I think I had a power surge in my apartment even though my HP Laptop was plugged into a power strip. Anyway, no power whatsoever. The adaptor showed a light where it was plugged into the computer. And after turning it over and hitting what I thought was the reset...it caused the battery light to continually flash. But that's the most life I've been able to get from it. Any ideas, without having to send it for the $80 estimate?
It's an HP Pavillion dv9000 notebook
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Re: no power whatsoever, but...
Try taking the battery out and running the laptop with just the AC adapter.
Also you should use a multimeter to test your AC adapter for voltage. If there is voltage from your AC adapter and the unit will not turn on with the battery removed then you have a faulty motherboard or another component in the laptop.
If it works without the battery all you need to get is a new battery or live with it without battery.
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i would take the button bar of and check to see if the cable is off to one side its a flat ribbon cable sounds like it is a little sideways that will make that happen there is a little clip be gentle undo it a little bit and straighten it out
There could be many problems with your laptopFirst, check if your laptop was plugged into a surge protector (ex. Power Strip). If it wasn't, a surge could destroy the charger, power supply, or even motherboard. Second, try a different charger. If it was the charger that broke, then try a different one. I have had this happen to many off my computers over the years. If it is fried, take it to Staples, or a local computer shop. I would always recommend plugging computers into surge protectors. Good luck!
Check whether there is any metallic debris in one of your USB ports.
If there is not, then there may be some something coming into contact with the circuitry leading to the USB ports that is causing the short. If that is the case, then you'll have to take the laptop apart yourself or take it in for service.
AC Adaptor is probably bad, the result of plugging into an unprotected AC outlet. Make sure to use surge protectors (NOT just a power strip) and get a new one. This happens ALL the time. Plug into surge protectors, keep one in your laptop bag if necessary.
Try pressing firmly on the keyboard around the 6 and 7 keys and pressing the power button at the same time. Works with my D600 which has the same problem. Apparently it is a common problem with something looses or not soldered properly under there. Will eventually get around to pulling mine it apart to see if I can fix the problem permanently but this "fix" has been working for quite while now.
If there isn't any lights on the laptop when it is plugged into the mains supply there is a power problem.
Check the surge protector, has got a reset button?
Plug a lamp into this surge board, if the lamp lights up when the board is connected to the mains then the surge board is OK.
Next check the laptop's power adapter with a multimeter, the voltage reading should be as per the label on the adapter. If the voltage is less than the voltage on the label, then it is faulty and needs to be replaced.
Borrow another adapter to connect to your laptop to see if it powers up or take it to your friendly computer shop to test it.
Please try to remove the battery and than try to switch on the laptop directly from mains power and if it works than its your battery problem or if it still not starts than there is possibility of some components of your laptop may fired due power fluctuation. So go and contact service station.