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Hey, hoping someone can keep me from using my pavillion dv9000 as a boat anchor. First thing that happened was I lost my USB's, figure it was a mobo problem. Tried reinsalling drivers, safe mode all that, they were done. Then I got the famous no boot (restart recycling every 10 seconds) and no display. Figure it fell into the same probleme everyone else had with these laptops. Mine is not covered by extended service enhancement. I bought a new mobo, made sure the heat sink was cleaned, used arctic silver 5 thermal paste and put it back together. Turned it on and it fired up. My HDD was extremely noisy after a couple of mins (past problem). I shut down and came back a half hour later to begin scrubbing the other HDD to do a clean install and it started up with no display. At this point I also noticed the power button does not work. I used the quick play keys to start it the first time and every time since but they will not force a shutdown, only the power button does. The lid switch ribbon is connected to the power button board, as well as the speakers (no sound but figured it was a missing MS driver, didn't look into it). I tried starting up without the hardware, switching RAM cards and slots like normal, made no difference. Has anyone else seen anything like this or ran into problems with the power button board. If so what kind of symptoms did you have. Thanks for any help
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I use notebook computers a lot, particularly the Tablet PC variety. I could tell you a lot of stories. I currently use a Lenovo X61T (even now) and it is pretty good but not without its problems.
Some types of notebooks are more prone to particular problems than others. I had two Sony VAIO's and they both ended up with power button problems, perhaps similar to yours. The solution was a power button replacement kit, as one other here suggested. It was not that expensive. I did have to be careful to get the right part. Pictures help.
My Lenovo has no less than three power buttons (counting the one on the docking station) and they all work well, but its weaknesses are screen freeze crashes, shutting off in my carrying case when it supposed to merely be asleep, and the cover latch, which I've replaced twice. But I am very, very hard on my notebook computers using them for several hours at several different locations (including on a train) each day and Lenovo on-site support (extra cost) has been quite good.
My suggestions would be to either power it off using the Start button and menu (or alternately do Alt-F4 after all the applications are shut down. You have some other options, too. In the control panel menus about power options, I think you can set it up so that closing it makes it power off (or one of the other options you choose).
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
The DV9000 is a great laptop, but only when it works...which if it does, usually isn't for long.
I'd recommend purchasing a power button board complete from eBay.
They're pretty expensive last time I checked. Everybody on eBay knows that this machine is a total lemon so they jack up the prices big time.
Once you get it working you might want to consider selling before it breaks again ;)
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