04-20-2010 10:59 AM
I have had an HP Pavillion dv6000 for a few years, and suddenly, it will not power up at all. I can not determine that anything at all happens when I press the power button. What's weird is that when I connect the power, the AC LED (the one with the lightning bolt above it) lights, and stays lit for 30 seconds, and then turns off. During that time, and thereafter, the power light will not come on at all, and the computer will not power up. I have tried removing the battery and power cord and holding the power button for 45 seconds, multiple times, but nothing seems to work. I hope you can offer some advice on things to try.
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04-21-2010 02:25 PM
I am almost certian that is not the problem, in either of our cases. I can't get the computer ro power up at all; no bios or anything. In all of my experiences, you will get an error about the operating system when the hard drive is dead or not inserted, as bios is not stored on the hard drive. A dead hard drive will not prevent the computer from powering up as in my case.
05-12-2010 06:55 PM
have you had a win with this problem? with mine, when you hit the power or quick start button it sounds like it's going to start - ie the dvd ticks over and the hard drive ticks but then all the indicator lights go out for a second but all return and stay on until you turn it off again. nothing else happens. the screen does nothing through all of this. i have tried booting without the battery and with the dvd drive ejected but no joy. it was a slow death. had it turn itself off a couple of times and a few fault starts before the final death. i didn't make a boot cd nor back up 7 years of photos. is there anyway to get in long enough to recover the data? it is under an extended store warranty but hp is hard to get hold of here. could it be an infection?
06-14-2010 07:53 AM
Do not worry as long as you have not crashed your harddisk. You or another qualified person could always reclaim your data from it. The only thing you need is an interface, built-in or usb, to be able to copy the data to a new position etc.
But if your harddisk is gone it would cost you round $1000 to reclaim data by a specialist and it will probably not give you all pictures back...
07-10-2010 11:46 AM
I apologize for letting the thread go so long, but I haven't had much time to look into it. Anyway, I neglected to mention a very important fact of my problem. A few weeks before this happened, the screen cracked when the computer was dropped. I found in my research that a cracked screen will prevent the computer from starting up as a safety feature, to prevent further damage. I have successfully taken the old screen out, but I don't want to drop $80 on a new screen because I plan on hooking it up to a TV. It seems simple enough, run the PC without a screen at all, hooked up to an external display. The problem is, with the screen removed, it still will not turn on. There must be some way to bypass this safety feature. If you have any ideas, please tell me.
07-10-2010 12:45 PM
I've made a breakthrough! When I took the screen out, I also unplugged the inverter board that was in line with the power to the LCD. I plugged in the AC and tried the power button, but it didn't turn on. So that I wouldn't lose the board, I plugged it into the computer. Before my eyes, the computer began to turn on. At this point, I was able to switch to an external display (using Fn+F4) and I was good to go. Bottom line is, if you have a dv series laptop that won't power up because of a broken screen, remove it and the inverter board, plug the AC in, and reatattch the inverter board.
Now, this probably won't fix most of the problems you guys are having, but it fixed mine, so I'm going to call the eof on this one.
11-22-2011 06:14 PM
Hi i have an HP Pavilion DV6000 that was working fine... i unplugged it and stored it in the bag... 4 months later i plugged it in and it would not power up... Any ideas?
12-13-2011 01:41 PM
Actually, I just recently experienced a problem with my Dv6000. Someone told me to replace the battery and AC adpter, now even though I have replaced it, the battery life is still decreasing very rapid. Any ideas why and how do I fix it?
12-13-2011 04:53 PM
Well, I've had the problem for a while and was just looking around to see if anyone has had any success stories.
I will tell you how I get mine up and running, but first some background. I was gifted this computer DOA and asked to retrieve data which I was able to do but in monkeying around, I discovered a "fix".
You see, I live in an area where we occassionally lose power for a day or two or three so the weakened battery never outlasts the outage. That's when the unit becomes unstartable.
Now the fix:
It is a variation of all the other suggestions about undoing the power cord and disconnecting the battery but here's the twist: After removing the battery and power cord, wrap your laptop in one then another plastic shopping bag and place it in the freezer for about an hour or two. Now, when you take out your shivering laptop, plug in the power cord and fire her up. It has nearly always started for me after this trial by cold but once or twice it needed more chillin'. Once it is started, insert the battery. I've never had any issues with this sequence.
You will have a lot of condensate on the screen but gently wipe it up with an absorbent cloth and let the rest of air dry as you let it run.
As long as I leave the computer plugged in and not reliant on the battery, it has never died on me.
Hope this helps!