Question about Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
Black screen with all lights on
I have the HP pavilioin dv2000 too. I encountered the same problem. I did everything i though possible (reseated the battery, reseated the ram) and everytime i hit the power button, i would get all the blue lights on but no screen. And it is non responsive. Fed up i held the power key down for no less than 2 minutes and ta-da the computer responds by turning off. After i pressed the power button again, it started normally.
Hope it helps. Take care.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
Thanks, meenkey for Solution#5. You just saved me $400, because I looked up your link and even though My unit was was out of warranty it was included in the Limited Service Enhancement. Koodoos!!!!
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This is the problem most of the time with the DV2000's
this problem on a clients computer and HP fixed it for free.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
This is the problem most of the time with the DV2000's
this problem on a clients computer and HP fixed it for free.
Posted on May 07, 2008
My HP dv2000 lights up all of the blue lights on the keyboard but the computer does not turn on. Since (from reading the previous posts) the problem is probably motherboard related I found a work around:
1) Hold down the power button until goes off
2) hold down the f2 button
3) press the power button
The system boots up fine every time on this laptop. Strange!
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
I have same issue on HP Pavilion dv2000 (i.e. computer powers up but screen is blank).
My workaround: Turn on computer. Immediately start tapping f8 for about 10 seconds. Once I see the light on my usb mouse turn on I know it worked and stop tapping f8. This works about 50% of the time. It should work within 4 tries.
Note: NEVER restart, hibernate, or sleep you computer. This will cause the "workaround" to fail.
Plan B: If work around failed, try removing the memory and switching the it to the other slot (if two memory sticks just reverse them). Now try workaround. It should work.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
Guys, I've been experiencing the same problem for the last two week for my HP Paviion dv2000. And so far I've been managed to solve the problem.
Please let me know if this solution works for you or not. Good luck guys! :)
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
Well I just got off the phone with hp support and he told me that it has been know to them that this laptops are defective and that they are going to send me a box so I can send my laptop back to them so they can replace the motherboard which is the one causing tthe problem... its been damaged by the heat...... the small fan it has can't keep it cool enough....so I asked him, "if this happens again should I just send it back?" and he said "yes but this time there would be a charge" I was like "are you kidding me?!, if this is a defective laptop and you guys know about it why should I have to pay?" than he said "I don't know sir but I recomend that you get an extended warranty" so I said "ok, wait do I have to pay for that too?"..."But of course its not free, I mean I am not trying to sell you anything but its something I highly recomend" and that about it when he told me that I was like hell no to the extended warranty all I need is for this lap top to last one more year and than I buy me a Dell or better yet a Mac any way if you guys should just call hp and have them fix your notebook for free s/h is free and they will still fix your computer if not under warranty anymore as you all know manufacturers warranty is only good for a year....my labtop was 4 months past the warranty and they are still going to fix it.....anyway good luck to you guys and stay away from hp products!
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
Try this it worked for me. Hold the Insert key, the Down key & the Power button at the same time. The computer should turn on for a couple seconds then shut back off. You might have to do it a few times for it to work. If that doesn't work then do the same thing but push the power button twice. Found here. http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/laptop-support/223415-hp-pavillion-dv2000-wont-start-2.html
If that works, I suggest you replace the Thermal Paste and buy a Notebook Cooler pad.
If that doesn't work you can try this. http://cegeekbook.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-fix-dv2000-no-video-dv2000-penny.html Note: I haven't tried this yet because the first trick worked for me. If I get the blank screen again I'll be trying this.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
This is a common problem and usually after a BIOS update causing CMOS corruption.
The CMOS data is retained by a capacitor, not a battery so you have to perform a HARD reset by removing the power supply and battery then hold the power button on for greater than 20 seconds.
This discharges the capacitor and once power is reestablished, boot should be normal.
Some people have come to a similar solution by leaving the battery off for a couple of days to discharge the CMOS cap but this is not as perfect as a hard reset.
This will not change any data on the hard drive.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
This is amazing. I had the same problem. 4 calls to support and 3 different solutions. I could tell that all of them knew it was the motherboard though. I particularly appreciated solution #10 because I left my DV2100 on for a month because I was afraid to turn it off. I'm waiting to see if a "case manager" can provide relief tomorrow. But in the meantime, here is another temporary fix.
When turning it back on, I would constantly be restarting it because I would get a blank screen with 3 beeps (long, short, short). I noticed that it would have a tendancy to boot up if when the black screen came up....I would let it sit for awhile (15-20 min). Then if I hold the power button down, it would start right back up.
I know that BIOS update is nonsense. I've reinstalled F39 now at least 4 times. It works fine for about an hour after that.
