02-07-2014 08:27 PM
I bought a refurbed DV6-7010 (AMD A8 cpu) in Oct 2013 and almost immediately it had a problem turning on. When you pressed the POWER button the cooling fan spins up, the status lights on the keys flash then there is a loud click and it shuts down. It does not even reach the point where the screen illuminates much less start POSTing.
I spent a number of hours on the phone back in Oct working through all the diagnostic testing including restoring from the D: drive 3 times. It took several calls to get someone to accept that there was not a software problem. It was repaired under warranty and returned very quickly. The included work order copy said that the system board was replaced. HP Support called within a few days to check up and I said everything was fine. I asked if they could tell me what the refurb was and they confirmed that the system board had been replaced then also. As the warranty ran out I felt okay but less than a month later the same problem popped up again. That makes 3 bad boards in less than a year. I spent about 4-1/2 hrs on the phone tonite dealing with India going through the diagnostics, reseating the battery etc... but of course nothing helped. Tech Support says there is no report of a recall on this series and can't possibly be defective because they are great laptops.
I am paying full price for it to be repaired again since it's 'Out of Warranty' but since the warranty is the same 90-day I wonder if I'll get caught again. SInce the sytem board has failed the same way 3 times I feel that HP should extend some customer courtesy and repair this for free or at least extend the warranty more than 90 days.
Has anyone else had similar issues with a laptop failing to power up?
02-10-2014 06:10 PM - edited 02-10-2014 06:10 PM
I saw your post and have forwarded it to the right people to have it reviewed. You should hear back from someone shortly via private message on this forum.
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03-19-2014 10:34 PM
After arranging for return to HP the laptop started booting properly - no reason for the change. I returned to HP and they kept it for about 4 days and were unable to reproduce the problem either. Thry called me to report and discuss the issue but nothing makes sense now. I did have a problem accessing the restore function when I sent it back so they reformatted and reloaded the entire drive. If it happens again I will make a video to document the problem and I recommend anyone else experiencing intermittent issues to do the same.
In the meantime I heartily endorse pen and paper, a proven technology for hundreds of years. lol