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Laptop turns off by itself

by online71074 / September 18, 2009 6:34 AM PDT

My HP Pavilion laptop is just turning itself off. I turn it on, and two or three seconds later (sometimes immediately), the screen just goes blank and it shuts off. As if I suddenly pulled the power from it.

Any idea on what could be causing this? And what can I try to fix it?
Problem started yesterday, it happened once, but it stayed turned on the entire time once I turned it on again So I didn't think much about it. But today, it barely goes into 2 seconds into the start-up phase. Also, the laptop is a bit under 3-years old.


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by jeff_windows_team / September 18, 2009 6:56 AM PDT

Could be a bad power supply, failed hard drive....

Is it plugged in when you try to turn it on?

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by online71074 / September 18, 2009 7:05 AM PDT
In reply to: hmm

It has the battery attached and the charger plugged into it.

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No model #
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 7:00 AM PDT
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Model #:
by online71074 / September 18, 2009 7:08 AM PDT
In reply to: No model #

Sorry, forgot about it. It's a HP Pavilion dv6500

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Excuse me
by online71074 / September 18, 2009 7:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Model #:

sorry, it should say "dv 6627"

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 7:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Excuse me

Type DV6000 RECALL and discover the problems. HP fixes the symptom you are asking about by replacing the motherboard.

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Other non-fatal causes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 7:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Ouch.
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by online71074 / September 18, 2009 7:31 AM PDT

Alright, I'll look into it. Thanks for you help!

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