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Screen goes black and SD-ms (memory card slot) light comes on..

My computer is a HP Dv6000 laptop. About 5 months ago the screen went all crazy, kinda like the matrix, and then I turned it off and when I turned it back on the screen was black and it would turn itself on and off over and over again making a clicking noise. So I left it off for a few days and when I turned it back on it was fine.. So then about a month after that it did it again and it wouldn't work for a month or so because the screen was black. Then it did it again last night but it came back on 5 minutes later but I noticed every time it does it the blue light on the side for the memory card goes on. So I know it has something to do with the memory card slot. Because the light isn't supposed to be on and it's only on when the screen goes black.. I don't have the money to get it checked right now.. If anyone can help that would be great.. Thank you.. Allison

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  • fairie0025 Nov 18, 2008

    How do you change out the memory chip??? lol.. Sorry don't know that much about computers...

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    I have the same problem..pavillion sd-ms light comes on when I power up and the screen is just black and reboots a few times with blaack screen then shuts off....any help

  • emitachi Mar 31, 2009

    i have the same problem too with my dv2700..tot it was because of some virus or corrupted system..format my notebook but still the problem occurs..why oh why..i tot hp was the best..just bought it a year ago..please help us..


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Change the memory chip to another slot or swap two memory chips if you have two memory chips on both slots, see what happened and come back to me again.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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    Chester Harvards Nov 18, 2008

    un-screw one or two of small cover on the bottom of your laptop, you will see one or two memory chip/s plug in the sockets...better ask computer tech do it for you ..because I don't think you can un-plug and re-plug in the memory chips properly...if you do it not properly you will kill the laptop...


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