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Laptop will not turn on, possibly battery

Maybe someone has already asked this question, but I didn't find it.

I have an HP Pavilion dv6000. It is 3 years old and has always had terrible battery life. When I first got it, the battery only lasted for about 45 minutes but for the last year or so it only lasts about 10 minutes without being plugged in.

Last night I tried to turn it on (for the first time for maybe 3 days) and it would start whirring like ti was starting up and the lights would turn on but then it would just die and then it would try to turn itself on again. It did this probably 3 or 4 times. Finally I just shut the top down and gave up. Then I noticed that the battery charging light was off. I checked the cord but it was plugged in and the blue light was on where it plugs into the computer, so it was receiving power. I unplugged the cord and plugged it back in and the charging light on the front of my laptop turned on but then turned back off maybe 30 seconds later. That makes me think it is the battery.

If it makes any difference, I bought a new cord from HP maybe 3 months ago because I lost my original at school.

Do I need to buy a new battery? Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

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Yes...

In reply to: Laptop will not turn on, possibly battery

The battery is shot. The logical thing to do would be to remove the battery, and try powering up the laptop with the adapter only. If it powers up fine, then the battery is likely the only issue.

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Okay, maybe it's not the battery...

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Well I tried it and it still didn't work. I took out the battery and tried it with just the cord and it did the same thing, the buttons lit up and sounded like it was starting up and then stopped and tried again and kept doing that over and over.

Anyone have any other ideas? Thanks.

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So...

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There are other issues. Battery is still shot. Hopefully Bob will come along with his input soon. He'd be the one to know the answer, if anyone does. Hang in there!!

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And the verdict is

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I finally bit the bullet and called HP. They say something is wrong with the motherboard and it'll cost $390 dollars to fix. Guess it's time for a new laptop. Thanks for your help, though. Any suggestions on a good laptop that might last longer than 2 years and 10 months?? Happy

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