You guys might want to visit a couple of sites here - the Compaq
and my website for some answers - www.compuguyz.com
There is a shorted BIOS problem in some of the Presario laptops.
> Thanks everyone.
> Will pass these comments on to him.
> "JHEM" <James@ESAD.SPAMMERS.thinkpads.com> wrote in message
> > ChrisB wrote:
> >> A friend has a Compaq Presarrio (500 model I think). He cannot
> >> it to switch on. The power supply lights up but the laptop is
> >> whether he uses battery or mains.
> >> Any idea what this can be?
> > Change the CMOS (RTC) battery!
> > Regards,
> > James