i bought windows xp PRO i installed and there wasn't any problems. but i need some drivers which i could not find. if you can help me please do so. in the picture you can see that i am missing some drivers but i cant seem to find them if you need more information please feel free to contact me.

Posted by chrischavez 10 years ago


DIY Laptop Battery

 I bought a second-hand, cheap laptop but it doesn't have a battery. It's an HP Compaq Presario V6000 series. I don't want to spend on getting a new battery right now. Is there a way I can make a cheap laptop battery out of Ni-Mh cells that I already have? Or, if I get a cheap China made battery in the near future, is there a way to charge that Li-ion battery using the Ni-Mh cells, when it goes low and there's no electricity? Please advise if something like this exists or if someone already made it. Regards, RS 

Posted by rseni 8 years ago


Always buy the warranty.

Don't listen to all those "experts" who talk on TV about not buying the 3 year warranties for computers. I've just been approvoed by BestBuy to get a replacement laptop to my replacement laptop. It was an HP DV2100, I think, and replaced some other COMPAQ. Long Story Short:Bought a laptopSomething went wrongSent away for repairLostOffered new, better laptopFound, offer honored anywaysReplacement laptop is accidentally damagedApproved for another replacement, to be picked up at our convenienceI've been saved countless times by those extended warranties. Once, there was actually 9 days left on the warranty for something, when it broke. Brand new one, baby =]Note: Buy it within reason of price, of course

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


Bug report

I am using Firefox 10.0.1 on  Compaq AMD 4450e 2300 mHz, Windows 7 version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002. When open my pending topic and hit the EDIT button I get a pop up screen with teh following message: There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal   The tab locks up and a little "UPLOADING" icon flashes at the bottom. It stays forever , or until you close the tab. I can't edit the topic and I am not sure why. I started writing in word and did a cut and paste to put the first paragraph into the first step. No picture, no graphics,. Just a few sentences of text. Your help would be rgeatly appreciated.

Posted by vectorges 6 years ago


I Hacked a PSU

So I replaced the cheap power supply on my Compaq so I could upgrade my video card. Anyways I'm left over with this 200W PSU and I have no use for it. I opened it up and I see components galore and a 80 MM fan. There is also a bridge rectifier and, some really big transformers, and two giant blue capacitors @ 200v, 470uF. Do I have to remove the PCB to discharge the caps before I start salvaging or is there a better spot. The Chinese that made it also made use of a lot of white hot glue. And the soldering on the PCB just looks plain bad. You guys have any thoughts of what I could do with it? Besides the lab powersupply instructable?

Posted by emuman4evr 10 years ago


Mac and Pc

I am trying to install Mac OS x on my AMD pc but when i get to disk utility's i don't see my hard drives so i cant format it and i cant install Mac OS can any one help.i am using Kalyway_Leopard_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd from this link i know its wrong to pirate things but really im only installing this to try it. i am thinking of buying a mac or at least a mac license.Now to the technical information.i have 3 partions set up 1 for windows:50G NTFS1 shared:10G FAT321 for Mac OS x:45G FAT32i have aCompaq presario F700 with xpAMD Athlon 64X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 1.60 GHz, 960MB of RAM

Posted by chrischavez 10 years ago


Will a hard drive with multiple partitions work in an external case?

As the title says, will a SATA hard drive formatted in NTFS with multiple partitions work in an external hard drive case? I'm upgrading to a new hard drive, and I'm thinking of putting the old one in an external case so I can get my data back quickly. however, compaq has gave it a recovery partition, so i can reset it to factory specifications. will this stop the USB hard drive case from recognizing it? Also, it's formatted as a NTFS file system, will this mess it up also? I don't think so, as FAT32 only goes to 127 GB and you can buy bigger external hard drives, but I'm not an expert so I can't tell for sure. Thanks in advance, -BD

Posted by DJBD 9 years ago


Can't play CDs or DVDs In Laptop

When I insert a CD, DVD, software disc, etc, into the tray, I hear a couple of beeps, a fast whirring sound that then stops. No playback happens even set to auto play. No little disc icon appears on screen. I'm unsure if the drive ever worked, but I assume it did when I installed disc that came with my latest printer. Trouble shooting via Windows help & support led me to find drive in Device Manager for repair/update.***I find no listing for a CD/DVD drive there or in sounds section on control panel***I have Compaq F700 notebook running Windows Vista Home Premium. Programs list show 2 DVD players in addition to Windows Media Player. No luck with any of them. (One shows"No Disc" even after disc is inserted). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by noblepap 5 years ago


How can i fit a 3.5" hard drive in a 5.25" bay?

