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HP cq62-215DX dead processor

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August 17, 2011 2:40:23 PM

Hello,

I this laptop is only 1 year and 2 weeks old. It was sluggish from the beginning but a couple of nights ago it completely stopped working. When powered on the fan runs but there is no video. The Caps lock blinks. I think it is one blink because it pauses for a few seconds and blinks again. It does this over and over. The trouble shooting manual says that indicates the processor. Turns out this one has a single core processor and I was wondering if I could replace the bad processor with a dual core.
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August 18, 2011 2:25:14 AM

I dont think thqt is what the blinking caps lock lite means on the cq62, I suggest you visit HP's support forums.
In the meantime try a Hard Reset” (unplug, battery out, hold power button for twenty seconds,..etc.)
August 18, 2011 1:49:21 PM

Thanks. I did the hard reset and tried it with each memory stick out to rule out memory. It was an HP tech manual that said it was the processor but I am concerned that it may not be right. I will take your advice and check out the support forums. To be honest, if I can get it working I still think the processor should be upgraded. This is a friends laptop and I was surprised single core was still being sold. I don't think it can handle the load.
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August 20, 2011 4:02:57 PM

The support forums were no help. My friend tried to get HP to help her out as the laptop was just 2 weeks out of warranty. They refused. Today we ordered a replacement CPU from ebay. It is an upgrade to a dual core. I did much research and am confident it is compatible. I will post again after it arrives and is installed to let people know whether it worked or not.
September 2, 2011 5:03:54 PM

Quick follow up. The replacement processor did the trick. The HP diagnosis codes were right on the money. The CPU failed. Since it was a single core anyway and could be upgraded to dual, I think it was a good thing.
December 14, 2011 1:59:54 AM

I also have the "Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX" and running a single core processor could you tell me what processor upgrade you went with as I'm having trouble finding one that is compatible with this model of laptop.


Thanks in advance.
December 20, 2011 11:51:52 PM

bawzman115 said:
I also have the "Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX" and running a single core processor could you tell me what processor upgrade you went with as I'm having trouble finding one that is compatible with this model of laptop.


Thanks in advance.


It was the AMP320SGR22GM ATHLON II DUAL CORE 2.1GHZ PROCESSOR.
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