I have a dead HP zv6000 notebook. I tried FIXING a noisy CPU fan last night, and when I put it back together it won't boot up.
The power light comes on and the fans start whirring, and the DVD light in the very front comes on for a few seconds, and then goes out.
I don't hear the hard drive seeking / spinning, and there is NOTHING on the screen (completely dark).
I don't hear any beeps when I power on, either.
There is a good chance I screwed up the keyboard ribbon / ziff connection when I tried to put the keyboard ribbon back in.
Any suggestions on how to diagnose / repair this would be greatly appreciated.
Alternatively, since I don't really like this machine all that much, if anyone knows a way to get the data off the hard drive inexpesnively, that would be great too. Is there an external USB case I can buy and plug the hard drive into so that I can use it as an external drive?
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Re: Dead HP zv6000 Won't Start at all
Okay the first thing you want to do is disassemble it again and make sure all your connectors are connected. Even if you damaged the keyboard cable, the computer should still boot up at least to a keyboard error screen. Make sure the RAM is seated correctly and everything is tight. It is possible that you damaged something (motherboard) as these things are extremely sensitive but hopefully you just have a loose cable somewhere.
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Open up the case and make sure that all the PC boards are properly seated in their slots.
Check all the ;power connectors and board connectors. One of them may have come loose during transport.
Leave the case open and turn on the power to see if the fans (case and CPU) are spinning.
Let me know if this fixes the problem or if we have to further research the motherboard. Thanks.
Hi,try making sure your heatsink is properly seated on your cpu chip with some cpu compound between them......I had a laptop that did the same & when i checked the cpu heatsink & fan i noticed the screws holding down the heatsink onto the chipset had come away so i applied some compound to the centre of yhe chip reseated the heatsink with longer screws & i also gave the heatsink & fan a good clean,put it all back together & it worked fine...goodluck
The sound you are hearing is probably the fan, This fan has a noisy bearing and will eventually lock up and the fan will stop spinning and therefore the CPU will overheat and shutdown.
The fan needs to be replaced.
I had a similar problem on my zv6000, but I've tracked it down to the fan in the middle (not the one above the CPU with the heatsink).
For anyone else that doesn't feel like taking your laptop apart twice (once to get the part number and twice to put the new fan in after you get it online, etc.), the fan is a Sunon Maglev GC 056015VH-A. HP doesn't carry them in the parts store anymore, but I ordered mine online from an independent retailer.
I guess I can assume that you have it plugged into the ac power, so you know its not a power problem.
We also know its not a problem with the power switch since the light turns on.
So that leaves, motherboard, cpu, and ram possible problems. Ram would unlikely cause such a hault. Even with no ram, I believe the computer would make horrible beeping noises.
So if its a problem with the motherboard or cpu, its pretty much trash, unless you want to waste the money on ebay or some place for another cpu to try to swap.