My dv4000 is having difficulty turning on. It turns on using the "QuickPlay" features without any issue. However, if I completely shut it down, it may or may not turn on again when I come back to it. Sometimes it takes one push of the power button, sometimes thirty. I have experimented with taking the battery out, etc. and there seems to be no effect one way or the other. Any ideas? This is a refurb I bought in 2006. Am I out of luck?
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You need a program like QuickPlay or Muvee
Autoproducer to activate the webcam. When in Quickplay, go to the
bottom of the screen, select the icon with a camera, and then choose the
device from the left-hand menu.
Press the QuickPlay button (normally located near the display) on the notebook PC to open the QuickPlay application.
Alternately, click Start , type QuickPlay in the search field, and
select QuickPlay when it becomes available to open the QuickPlay
Click the Video icon, and double-click HP webcam in the Source column.
The touch buttons are there so you can turn your laptop on into the Quickplay feature without having to load into Windows. So basically if you just want to use it for multimedia. If you was to press power button, these will just load straight into Windows. It is meant to do this. If you are saying that the screen doesnt come on when you turn the laptop on and are basically saying that the laptop doesnt boot at all and is just a blank screen, then it is very very likely you have a motherboard failure. Contact HP to see if they have still covered your laptop with warranty as this is a known issue on these laptops and some warranty had been extended
I don't understand the problem...
The unit shuts down or goes into hibernation when you use the quickplay program.??
I don't know which switch you are in re: to. ??
Anyway, if the unit has a software issue, I would remove the quickplay and re-load the latest version 3.7 or 8. Quickplay is nolonger ava. on there new units and they may discontinue it before long.
Have have to do a complete un-install before re-loading the newer version.
If the button still does not work, you need to do a hardware reset of the buttons. This is done by unplugging the power supply with the laptop off. Press the power on, then pull the battery as soon as the laptop starts to turn on. Put the battery back in and plug in the power supply and power on the laptop.
you have already used the HP Operating CD to set up
your hard drive (and formatted your hard drive, and installed XP, and
installed the drivers, and really don't want to do that again), you can
still âfixâ the partitions - as long as you have the space for
Quickplay outside the XP partition.
1. Boot from you HP operating system disk. 2. Press ENTER to set up Windows XP 3. Press F8 to accept License Agreement 4. With your XP partition highlighted (itâs usually C:) press Esc. 5.
Make sure you have at least 250MB of unpartitioned space after your XP
partition. (If you donât, you probably have to delete XP and start
all over.) I had to delete the 204 MB partition I created in the first
place. 6. Once you have your XP partition and at least 250 MB of
unpartitioned space, press F3 to quit. (Donât mess with the XP
partition!) 7. Press F3 again. 8. Remove your HP operating system disk. 9.
If youâre really fast, you can stick your Quickplay disk in before it
reboots. Otherwise, let XP load, put in your Quickplay disk, and
restart. 10. Quickplay should load successfully. 11. Note that
when this is done, Quickplay will actually only use 204 MB of the space
after your XP partition. It just needs more than that to actually run I