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HP Pavilion dv6 shuts off seconds after starting

by MTRobin / May 25, 2018 6:00 AM PDT

The laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6-3170se. Bought it about 7 years ago. Recently the laptop shut down a couple of times while I was using it, but starte

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by MTRobin / May 25, 2018 6:11 AM PDT

That happened. Anyways to continue, the laptop started normally afterwards. Then it shut down again and now it starts but shuts off right after.

One thing I've noted is that if I apply firm pressure to the right of the touchpad it works normally. I have little experience regarding hardware so. I have no idea what that could mean. Any ideas?

I've seen something similar mentioned in a post somewhere as follows:
"Which chip would you reflow with the given symptoms? The 6000 ERA had more bad Southbridge BGAs than it did Northbridge/video BGAs. The Southbridge is definitely not NVIDIA. One way to figure out if the Southbridge BGAs are the culprit of these symptoms is to put pressure on the palm rest to the left of the trackpad while attempting to power it on. If it powers on you found the problem. To verify remove the pressure the system will almost immediately freeze or power down."

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Well you're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2018 11:32 AM PDT
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If it does as you say and the symptom is that then the fix is a new motherboard ($$$).

Be aware that I do not subscribe to baking or reflowing BGA chips. There are folk that will write about that but here folk demand the repair works and has a warranty which baking and reflows do not give such assurance.

-> ALL THAT ASIDE, just do the following. No, I can't write it will fix it but has at times. Ready? Install a new CMOS BATTERY. This is cheap here. About a dollar as we buy in bulk.

Also, before and after try the generic reset which in short form is, power off, remove big battery, press and hold the power button for 60 seconds, release, slip in battery, apply power and test.

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