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07-10-2010 07:37 AM
Hey, I'm looking for some experienced help with figuring out whats wrong with my hp pavilion dv2310us. I've tried several solutions. Please read what I've compiled below.
I have an HP pavilion dv2310us. We purchased it several years ago, but it stopped working after a year. The following symptoms exist:
1) Nothing displays on the screen. No lighting, no text. Absolutely off.
2) System does not boot to an operating system.
3) System does not beep.
4) All the blue lights turn on (the panel of buttons on top, the power button, the lights on the bottom indicating that there is power connected, and that the system is on.)
5) Also, the light indicating the HDD is on lights up briefly when powered up.
6) The system fan whirs.
7) The HDD whirs.
1) The harddrive still works and has information on it (connected it to my desktop with a cable).
2) An external monitor displays nothing when connected to the laptop.
3) Waiting 10 minutes after starting the system (to be sure the operating system would have had sufficient time to load), then pushing enter or other buttons does nothing and makes no sound.
I have attempted:
1) Removing ram individually and replacing individually (in reverse order) to see if one of the pieces of ram is corrupt.
2) Opening the hard-drive bay and pressing the drive in tightly to see if the hard-drive connection was weak.
3) Remove power/battery, hold power button for 30 seconds.
4) Leave battery out for 30 minutes.
5) Take the system apart. Place a stack of quarters on the GPU (nvidia chip) Protect other parts by containing heat with aluminum foil. Heat gun on 500 degrees for 3 minutes. Wait for coins to cool, put computer back together.
6) Turn on, hold F10, F11, Esc, or F9... I've tried them all.
7) Hold over water and threaten with a soft, intimidating voice. (j/k on this one)
Solutions I've seen but have not tried (and why):
1) Bios flash - I cannot access windows to run the bios flash .exe files. I cannot get anything on the computer to function.
2) DVD restore disks - I made one a while back, but I can't find it. I feel that this is unlikely to work, since I can't get the F10 method to work.
07-28-2010 01:47 PM
I am having the exact same problem. They said that had ended last year and will cost $259.
btw I have two of the exact same computers with the exact same problem.
12-13-2010 03:29 AM
I had a similar problem with a DV2125nr laptop. Turned out to b the CPU was dead. My signs were that, when i turned on the laptop, the hardrive light on the front would only light up 3 times. The system could check for the cd rom but nothing else. I bought the CPU on ebay and replaced myself for $5.
01-28-2011 01:46 PM
I recognise all your symptoms and recovery actions for a Dv 2000..
Try this: press power-on and keep your finger on the button until it powers off again.
Leave for 30 secs. and press power on again - as you would normally.
I hope that yours will complete the boot and loads the OS. If it does, you will have a working notebook.
My DV2000 responds to the actions above and has been working for me now for almost 18 months.
Power off as normal. Hope it works for you.
01-30-2011 07:51 AM
Not sure if this will help u guys, but i got an email on this because i bought mine and had the same problems u are having.
Be sure to check the web site out.
04-25-2012 06:43 AM
After 18 months my dv2036ea notebook gasped its last breath.
Yes, it was the NVIDEA problem. I believe that most users are aware of the issue and have been compensated accordingly. I was disappointed that HP failed to admit there was a problem for far too long. The ramifications will be felt by HP for a long time; I suspect.
04-25-2012 02:43 PM
I have a dv9010us Pavilion laptop that does the same thing. Bought it end of 2007 and used it rarely on travel trips for my employer.
I had used it a total of 3 times, having it on less than an hour in the first year of owning it. I go to turn it on one day and it doesn't do anything. I didn't get an extended warranty so the basic 1 year had already expired.
After trying everything listed in the support, on a few occasions it actually did start up and run a few times after doing the hard start, but if I turned it off it wouldn't start again.
I gave up and put it away. Not the best $2000 I ever spent.
After moving into a new apartment just a few days ago I gave it a try and it started up. I left it running for days afraid to turn it off, but I finally made the mistake and shut it down. To test it, I started it right back up again and it worked fine. Turned it back off. It sat overnight.
Now I'm back at square one and even trying the hard start 40 times has not given any results. Removed and reinstalled the memory cards, HD, battery . . .
A great computer when it atually does start up and run.