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HP dv4000 Static discharge shuts down my laptop

Laptop - HP dv4000 (dv4040us)

Problem - If I discharge static shock to the side of my laptop it will shut the laptop down. This happens when I stand up and if my jeans touch the side of the laptop and static discharges and a spark comes off the laptop will shut right down.. I am sure this is not good for the laptop..

I do work in the IT Department but I do not work one laptops so I am not sure what to look for when I take the laptop apart...

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Re: HP dv4000 Static discharge shuts down my laptop

Honestly, it sounds as if the laptop has some sort of power issues as it shouldn't be creating static. If you are going to take it apart yourself, look for damage to all connectors, especially around the power connection as damage here could lead to greater problems down the road. Otherwise, I would recommend taking it to an Authorized HP Repair center.


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A) Which method did you use?
The one straight out of the Service Manual, or this style?

If the style above, suggest you do not have the Video Cable plugged in tight, to the the back of the LCD screen; and/or webcam cable.

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