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My HP Pavilion dv6000 won't turn on

I used my laptop yesterday and turn it off. Today in the morning I am trying to turn it on and it will only flash twice and turn off again. I check my power cord in my boyfriend's laptop and it is good, I took his power cord and battery and put them in mine and I only have a black screen.. nothing ! The fans are starting but then its shuts off... so is not the battery and is not the power cord... What is it?

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  • vully Sep 22, 2008

    i have the same problem.. it turns on but the screen is still black.

  • baggen Jan 27, 2009

    Me too.... it starts a few blue lights, tries again and then nothing.... I really really have had it with HP. first the wifi (30 euro for a ugly dongle) then the battery (80 euro and that ater shopping the f... out of it) and now this nothing under warranty because here in europe it is not recognized as a production fault and its outside the 1 yr warranty. And I have been so stupid to buy another HP after the last one gave me so much trouble.... Never never never ever f..... HP again.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    HP sucks, now my business is completely down since I was using Microsoft Outlook for all email. So Now I cant access anything...HP should have a class action lawsuit brought against them.

  • houmic48 Mar 04, 2009

    my screen won't work either. i tried connecting it to a monitor and i also tried connecting it to my tv by usin the s-video plug. i also tried puttin the recovery disc in it and no fix. i still can't get the screen to apear even though i can get the computer to stop restarting but without being able to see what i am doin it is kinda hard to fix anything. any suggestions? i was thinkin maybe it is the video card because the only thing that i have done lately was switched the video card settings under bios from 64mb to 128mb. annd if thats it i hear it is pretty hard to get a new one

  • rid12 Apr 02, 2009

    installed new explorer it shut down after install and now when i push the power on button the only thing that happens is the blue led come on with the wifi orange led no hard drive activity, display, fans.??

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    My dv6000 does the same thing. All the blue lights come on and stay on, nothing on the screen, no hard drive reads, just the fan.

  • KaMiKaZez May 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. the only difference is that my power-on button don`t work -_-
    what should i do?

  • archien May 19, 2009

    Me too - a few blue lights when start pushed - and then they go out and nothing. Its not a simple problem, but a catastrophic failure of some nature, HP has been quitly extending warrenties for this problem and paying for shipment both ways and fiing something, but not telling what it is. Because I am 3 months out of warrenty thsy want to charge me $400 to replace the motherboard. Absurd!

  • tessaflorean Feb 19, 2010

    I swear to god i will hunt down the creator of my HP laptop. Like it literally wont turn the screen on i tried everything that was listed. I dont have the money to but a new one or repair it...watch out creator watch out the catipillar is out the cave.

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I've had the same problem.

Remove the battery & power cord.
hold down the power button for 10 sec to release any residual power.
plug in the power cord but leave out the battery
it should boot right up

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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  • DVDA Jun 11, 2011

    THIS works :0)
    But I had to hold power down for around 20-30 seconds. No hardship at all but worth mentioning if it's not working for some people.

  • javatab Sep 03, 2011

    Thank you very much. This fix worked wonderfully. I appreciate that you took the time to post this.

  • nou tali Dec 27, 2012

    Hi, I think it would be better to put all HP product in garbage. No one has no time to do all stuff that would be from HP company like removing battery and etc... each time when you need to use your Laptop. Specialy for me that didn't have any chance to use the waranty.

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The problem is with the motherboard. HP is aware of the problem and they are counting on the customers' warranties to expire before the problem presents itself. Once you encounter the problem, they will inform you that your warranty is out and there's nothing they can do unless you want to purchase an "out of warranty plan."
I recommend you join the class action suit, which I will be doing. Never buy another HP product of any kind and inform everyone that you know. You should not have to escalate a problem to a case manager for equipment to be fixed, when the company is fully aware of the problem when you call in. The ethics of a company is "the company," and when a company out and out refuses to address an issue in a forth-coming manner, they should not be allowed to profit financially. We are their reason for being in business.
I will let everyone know about my experience with them and discourage anyone from purchasing any HP products. I didn't expect my laptop to die before every other computer that we use. We use everything between Macs and Acers, and HP has been the only challenge. The least expensive products that we own have performed outstandingly.

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

  • lioness55 Sep 03, 2010

    I called Customer Care (which they really don't) and got the runaround for almost an hour! They do know it's their design flaw, but keep repeating "your warranty has expired" and "all our supervisors are busy"! Guess I'll Google to see about getting in on the class action suit if it's not too late. WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, NEVER, NEVER BUY ANOTHER HP PRODUCT!! Not even their paper!!

