Laptops forum

General discussion

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!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Can't start my HP Pavilion dv6315ca laptop
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Can't start my HP Pavilion dv6315ca laptop
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
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.
Bob

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

Thanks,
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.

Collapse -
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.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?