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Compaq CQ56 101SA notebook cracked LCD internally

Q: Compaq CQ56 101SA notebook cracked LCD internally

Hey Techspotters I recently acquired a new Compaq Presario CQ - SA notebook with a year warranty Problem is after two weeks the display appeared with vertical and cracked internally CQ56 notebook Compaq LCD 101SA horizontal white lines and in the top left hand corner a bright white and blue blobbed image appeared and has gotten bigger from top left heading to bottom right I immediately informed Compaq Compaq CQ56 101SA notebook cracked LCD internally HP who arranged to have my laptop collected and sent for repair under warranty I subsequently received a call from HP Engineering Dept that the LCD screen had been cracked inside there is no physical external damage Compaq CQ56 101SA notebook cracked LCD internally due to undue pressure or knock to the screen and that it was deemed as accidental damage and not covered under warranty Now I can categorically say that to my knowledge nothing untoward has happened to this laptop it is weeks old I open it and then I close it and it has had normal use for the weeks that i have had it HP wanted to fix it Compaq CQ56 101SA notebook cracked LCD internally or alternatively return it free of charge unfixed No amount of persuasive talk from me would change her mind so I opted to have the notebook returned to me Now I could fix this as a new LCD screen is relatively cheap to purchase - online but I fear that if I do this it will invalidate my year warranty Has anyone else had any similar issues with Compaq and HP notebooks or have I just been extremely unlucky here and suffered a night gremlin notebook attack I would very much appreciate advice on what my rights are or if anyone else has had similar with HP Compaq Many thanks for taking the time to read reply Regards nbsp

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A: Compaq CQ56 101SA notebook cracked LCD internally

I've had to install a new lcd screen in a toshiba about 3 years ago. I was very careful to not leave striped screws or scratched paint near any of the screw holes. a year later my hdd died and my laptop was still under warranty( extended which i purchased) and they installed a new hdd.

That was a few years ago and a different company. I'm not sure about other experiences, but in mine I believe since I didn't visibly damage anything they couldn't have known if I opened it or not at any time.
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A:Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Notebook PC turns on but it won't...

Hello Vault, You said something about the Caps lock light blinking. I would request you to tell me the patern of those blinks.  RegardsMathewT

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Please can someone help me as the work that is on my laptop is very important and i need to access it.
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A:Got this Compaq CQ56...

Hmm.. since it's a pc from a friend and you want to make it yours I would suggest wiping it. It is new enough to have a recovery partition, this would be the easiest thing to do and it would solve your current issues. To get the the recovery option when you first turn the computer on tap the F8 button.. and select the "repair my computer" option.. and follow the prompts.. once you get the the menu with selections the bottom choice should be Hp or Compaq recovery manager .. Select the option and follow the prompts. Now if you don't have the partition, I would try making a new user account and deleting the old one.
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Anyone have this? If so how is it with Winodws 7. Any issues I should know about.

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Compaq CQ56-115DX Presario laptop meets your daily computing needs with powerful-enough processor’s performance and impressive graphics. This is a great laptop with very reasonable price tag. The system combines 2.3 GHz AMD V Series processor V140 for enhanced graphics performance and excellent multitasking, ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics deliver crystal-clear images for best entertainment on a 15.6-inch HD CineCrystal LED-backlit display (1366 x 768) features a prism design on the palm rest for a sophisticated look.
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A:Will Compaq CQ56 support 8GB of RAM?

Hi: Unfortunately, your model will not support 2 x 4 GB of memory. That is because with an Intel Celeron processor, your notebook has the Mobile Intel GL-40 chipset. That chipset only supports a max of 2 x 2 GB of memory. Besides...2 x 4 GB of DDR2 memory would cost a lot of money.  This was the cheapest I could find.
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TSG SysInfo
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
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Just an interesting tidbit of information: That's the story from The Inquirer.

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A:Compaq notebook screen

She went to the Compaq dealer in Nairobi (at least the sign on the door said Compaq), who replaced the screen. However, the screen is dark, you can barely see the icons and words on the screen.Click to expand...

Good thing you left that place... for them to just sell/install a screen and indicate the backlight is something more is perposterous.

Usually laptop screens you buy come with the backlight in the enclosure and you don't buy those seperate.

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If you look at this here -

this actually has the backlight in it.

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A:problem with my Compaq notebook

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A:Compaq notebook running hot

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You have used canned air and the force of the air just isn't quite enough to dislodge the dust.

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After endless searching and after following some intructions from about 10 different sites I have got everything fixed!

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I figure formatting would be the best optionClick to expand...

Good idea

Compaqs don't come with the operating system on disc, like my old macClick to expand...

No, it's all restore images these days on disc

i made a 'recovery disc' but a friend told me that i would only be able to use it onceClick to expand...

I don't understand that - does it self destruct at the end?

if i try to make a new recovery disc, will the virus, and the bundled software come with it?Click to expand...

I'd say more than likely

how do i actually do this reformatting/ reinstalling thing?Click to expand...

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"Go back to XP!", but where's the progress in that?Click to expand...

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If your laptop is covered by a warranty, use HP for support. Perhaps the tech will decide that laptop is a lemon or it is no longer repairable.

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please inform me

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driver here
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