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05-06-2011 05:24 AM
I've had the same problems with my G6000.
As an absolute last resort, I tried baking the motherboard in an oven at 80Celsius for 15mins.
The capacitors on my board are rated at 85C so I thought that was plenty hot enough - I didn't want to melt any plastic connectors etc.
I took all the removable parts off the motherboard first (CMOS battery, Ribbon cables, plastic film, CPU etc ) and took some photos to remind me where all the little bits of plastic film went.
I'm not sure how, but that restored my G6000 from a dead, power cycling paperweight to the fully functioning laptop I'm using right now.
Maybe the motherboard gets warped from the heat produced during use and this warm baking process is enough to make it soften up and return to shape - who knows? - 80C is not hot enough to reflow solder as far as I know.
Some extra modifications whilst the beast was in bits :
I cut the PCM fan speed control wire - (the white wire on my fan) so it runs constantly at max speed - that helps with the cooling - rather noisy - you could add a switch I suppose.
Swapped the foam heatsink pad for a small square piece of aluminium sheet - with heatsink compount on both sides to take up the 1mm or so gap between the GPU and the heat sink/fan assembly.
Added a support pad under the motherboard directly below the GPU - so the heatsink actually gets pushed onto the GPU rather than floating about in mid-air ... lol
Some ideas maybe,
05-19-2011 01:58 AM - edited 05-19-2011 02:03 AM
I've KUDOS you cause you deserved it for sure.
I was repairing laptops years ago, soldering memory chips pins on Toshiba Satellite CDS (PI) but have to admit that your solution was surprising because it worked so well.
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06-01-2011 06:24 PM
You can add 3 lmore G6000s to the list - very poor design and and a "good" example of penny pinching.
I used the re-solder fix on all three machines and it worked on two but failed on one. For peace of mind, you can put a penny on top of the GPU when heating it and keep an eye on the colour changes. When the penny turns blue-ish then you've reached the aproximately correct temp ( if it turns red then throw the lappie away!!). There's a good video here that explains the procedure.
06-10-2011 09:39 PM
Im a new member of the 'g6000 wont start' club, but ive been a victim of its many problems for a good three years now.
I got this laptop for christmas in 07 i think, as did my brother. The first problem we encountered was not that serious but still quite annoying. The power cable gets too hot and eventually the wire melted ( at the tip, not the plug ) and stopped working. This was after about 9 months, so from then on me and my brother tried to get by, by sharing one laptop charger between two laptops. Inevitably though, the same thing happened to the surviving cable, so we had to fork out £30 for two new ones.
The first problem with the laptop itself, happened to my laptop first but then, surely enough, my brothers also... The built in wireless adapter started acting up, not turning on now and then, and gradually got worse and worse until it stopped working completely ( well, not completely because every now and then, like once in a hundred, i get a nice surprise when it decides to work, but even then it only lasts for an hour or so before it gives up, even though the blue led stays on ). So i had to buy a wireless dongle, and this worked fine, but it was a nice £40 out of my pocket.
Then, i can remember Vista was trying to pitch in aswell, performing important updates on its own accord which were so unhelpful that i did a system restore a few times. In the end (after i encountered a few virus') i had to use the system recovery disk, only i didnt have one. So i used my nanas, which was actually for a toshiba, but it worked anyway. Then it seemed to work fine again, for a while.
I went to turn it on one day, and i just got a blank screen, even though it sounded like it was trying to do something (hopefully internally combust) and then it turned itself off and restarted again and booted up fine. But then this became more frequent, and eventually turning itself off and on again didnt solve the problem, as it would just repeat the process over and over, until i intervene and press the power button off, before the craptop tries to restart itself. and then when i turned it on it would come up with the windows didnt shut down properly scenario.
This gradually worsened to the point where i could only turn the laptop on if the blue led light was on indicating it was charging. But this stayed the case for about 8 or 9 month so it wasnt so bad, before ultimately it gave in for good.
I was on it last night but then when i went to turn it on tonight i wouldnt start, the power button came on for about 2 secs, nothing happens and then the light goes back off. and its the same thing over and over, but every now and then the light stays on for 20 secs, like the problem i usually had, and then it turns itself off, and goes to restart, but then it only lasts 2 secs again and goes off again.
So i think its game over this time. My brothers laptop was diagnosed with this critical condition after 2 and a bit years so ive kind of been prepared for this for a while now. and judging by all these comments i think ive done well to get over 4 years out of mine. I cant be bothered to take it apart, and who on earth has a mini blow-torch anyway? So im just going to buy a new laptop. Though i might set the G6000 on fire in my back garden and have a party around it.. and you're all invited!
What a dreadful laptop and i suggest avoiding anything HP in the future, i will be.
07-11-2011 05:55 AM
i read all your comments and have found a solution. i am a computer hardware engineer . and i have had many problems with various manufacturers over the years . i have done pretty much all of them lol . so here is the solution. remove the battery and ac adaptor . remove the memory cover . you will see the cmos battery . remove the battery and place a small piece of wire onto both the negative and positive terminals. then insert the ac adaptor and power on the laptop for a few seconds . this will reset the bios. remove the wire off the terminals and put back the cmos battery . then restart the laptop. it will reboot as i have just done it myself and the machine works fine. i woukld advise also that you buy a new cmos battery .as it maybe that which has caused the initial problem .
hope this helps dave
02-18-2012 06:26 AM
i readed ur post and i was very happy when it worked , but rather sad to find out that when i restarted the laptop the same error kept happening . i reapeted the fix and it worked again but on restarting same error again too can you tell me if u know any other fix for this thanks in advane
06-02-2012 08:05 AM
Hi i had the same problem its your graphic card and its not cheap ether hp tries to get £500 out of you to fix this problem other methods consist of wrapping the mother board in tin foil and letting it over heat however this can damage your laptop
my fix was to buy a motherboard online i payed £93.50 but i love this laptop and was well worth the money