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Can't start my HP Pavilion dv6315ca laptop

by paolochi / September 28, 2009 1:24 PM PDT

Hello, i have an HP Pavilion dv6315ca with a Vista operating system, here is my problem: when i press the on/off button, the three LEDs on bottom left of keyboard (power, battery and drive) blink a few times, but nothing else happens, no fan sounds, no nothing. It was working fine a few minutes ago, it shutdown fine, plugged in power supply (power supply green light is on), now nothing. Did I put it in sleep or hibernate mode somehow?. Can someone please help me? thanks!

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Sad news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2009 9:37 PM PDT

The dv6000 recall (find with google) is well known. HP fixes this by swapping out the motherboard. Be sure you do your final test by unplugging everything USB and trying one last time. The word I here is that members are seeing prices form 499 and down for repair. If yours was in the recall group and you didn't get it done inside the recall period, some say the repair is pro-rated down to 260. But you have to ask HP how much.

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Thank you for your prompt reply to my question
by paolochi / September 29, 2009 1:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Sad news.

Like you said, I disconnected everything and did a hard reset (remove battery, press on/off button for 20 seconds, reinstall battery and press on/off button). She started up just fine. You saved me hundreds of dollars (Canadian Dollars, eh!) because I was thinking of taking a baseball bat and launching my laptop in the woods next door! So the sad news becomes great news. Thanks again.

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 2:08 AM PDT

There are now many machines that don't boot when some USB thing is plugged in. I'm not explaining why here, just sharing that it is causing a lot of trips to repair counters.

If I gave you any push in the right direction, that's good. And while you have the chance, always backup what you can't lose. Many get that second chance but pass it up.

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