Laptop not booting, and CAPS lock blinking. (196360 Views)
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Re: Laptop not booting, and CAPS lock blinking.

Just a side note with the sweater technique. Take the Hard Drive out so you don't overheat the HD before you do it.
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Re: Laptop not booting, and CAPS lock blinking.

If you attempt to reflow GPU on your own via heat gun, be careful not to do what I did and fry the motherboard/GPU... O / o

The thing is now dead as a doornail - nothing comes on, fan never even attempts to start...

Next step will be replacing the motherboard itself, if I can find one. Otherwise, this is now a parts machine.

Not sure if I'll be doing that. I did purchase a new Lenovo and transferred all the docs while the thing was still breathing.

So I could part with it if anyone wants it for parts.
I also have an extra CPU for it. if anyone is interested in buying it for parts, $100 plus s&h, and it's yours (minus the hd). You'll get 2 amd processors and a comp minus the hd and everything else :smileyhappy: (woth a shot)

Hp dv6-3010us.

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Re: Laptop not booting, and CAPS lock blinking.

Had the same problem, solved with the following steps:
1) remove the battery
2) press power button
3) vacuum clean the ventilation window for about 1 min
Possibly the last step is the decisive one, since the air flow also cooled down the computer
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Re: Laptop not booting, and CAPS lock blinking.

rblencoe99 - i just wanted to say thank you so much! your trick works! i only signed up to say that.


 I have been using this trick for about a year, and it really held me over until i could afford my new laptop a few months ago.  

when i turn on my laptop, the screen stays black and the caps lock key flashes continuously.  It just blinks forever until you turn off the computer.  I wrap that sucker in a blanket or my snuggie for 30 minutes in the corner on the kitchen counter (to keep the heat in with the blankets and the walls) and about 30 mins later, voila! It magically comes on.  


Thank you so much for allowing me to recover my precious data.  Pictures, music, SO MANY personal projects and memories.  This is the original forum i saw it posted on.  Much props to you!

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