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Compaq laptops

Compaq is not a brand that you can rely on for long term use. I have had so many troubles with it. Most annoyingly the problems start to play up only when I need my laptop the most. Had troubles with charger last year, around the same time.The battery would not charge, I kept on repositioning the charging pin and finally had to use a tape to stable it in one position to charge. Still it completely gave up at one point. And it was the 3rd new charger at that time with the same problem. And then I had to find a shop that opens on Sundays and had to pay a ridiculously high price for a charger. It was a Universal charger and now I am having the very same problem when I have serious things to do.
I have changed 4 different chargers so far but surprisingly the problem is not the charger but the laptop's pin or the charging circuit inside. I don't know how but it works with new charger only for a while and it loosens. Whatever, this problem is with all Compaqs so that should tell you something.
Secondly, Compaq's DVD ROM is bad too. It hardly worked properly since the time I had bought and had to replace it with a new one. However, I should agree with the fact that I have had it for 5 years now and it is working reasonably. Other brands may work better but this battery problem is not safe as it really messes everything last minute. Think twice when you go for Compaqs!


Priya Joyce said…
I hope I needn't post suchaa thng abt dell :P
sawan said…
[i] tr re soldering the power socket.
[ii] universal chargers usually have auto-voltage switching (for good ones). you might want to check with the default one for ur laptop model and not a universal one.

@priya, ive been using dell for 4 years now without a single problem. hopefully it wud remain the same :P hail dell!
Vani said…
Never knew compaq laps come with such a prob..!

I had trouble with my old sony vaio. Its touch pad gave up and couldn't repair it :(

My new hp is working fine though. Loving the i7. Hope it lasts :)
Saranya S said…
@sawan: well the first two I had tried were default chargers and ended up with the same problem. TBH, this universal charger is working better than the defaults. Managing well with it until fixing it :)
Saranya S said…
@vani: Yeah compaq generally has these probs in common, but given that I have used it for a considerable number of years, the troubles are reasonable. :)

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