Skip to main content

Fix Your Stuff

Right to Repair


Before merging with HP, Compaq manufactured a full range of laptop computers. Now they are manufactured by HP mostly with basic features.

329 Questions View all

Why my laptop screen isn't turn on?

My laptop Compaq presario 2500 it open but the screen doesn't work. I tried to use an external monitor but it still not working. Also when it opens it sounds like something is crushing inside it. And to mansion it take a lot of time to start working after I press the power button. Please someone help me so much problems and I have frected out

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1
Add a comment

3 Answers

Chosen Solution

That is a very old laptop. Sounds like the hard drive is defective.

Here is a video on how to remove the hard drive:

Take it out. Do you still hear the “sounds like something is crushing inside it “ ? If not then the hard drive is the problem. The hard drive is an IDE type. All current drives are SATA.

It is hard to find IDE laptop drives these days but maybe you could perhaps salvage one from an old dead machine.

You can also purchase drive cases that convert the IDE to SATA but they require an mSATA drive card that can be a little expensive.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment

Most likely hard drive - replace the HD then reinstall OS

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Okay thank you very much

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

dimos kompitselidis will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 37