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Hp Laptop Won't Even Turn On


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#1 TheGrayNobleman

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 04:23 PM

Hey everyone,

Something really weird has happened to my computer.

I was working on my computer (surfing the net, IMing, and using skype) when all of a sudden it froze.
The only programs running were Microsoft Word, Mozilla, Steam (just for chatting) and Skype so it was not taxing the system. After doing a force shutdown (holding the power button for ~10 seconds) I tried to reboot it. All that happens now is the light used to show the battery is being charged flashes 3 times. I tried taking out the laptops battery and directly running it from but power cable but that doesn't work.

I have a trial version of the Kaspersky Internet Security Suite which was updated and running at the time of the crash so I don't think it was a virus and there were no files I was running at the time of the crash.

My laptop is an HP dv8000 (8220us to be specific)
AMD Turion 64 processor @ 2.0 ghz
512 MB of RAM
2 80 gig hard drives
ATI 200M Radeon xpress video card using the version 7.7 drivers

If there is anything else I can post let me know.

Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:

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#2 TheGrayNobleman

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 04:59 PM

Just talked with HP and they said it sounds like there is a failure with the motherboard or power supply system.

Is there any way to get my documents off the laptop or am I just stuck until its repaired?

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:52 PM

Getting the stuff off the hard drive shouldn't be a problem. You can get an adapter to put it in a desktop or a USB external enclosure and retrieve the files. If you have access to a voltmeter it's pretty simple to check and see if it's the power brick. Is the connection where the power supply plugs into the DC Jack feel tight? That's usually the first thing to look at
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#4 TheGrayNobleman

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 10:15 PM

thanks for the reply Mark. I have been having some problems with the laptop getting power from the plug in so I'll have it but I think the problem has a temporary fix.

I unplugged and took the battery out of my laptop for about 45 mins then put everything together and it booted up fine.

I've moved all my documents to a removable hard drive but would just like to let anyone having this problem that this could be a solution.

Edited by TheGrayNobleman, 27 December 2007 - 10:16 PM.





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