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09-16-2009 03:52 PM
I have a dv6227cl, and till now I have have very few problems with it. A couple of months ago, though, it would occasionally not recognize my DVR drive, but I would reboot and that seemed to fix that issue. Then last week, it wouldn't recognize my DVR, even after a reboot. Two days later, it suddenly stopped showing that the power cord was plugged in. I tried several times unplugging it and plugging it back in, but it didn't recognize it and my battery was draining.
I asked my husband to check it out, and he used a volt meter to ascertain that the power cord was sorking, the blue light on the AC jack was even coming on when it was plugged in, but the indicator light on the front that should come on when the cord is plugged in wasn't on. The battery was already a bit low at that point because I had been using it without the cord prior to this, and now I can't get the laptop to come on at all. I can plug it in and leave it plugged in forevere but the laptop will not charge or power up.
Has anyone else had a similar problem? Could it be something simple like a loose connection with the power jack or would the power jack coupled with the DVR problem be indicative of something much bigger? I'm hoping to find an option that will allow me to have my notebook functional again as opposed to having to replace it, I'm really pretty attached to it, but I have to be practical, too. I don't know if I could justify a $300 or $400 repair job on a three and a half year old machine, especially if the problem arose due to the age of the machine and this could be just the first in a series or repairs needed to keep it running.
09-17-2009 06:23 AM
It is very likely a loose power jack. Does the power plug feel wiggly and loose where it inserts into the laptop? That can be fixed for around $100-150 through several internet laptop repair shops and a lot of them work through ebay. Just search for "Pavilion dv6000 power jack repair" in the ebay search.
Frankly you have already gotten as much life as anybody could hope for out of a dv6000 series AMD machine. There have been enormous problems with that line of laptops, including a product recall and huge numbers of failures. I would not invest even $100 into it for fear that you would fix the power jack and the motherboard would go out two weeks later.
09-17-2009 10:11 AM
The power plug doesn't feel loose, and the light around the jack lights up when it's plugged in, but any power seems to get just as far as that and stops.
I saw that the power jacks for this model can be purchased on eBay for about $8 or $9, as opposed to a motherboard which costs anywhere from $90 up. I suppose that I could buy the part and see if my husband can replace it and get it working again. He builds and repairs desktop computers, but hasn't worked with laptops much. Then if it doesn't work I won't be out much money. But I really do hate to replace this machine. I have had very little trouble with it. The wireless card quit, which I understand happened with a lot of these machines, but the warranty covered that and the repair was made and the laptop was returned to me in under a week. My daughter's Toshiba has had problems with the power cords not working and the screen flickering almost from day one, she's had to have the cord replaced three times in the 7 months since she got it before they finally agreed that it should be sent in to be looked at. That was just over two weeks ago, and the status on that repair is still pending. Compared to her experience with Toshiba, my little DV6227cl has been a joy to own. But I guess it's possible that my experience is the exception to the rule.
Anyway, thanks for your input. Here's hoping that a power jack could fix the problem.
10-21-2009 06:18 AM