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My HP pavilion dv6000 won't turn on.. when i try pressing the power button it'll turn on for a while and then turning off again...

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I have run into this many times and have found several solutions for your particular case.

The 1st and easiest thing to check (and fix) is whether or not the laptop's cooling fan has become clogged. Sometimes blowing compressed air through the cooling fins on the back will blow the dust bunnies out that are holding the fan still. The trick is to blow the air in the opposite direction of the exhaust. If their happens to be a bunch of lint trapping the fan then a more advanced procedure to get the debris out may be needed. Sometimes a paper clip from beneath (between the grills) and you can fish the worst out.

The other problem could be your power supply has given up the ghost. I recomend doing this little test... Take the battery off leaving the power supply on. Try to POST the computer (where the HP logo comes up and you see a bunch of DOS style letters at the base of the screen), if it gets there and then shuts off, you may have a bad power supply. Grab a friends (if you can) and try it in place of yours. Obviously, if you can boot into Windows, problem solved. If NOT, then there is a serious issue deeper into the system than can be easily walked through in this forum.

The best case of this scenario would be that the CPU took a hit and replacing that could remedy the situation. Otherwise, its a same voltage regulator mounted on the motherboard and not really within repair parameters, but replacement of the actual motherboard; which may not be cost effective for you.

Hope this helps...

Posted on Oct 09, 2010


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SOURCE: hp pavilion dv6000

The only internal power for a laptop is the battery. The external power is the AC adapter. (Charger)
If you're asking for the schematics, for the circuitry and component layout of the motherboard, to my knowledge only HP trained authorized technicians, have access to this. In truth, if they have a problem, they just replace the entire motherboard. It's more cost and time effective.

Which leads me to this. The main issue of power problems for a laptop, is the DC Power Jack, right after a failing battery. This is the round port on a laptop, where the AC adapter plugs in. Although replacement of this jack, is no 'Walk in the park', it isn't that tough. However, there aren't that many of we tech's around, who do this anymore. There are just a bunch of 'Parts Changers' out there. Still, from a laptop manufacturers point of view, it may be more time and cost effective, to just replace the motherboard. Less chance of that laptop coming back for the same issue.

I state, that the DC Power Jack is the main source for laptop power failure, right after a failing laptop battery because, the jack receives a lot of accidental abuse. When the AC adapter is plugged in, and the plug of the adapter receives a heavy 'bump', the DC Power Jack can break, or it's solder connections can break, very easily.

This is an enlarged photo of an average DC Power Jack, You can see the 'body' of the jack, is not much larger than the plug that goes into it. The body is also made of plastic.
The thick pin in the center is the Positive connection. The outer metal shell inside, is the Negative connection.

Sometimes the plastic body can break. Sometimes the connection at the end of the center pin, can break. Sometimes the cylindrical metal outer shell, inside the body of the jack, can break.

There is also another issue. In the photo the DC Power Jack is upside down, in relation to how it sits on the motherboard. The flat metal pins that are sticking up, go down through holes in the motherboard, and are soldered to the motherboard, on the backside.
(The flat metal pin in the middle sticking up, goes to the center pin in the jack. One of the flat metal pins on the sides, goes to the metal shell inside the jack. The third flat metal pin on the side, is just soldered to the motherboard, and helps to give strength to hold the jack in place)
Sometimes these solder joints for those pins can be broken. They develop a crack in the solder joint.
In a case like this, just re-soldering the solder joint/s, puts the laptop back in business.

I posted all of this, in case this is the issue you are having.
The following is a link to a Maintenance and Service Guide, for the HP Pavilion dv6000. Don't let the name 'Guide' fool you. This is really an extensive Service Manual.
It tells you, and shows you how to disassemble the entire laptop down to just the bare motherboard in your hand. Also tells you and shows you how to remove and replace all the hardware components inside. It also has all the part numbers. It also has exploded illustrations of the entire laptop.

This is>Manuals, and the page to download the manual I stated above,

Just go down to the blue ->
HP Pavilion dv6000 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide <- , and click on it.
This is a PDF file you download. You have Adobe Reader on your computer. Adobe Reader uses PDF files.
After you copy and paste the link above into your address bar, press the Enter key.
For as much as 30 seconds, you may not see anything happening. The file is downloading, I assure you. The first page may pop-up after ten seconds. IF So, you should see a green Adobe download
bar below to the right. It will show the progress of the download. I suggest you let the file fully download, before you look through it. If you start looking through it before it is fully downloaded, you could break the download connection.

After it has fully downloaded, you can save it to your computer if you wish. This way you can have it to look at, anytime you want. You can also burn it to CD disk.
Just go up to the top headings, and click on the floppy disk icon. It is the second icon from the left.
Hovering your mouse cursor over it will briefly reveal, "Click to save this file to your computer or another location"

(IF you take the laptop apart, remove the battery and the AC adapter first. Also so I suggest using an ESD wrist strap. They are cheap, and help to insure that you relieve your body of Static electricity)

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i think your power botton is having some problem , remove the power button from laptop, and check by pressing quickplay button.