I want to fit my external hard drive in a 5.25" bay, as USB is too slow and i don't have another 3.5" bay. Things i have: 1. Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB. (the hard drive i want to move) 2. Sweex 3.5" external case, it sucks... 3. An old cd-drive. 4. Basic tools, no soldering iron. 5. an old pc i can steal parts from. Now my question, how do i make sure that thing stays into place, and, is it a problem if it doesn't have some kind of suspension? My pc is a compaq presario from 2008, which has 3 free 5.25" bays. I already looked on google and searched instructables, but can't find anything usefull. Thanks in advance, DJBD

Posted by DJBD 9 years ago


Can't play CDs or DVDs In Laptop

When I insert a CD, DVD, software disc, etc into the tray, I hear 2 beeps, a fast, whirring sound which then stops, but there is nothing else happens. No little disc icon appears on screen. I'm unsure if the drive ever worked, but I assume it did when I installed the disc that came with my latest printer. Windows help & support helped me figure discs are not being read, and led me to find CD/DVD driver in Device Manager for repair or updating drive***THERE IS NO LISTING FOR CD/DVD DRIVE THERE OR UNDER SOUNDS SECTION  IN CONTROL PANEL. I have a Compaq  F700 notebook running Windows Vista.  There are 2 DVD players listed in programs in addition to the Windows Media Player. No luck with any of them. One shows "No Disc" even after disc is inserted. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by noblepap 5 years ago


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Posted by atomtop 8 years ago


Help with an overclock

Hello Instructables community!I have a laptop and it has been driving me crazy recently!Specifically the graphics card has been driving me crazy, its an integrated mobile Intel(R) 965 express chipset family chip running at 470mhz with 256mb of graphics ram ("stolen" from the normal ram and controlled by the OS) I was wondering if anybody knows of a program that is capable of overclocking it, I have tried rivatuner and power strip with no luck, rivatuner didn't even recognize the card and power strip wouldn't let me change the clocks.I want to make sure that I can change the clocks before I upgrade the ram.BTW: the specs on the computer are as follows:Compaq Prescario c700t CTOIntel Celeron @ 1.7ghz1 GB of shared system and graphics ram (soon to be upgraded)80GB SATA toshiba hard driveWindows Vista Home Basic sp2

Posted by junits15 9 years ago


Bringing old LCD screens back to life

When it comes to school projects, I always use my electrical knowledge to engineer some sort of out-of-the-box project. Being a freshman in highschool, most people are sort of amazed by my works. It's all basic stuff, really. I've been doing a lot of work with :EDs inside of these homemade posterboard boxes I've been making. After making one for each class, they're getting really old and they aren't too great looking. So I'd like to really give people a show. About two months ago, I got a 12 inch LCD screen from an old Compaq laptop. For reference, the screen (on the back casing) reads, "LCD MODULE AL LM-JK53-22NTR 10D40092527904". I cannot find many references to a pin-layout or a datasheet, but that's not too much of a problem. If it comes down to it, I will test each pin until I can get some progress. I am interested in using the screen to display data. I don't mind if colors aren't present other then black and white. Black and white works for my purposes. Is it possible to use this with an Arduino? With my initial research, I found that using a VGA card with a VESA Feature Connector will enable me to get the job done. I then run into two problems: 1) I cannot find one of these connectors, and 2) I am unsure if I could even make this work with an Arduino Uno. Any help is appreciated. If the project isn't possible, it's not the end of the world for me. By senior year, I probably will have built a full computer anyway :P ~Joe B.

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