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HP dv4000 not turning on.

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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Try removing out the battery and disconnect the power supply for a minute or two. this would reset whatever memory there is

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dear one

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 “fix” the partitions - as long as you have the space for Quickplay outside the XP partition.

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2. Press ENTER to set up Windows XP
3. Press F8 to accept License Agreement
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6. Once you have your XP partition and at least 250 MB of unpartitioned space, press F3 to quit. (Don’t mess with the XP partition!)
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8. Remove your HP operating system disk.
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you can also just hold down your power button until it turns off but reboot it in safe mode first then boot up again.. hope this helps..d

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