Thank you for all of your help!!! This article relies too much on references to primary sources. The S-Video connection provides a higher quality image than a composite-video connection. I have the same problem and I think it is the bios chip. Then I let it sit about 3 hours.

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Retrieved 11 September The moment you power-up, start tapping the ESC key. I think the following are all possibilities: I believe the problem is the bios chip.

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Went to shut it down and ‘updates were installing’ That the physical design of the system does not provide quite enough power. Isolate the problem by plugging an external monitor to the laptop. I was fearing the worst: I flashed my bios today which killed mine. Try plugging the laptop into an external screen and see if it still acts strangely or even displays on the external monitor.

I replaced the screen and it worked for about an hour, then started the snow thing.


A very cost effective and a good performance apt for the price are what the HP Compaq Presario F promises of. You’ll find discussions about fixing problems with computer hardware, computer software, Windows, virusessecurityas well as networks and the Internet.

What do I think is happening? Question about HP Compaq Presario F F and G Motherboard – 1 Answer Compaq Presario Fthe display on the monitor is mostly black or snowy, but when I plug in an external monitor, the external monitor works as it should. Did 6second turn off and tried to restart it and got f00 flashes the same as everybody else.

Compaq Presario F700 – Notebook PC User Manual: Using The S-video-out Jack

You are posting a reply to: According to other testers, RAM is irrelevant. Instant Repair Help over the Phone 6ya. I can’t hear the HDD running, but the fan turns on and off. If you’ve tried this and it works or doesn’t work for you, please let us know. No coompaq activity, no HD activity that I can hear.

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Please presaario your manual to a product: If the connection is secure and the cable looks good you probably have a bad lcd. If the borrowed monitor shows the same black lines ans snowy background it means your video card inside the computer has the issue.


I wonder if the laptop power jack has failed. Display screen is co,paq. I just tried your above-mentioned technique and holy shitfire it worked.

I am not sure of the rules of the forums here but I can tell you how to fix it if you are interested. Compaq b – Notebook PC. Count me in on this problem.

I have tried it with Blue lights start up but shut rite off. My buddy brought me his F with the same issues. I came back knowing nothing had changed, but tried one last time–and it came back!

Its a failure I see far too often. Here’s what you do: