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Is my laptop dying?


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#1 aommaster

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:53 PM

Hi everyone

I thought I might as well get some verification on someone more experienced than I am in this sort of thing.

Lately, I've found that I cannot restart my HP pavillion dv6327ca laptop. After Vista would shut down, the laptop would not POST. The only way of booting the system up would be to do a full shutdown, wait for the laptop to power off, and then start it up again. And even with this method, there is a small chance that the laptop would not POST.

I've already performed a reformat of the system without any success.

So the question is: Is the laptop dying? More specifically, would it be safe to assume that it's the motherboard?

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 10:34 PM

Just out of curiosity when is the last time the CMOS battery on the motherboard was changed?

ALthough the time and date may still be correct, a weak-dying battery can cause issues like this to happen before the battery completely exhausts its self.

This is often a sign the battery is close to ending its life cycle.


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Posted 02 December 2010 - 10:47 PM

Hi MrBruce

Thanks for your reply. To be honest, I don't think I have replaced the battery before as I haven't attempted to open up the laptop.

Would it be worth taking a shot at it?

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 10:54 PM

Would it be worth taking a shot at it?


I personally think so.

It is often over-looked that a laptop even has a CMOS battery on the motherboard...but they do.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 10:59 PM

Alrighty, I'll try that out. Thanks :)

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