Hope it works for you. I'd write more, but I have to go and backup my hard drive ASAP before I'm really screwed.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
Finally got it working.
My screen was blank although the LEDs were lit. So out of desperation, I came upon this page, tried all means written.
So I finally removed one of the memories. Then Turned On the laptop. It was working. Try removing one of the memories.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
I have a friend that has encountered the same problem after basic diagnostic checks i found out that the hard drive spins on startup but then stops completely. This means that the hard drive controller on the motherboard isnt working. and in hp laptops everything is integrated into the motherboard. Since the hard drive spins initially on startup it rules out a bad hard disk. but since the bios doesnt even show up on the screen it proves that the hard drive controller isnt working. since that is integrated on the motherboard it most likely means that the motherboard is completely fried.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
The solution for me is to remove the AC adapter, and power on the device, it seems to work..
and then plug the AC back in
Need to do this each and every time you power on the laptop
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
I was not geting any video the laptop was dead i got the moboard and coverd the plastic parts with aluminum foil and i used a hair drier and now its working fine i saw it on google video
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
I fixed the problem of the black screen on startup with the leds on by removing the battery of the cmos (the one that keeps the data of the bios) which is located next to the hdd bay.
My computer is a pavilion dv2000 series, hp suggest a bios update I'll see if i get the problem again after that.
I think it all comes down to overheating...
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
I to have a dv2000 excat model DV2104eu first of all it was my wireless card that stoped working then it would freeze and now its dead. But after having a look around there is a big problem with all that motherboards on the dv2000 series i rung HP and they are picking it up monday for free repair they have exstended the warrenty by an extra 2 years because of this problem so any 1 with it just ring HP and tell them.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
The issue is usually caused by broken solder connections of the GPU chip. There are two ways to fix this problem.You can reflow the GPU (repairs the solder connections) or replace the logic board alltogether. You can do it yourself or have a third party laptop repair service do it for you. You can try to replace the part yourself, it is available on any auction website. There is a Laptop repair guide that teaches you how to install the part yourself. Google how to reflow a motherboard and you will find ways to re-heat the board to repair the solder connections, chances of success of DIY reflow are around 50%.
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
I have a hp dv2000, it is not coverved by warrenty. I have the same problem that you guys are encounting. When booting up the laptop it beeps 3 times the first one is a long beep following by two consistent beeps. These beeps are code and i found out it was a graphic card failure, since the graphic card is built into the laptop i have no luck. But i did find a SOLUTION, you have to leave your laptop booted up for atleast 20mins. Place it on the carpet, so your laptop can generate heat. Turn it off again and boot it up again, if it doesnt work try to leave it on for another 10mins or so or even more if you can. Hope this works for you guys
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
Hey Guys - some of us need to look more carefully at the posts!
Meenkey posted THE solution to this problem a while ago.
No messing - no trying to Boot into Safe Mode (how can you with no BIOS Screen!?)
get with the program guys.......
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
Hey guys or gals. Same thing happened to my laptop, found the solution on HP website. what you do is make sure your computer is not charging, take off the battery, then press the POWER ON button for couple of seconds, do this twice just to make sure. Then put your battery back on, and plug the charger in.
What happened with my laptop was, the dam computer would not boot, all the lights showed up but the screen was blank. It did happened when i plugged in the charger while booting which sometimes create excessive current.
there is the link to solve it. hope this helps..
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
Its one of the ram slots. mine just went out. take one card out and leave one in and turn it on. if it does the same thing switch the cards and the slots as well. eventually it will boot up. slow as hell but it will work
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
I have an HP dv2200 and I had the exact same problems described by most people, laptop would show a blank screen although the fan is running...if I took the battery out and put it back in, it would sometimes turn on...then the screen scrambled ect etc..I got this on the HP website : http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&dlc=en&lc=en&cc=us
and I called HP since my laptop was exactly 13 months old, as luck would have it ! Firstly , you have to make sure you keep customer service online since they want to hang up on just hearing that its outside warranty. Keep talking and convince them that your laptop just wont turn on. They made me do a lot of things like updating BIOS etc but my laptop blanked out and wouldnt turn on. Finally they agreed to take it in for a free repair. I just got my laptop back yesterday and now it seems to working fine. So I suggest call and talk talk talk and convince them that your comp has all the problems described on their site. Then send in the laptop !! Good luck people.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
HP notebooks get insanely hot due to the shitty fan that is the size of a quarter on the bottom of there notebooks. It can over heat the computer and burn up the motherboard. HP has been known for having this issue and they continue not to give there notebooks any lift for breathing room so the fan can cool itself down. shitty engineering is basically all it comes down to.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
I fully discharged the battery like one of the people suggested, plugged it in and it started. I dont know how long this will last. But it works, thanks alot
Posted on May 17, 2008
I found that messing qaround with the ram and just turning it on and off alot helped
Posted on May 09, 2008
Posted on May 01, 2008
WOW same symptoms on my HP dv2000. #(@) purchased and installed new HD cause same "no IDE" message when tested.
