Question about HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
I just read the post you put up about your power button dying and your speakers stopped working. I have that same exact problem and my warranty has also just went up as well. You said there was a wire connecting the motherboard w/ speakers and power button that was broke. Could you give me a direction to where to possibly look for this? Also, did you repair it by getting a new cable or soldering?
You don´t have to replace it. Just cut about 1,5 - 2 cm off the end (that´s where mine was broken) and scrape the tracks free with a knife. Then but a small batch of tape behind the end so it will be held in the socket. That´s it, a 10 min fix.
Posted on May 11, 2008
It seems that the problem lies in a type of cable called a ZIF connector. There are two of these cables attached to two different boards on the laptop. The first is attached to the power board, and the second is attached to a board that controls the LED touch keys. The ZIF is essentially a small ribbon cable. The problem arises when the cable weakens and breaks due to repeated flexing (pressing of the power button). What ended up happening to my laptop was quite simple actually. My friend and I replaced the broken ZIF cable with other ZIF from the LED touch pad, since I don't use them that much. And voila the problem was solved, both speakers work now and so does the power button. This will do for me right now until I find out where to get a new ZIF cable.
To open up your laptop:
Un-plug the laptop and remove the battery
Flip the laptop over so the area where of the battery compartment is facing up.
Remove the three Phillips PM2.5X5.0 screws at the back of the of the battery compartment to remove the switch cover.
Flip the laptop over again and open the laptop as far as it will go. Remove the switch cover by pulling up from the back of the cover.(The switch cover is the piece with the speaker mesh)
Unplug the first ZIF connector to which the LED board is connected.
Remove the four Phillips PM2.5X7.0 screws which connect the keyboard to the laptop.
Remove the keyboard and rest it over the mouse pad.
Then remove the small circuit board from the switch cover.
Remove the ZIF cable from the power board and replace it. either you can find a new ZIF cable or you can swap it for the other one. Be advised that if you swap the cables you will lose the the ability to use the touch keys.
To put everything back together just follow the steps in reverse order.
It is kind of to explain and to take apart a laptop without pictures. But I will just give you the information and you can decide if you want to take the risk.
Best of luck I hope it works,
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
I see a lot of people are have problems with these small ribbon cables.Me to. Just go to ebay and type in the part number ( e220709 ) you can buy them for around 6.50 each.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
Thank you as well. Worked perfectly. HP will not sell me the ZIF cable seperataly. I have to purchase a new power switch board. What a joke. I am never buying a HP again!!!
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
WORKAROUND: Until I get brave enough to open up the laptop and do the cable fix/swap here's a workaround to get to Windows. When it starts to hibernate, be quick and press and hold F8 key and it will restart Windows.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
I have the exact same problem-- and was told by HP to send the laptop back for repair. I can't live without my laptop.... so you've all just saved me from genuine panic :) Thank you!
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
I swapped ZIF cables to fix problem. There are 2 ZIF cables under the keyboard, 1 goes to the multimedia buttons, the other to power button. If you remove the multimedia (the cable that works) one and use it on the dead power button (also causes sound loss) then you will have a functioning power button and sound, but no multimedia buttons, a small expense of $30 can get you a new ZIF cable from laptopking.com when you feel like getting the multimedia buttons back.
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
Looks like everyone with a *^$>@#~ HP Pavilion will have this problem sooner or later, due to a pathetic design fault. I can't find anywhere to supply me with a new cable. HP Customer Support were absolutely USELESS, giving me details of the LCD screen cable as a replacement. I like the sound of aeae_'s solution. I've nothing to lose, so I'll give it a try.
Posted on May 12, 2008
What would be the specifics of the ZIF cable to replace? As in size and number of pins? I am trying to find a replacement online but to no avail.
P.S. this solution worked perfectly!
Posted on May 10, 2008
Thank you very much. I had the same problem and your solution worked perfectly! You saved me a new laptop.
Now I have to find some ZIF cables.
Posted on May 04, 2008
Wow, thanks, 3 dias buscando el porque no encendia con el boton de power, y porque no tenia sonido, y siguiendo estos pasos y con viedos de youtube, el que ponen arriba y con este otro
espero que este otro los ilustre un poco mas.
yo lo arregle recortando la punta del bus que va del boton de encendido al la placa, como unos 2 milimetros, apenas la puntita, que se miraba estaba raspada y me imagino no permitia la continuidad, y lo reconecte de nuevo y listo (cuidado con el seguro cafe con que se agarra el bus, ya que se me cayo y tarde 1 hora para allarlo, poque no me habia dado cuanta, y no tenia idea donde estaba).
pd:estoy escuhando get up, stand up de bob marley en mi hp dv6135nr!!!
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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