Laptops forum

Question

HP Pavilion dv6 power issues

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. I have already had numerous problems with this computer and my last laptop, and I know how aggravating it is to deal with HP for any sort of issue. Yesterday, I was moving the laptop about 5 feet with the charger plugged in, when it suddenly shut down due to lack of power. The charger was still plugged in and didn't seem to have been jostled by moving it. The power light on the computer next to the power plug is not lit up. The battery is dead (needs to be replaced), so I haven't been able to check if the laptop will function. I tried switching to an extra power cord I have, and the power light on the computer and the one on the spare charger will both light up for about a second when I first plug it in, but then both will dim quickly. I was hoping this was a problem with the power cord, but it now seems like it might be a problem with the connection in the laptop. Any suggestions? Is this an easy problem to fix? If not, does anyone have any idea how much it would cost at a computer repair shop? I can tell you that my next computer will definitely not be an HP.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: HP Pavilion dv6 power issues
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: HP Pavilion dv6 power issues
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.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Actually any make with a dead battery is trouble.

In reply to: HP Pavilion dv6 power issues

Are you sure you want a laptop? And using a laptop with a dead battery can strain the power supply in the laptop to the point it fails.

I'm unsure if laptops with batteries are a good idea for you.
Bob

Collapse -
Answer
PS. Ideas.

In reply to: HP Pavilion dv6 power issues

1. Since the battery is dead. Remove it. These will cause more failures.
2. Try the generic reset noted in the top posts of this forum.
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

SMART HOME

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.