I just removed battery and rebooted and it worked.
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
The post about running the battery down and then booting off of the power cord does work. I don't know why and it make no logical sense unless there is some kind of flakey bios problem that has to do with charging the battery. I also agree that the dv2000 gets very hot for a laptop and I have to wonder if that may have somthing to do with it. I am going to reflash the bios on the next successful boot and see what happens.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
I ran into this problem with a few computers over the years, including this same laptop. 90% of the time it is dust in the cpu socket. Just like an old nintendo cartage. what works for me is removing the cpu and inserting is back in a few times (if you have some compressed air give it a few shots). and bingo all is normal again. The only problem is, i cant get the laptop apart, i made an attempt or two but I cant figure out how to get to the heat sink on this thing. the best part is this laptop has a cpu socket so we can remove the chip and reinsert it. does anyone know how to completely tear down one of these things?
Posted on Feb 06, 2008
I don't think is a virus.
I think it is either wrong hardware design or poor soldering of BGA chips.
The CPU is getting only 0.7V. It is rated 1.1V, but these laptops to save battery may be designed to work with variable CPU voltage.
Using variable CPU power is very critical and may cause the computer to not start at all. I even replaced CPU and it did not help.
Only some heating BGA chips temporary restored boot, that's why I think maybe bad soldering. Not sure about this though, bacause the same time I have removed both memory modules, and tried to boot without them. Maybe this resets something.
Low voltage design is very critical, requires perfect power supply, and is prone to noises.
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
I thought i saw someone mentioning a law suit... well... count me in... this is beyond unacceptable... why would i have to keep wasting my time trying to fix it myself or on the phone with customer service... and wasting my money on getting something fixed that was sold to me BROKEN???!!!
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
Boys after many hours of deep thinking, I got the solution. after a couple of hours without the batery connected or power, you can restart. that go to the cmos and make sure that the boot order is changed to boot with the hard drive first. It worked for me, let me know if it works for you. HP you owe me one
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
i assume that you are getting the ide /os not found when the hard disk has already been installed back, is it
if it is in check in the bios by pressing f2 at system logo and see if the hard disk is detected in the bios
if it is not then
either hard disk is bad
mother board is bad
connection between hard disk of mother board is bad
also if this has occured after you have done a upgrade of your system bios, that can also be one issue
further queries are welcome
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Hi, I had the same problem when booting up it says "no operating system found", I reinstalled from the HP partition, changed the HD and updated BIOS. Same problem. Mailed HP "Support" here in Denmark. They told me that the garantie was outdated and that they were NOT aware of any simular problem. I gave up with HP 'support'. My next machine will NOT be a HP. Anyway, when booting up with the battery removed I 'solved' the problem. Thanks to this forum'. It seems to be a heating problem that together with the 'power management' part of the machine is the problem. I simply cant understand that HP will not admit that they build a bad machine with some obviusely defective design areas on the motherboard. If this was a car builder they would be close to go to jail I would say. Anyway, booting up whitout battery helped me.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
SOURCE: black screen will not boot up
hi. on the dv2000.....i have the same issue...all lights turn on but no activity or life on the screen from the laptop....can anyone help me urgently please? tried reseating the ram etc etc..no avail.
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
It could be that there is a static build up and that you need to get rid of this.
Remove the battery and the power cable and hold down the power button for around 30 seconds.
This should fix the problem...if it is the same as mine!
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
Ok, so a friend was having some problems with there laptop and I found the problem was the bios needed to be undated and was not. That really messed it up apparently and had many annoying side effects on the computer. If you have an HP and you are having this problem you may want to look at the following link to see if you can get yours fixed for free. This solved my problem hope it solves yours.
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
I called hp today, for the black screen at bootup. He worked me through it perfectly. Seems when the machine sits idle too long the power starts to efecct the mother board. The solution was to remove powercord and battery, press the startup button for 30 seconds then plug back power cord and press power start button again... Then reinstall battery and start with it in again... Worked fin after that I guess hp is aware of this issue.......
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
Try to attach your computer to an external monitor to see if it is a screen issue or a motherboard issue. If the computer does not pick up on the external right away, try to toggle it by holding down the Fn key and striking F4. If you get a picture on the external, then you have only lost the screen and the motherboard shouyld be fine.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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