Friday 30 August 2019

Rare Compaq Presario 700 Laptop

You know a laptop isn't rare when a seller tells you it is!  This 'rare' Compaq Presario 700 Series laptop is so rare, that not only did I manage to pick up two of them from two different sellers, I purchased them on the same day!

One works, one doesn't.

Typical with an old laptop, the CMOS battery needs replacing as per the next screen:

On pressing F1 to Boot, Windows XP begins to load...

As this AMD based system only has 128MB of RAM, Windows XP is VERY slow to load...

These laptops are rather old so it's highly likely that you will need to replace the CMOS battery, to see how it's done click here: Compaq Presario 700 CMOS Battery Replacement


  1. I don't suppose you have any idea of how to change the CMOS battery on this do you? I am trying very hard to do just that.....can't get into the thing!

    1. It's hidden under the keyboard underneath the optical drive - I've added a link at the bottom linking to my blog post showing you how to get to it and replace it.


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