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HP Notebook not powering up

My HP notebook every once in awhile will not power up. The AC adaptor is receiving power, but when you push the "on" button, it does not power up. I received some guidance in the past to unplug the power source, remove the battery, and then hold down the "on" button for several moments which I understand drains residual power from the system, and may correct many problems. I then connected the AC adapter to a wall outlet and plugged the other end into the computer. This worked! Note: this did NOT work when the computer was plugged into the surge protector. Why the difference?

I don't want to keep doing this each time. Does someone know what could be the problem? I didn't want to remove and reseat the RAM if I dont have to.

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  • aprelmr Nov 04, 2008

    Occasionally my screen will blink (like that of the televisions in the movie Independence day) then...powers off. When I try to turn it Back on it will act as if it's going to power up, but never get past the power light. The screen will glow...black, and then it all shuts off again. Some times the power lights stay on and sometimes immediately back off again. As long as I let it drain completely and power up after doing so, it works again......help? Hp Pavilion Ent. PC, only a year old. Also, when having this problem the light on the left side by the SD/etc. card slot lights up and seems to be a part of the problem.

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    None of this works for me but i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Same my comp was working then wouldnt turn on. The unplug, remove battery, and hold down power butto nthing worked though thanks!! Now I have to see if I can put the battery back in without it messing up again :p

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First, try powering the Notebook by pressing the Quickplay button as if the issue is with the Power Button, it should start.
You need to get the Power Button of the Notebook repaired if the Notebook starts by pressing the QuickPlay button.
However, if the issue is different and the notebook doesnot start by pressing the Quickplay button, I recommend you to try removing the RAM of the Notebook and try with One RAM stick at a time to boot the Notebook and also by checking the Memory sticks in both the Memory Slots.
You can find the required instructions to remove and replace the RAM modules in the Notebook from the Manual of the Notebook which is available through the link below :
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00737799.pdf

You can find the required instructions starting from page number 104 of 233 in the Manual.
However, if the issue persists, it can be a Hardware issue for which you may have to get it repaired.
Additionally, I would like to inform you that HP had identified some hardware issues with few Notebooks installed with AMD Processors and is providing free repairs for notebooks purchased and currently available in US and Canada.
You need to get the Product Number of the Notebook which is indicated with P/N and is printed on a white sticker pasted at the bottom of the Notebook.
Check if the Product Number of your Notebook is listed in the list available in the link below :
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01300427
If your Notebook product Number is listed in the link provided above and if the Notebook is installed with AMD Processor, you need to contact HP Chat Support and provide the required details and get the Notebook repaired by HP for free.
You can find more information about this repair offered by HP from the link below :
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?docname=c01087277&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
You can contact HP Chat Support for DV6000 Notebooks preinstalled with AMD Processor by clicking on this Link.
Hope this helps...

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