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10-31-2010 02:43 PM
I recently dropped my DV6000, which had been working fine before. The computer immediately shut itself down. When I tried to restart it, I got a 4-beep indicator code. I opened up the back of the computer and checked for any jarred connectors, and I noticed that one of the memory cards came loose, so I reseated it.
When I looked for support, all I found out was that the 4-beep code means that there is a problem with the motherboard timer. My computer is well out of warranty; I have fixed other issues on my own and am fairly comfortable opening it up.
Logic simply tells me that because I dropped it, something must have jarred loose or broken. Is there anything else from a hardware perspective that I should check for?
11-01-2010 09:10 AM
My wife and one year old dropped a laptop one time....cracked the motherboard around the sound control area. It got worse over time and eventually quit.
Might want to see if you can spot any cracks in the MB. Well, if you feel comfortable opening the unit up that much.