Former Mac-IT admin here so HP’s not my first live but it’s my wife’s machine so needs fixed.
Swollen battery…replaced it with a certified replacement. Got the battery in, all screws back in and no dice.
The keyboard flickers on occasion no boot.
Tried all kinds of reset combinations I found on the forum…nada.
Reached out to our PC-IT guys and tried their suggestions…bupkis.
So back to the forums and some guy mentions that there seems to be an issue with some of the screws in the base causing a short in the motherboard…seems hinky…
However tried it and it works. You undo a small panel that's separate from the larger panel (it just covers the fans)…take that off then there's 3 T8 screws in that inside area, unscrew those and walla…it works. Put the screen back on and screw it in, all good.
So apparently HPs only work with a few “screws loose” 😉