04-08-2009 12:47 PM
I have an HP 530 NoteBook PN# GH635AT that will not boot. Not sure if it's the power supply at this point. When plugged in I don't get any lights on the system indicating that it's charging. When I depress the power button for 5 seconds and release it the power light at the front of the laptop flashes 6-8 times,
10-14-2009 12:27 PM
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01-10-2010 07:14 AM - last edited on 01-10-2010 10:17 AM by WendyM
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Same thing here.
Hit the power button and the LED, front left, flashes eight times then nothing.
Anyone know why and how to fix?
02-02-2010 10:55 AM
I've had a number of problems with my HP530.
Firstly, it would be plugged in and say 'plugged in, not charging' and completely run out of battery and turn off.
Then I got to a stage when my charger was plugged in it wouldn't register as being plugged in.
Next my laptop started turning itself off and I kept turning it back on, for it to turn itself off again. So I thought that the battery had gone maybe. I tried it on AC. same problem. at this point it wouldn't switch on atall. No lights, nothing.
It was left for over a week and some how I managed to get it back on! However I'm having the same problem with it suddenly turning itself off.
I took it to a computer specialist yesterday, who said it's the motherboard and it's not worth replacing. HP laptops are well known for their motherboard problems he said!
So yeah, get in touch with HP maybe, but sounds like you might need a new laptop unfortunately
06-29-2010 01:27 PM - last edited on 06-29-2010 01:27 PM by WendyM
Here also the same problem. 8 time the power led flashes and nothing else. I already have disassembled the whole machine, removed the date/time battery for half and hour and put everything in place again. Still the same problem.
What caused the problem i don't know. The only information i have is that the computer was turned on, she fell asleep, so did the computer (it was working on the baterry only. After she woke up, the computer was dead.
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Marco van Groos
07-26-2010 03:33 PM
I have same problem:
With battery and no AC power --> 7 times blinking yellow, 1 time green-->yellow light.
I have disassembled the whole computer and remove rts battery for about 10 min; put back everything; tried again and still the same problem.
With AC power and without battery --> no light. not even power led button.
08-09-2010 11:14 AM
I had exactly the same problem and it was solved simply by replacing the AC adapter. It seemed that the older AC adapter did not have enough power for the laptop even though it did work well in charging the battery.
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