Question about HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook
Had a storm come through our area last night. no power outage and everything works fine this morning expect the laptop. It will not turn on. the light which indicates that it is charging isn't on when its plugged in. any ideas?
Laptops are far more prone to be taken out by even minor power surges then anything else in your home, including desktop computers.
If you have any method (multimeter etc) to check the voltage from the power supply you may have been lucky and it took the bullet to save the laptop.
If the power is registering in the correct range, around 18volts, then chances are your laptop has taken the hit and the motherboard is gone.
If this is the case, then before you throw it against the nearest wall, take it to a laptop repair centre. It "may" have been saved by a fuse on the motherboard and therefore protected itself as best it could.
Prices to have it looked at will vary alot, so call around.
Posted on May 24, 2008
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