Question about HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook
Brand new out of the box HP Pavillion DV9000 will not boot up. The blue light is on but the power button does nothing.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
This fix will get you into windows but not fix the problem.
I used a hair dryer to heat up the laptop, blowing around the touch pad ,
you must get it pretty hot depending on the power of the dryer.
Maybe 3 minuets, it will work so keep going until it start up.
I though mine was finished as a laptop, but I saw someone on youtube
do the same thing with a blanket , wraping the com while running
to get it very hot and it worked for him, my way is ease and quicker.
Please post if you had any luck with this fix..
Posted on May 13, 2009
Had the same problem, went to Hp.com and searched limited warranty. search my notebooks model and p/n and it is covered under limited warranty. they will fix it for you for free just have to call them to get box sent out.To contact HP in North America call 1-866-671-7362 from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm MST, 7 days a week.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
My dv9000 just died for the second time. First it was the 'wireless doesn't work' issue, now the thing will not boot. I was fortunate to have the laptop work long enough that the extended warranty program no longer covers the PC. HP has said they will fix the motherboard for only $259, which is the reduced price from $400. Do they think I would ever, ever, ever give HP a single penny more for such stinky products? Stay away from HP.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
Video card on mother board has gone bad due to overheating. It is a known issue and HP has extended all warrantys on dv9000 series (and some others) by an additional one year for this problem.
You have to send it back to HP and they will replace the mother board for you.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
The problem is with most of the HP laptops. They have to replace your motherboard within two years of you purchasing your notebook. Anytime after that they are not going to replace it for free. They are going to charge you $260.00 for something that they know is a problem. My advise is not to purchase any of their notebooks.
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
I think that your problem is on motherboard.take a look in www.hp.com about troubleshooting there are several solution for boot up problems.
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
Outstanding (even though counter intuitive) Solution posted by helblum
I wrapped the laptop on a TOWEL (a very thick one) and finally it turned on after some 20 minutes of the restarting loop. Im unable to send my laptop in an overseas trip to get fixed that's why I dared to play that tric. f3kjls states is an overheating problem but heating up during boot up helps pass that issue. Totally wierd!!!
Thank you, best regards and good luck!
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Make sure the computer is plugged in and that the battery is charging. Try pressing and holding the delete key as soon as you press the power button. This is supposed to force the default bios.
I recommend calling HP support through the website. You are well within time to return a defective product and or receive technical support.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
My DV9074cl has same problem bad on board video chip. I can get the laptop working. I turn on the laptop make shore the fan is on wrap it in a blanket for one to two hours. Unwrap turn off then on boom screen comes on. Unfortunately I do not think this is a permanent fix I have had to do it several times. I am currently using the laptop to type this post. The over all solution would be to replace the laptop mother board this can be very spendy the lowest price I saw was in the upper 200 dollar range. But if you want to get it working temporarily to retrieve data ect give it a shot.
Posted on May 12, 2008
I had the same thing happen to my laptop - I unplugged the power source and removed the battery for a hour did a hard reboot when I plugged it back in and put the battery back and it has worked fine every since - no money spent and it fixed the issue!
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
I have the same problem but I press the CTRL button and the Delete button, than magicaly it goes in to windows.
Posted on Aug 13, 2012
My HP dv9000 won't charge, which means it won't come start. I bought a new battery charger, plugged it in the blue light in the charge terminal is on but the computer doesn't charge. It will not start even after 24 hours of charging? I am overseas and unable to get tech support here. Any ideas for a computer dummie?
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
Could the problem maybe from the original overheating? I mean if some of you are wrapping your computer in a towel to create heat, to me it soundls like a soldier point lifted off or something due to heat. So if creating heat causes it so start sounds like a joint gets hot enough wrapped in a towel and bends the point of concern down enough to make contact and run. Everybody knows heat is the worst thing for any electronic device. Has anyone opened one up themselves? <br /> I have the same problem, it started after my children started gamin on it and it got nice and hot. Bios updates all ****, fan hasn't ran right since my first crash 3years ago. <!-- from fixya rte -->
Posted on Aug 16, 2010
My laptop won't start with current supply. Just when battery is about 50% discharged. It takes from 10 minutes to several hours to boot it. The funny thing is that I can leave it running for a whole week without issues. But I can't sleep when it's always on)
Well, it's 3 years old and in any case I wanted an upgrade for something more up-to-date. What to do with this one? It works fine but it doesn't boot)
Heating is a very weird solution. Gonna try to put it in boiling water haha may work as well!
