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Re: pavillion hp 6000 power button won't turn on laptop
From experience I can tell you if the unit is an AMD processor unit or an intel unit you have a nvidia chipset failure. Only rectification is a replacement m/board. Hp has a limited service enhancement entitlement program - check to see if your units product number is listed on this site - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN if so ring Hp support and claim your repair entitlement ASAP
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With HP there are a few possible answers that I will give you that you could try. One is it could be the switch, I have had a few with this problem. Two is it could be a fault on the mobo (video overheated and come unsoldered) this was a favorite problem with the Pavillion 6000 series, and I have had more than I wanted of these in to sort out. Sorry I cant be more helpfull but you havent given much info on your problem, was it working ok before? has it given you other problems before this happened? etc.
Remove the battery and replace it, test. If this does not work, attempt to power on with the AC adapter plugged in and no battery in the system. If this works, you have a bad battery. If this does not work, watch the light on the ac adapter. If the green light goes out when you press the power button, something more is wrong with the system. Further information is desired. When you press the power button, do any lights on the system light up? Do the fans in the computer turn on? Does it make ANY noise? Finally, if available, it is desirable to try a different and known functional AC adapter.
Try removing the battery and using only power cord to turn the laptop on. If that fails, try turning it on without power cord, just on battery.
If none of those work, then most probable cause of your problem is motherboard. Hopefuly you are either under manufacturer warranty or you have extended warranty with your vendor where you've purchased the laptop.
If your laptop turns on on power cord, but without battery, then battery is the problem. Also, if laptop turns on when it's only on battery but it doesn't when you plug ac cord in it, then the adapter is the problem.
As others have said, the most common fault with the ZV series is the power socket. However, you mentioned the Lightning Bolt. This indicates that the battery is being charged and it should go out as soon as the battery is fully charged.
If the Lightning Bolt flashes on and off regularly, especially when the power cable is moved, then the socket is at fault and needs replacing.
You can check to see if the battery is receiving a charge by doing the following
1. Right Click the Desktop
2. Click Properties
3. Click the Screen Saver tab
4. Click the Power button
5. Click the Power Meter tab
This will tell you the computer's current power source and whether the battery is charging.
I have replaced several of these sockets on ZV5000s and I'm sure the 6000 will be similar. I would not recommend this job for anyone without technical knowledge, despite some of the websites that say you can do it yourself. You will need to strip the entire laptop down and all but remove the motherboard before the socket can be replaced.