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Mstanford01 was right i have seen many of these and similar models with a range of problems. This problem is because HP use cheap components for certain things and in this case you have either a dead GPU, a faulty power button cable or a different motherboard fault. No amount of restarting or removing batteries will repair this issue permenantly. You need to send it of to HP and never spend your hard earned on HP technology again.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

  • John Schaefer Aug 27, 2010

    HP will charge you $399.00 for repairs. But the light at the end of the tunnel is: HP will pay to have it shipped. Now doesn't that seem like they are working with us. LOL

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There was a recall for this problem.  They will fix for free
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&docname=c01087277

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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Ok, I was just having the same problem and totally panicking as the computer is my livelihood. I got on the HP site and they recommended doing a hard reset. Turn the computer off, unplug it, pull the battery out and then hold down the power button for at least 20 seconds to drain any residual power from the capacitators. Replace the battery and restart. When it comes back on hit enter when it says "Restart Wiindows Normally".

I'm back in business and signing up for Mozy the online backup!!!!

Good luck

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I just want to share my experience with the HP Pavilion dv6000 (dv6105 to be precise) laptop. I purchased this laptop in Jan/Feb 2007. It worked OK for the first year. It ran very slow due to all the **** HP makes you load when you install the OS. Late Feb 2008 it began to not turn on. Power button wouldn't turn it on unless you pressed really REALLY hard. My husband immediately googled this problem and found this website http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&lc=en&cc=us. He immediately called HP. They told us that we didn't qualify for the free repair. We didn't understand but for whatever reason we trusted the rep. The laptop continued to have problems turning on. We had to use the tip of a ballpoint pen and press it in a certain spot on the power button while standing up and putting all our pressure on the button. This method stopped working in Nov 2008. My husband called HP again and again we were told we didn't qualify for the free repair. Again not understanding why but trusted the rep. So we opened the laptop to try to see if there was something we could do to fix it. At this point the laptop has no use. The quickplay button brings you to a screen with a windows icon that doesn't take you to windows, it takes you to hibernate and you can't escape out. August of 2009 we decided to reinvestigate the $600 doorstop to see what could be done. In researching and calling HP again, two more times, turns out it is a faulty motherboard (HP admits this) and our problem DID fit the scenario for the free repair but now it had been longer than 2 years and so we would have to pay $400 for it. HOW CONVENIENT. I started researching how much it would cost to repair myself and decided that I wasn't comfortable doing that even though I thought I could do it for around $150. So I call HP AGAIN. They have a big rubber stamp that says "NO" on it. The first rep I called says "sorry, nothing we can do, you will have to pay for the repair" so I demand to speak to the supervisor. They come back on the line and say the supervisor will offer a discount of $259 for the repair. So they are still trying to profit off of my unfortunate predicament that THEY put me in. This doesn't satisfy me. I am put on hold for 40 minutes while I hold for a supervisor and no one ever comes to the line. Wayne was this persons name. I call in again to the number in the link above. The woman immediately says "well we've already told you what we can do and you didn't accept it" when I ask for a supervisor. She finally gets the supervisor, "Donald" who repeatedly says "You can try to "COMPLAIN" to get a "FREE" repair, but I have seen this a hundred times and no one ever gets a free repair so you are wasting your time." I keep pressing and then get routed to a "case manager." The case manager was so nice. He looked at my case, saw that we had called in during the first two years twice to report the issue and were told in error that we didn't qualify when really we did. We get our free repair now.

Keep calling the number in the link http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&lc=en&cc=us and demand to have your case routed to a CASE MANAGER even if you never called before and it has been longer than two years. The only person who can authorize the repair is the case manager so skip that horrible customer service team. If that doesn't work, join the CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT http://www.sfmslaw.com/pages/cases.php?id=300 against HP due to the faulty laptops that HP won't recall and fix.

Cheers.
HP Pavilion dv6000 won't turn on power button quickplay motherboard mainboard faulty problem lawsuit free repair
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/board/message?board.id=General&message.id=4797
http://www.fixya.com/support/t2354175-hp_pavilion_dv6000_turn

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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HI, I AM FIXING COMPUTER FOR 25 YEAR AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I SEE THIS PROBLEM, BUT I FIXED, IS VERY EASY.

1.- REMOVE THE MEMORY
2.- REMOVE THE HARD DRIVE
3.- REMOVE THE BATTERY
4.- PRESS THE START BUTTON FOR 20 SEC.
AND 5.- IN THE SLOT WHRE IS THE MEMORY, THE IS A NICKEL CADMIUM BATTERY REMOVED AND WAIT FOR 5 MINUTES, THEN CONNECT THE POWER CHARGER AND PRESS START IF THIS FIX Y OUR PROBLEM TOO INSTALL EVERYTHING BACK AND GOOD LOCK

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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Ive had a problem like this and my computer repair teacher told me I needed a new motherboard and my brother who fixes computers said i needed a new processor. Not true!! I browsed the internet and found three fixes. put the laptop in a freezer for several hours w/o the battery and when its done take it out let it cool down a bit and put the battery in. it should work.
If that doesnt work use a blow dryer to heat the nvidia (gpu) chip and press it into the motherboard.
Lasting turn on the laptop and wrap it inside towels or a blanket overnight and in the morning unwrap it, plug in the charger and turn it on . I was skeptical at first but i guess i had nothing to lose. the first two methods didnt work for me but the blankets did! my laptop is working as normal now...not sure how long it will last though. hope this helped :)