Posted on May 11, 2010
I have HP DV-9410us and i had the same damn problem. When i power it on the lighting is on, but nothing happens sometimes it boots but most of the time can't.
So what i did was getting into BIOS (press F10 at the HP logo sreen)
and go to "Diagnostic" menu.
Start a test on the Primary Hard Drive
The test failed.
I grabbed a Hiren's boot cd and did a low level format with IBM - Hitachi DFT (drive fitness tools) /*my hard drive is hitachi. if yours is something else get the appropriate software*/
then i got back in my bios and ran the diagnostic test again - everything was fine now.
so now it's working like a charm.
So bottom line is: Your hard drive may be corrupted. Test the notebook with a working hard drive to see if that's the only problem.
Hope i helped someone
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
After all these issues i'm gonna go back to the store and return the laptop under the 30 day policy, its just not worth the trouble as i am already starting to get into gaming on it, my GPU went up to 180, it was untouchable hot under it. Its just not worth the trouble for what it costs and having to wait with no pc when it needs to be repaired. other companies are doing it cheaper like IBM with no issues, last one lasted me almost 6 years! Shouldnt have to send it in for repair when it breaks. luckily i found this post(and MANY others) before the 30 days was up.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
I have hp v3000z. same problems but to get it to work i just insert the recovery disk, wait for it to stop spinning then power down and power back up and then it boots up fine. Just make sure you take out the disk while it boots up so the system recovery doesnt fully process.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
I got mine fixed at r-tech for 160 dollars, they fixed my motherboard (818) 347-1100 Click Here
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
OMG. I can't believe I just said that, but oh well. My computer would
turn on for less than 1 second after pressing the power button, then
turn right back OFF.
I was reading on my blackberry looking up on google solutions and didn't think anything would work. I am typing this from my HP dv9000 right now. IT ACTUALLY TURNED ON.
I took out the battery and ac. Did everything everyone suggested, but not sure which ONE actually worked, but I'm using my computer now, so IT'S WORKING.
HERE'S WHAT I DID:I held the power button down AFTER taking the battery out for 30 seconds. THEN I connected back the AC power (no battery connected yet) and held the "delete" button while holding down the power button. I was not believing it would work, but did it anyway. I did this 30 times, then held the power, delete and f1, no answer. Power delete and f5, no answer. Power delete and f7, power delete and f11. Then I put the battery back in and Power Delete and held it down. Then I just decided to hold down the power button for a while. For some ODD reason, the computer decided to turn back on!
I was NOT a believer in these solutions, they sound RIDICULOUS, but it actually WORKED. For NOW. I don't know what next time, but I'm definitely saving up to get a new computer just in case, and according to my friend, NOT AN HP. What a NIGHTMARE!
Posted on Nov 17, 2010
So guys, I had the same problem. I was watching netflix on my pc and it zapped out and would not reboot, but the LED light was on. I searched and searched and finally came to HP's page, it offered sevral solutions. I tried reseating the RAM. My pc got really hot last night and I think thats what started the whole disaster. I was afraid to try this at home on my own because I am definetly not a whiz at this, but I am determined. It worked, like nothing ever happened, crazy. Try this link before you spend any money. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00372143&dlc=en&product=3308899
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
Contact HP. They fixed mine without any issue. They sent a prepaid box to ship it in and had it back to me within a week.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
The dv9000 series has had nothing but issues with the motherboard, what i have seen from looking at the inards is that HP uses a ASUS motherboard thats configured to HP's configuration, but most of them are bottom of the line models, and usually the video, power, or just a short in general is the culprit of most of these boards failing in the first 3 years.
In general when purchasing a notebook, expect to replace the Hard Drive within the first 3 years of owning the unit, as most notebook (2.5 inch) drives are prone to a higher rate of failure due to the nature of which they are used (IE: Traveling which results in vibrations and shock damage, and over a period of time will cause the drive arm/motor or the drive head to become mis-aligned or dislodged).
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
Plug a monitor into the laptop and see if you have windows..might be lcd or lcd bulb
Posted on May 14, 2008
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