07-01-2011 05:37 AM
The other day I decided to turn my envy off for the first time in roughly a week. I usually just leave it on, plugged into the charger, putting it into sleep mode when im not using it. For some reason, ever since then I have not been able to turn it back on. Whenever I press the power button, The power light blinks. The pattern is a single short blink every 3-5 seconds. This continues until I take the battery out. Sometimes, if I leave it be for a day or so, I am able to get the computer to turn on, but It will not boot. I can hear the fan going, see the lights turn on as they are supposed to, however the screen remains black. I am under the impression that this either a hardware issue, or the CPU is just toast. either of which would suck. Normally I would take to a computer shop and have them look at it, but right now I'm serving in Iraq, so im SOL.
And yes, I have tried everything under the sun to get it running. I have taken the battery out and left it out for an extended period, tried turning it on with and without the ac adapter plugged in, tried to perform a hard reset, and a combination of all of them.
07-02-2011 01:02 PM
Last thing to try is remove the cmos (RTC) battery overnight, put it back in, if you get the bios post screen immediately enter the bios and set the date and time (before windows loads)
If you get it working, download the latest bios and install it.
Then the latest grahics driver.
03-08-2012 01:16 AM
Has your issue been fixed? If so please let me know as Im having the same issue, however my notebook just turns on by it self if I leave it alone while the power light is blinking.
02-27-2014 12:56 PM
Your laptop battery is dying or dead , and your probably leave your power plug plugged all time. This is what I did and it fixed the problem
I took my battery out and power cord at the same time then press and hold the power bottom for 30 sec and plug my power cord WIThOUT the battery. Also never end used the battery again .
Hope this helped
03-23-2016 11:05 AM
I know this is old but its a top google result for searching for this issue and I have discovered the cause. I had a customer bring this laptop in presenting the issues provided in the original post and it ended up being an overheating problem that caused some of the solder underneath the CPU to become brittle and no longer make good connectivity with the board.
Not really a DIY repair but using an infrared rework station and a constant temperature on the die of about 225 degrees celsius @ 5 minutes, the laptop has come back to life. Common issue in HP laptops but for some reason in these it presents a little differently.
You could in theory do this with a heat gun but I don't really recommend it. Hope this helps some people!
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