Keep the battery pack within the recommended temperature range for operation or storage. Most notorious is the inclusion of a MiniPCI slot on the bottom, the presence of a slightly faster processor, and the color of the case silver lid was maintained, the rest of the case is all-black. For more information on connectors, refer to the section on Rear Connectors. This machine is fairly low-end by the standards of notebook computers in February, , when I bought it, although it has a few components that are very recent and therefore require special consideration in a Linux environment. Turn off the notebook and external devices.

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Compaq Presario XL Note

Ensure that the battery pack is inserted in the notebook and that it is connected to an external AC power source. When I first cokpaq this web page, less than a month ago, I concluded that the Compaq Presario XL is less than ideal as a Linux platform, but that it’s likely to improve in the near future.

When servicing this notebook, ensure that cables are placed in their proper location during the reassembly process. Page 24 Presario Series Models: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This online guide is designed to serve the needs of technicians whose job is to repair Compaq products.


The also had a silver housing whereas all other models came in black. Put the bootable diskette in drive A. The Compaq Presario Series was a line of notebook computers produced between and by Compaq.

The rebate and the XL’s better features nudged me into buying it.

Prepare the unit for disassembly pg Ensure that the printer signal cable is properly connected to the notebook. It is similar in layout to the XL above. There’s a third-party project to develop an open source driver for the Lucent modem, but I’ve not modeem the code. Page 44 Presario Series Models: Compaq Presario laptops are often found with damaged power jacks.

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Page 5 Presario Series Models: For TFT displays, the connector on the end of the flex cable must be removed before the cable can be routed through the slot on the upper CPU cover. This works fine when running the 2. Press any key or touch the TouchPad. I corrected the problem by running the XFdrake program, which includes the ability to test display modes during the configuration.

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When servicing this computer, ensure internzl cables are placed in their proper location during the reassembly process. Page 32 Presario Series Models: The XL came with two partitions: Many original models of the Presario series ran on AMD K processors, which was quite an adventurous move at a time when AMD was very much second place to the dominant market leader Intel.

Modem netword PC Card does not work. Views Read Edit View history. The current Lucent driver doesn’t work with the 2. Gently lift and turn the keyboard over allowing it to intrrnal where the palmrest cover normally sits.

Page 66 Presario Series Models: Page 75 Presario Series Models: Page 34 Presario Series Ingernal Remove the palmrest cover with TouchPad pg Everything now works, although to get to this state, it’s necessary to engage in some gymnastics with drivers. EXE to boot Linux would get around this problem, but I’ve not looked into the matter. Page 51 Presario Series Models: