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Laptop monitor is not powering up

I'm having trouble with my dv6000 HP laptop. When the power key is pressed the top row of keys light up and it sounds three beeps. Nothing ever turns on the monitor its just a blank screen and the fan is running continues as soon as you power up the laptop.

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  • Mark Schoenike Mar 07, 2009

    I tried removing the ram memory and its still giving the same result no monitor and the fan is running.... please help.

  • Mark Schoenike Mar 07, 2009

    Nope still not working the other monitor is giving me a blank screen, I also tried taking the memory out and putting it back in... still not resolved.

  • Mark Schoenike Mar 07, 2009

    Is anyone at fixya able to call me? Maybe i'm not explaining my issue correctly. If so my number is 630-698-1415

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Hello, the 3 beeps are most likely video adapter failure. I will drop you a email and lets confirm this.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • Ekse Mar 17, 2009

    hi again please accept.

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Hi there , if you have three beeps , one long and two shorts, on this laptop motherboards that is video chipset failure.

RAM Memory has got nothing to do with this.

The video chipset is bad, and the computer returns right error code beeping on post.

Being the video chipset bad, the laptop wont even work with an external monitor.


one short :no errors

one long, two short Video failure

The only fix for this problem is replacing the motherboard, as the video chipset is built in motherboard.

A runaround solution may be using temporarily an external video card and an external monitor: StarTech.com USB VGA Mini




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How to Fix Your Beeping Computer
We have all had a problem with our computer but have no clue if it was something simple that we could fix or if it needed to go to the computer doctor. You may have noticed that when you start your computer you hear a series of beeps. They are not random beeps. The computer is sending special beeps that have meaning. The computer beep codes are programmed into the computer BIOS (Basic Input Output System). The BIOS basically controls your computer's operations and runs a check every time your system is turned on. Each BIOS manufacture has its own patterns, but there are some standard ones that you can use to help determine what is wrong with your computer.
Instructions
How to Fix Your Beeping Computer Step1
Your first step is to look at the information about the meaning of the beeping codes. Beep codes are important and useful tools when troubleshooting booting issues. When you turn on your computer system, it is called POST (Power On Self Test).
Step2
No beep is usually a power problem that can be related to the power supply, motherboard or both. Always check your battery power before thinking there is a bigger problem.
Step3
One beep is a normal POST. That means everything is fine. Two, Three, or Four short beeps are normally about the memory of the machine. If there is a problem with one of your memory chips you should get beeps of different combinations in this area. If you get two or three short beeps, one or both of your memory chips could be in trouble.
Step4
Five beeps point toward motherboard or CPU problems. Make sure your memory and video card are seated properly. Try removing them and putting them back in, only if you are comfortable with computers. Six, seven and eight beeps. Eight beeps indicate problems with your video card. Six or Seven are CPU, or a bad chip on the motherboard. Nine beeps mean the BIOS is bad. Replace the motherboard. Ten beeps means the problem is in the CMOS. All chips need to be replaced.
Step5
Eleven beeps are related in the cache of the mother board and this means that the motherboard needs replaced. One long and three short beeps mean that it is related to a loose memory chip. Try reseating it. One long and eight short beeps means that the video cards needs reseated.

if this does not solves your problem.replace the ram as the new ram is required to solve the problembecause the ram in your machine is gone faulty.so its beeping.and do not again n again use this ram and on the machine it will corrupt whole machine.buy the new ram then on the machine it will work.its a ram problem for sure in your case.
thanks.

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First test the memory modules. Make sure that they are properly seated in their slots. Next, insure the hard drive is properly seated in its slot as well. If both of these are checked and it still doesnt power up, then have the laptop checked by a service technician. It could possibly be motherboard damage. Did you notice any unusual noises or smells the last time it powered up successfully?

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Check memory mostly its the beeps when saome hardware is broken or not avalable like harddisk or memory. Did u drop your lappy or did it get some hard hit??

If those things looked let me know
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  • Teet Bergmann Mar 07, 2009

    Also if possible link do the vga port some monitor then u know is it the fn functsion or hardware. if no picture. and only beeps and harddisk is looked then go to service because the harddisk can be broken.
    do it make also like scrats noise that something like reads from harddisk but goes like over.


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Hi,
Please check the following DIY
1.confirm that any booting sound is coming if yes then the issue with your screen might be disabled with FN combination.
2.If Fn combination has no use then issue might be with the screen also(in case the windows sound is coming).
3.If beeps are coming then this is the issue related with the RAM refixing or the module is faulty.
4.try once with refixing the battery otherwise refix the ram if u can.
5.If refixing does not have any sense then issue is with the module itself.

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Unplug and replug the RAM /Memory of your laptop and then restart it again and you can also try to connect an external monitor to your laptop and see if there will be any display show on your screen.

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    Sorry but we wont be able to call your number we only provide support via chat...

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Check out the ram memory .remove it from the back and reinsert.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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    its the problem with the ram memory inside.clean the ram and reinssert if it does not works then replace the ram to solve the problem.

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Do u hear the hard drive? if not u may have a failerd hard drive, have you tried getting the bios screen to come up during attempted boot, F2 is common bios hot key, if the screen does come on reset to defaults.

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Is it possible that you or your children have pressed the key combination to turn off the external monitor, or all monitors?

Look at the top row of keys, the Function Keys. You will see that along with the key name, like F5, there is another bit of text in a different color, a color keyed to a key on the bottom row of your keyboard, called the Function Key. It probably has only Fn on it, in orange, or a similar color to the alternate text on the top row of Function Keys, F1 through F12.

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Would like you to attach an external monitor for a diagnoses.

A VGA monitor.
Can be a CRT monitor that resembles a small TV, or a flat LCD screen monitor, that has a VGA cable attached,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, attach the VGA cable of the monitor to the laptop's VGA connector.

[For the HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook PC, the VGA connector is on the Left side at the Rear. Second port from the rear. 15 pins.
3 rows of 5]

2) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT style allow it to warm up.
3) Turn the laptop on.

By default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.

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Still no? Hold the Fn key down again, and at the same time tap on the F4 key.

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1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

IF, the display shows up on the external monitor, and if it is OK, the problem lies in the Display Assembly, and/or the Video Cable.

More on that in a moment.

IF, the display does Not show up on the external monitor, or if it is garbled, the graphics chipset is bad.

HOWEVER, there is a problem with the graphics chipset, for the dv6000 series of HP Pavilion Notebook PC's.
More specifically it isn't actually the graphics chipset itself, but the mounting of the graphics chipset to the motherboard.
More on this in a moment.

External VGA monitor shows a good display;
Video Cable:
The video cable is checked for apparent damage first, and at the same time, see if it's connectors are tightly plugged in.

On one end, the video cable is plugged into the motherboard.

(ALL power removed, AC adapter { Charger} and Battery, the Switch Cover is removed, and the Keyboard, far enough to lay it back out of the way. Keyboard Cable still attached to motherboard. The Display Cable is the one to the Far left, right under the left side of the LCD screen. The cable next to it, to the immediate right, is the Microphone Cable )

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{ Just gave advice similar to this earlier. The asker's problem turned out to be a loose video cable connection, on the back of the LCD screen }

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http://www.insidemylaptop.com/take-apart-hp-pavilion-dv6000-laptop/

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If your laptop's normal display shows on the big monitor, then you just have a bad sceen that needs replacement. If all is dark on both, then your video card inside the laptop has faild and a new motherboard is needed.

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