A few weeks ago I posted a question about fixing my parents laptop and it now seems that I am a 'family computer repair man'....although I don't really know what I am doing...
I have now been asked to fix my OH's parents' HP Presario CQ61 laptop.
It was starting to boot windows and then stopping. Window repair unsurprisingly did nothing.
Then some HP utilities came up and I ran a check disk. This ran and found no bad sectors....
This evening I took the HDD out & backed up the files (via a caddy plugged into my laptop), intending to put it back in & run the HP restore utility & see if that got it working again.
But, now I've put the HDD back in, all I get when I turn the computer on is 3 regular beeps and some flashing lights, which I guess are some fault codes - it looks to be a memory error from what I have seen on the internet.
I checked the HDD was correctly installed, but it's still doing it.
The weird thing is that this computer is supposed to have 2GB of RAM, but taking the covers off....there are no RAM modules in there at all. I have looked at some disassembly videos and there doesn't appear to be any RAM anywhere else in the chassis. All the RAM updgrade videos I have seen just show the RAM in the normal slots - which are completely empty.
I don't understand thought why it started loading windows before removing the HDD, but now it won't. As I say, all I get is 3 steady beats repeating.....I did wonder whether it was perhaps the battery on the motherboard, but don't know how that would be affected by removing the HDD??
I don't know if anyone else has looked at this computer, but am wondering if someone has taken the RAM out of this computer.....?!
I think I am going to take a stick of RAM out of my parents' laptop & stick it into this one & see what happens.
Still got to do a pic of the day too!!! Arse...