HP Pavillion dV6000 will not boot up

Posted on 2009-03-31
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I am working on a HP Pavillion dV6000 with XP Multimedia Entertainment on it.  When I press the power button nothing happens. I know it is receiving power as the power lcd lights up.  I know there is probably a problem with the button itself because if I press the Quick start button next to the power button, all the lights for the features on the DVD player light up for a split second. I have swapped out memory, I have reset the CMOS battery, I haver removed the DVD player, i have removed the power plate and keyboard to reseat all the ribbons.  Just want to make sure I covered everything.
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Dhiraj Mutha earned 250 total points
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You can try one more thing.

Remove the Battery, Power Adapter and any connected devices (like mouse...). Now hold the power button for 45 seconds. Release it. Now connect the Power adapter and try to power it on. If no luck, then it has to be taken to the doctor (HP Service Center).

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I will try that.
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nobus earned 250 total points
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you can also remove the disk drive, cd drive and all ram
if you boot - it should beep; if not : bad mobo or cpu...
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Are you saying to remove them all and see if the laptop boots up without a hd and ram?
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by:Dhiraj Mutha
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No i am not tell you to remove hd and ram, just remove the battery and power adapter.
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and yes - i tell you to remove them all !

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Check to see if it's (still) covered under the extended warranty.

Those laptops overheat and damage the BGA solder joints under the Nvidia GPU.  HP extended the warranties by 2 years because of the design flaw.

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