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Pavilion G6 Caps lock flashing endlessly but laptop working.

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I've owned my HP Pavilion g6-2292sa Notebook PC (running Windows 😎 for around 4 months now and tonight while I was just browsing the net I noticed my Caps Lock led flashing constantly, one flash every second. My laptop is working just fine, and I have restarted it in an attempt to shut up the flashing but to no luck. I have checked the posts about flashing and what the flashes mean but mine doesn't fit into any of it. It's booting, it's not beeping it's just the caps lock flashing constantly. I've checked my other lights and do not see any others spazzing out like this. I'm rather concerned since I have already had to have a new motherboard and HDD within a month of purchase. I've Googled to no fruition. Can someone please help me? 😞

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Definitley strange!

Can you check in F2 the UEFI enviroment? let's see if it happens in there and outside Win 8.

If it still happens in there, we can try a hard reset - remove battery , and AC and hold down power for 30 secs and then reconnect. We can also try a BIOS flash - see if there is a newer version or re-flash it.

 

If the problem does not happen in BIOS - then you may want to try a Virus scan / update or possible a system restore

 

 

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Definitley strange!

Can you check in F2 the UEFI enviroment? let's see if it happens in there and outside Win 8.

If it still happens in there, we can try a hard reset - remove battery , and AC and hold down power for 30 secs and then reconnect. We can also try a BIOS flash - see if there is a newer version or re-flash it.

 

If the problem does not happen in BIOS - then you may want to try a Virus scan / update or possible a system restore

 

 

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I have Googled the UEFI enviroment since I didn't know what it was (LOL) and it seems there isn't a version from HP for Win 8 (Checked here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&softwareitem=ob-99123-1 ) I may quite possibly be acting like a total idiot and be missing something!
How would I perform a BIOS flash?
Thank you so much for your prompt reply!
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OK,

 first , did you try the Hard reset? removing AC and battery - then holding down the Power button for 30 Secs? and then restarting?

 

What is your model #? I am wondering because we have a partition on the HDD that is HP_tools - this contains the files needed to boot into F2 and UEFI.  The file is known as HP Diagnostics and not listed specifically as UEFI 🙂

 

You can download the UEFI onto a USB thumb drive - but before we go there. you should try a BIOS update.

 

what is your model # ( not serial number )

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Sorry, I did not try the hard reset yet. Although I have previously had success with that with an old petulant desktop gaming rig I had!
According to the HP auto-detect tool my laptop is a Pavilion G6-2292sa. (The one with the awesome Lansing audio in the pretty purple shade haha)
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Haha,  nice ride..

 

Here is the BIOS update for this unit.

Download it and let it run to see if this helps.

 

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-116222-1&cc=us&dlc=&lc=en&o...=

 

 

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Right, I have just done the hard reset and I'm cured! That really really starting to annoy me with all the flashing and worrying if my notebook was about to explode! Thank you so, so much! I will let you go to help all of the other people now haha. Thank you!! 😄
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Your welcomed!

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Hi All

Hope someone can help. Been reading your comments on peoples caps lock flashing, but to no avail am getting my laptop to fire up.

Can anyone help please.

 

 

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Please help me
I have hp dv6 and when am turning on just caps lock start blinking numbers of time continues
And also wifi led red showing but its constantly.
But one more thing some time its work as normal but once i shut down After again same thing
Plz plz plz plz help me out
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