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

  • u_892 Jan 13, 2011

    All of the “fixes” are completely idiotic. First off: Sticking your system in the freezer. This will do no good to your system what so ever, unless you’re experiencing hard drive issues where the drive wont spin up and even that is a last resort attempt to retrieve your data from a dead drive and you should only place the hard drive in the freezer in plastic zip bags to attempt to keep the moisture out. You WILL do permanent damage to your system if you place it in the freezer for too long. The screen will freeze and will causing it to break and condensation will form into ice inside the laptop causing it to short out when you warm it up and turn it back on. Secondly: Using a blow dryer on the GPU. This will to absolutely nothing. I mean nothing at all besides destroy your laptop. The solder that the GPU is attached to the motherboard with has a melting point at 180°F; the average temp that a blow dryer heats up to is 140°F. Be thankful that it only warms up to 140°F because if it got any hotter you’d end up doing even more damage to your system. Think about it what is the #1 enemy of computers, heat. What exactly are accomplishing if you actually try this? Well you’ll manage to warm part of your system up, to what could be potentially dangerous temperatures (if the system gets too hot while it’s running the BIOS will step in and shut the system down), making it more pliable and then when you press the GPU in you’ll be able to break connections or crack the motherboard more easily. Lastly: Wrapping your laptop in a blanket or towels overnight. Once again you will be subjecting your system to potentially dangerous temperatures and since the system is completely enclosed you run the risk of burning out the motors on the cooling fans. All you will accomplish by doing this is draining your battery, potentially over heating your system to the point where the BIOS shuts it down, and lastly starting a fire while you sleep. Seriously either this user “ajohnson123” is either an enormous **** and is trying to give people bad advice because he’s angry at the world or he is a complete moron and shouldn’t be allowed to use computers or any form of technology ever.

  • whaleman May 12, 2011

    Ajohnson123 - you are an a$$head. I put my laptop in the freezer and the damned screen cracked. You are aptly named...johnson = ****. You ****.

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Keep turn and off until the blue light turn off at the left side beside of slot for the SD-MS/Pro-MMC-XD turn off while the other lights is on.When HP logo appears on to the monitor press escape. Wait for 10 sec. then press enter, system not found wiil appear. Put windows vista on a tray. Press enter, installing will appear but dont install click and yes for restarting, keep doing this and have more patience.

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Ok I just had the same problem and figured how to power it up. When you power it up press CTRL-ALT-DELTE at the same time without letting it go until it powers up. It worked for me so try it.
Alex

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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    Well done Alex.... CTRL-ALT-DELETE until it powers up.... now backing everything up to CARBONITE , throwing out the HP and heading to Best Buy for a REAL computer.

    russell

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The solution where you remove the residual power and plug just the cord back in is the right one

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There could be several problems, but it could be the backlight driver circuit. The other thing it might be is dust build up in the CPU cooling vains. I would check this last one out first. Also try hooking a separate monitor up to the laptop and see if you get a screen on it.

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I tried the best method listed above, and it worked amazingly last night. However, I tried turning back on my HP Pavilion dv6110ca again today and it didn't work. I tried the method again, and it doesn't work no more. HELP ME! I need at least one sit down to back up my files.

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Because you was running it a short time ago ;it cant be much.
what it sounds like is that your system was doing a silent update (thats an update in the background so as you can carry on with whatever your doing)
problem is with a silent update is that no indication of what and when its doing it and if you shut down unknowingly problems like this happen.
boot as normal and when you hear mechanics kicking in,thats ur fan,hd clicking,lights on etc...press and hold power button until unit turns off then few secs later reboot..this may solve your problems..
if not you would be best resetting bios to default and reinstalling os..and also install recovery package that you can use from start to save yourself a whole lotta headache in future.

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"Best Solution" posted by adams_74 worked for me ..Thanks a lot !!! The solution saved me lot of stress over loosing very important data.The first thing I wanna do now is save my data to a external disk..thanks once again !!

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I thought I had the same problem.

make sure your computer is plugged in. (i was a tard)

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Well I got same problem but compare to you al I still have 3 months of warranty but shop is trying to get away from it ;(

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Still can not get my computer to come on, even after taking out the battery, removing residual power, plugging the cord back in and pressing the start button. I'm at my wits end. I even tried a different outlet thinking it was getting full power, even though the blue power source light is on. Btw, computer was on a power surge strip for obvious reasons.


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  • Pas Sap Jan 30, 2010

    Still can not get my computer to come on, even after taking out the
    battery, removing residual power, plugging the cord back in and
    pressing the start button. I'm at my wits end. I even tried a different
    outlet thinking it was getting full power, even though the blue power
    source light is on. Btw, computer was on a power surge strip for
    obvious reasons.









  • Pas Sap Jan 30, 2010

    Re #13 = I meant WASN'T getting enough power.

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I have the same problem. Have done everything that has been suggested. Any other solutions?

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Hi Friends,
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