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Laptop won't turn on

by eloc_jcg / February 25, 2011 1:36 PM PST

Whenever I turn on my laptop, it will start to boot up, but within a few seconds will quickly turn back off without showing anything on the screen. I am thinking the motherboard is fried from possible over heating? Just wanting to hear some opinions.

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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2011 1:47 PM PST
In reply to: Laptop won't turn on

Make, model, the story!

We know about those dv6000,dv9000,tx1000 and some other models but imagine if you told the make, model, age and story, the responses could vary.

For example one owner found a 2 year old machine they used the battery every day. Yes, the battery was worn out and creating problems.

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by eloc_jcg / February 25, 2011 11:31 PM PST
In reply to: Tell more.

Hmm, wish I had it around to get the accurate model. It's not my current laptop anymore, but just wondering why.

It's an HP. Part of the HP Pavillion DV 1000 series from what I can determine from going online & reading very similar comparities to what I remember. I'm pretty sure the battery was not the problem, as the problem of it turning on then suddenly back off shortly after arrised when both the battery was in & out.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2011 12:51 AM PST
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While the DV line is getting older and you see this a lot, let's try something very simple.

Go get some CANNED AIR and give the vents a blast. SHORT BLASTS please as we don't want to spin up the fan to supersonic speeds.

If that helps, it's likely the same old problem of many laptops. No one told the owners about the need to clean vents and heat sinks.

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by eloc_jcg / February 26, 2011 1:10 AM PST
In reply to: Age? the time I hadn't a clue of heat sinks & proper fan maintenance. Now I got a bit of a background in Electronics Engineering, so I know the importance.

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