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HP Pavillion dv7 2210ev media-wireless buttons-leds are OFF

by JimTheGreek / February 27, 2011 12:28 AM PST

I am using this laptop for the last year.Lately,the entire row of touch-buttons above the keyboard,which are LED also,do not work.The weird thing is that the ones of the sound and the wireless are switched off permanently,and the other media ones (forward,backward,stop,pause) are switched on as they used to be,but they are not responding on touch,they do not work.One only thing i can get suspicious of,is that i tend to use laptop with no battery,only on AC,to extend the battery life,when on battery.I wonder if this,can cause the "burning" of the leds/lamps, when a power failure occurs.I also have the num-lock light "burned".Last detail,in case it helps somebody to come to a conclusion.Thanks in advance!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2011 11:55 AM PST

The dv7 is well known for many irritating failures like that. The battery advice is an odd one since without the battery you risk losing the installed OS with a power dip at the wrong moment. But we did discuss how much more life you get from pulling the battery. The low end got you 5 per cent and the high end double.

But all this worked out with no use of the battery and hence none of the benefits of the battery!

Hope it's under warranty and let them fix it.

Bob

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HP PAVILION DV7 3000 CTO Entertainment Notebook NQ339AV
by cyrus101 / April 9, 2011 4:49 AM PDT

I have had this notebook for a year without any problems. But starting Feb 2011 the touch panel above the keyboard have been a pain in the ***. Similar to the symptoms of the post above, its sound goes louder or softer at its own will, then the wireless light will turn amber from blue by itself and vice versa. When it is stuck on amber for a long time then it is very very frustrating because I could not access the internet.

Had updated the sound and wireless drivers but did not help a bit. The warranty is out already because manufacturer's warranty lasts only a year.

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Touch LED's
by tincanraider / June 24, 2011 12:10 AM PDT

Jim,
I am having similar issues. First it was the wireless LED, I turned on the unit and instead of the normal blue light for ON it was red indicating it was off. That lasted for about 2 or 3 weeks. Got on the forum to try and find answers w/o much success. Then, just this week and while actually on the forum, the wireless light and the audio MUTE lights flickered for about a minute and went out completely. I still have the white LED's displayed for volume and play etc., but they do not respond to touch.

Did you get yours fixed ?

Rob

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