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11-22-2009 09:29 AM - edited 11-22-2009 11:09 AM
Hi, recently I started having a problem with my dv1610us notebook. I'll turn it on and start using it and without warning, it will just turn itself off like a cold shutdown and everything goes black. Windows XP loads properly with out any errors and I can use it as if it had no problems, but then it will just turn off. Sometimes it happens 2 minutes after booting up, sometimes it stays on for a half hour. At times when I try to turn it back on, it just hangs. All of the lights will turn on such as the media player buttons, HD activity light, wifi, but the screen will stay black and nothing mechanical will happen or load. Then I have to hold down the power button to shut it off, give it a couple knocks on the bottom by the power jack, and then it will turn back on once I press power again...but then the cycle just keeps repeating itself. It also stops working if I restart or suspend it from the shutdown menu which tells me there's some kind of power management issue. I'm not sure what controls that in a notebook pc but if I'm not mistaken, on a desktop it's the power supply?
Some additional history on the notebook: I've owned it for about 3 years, recently had a HD crash and replaced the HD with a larger one, and the problem above went from happening once every couple days to multiple times every time I use it over the course of about a month. I don't think it really got bad until after I had to replace the HD. Also, the battery doesn't seem to hold a charge or the power supply doesn't seem to charge it. If I try and boot it off of just the power supply with no battery installed, it shuts off before windows even has a chance to load.
Sorry for the long winded explanation but I'm hoping someone will be able to help. Thank you in advance.
05-02-2010 06:21 AM
I have the same problem and I still don't know what is wrong with my computer. Maybe you have to go checking at Hp support shop in your country.
I really boring about this. I can open it for a few sec and then again, shut down itself.