Ask questions. Help others.
The HP Community is here for you.
Post new question
Question
Reply
 
Note on archived topics.
This topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.
If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here, or click on "Post new question" above and select the appropriate board.
Intern
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎02-28-2012
Message 1 of 141 (361,202 Views)

Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

I just bought a HP Pavilion DM4-2015dx laptop a few days ago.  Turning it on this morning, it won't boot and the Caps Lock light  is blinking.  I have searched the HP site and Google for a solution to the problem and have found nothing to tell me what the blinking light means or why it won't boot up.  Does anyone have an idea of what the blinking light on the Caps Button means?

Tutor
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎02-28-2012
Message 2 of 141 (361,163 Views)

Re: Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

I have the Pavilion dv7 124Ous and this is the second time this has happened to me. The first time I replaced the battery and that seemed to work fine. But now it's not working on line I found this out about the blinking lights, There is a list of 7 things it could be.... Cpu Failure, Bios Failure, General Board System Failure.. Smiley Sad

Intern
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎02-28-2012
Message 3 of 141 (361,149 Views)

Re: Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

I found the list that explains the blinking lights.  It was a problem with the memory.  Replaced it and the laptop started  up. 

Tutor
Posts: 4
Member Since: ‎07-07-2010
Message 4 of 141 (361,062 Views)

Re: Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

[ Edited ]

Hey, just a suggestion - posting real solutions is a huge benefit to others using these forums. 

You came here for help.  You found a solution and a source.  Don't just hit and run -- leave some valuable information for others.  Thanks for posting that your particular solution was a memory problem.

 

Here's the source - https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05336130 (04/26/2017)

 

My HP Laptop is a 2000-354NR that is about a month old,  After some HP Updates and restarting, The CapsLock key blinks once, 13 times, and the wireless key stays orange when it's powered up, but it won't boot.  It makes the sounds of a startup, and the fans powers up and whirs quickly for awhile, but nothing at all shows up on the screen.  It cycles through this process by itself a few times before stopping.  I will try swapping out the memory - it only has one 4GB module in it.  Hope that is the solution.  Bad memory will do this.  Will post my solution if I can solve this.

Honor Student
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎07-24-2012
Message 5 of 141 (352,242 Views)

Re: Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

so what was your solution the memory?

 

Top Student
Posts: 3
Member Since: ‎08-13-2012
Message 6 of 141 (350,072 Views)

Re: Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

The problem with mine was the panel on the back guarding the fan was jammed, so I snapped it back into place and it started up.
Top Student
Posts: 3
Member Since: ‎08-13-2012
Message 7 of 141 (350,070 Views)

Re: Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

Aaaand now it's not working…
Top Student
Posts: 3
Member Since: ‎08-13-2012
Message 8 of 141 (350,069 Views)

Re: Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

Ok I think I found it, the panel is broken, so I have to hold it in place when I start it up
Student
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎08-15-2012
Message 9 of 141 (349,777 Views)

Re: Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

did you ever figure out what was wrong?

and have you fixed the problem? Let me know asap pls

Honor Student
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎08-19-2012
Message 10 of 141 (349,251 Views)

Re: Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

Hey all,

I have same problem, can you share the solution asap?

† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation