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ajo333
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hp pavilion won't boot up

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pavilion dv9700
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I press the power button and the blue lights and fan come on for a moment and go off. If i quickly hit ctl+alt+del, or esc, the lights and fan stay on, but the s creen is dark.  if i put a dvd in, it accepts it and sounds like it reads it, but the screen stays dark.

 

I've tried taking the battery out and disconnecting the power source over night, tried with and without the battery, tried pressing start for 30seconds, no results. Tried leaving it on overnight, no change.

 

Previously after i turned it off, it would later turn itself on and boot up. This went on for several months before the current trouble.

 

Is there any help?

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Considering the generation of your notebook and based on what you have tried to resolve the issue, short of a hard reset, it sounds like a dead systemboard.

 

Try a hard reset. If it does not help then consider sourcing a newewr notebook.

 

Yours is from the 2007 generation. 



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yeah, tried a hard reset

was afraid of that, may be time for an upgrade..

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How do i do a hard reset? And by "upgrade," do you mean it's dead and i need a new unit? If so, can the data be recovered from this one?

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Try a hard reset as follows:

1) Remove the battery and unplug the DC power adapter.
2) Press and hold the power button for more than fifteen seconds.
3) Plug in the DC power adapter (leave the battery out for now)
4) Press the power button

That is how it is done.

 

f it does not help then it is time to remove the hard disk, connect it to another PC and copy the data from it. 



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Thanks!I tried the hard reuse. the blue lightsstarted up then shut down, as before. The difference is that it kept on starting up and shutting down. I hitCTL+salt+del, and it interrupted the cycle, keeping the lights on, as before.
So the computer is fried, I take it.

thanks for your help. At least now know
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