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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Hi Gary Brooks, I would be happy to do all I can to help you with your C6280. I understand it will not turn on, and the adapter light is illuminate until you connect the cable to the printer. Please review the following document to ensure you have completed all of the necessary troubleshooting; HP Printers The HP Printer Does Not Turn On or Respond When the Power...
Also, do you have the printer power cable connected directly to a wall outlet or is it in a surge protector or power bar? Even if you have been using a surge protector/power bar all this time and you feel it is not the cause, please connect it to a wall outlet just so we can eliminate the power source as the root cause. Issues when Connected to an Uninterruptible Power Supply/Power Strip/Surge Protector
In this document you will see, ISSUE: Problems or issues may arise when an HP LaserJet series printer is connected to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), a power strip, or a surge protector
^ This is not limited to Laserjet printers.
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!
Hi, this information represents a basic troubleshooting guideline. Refer to your user guide for specific charging and connection instructions. Manuals may be available online in the Support Web site of HP.
Remove the battery from the computer. Confirm the battery contacts are free of any foreign material that may prevent charging. Reinsert the battery into the computer. Verify that the AC adapter cord is properly connected and plugged directly into a known working AC power outlet.
NOTE: If the battery charges correctly when the AC adapter is plugged directly into an AC power outlet, but not when plugged into a power strip or surge protector, the problem is with the power strip or surge protector and not the computer battery or AC adapter.
Verify the correct AC adapter is being used. Ensure the AC adapter box power light is on. This will be an illuminated green light. If the AC adapter power light is not on, the AC adapter and power cord will need to be replaced. Verify the charging indicator is illuminated on the computer. If the issue still exists, install a different compatible HP battery, if available.
NOTE: If a replacement battery charges and operates correctly, the problem is with the first battery.
If neither the original nor a replacement battery charges, service may be required for the computer.
Hi We've been seeing alot of the HP Color Laserjet range of laser printers coming through with a "prints lightly with red" or "red is faded" fault report, we've been able to resolve the problem mostly by cleaning the scanner. Misalignment is normally resolved therafter by calibrating the machine using its calibration function. (if it has one) Wouldnt suggest this gets tried unless one is familiar with stripping and reassembling these machines though. Hope this helps.
Considering the low draw of power you intend for the UPS it will work well. I have two monitors on a strip plugged into UPS along with desktop, routers and modems, UPS handles all well, it's just shortens battery backup times. Have had to power down from outages several times without any probs.
No one from "FixYa" provided me any useful solutions to try. Following the HP reset instructions many cycles did not work. By accident, I finally got the HP 6110 working again by unplugging it from the Monster brand surge protector power strip, depowering both for a period of about one hour, then repowering the power strip, then plugging in the HP 6110 and going through its reset function once more. Plugging the HP 6110 directly into the wall outlet into which the power strip was/is plugged did not solve the problem. Note that gremlins in that same power strip also adversely affected my ZyXel DSL modem, or perhaps spurious backfeed signals from that DSL modem affected the HP unit. Sorry, I'm not able to provided any explanations as to why this worked; I am not a digital/PC'electronics person. I was about to tear the machine apart to clean all the surfaces and mirrors as others had recommended, or buy a replacement.