I am wondering if I can fix my Compaq Presario that wont boot or if I have to bring it to a professional?

by on January 20, 2012

Q: My Compaq Presario CQ60 has a black screen. Power cord makes lights come on, but don’t think CPU fan is coming on. DVD drive ok. I’m wondering if I can fix it myself or will need to pay a tech guy. What has caused this?


3 Responses to “I am wondering if I can fix my Compaq Presario that wont boot or if I have to bring it to a professional?”
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    You’re going to need to take it to a professional. Get some repair quotes as it might wind up being cheaper to just buy a new laptop.

     
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    Ok, thanks. Can I retrieve my data on the laptop? Don’t mind getting a new one, but need my hard drive files.

     
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    The harddrive can be removed and connected to another computer to copy the files off the drive.