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How to Disassemble an HP Pavilion DV6000

The HP Pavilion DV6000 is one in a popular line of consumer-oriented laptops produced by HP. Relatively inexpensive, the Pavilion DV6000 is a good all-around value for most users. Taking apart an HP Pavilion DV6000 is not an easy chore and if you plan to use the laptop again, it is important you know what you are doing or you have a large appetite for risk. If the above doesn’t describe you, consider taking the HP in for professional repair or upgrade. Otherwise, follow the steps below to disassemble the HP Pavilion DV6000.
18385245_1.jpg?w=200 1、Prepare a clear workstation. Turn off the laptop and remove all power components including the cord and the battery. (Turn the laptop over and you will find the tab to push and pop out the dv6000 battery.) Also remove any peripheral attachments like card readers and USB devices.
90-04208-003_original-hp-pavilion-dv8000z.jpg?w=250 2、Turn the HP Pavilion dv6000 upside down and unscrew all the screws you find. Try to keep them separate by size so you can put them back in the same spot when and if you decide to reassemble the laptop.
3、Remove the hard drive and memory modules by pulling up on the rectangular compartments. The memory is located in the central compartment (remove by spreading latches and pulling up), and in most HP models the hard drive is located to one side.
4、Remove the optical CD/DVD drive by pulling on the drive face to the left and out of the laptop. Remove the WiFi card by disconnecting the gold connectors on the antenna and pulling the card from its slot.
5、Turn the hp dv6000 back over and remove the keyboard and power panel/media touch pad. Carefully pry the power panel up with a piece of hard plastic near the power button on the left side. Be careful when pulling not to yank the power connection as you might accidentally rip out a wire. Pull back the keyboard to reveal the connections. Disconnect the connections by carefully pulling on the tabs with your thumb and forefinger. If they are tight, wiggle them back and forth while pulling on them to loosen them.
6、Remove the screws that were underneath the power pack/media touch pad. Carefully pry up the top casing and set it aside.
7、Detach all visible connections to the motherboard by pulling gently on them, wiggling them if they are stuck. Gently pull up from the right side of the motherboard and remove. The HP laptop is now fully disassembled.

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Hp pavilion dv6000 turns onn and off

I had a similar problem with my pavilion. They have a cooling fan design that allows for lint buildup and subsequent overheating. You could try using a compressed air and blowing out the exhaust vent area for the fans.

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I have an HP dv6000 laptop computer, and, starting last week, the laptop acts like it's turning on (all the lights illuminate, fan starts for a second) but nothing on the screen, and then the laptop turns...

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My battery is at 0% and does not charge and whenever i take out the power chord my computer automatically turns off. Any help

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Solution for HP Pavilion DV6000 Battery Not Charge
  • Reinstalling the power management software has just fixed it for me. Go to device manager and under batteries, unistall the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery. Go to Actions on the menu bar and select ’scan for hardware changes’. It will reinstall it and hopefully start charging immediately (mine did anyway).
  • If your HP Pavillion dv6000 has a battery that won’t charge yet still turns on when plugged in, turn off the laptop and remove the battery then wait for around 30 seconds, re-insert it and turn it back on, the charging update should say, plugged in, charging.
  • I made the bios update, and works for me. My Dv6000 battery problems were fixed. The battery led always blinking every time and the battery didn’t charge. Now it’s ok !
  • If it is still under warranty you can chat with an online hp tech who will check it out over the internet and send you a replacement for free. the dv 6000 laptops have a recall on a few problems and there is a bios update to fix it before it happens but will not correct it after the fact the recall on specific problems extends the warranty to 24 months should get you to the warranty page.
  • Just got it to charge again.While the laptop is powered and in Windows XP, press and hold the POWER button until it dies. Then, remove the dv6000 laptop battery. Power it back up and enter Windows. Then, re-insert the battery.
  • So I always remove the Hp dv6000 battery after I have powered down the laptop, and I have not had any battery problems since then!
  • I had the same issue my fix was a new cmos battery that was only $10.00 and install updated bios software from HP
  • I had the dv6000 battery problem where it showed my battery NOT CHARGING. I took it apart because my QUICKPLAY would not work either and the QUICKPLAY lights stayed on even after I shut down the laptop. I found that the black ribbon cable on the right (the other looks the same but you can see it is for the power button) was slightly kiltered in the flat socket it goes to underneath the area where the quickplay button is. I straightened it out and made sure it was pushed all the way in and locked and put it all back together and everything worked perfectly after that. About a month before that my POWER and SOUND didn`t work. I did the same thing to fix those problems. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THOSE CABLES EXACTLY RIGHT in there, IT MAY JUST BE YOUR PROBLEM TOO.
  • Some people dont realise that you should avoid short charges and discharges, if your batery does not go above 40% mabe its charge memory thinks its full. to fix this problem let the batery run fully down, then charge it all the way again. try it a few times if it doesnt work. and you have to go all the way, not let windows go into hibernation. to do that you need to get the batery low, then boot to some boot disk and let it sit till the batery dies.
  • HP has posted BIOS updates to address battery problems as well as the auto startup on some.If you will post the full model number,someone can help you find your driver/updates page.
Hope this helps, please rate! ^_^

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Have you tried to boot the laptop with the power cable connected? Is the charging indicator on when you connect it to the adapter? If the charging indicator does not light up, check if your adapter output and try booting it with the power cable connected.

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Youre cpu heatsink is clogged with dust not breathing properly and causing it to over heat and shut down.Must remove keyboard heat sink should be on top right removed heat sink and clean dust .Use air can and spray whole laptop.

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