Question about HP Computers & Internet
This sounds like either a fan or CPU/motherboard problem. Either one is going to be expensive to fix, the fan less so than the CPU ($15-20 vs $100-$400).
However, before we assume that the laptop is dead, remove the battery and attempt to boot up just using AC power only. If the problem persists, put the battery back and remove the AC power, and try booting up just on battery. If the problem happens either way, it's the fan or the CPU/motherboard/.
I know this isn't what you wanted to hear, but that's what's happening. A decent local repair technician (not a big mass-repair place like Geek Squad) should be able to replace the fan with labor around $50 or so. The CPU/motherboard replacement will run at least $100-$150 in labor, plus cost of parts.
Obviously, try the fan first. You can pick them up on eBay and that way you won't be charged "extra" for the technician "finding" the fan for you. You should only have to pay them labor costs.
Obviously, if the fan doesn't fix the problem, it's the CPU/motherboard. At that point, I'd cut my losses with the fan (maybe even relist it for sale on eBay) and go buy another laptop. You'll pay $300-$500 just to fix it, or you can buy a new one for not much more, with warranty.
Hope this helps you out - I'm here to answer any additional questions you might have :)
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 16, 2013 | Gateway GT5662 Desktop PC
Mar 14, 2012 | HP Pavilion a1102n PC Desktop
Aug 13, 2011 | HP Media Center m1170n Photosmart PC...
Dec 23, 2010 | HP Pavilion a220n (DK218A#ABA) PC Desktop
Jun 26, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1250n (EG194AA) PC Desktop
Nov 24, 2009 | HP COMPAQ Presario SR5510F Athlon 64 X2...
Jun 10, 2009 | HP Media Center m7060n PC Desktop
May 17, 2009 | Gateway 310 X (310XSP) PC Desktop
Jan 18, 2017 | HP Computers & Internet
79 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!