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Compaq 1625 video problems?

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Anonymous
November 7, 2004 4:40:06 PM

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I have a 1625 that has no video output, either at the lcd or at the monitor
port....
Would this be a bad interface or is it the motherboard... When it tries to
post all I get is a series of beeps, one and then three beeps and then it
repeats...
Compaq is no help... I have the ability to disassmble and install just lack
some troubleshooting...
Thank you
Tom
November 8, 2004 10:02:28 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

One long beep followed by 3 short? That normally indicates bad video
controller hardware. Since you have no video either internal or external,
it's most likely a bad systemboard rather than just the inverter board. If
it were a bit newer laptop, I'd recommend replacing the systemboard, but not
on a K6 266 machine with passive display and limited performance by today's
standards.
You could probably buy a new entry-level mobile Athlon or Celeron
notebook for the cost of a replacement systemboard from Compaq.
If you decide to open it up, here is a link to the Maintenance & Service
Guide for your 1625:

http://www.compaq.com/athome/support/msgs/1600/

HH


"T Banning" <tbanning@centurytel.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 1625 that has no video output, either at the lcd or at the monitor
>port....
> Would this be a bad interface or is it the motherboard... When it tries to
> post all I get is a series of beeps, one and then three beeps and then it
> repeats...
> Compaq is no help... I have the ability to disassmble and install just
> lack some troubleshooting...
> Thank you
> Tom
>
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