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HP pavillion dv6000 power button has trouble working

Over several weeks the on button has become balkier & balkier to start the machine. When we do get it to work the laptop runs normally, but now it seems to have failed altogether. The quickplay will power up annoyingly as ever just by accidentally brushing by the clickless button.
Any good troubleshooting guides for this? Good sources for parts?
If the physical switch isn't the problem what else need I think about? Anything a guy good with tools & delicate parts should leave to an "expert?"

Many thanks.

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  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    power button

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I'm pretty sure its a bad connection. The same area is where the speakers connect inside the machine. I'm also working on the exact same issue. What I can tell is that we're not alone in the dark on this one. There are a ton of people with this laptop with the same issue.

  • Tim strycharz Mar 01, 2009

    won't load windows xp and power button doesn't work i put a new hard drive in it and now the power button and speakers don't work now what the **** do i do now HP SUCKS

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    I thought the power button on my HP Pavilion dv6000 was dead. I replaced it and it still didn't work. Did the cable swap and powers up just fine. Ofcourse the Quick play doesn't work anymore but that is something I can live with

  • artsta Apr 16, 2009

    I have the same issue.

    The suggestion: "switch the wires from the quick play to the power button the wires are under keyboard " sounds like a good one, but when I attempted that, I found the wire from Quick Play didnt reach the power button.

    Or did you mean, physically swap the entire wires altogether?

  • ereljo May 25, 2009

    My power button is difficult too... I have to push really hard and jiggle it for the computer to turn on. AND my speakers have not worked for the past 6 months.. the power button issue seemed to come about shortly after the speakers stopped working. I can plug in headphones to listen but that's no fun :o( "They" (lots of different people) want too much money to fix the issues that they haven't even formally diagnosed yet... Does anyone have any suggestions for the thechnology challenged like myself?.. I am not computer literate enough to open it up and switch wires around...


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WORKAROUND: until I get brave enough to open the case and fix/swap the cable I use the QuickPlay touch button to start system. I must hit CTL/ALT/DEL when the first HP screen appears which causes Windows to start normally without going through the QuickPlay/hibernate hassle. Hope this helps a little.

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Switch the wires from the quick play to the power button the wires are under keyboard

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The solution is to replace the chip that is underneath the power buttom (it runs the speakers too). First remove the battery. Then remove the three silver screws that are underneath the battery (the ones in the middle - not the black ones at the edge). Now flip over the laptop and open it. Use a thin screw driver to pry off the switch cover - start at the sides in the seam next to the esc and del keys. you will see a small green chip on the left side. It is secured to the cover with a single srew. Unplug the wires and replace with a new board (

Good luck.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

  • jawzporter Feb 04, 2011

    Thanks! Havent had sound for a year and power button has not worked either... and when I use headphones one side was much lower in volume than the other. Thanks again!


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HP dv6000 series power button failure (further to thread of 2008):
Has anyone solved this issue? Can anyone provide detailed instructions on how to swap the wires from the Quick Start circuit to the power-on circuit?
Many Thanks

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