Question about HP Pavilion DV6449US Notebook

1 Answer

I got a "good deal" on an HP DV6449us with a bad motherboard. Bought a replacement on eBay and installed it. Installed Windows 7. Now, the webcam doesn't work (unknown if it did before), it overheats

Unsure if I installed the right motherboard or if it just went bad.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

Usually when the laptop overheats it is due to the lack of air flow from the bottom of the laptop, or a poor airflow from the internal fan.
in both cases buy a can of compressed air, open the base and spray out the fan and path then tape or glue 1 penny in each of the 4 corners on the bottom of the laptop (cheapest way to raise it off the table or desk) or purchase a cooling pad for your laptop. usually plugs in any available USB port.

As for webcam check for a break in the lines from the cam to the connection on the Motherboard then check the pins to see if any are bent on the motherboard. if the pins are bent use a credit card or discount card to straighten them back out. if the line is broken you can attempt to repair it by splicing the line back together and tapping it with electrical tape to prevent any further shorts or buy a new/used cam on ebay. (side note... you may want to check the HP website and see if they have an updated driver for your cam before taking the Laptop apart just for the cam issue)

Posted on Mar 22, 2014

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Fizmhd
  • 33 Answers

SOURCE: HP Quick Play not working

in the software backups there will be the installations for "HP Quick Play" Re install it from There ... if You dont have the back up ... Download it from here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-45931-1&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=1817074&os=2093&lang=en

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Compaq evo n610c battery not charging

Hello All;
I used to have these same problems. I replace my BIOS battery, which I know was dead, because all settings get reset when I unplug the power and remove main battery. You might not have to replace it if its still good. Back to the main battery problem, You have a good change of solving this by going into BIOS, and under Tools there is a Battery Calibration option. Do the calibration for the main battery and-or other optional batteries attach and it will most likely solve the problems. This calibration process will take a long time; 1-charge, 2-discharge, 3-recharge, so leave it over night or however.

There was a mention of updating BIOS. This could solve the problem too, because BIOS controls the charging unit. Also, make sure you have Compaq Power Management install on your OS, (download at hp.com).

One note: it will not charge if the battery is about 93% or higher. 93 is not exact, but close to 90%. so test by discharging to below 90% and it will start charging again.

If anyone tries this, leave a post of your success or failure.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

  • 51 Answers

SOURCE: Driver & software for webcam presario c700 for hp compaq laptop

your webcam is external or built-in in your laptop? just plug your webcam and it will automatically detect by wyour windows and will be ask a driver for installation of your webcam....if you have a cd driver of your cam insert it to cd-drive and follow the instructions on your screen...

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: HP dv8000 power source problem

There is a class action lawsuit currently being initiated against HP for this issue. The Complaint alleges that HP misrepresented and concealed material facts regarding certain laptops including a design defect, which causes the power jacks of the laptops to fail.

Sign up here:

http://www.sfmslaw.com/pages/cases.php?id=300

Posted on May 16, 2009

  • 134 Answers

SOURCE: HP nc8230 no BIOS setup and system time error

the simple thing is that are the both system compartible?so if they are not just compartible go to the local pc outlet in your area and get a compartible one better you go with the faulty screen so it could be easily verify.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Boot device not found


1) BIOS Setup states no harddrive found? Remove all power. AC adapter (Charger), and Battery. Remove Harddrive. Press Power On button in, hold in for 10 seconds, let go. Do this procedure 2 more times.
Reinstall Harddrive, and then Battery. Hook AC adapter again.
Harddrive recognized now?

You press the Power On button. This in turn presses against the Power On switch. The power is initialized. First chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset. The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized. BIOS LOOKS TO SEE WHAT DEVICES ARE INSTALLED, does a Ram Memory count, and hands the computer over to the Operating System.

This is what I am basing the above on.

2) Not to knock sellers on Ebay, as I have found a few that are decent.
However the motherboard could be bad.
Harddrive controller could be bad.
Southbridge chip of motherboard chipset,

(CPU = Processor),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

3) Don't E-slap me, but you were wearing an ESD wrist strap, with it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source; when replacing the motherboard, correct?

Please post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 15, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hp elitebook 6930p webcam not working


LOL, yeah it's plugged in, but probably not compatible with Windows 7. You need to search HP's website for a windows 7 webcam driver for your model computer or you need to try getting it from Chicony's website.

Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "HPSupport" or "Chicony Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operatingsystem when requested. Download and install the drivers.You might also try Driver Guide for a Chicony Windows 7 driver at:http://www.driverguide.com

May 06, 2012 | HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC

1 Answer

I want to know about hp G62-253 TU laptop. When I bought it, I have window 7 32-bit operating system. After few month my laptop motherboard was started to make noise so it was replaced at service centre....


You can install 64-bit windows 7 but not as an upgrade. It will need to be a clean install. You may also need to go to the HP website for the latest 64-bit drivers.

Jun 19, 2017 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I want sound driver of MSI 865GVM3-V Motherboard for windows 7................plz help me


Drivers like, Lan, Audio, Intel INF Drivers, etc.. readily came packed with Windows 7 O.S. but the chipset drivers (Graphics driver included) isn't available for this model for windows 7 (Click Here for details).

You can run "windows update" from the Internet Explorer from the system where this motherboard is installed. Open Internet Explorer, click "Tools" and select "Windows Update" and follow the onscreen instructions, {Note: this should be done when the system is On and the internet is running}. Since Lan driver is readily installed on Windows 7, you need not to reinstall Lan driver, you can run the internet connection without any problem.

Another option is "Msi Live Update", download the application here (click here) and run the program from the system where this motherboard is installed. [Open the above link and click on one of the names of the areas "Europe" or "U.S." or "Asia"].

These are all what you can deal with this.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Nov 20, 2010 | MSI 865GVM3-V Motherboard

1 Answer

Hp KQ245AA Web Cam. Will this work with windows 7. Thank You


Good news and Bad news
Good news... Yes it works with Windows 7
Bad news... It needs the windows 7 drivers, and you cant download them from hp, you have to order and pay for a driver CD

Aug 05, 2010 | HP KQ245AA Webcam

1 Answer

Not found webcam & montherboard after install windows 7


Go to Dell Website http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WLH&catid=25&dateid=-1&impid=-1&osl=EN&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=VOS_N_1510&hidos=WLH&hidlang=en&TabIndex=&scanSupported=True&scanConsent=False and download the required drivers for Dell Vostro 1510. Dell Vostro provides only drivers for windows XP and Windows Vista. What you can do is install the Windows Vista Drivers for your Windows 7 and hope it works.

Apr 01, 2010 | Dell Vostro 1510 Motherboard System Board...

2 Answers

I have replaced the vista on my comp with xp. can i migrate to windows 7.


That depends:

Go to Microsoft.com and download a software which will see if you have the correct hardware ability to run Windows 7. Its called the WINDOWS UPGRADE ADVISOR The website for such software is:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

I hope this helps you and remember: NEVER EVER just install an operating system BEFORE knowing if your hardware or software is compliant to it.

Mar 06, 2010 | HP Pavilion DV6449US Notebook

1 Answer

I have installed windows 7 and after that my webcam not working


Contact HP to get the camera drivers so it will work on windows 7.

Hope this is of some help. Bud

Feb 26, 2010 | HP USB Web Camera

1 Answer

Webcam wont work in windows 7


seems like u removed ur previous version of windows and installed windows 7 any way just go to google and write there " ur laptop brand name webcam driver for windows 7" if ur laptop was HP or toshiba u will find the webcam driver but im not sure about the other Laptop brands

Dec 22, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Pavilion DV6449US Notebook Logo

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18391 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...