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My laptop will not power up

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I own a HP Pavillion DV6000 that is about 1 1/2 years old. When you try to power it up ,either with ac power or battery, the power indicator blinks briefly and it does nothing.
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Have you tried starting without battery inside?  If so try that...if it starts, battery may need to flushed...if that doesn't work, battery is cause an error...
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or it may the charger itself...not charging the battery..
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TRIED IT BOTH WAYS STILL WILL NOT POWER UP
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try with disk and cd drive removed, and only 1 ram stick - disconnect all add on cards
if it syill does not show a display, your motherboard looks dead
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ok...as nobus said, try removing ram...however more than likely you would have heard a beep if this was the case...that also goes for a bad vid card....
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had a couple of friends say it was the motherboard but i wanted to be sure. Didn't want to waste time and money.
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