[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Laptop turns off and on constantly

Posted on 2011-02-11
1
Medium Priority
?
412 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a HP Pavilion 6700 (6707US to be exact) laptop that I'm attempting to fix, but have run into a problem I've never faced before. When you turn on the power the unit goes on for about 2 to 3 seconds and then shuts off for 2 to 3 seconds and then turns on for 2 to 3 seconds and this will keep up until I pull the battery out to make it stop.  It does this regardless of using the AC power or the battery.  To prevent anything from happening to the data on the HDD I pulled it and backed it up completely.  I then put it back to further diagnose this problem but I cannot get past this stage.  I fear this laptop may be "toast".  Am I right? Is it worth bringing it into a shop to fix? Or just get a new laptop?
0
Comment
Question by:ArtG2521
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Britt Thompson earned 2000 total points
ID: 34870951
Getting it repaired could be cheap depending on the shop prices...it could be a major problem like a bad mother board but it could just be the power button on the machine. I see these on eBay for 99.00 in working condition so it may be a better idea to get a new one if you can swing it.
0

Featured Post

Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question