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Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

 

My sons laptop has a problem,.. its a Pavilion DV5-1110em laptop.

The problem is, it will not start / boot up,.. when the start button is pushed, all the quick launch lights come on for about a second then go out,..

I cannot hear the fan start or anything. I thought it may have been the Nvidia chip problem,.. but this is fitted with the ATI Radeon chip,.. so that rules that out !

Anyone any ideas ?,.. very frustrating !

Rgds

Dougie

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Re: Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

Hi,

 

Shut down the laptop.  Remove the AC Adapter and also the battery.  Hold the Power button down for 30 Seconds.  Replace the battery, plug in the mains aadapter and see if it now boots.

 

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DP-K

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Re: Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

Sorry mate,.. but it will not start,.. so how can I shut it down !

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Re: Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

I presume you still tried removing the battery etc.  You could try re-seating the Memory Modules or even try booting with just one installed and then swap them if it still doesn't boot to rule out a fault here.

 

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Re: Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

Thanks for the info mate,. but tried all of that !

Guy at work has same laptop,.. so swapped all these parts over,. but made no difference

Thought at first it was faulty Nvidia GPU,.. but this has a ATI Radeon GPU,.. are they prone to the same fault as the Nvidia ?,.. as I can't see any post of that nature

rgds

Dougie

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Re: Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

No issue with the GPU as far as I've heard and I've got exactly the same model laptop as your son.  Have you recently updated the bios?

 

It might be worth creating a bootable Ubuntu CD just to see if the laptop will boot from this.  Download and instructions are on the link below.

 

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

 

Let me know how you get on.

 

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Re: Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

Thanks mate,.. but as it will not start / boot up, how can I run a CD ?

 

I see many posts with this fault,.. but have not seen a fix as yet,.. any help / advice will be much appreciated !

 

rgds

Dougie

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Re: Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

Hi,

 

You can push a pin in the small hole usually to the right of CD/DVD drive release button to manually open it or you can create a bootable copy of Ubuntu on a USB stick.  Either way might be worth a try just to see if the laptop is able to boot.

 

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Re: Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

No,.. sorry,. will not boot !

Having checked Ebay,.. a couple of guys I have emailed say its the CPU thats faulty and needs replaced,.. but i'm not sure, as I cannot find any reference to this anywhere else,..

What do you reckon ?

rgds

Dougie

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Re: Pavilion DV5-1110em will not boot, quick launch lights flash only once !

Hi Dougie,

 

It could be the CPU, the trouble is it could just as likely be a corrupt or faulty Bios chip, the actual graphics card or numerous other faults.  CPU failure is relatively rare so I'd be wary assuming that is the cause - I've certainly not come across any posts on here.

 

It may be the processor, but personally I would have a repair shop you trust have a look at it first.

 

Hope you get it sorted out.

 

Best wishes,

 

DP-K

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