Question about HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
We have an HP DV6000 laptop. 14 months old. Turned it off a few days ago and now it won't boot up. Tried taking the battery out for a few minutes and it makes no difference. Nothing ever comes up on the screen when its booting, so it doesn't even get to the screen where I could access the BIOS. The lights on the keyboard come on, the hard drive light never comes on. After 10 seconds in the mode it shuts down and a few seconds later it tries to start again with the same results. I've heard this laptop has overheating problems with the processor on the motherboard, wondering if that could be the problem? Is there and external reset on the laptop someplace so I could trying something besides removing the battery? Not sure what to do next.
HOW TO FIX YOUR DV6000/DV9000/DV2000
All the Problems described in the previous posts are Graphics Related..
Faulty Nvidia Chip..Both Intel And AMD Based Motherboards..Though More Common on the AMD..
The symptoms of the Laptop Powering on and Shutting Off Repeatedly..Or.. Powering On and Having No Video...Or... Power Strip Lights Up, Beeps,Shuts Down...Or..No Power At All...Or.. Intermittant Loss Of Wireless/Video Goes In And Out/Touchpad Slows and Freezes..
To Fix this issue, You will need to Reflow The Graphics Chip.
I will Explain In Full Detail As To The Correct Method Below....
HP DV6000/DV2000/DV9000 Compaq v2000 Video Chip Reflow Instructions
First Step Is Complete Disassembly Of All Parts And Components..
Remove RAM, Remove CPU, Of Course Remove Heatsink and Fan assembly.
Next Step is Insulating the Motherboard... You need to Protect The CPU area, The RAM area, Cover any plastic Plug ports.
Try to leave 1/4 inch area around the edge of the chip free of insulation.
To Insulate the Board.. I use thick pieces of Tin/Aluminum, you can fold up some aluminum foil (tin foil) About 4 folds thickness....
Now that you have your Motherboard Insulated... Make Sure There's Nothing Flamable Or Burnable Below the Motherboard... it will get quite hot underneath.
You will need a Heat Gun.. You can get one of these at your Local Home Improvement Store, they cost about $15 - $30.. You Will Use ONLY the LOW Heat Setting... I REPEAT..... USE ONLY THE LOW HEAT SETTING ....
Next You Will Need Some Coins.. Yes Coins..
8 Quarters and 2 Nickels... Put the 2 Nickels On the Bottom and Stack Quarters On Top...
Place The Stack Of 2 Nickels And 8 Quarters On Top Of The Graphics Chip...
The Reason for using the Coins: Using the coins serves a few purposes...
1) It Helps Transfers the heat Into The Chip More Evenly/Slowly
2) It Helps Hold The Heat Longer/Then Helps To Cool Slower
3) It Gives The Correct Amount Of Weight That Is Needed To Press The Chip
A Thing To Look Out For...
Hewlett Packard is nutorious for using the RED epoxy around the edge of the Graphics chip.. this epoxy is used to help secure the chip to the motherboard...
This is a process that is Hand Done at the Factory.. And Some Boards Will Have Only A Little Amount of this, Some Will Have Alot of it...And Some are Only Done On The Corner Edges....
If There Is Alot of This On Your Chip, You Might End Up Needing To Carefully (REAL CAREFULLY) Remove as much of this epoxy as able to....You can use a Razor Blade To Lightly Scrape This Off... DO NOT MISS AND SCRATCH THE MOTHERBOARD!!! Go SLOW...
Now Comes The Heating Of The Chip...
Start With The Heat Gun About 6 Inches Away From The Top Of The Quarter Stack..You want to be holding the gun at a 45% angle.. Aim the heat at the Edge of the chip, You Will Start Rotating Around the Chip- around the outer edge of the chip...then use tighter circles concentrating on the quarter stack, then after about 30-40 seconds, slowly move closer to the chip...
Never Move the Heat Gun Closer than the Top Of Your Coin Stack...Then Pull It Back And Slowly Repeat.. The Chip Needs To Get Hot Enough To Re-Melt The Solder Balls On The Underside Of The Graphics Chip Back Down To The Contact Pads On the Motherboard.. and this takes Quite Alot of heating to Do.... You Must Not OVERHEAT the CHip... It Is Best To Underheat it and have to Redo.. than to overheat.. It will cause the solder to break down and even crack/split.. causing failure forever...
This process will take about 3 minutes total.. Once you shut off the Heat Gun.. Leave The Stack of Coins On The Chip And Let Sit For Another 5 minutes..
Now Remove The Coins(carefull they might still be hot)
Remove All Insulation.. Reinstall RAM, CPU, Heatsink and FAN Assembly (and Of Course Thermal Pads or Paste.. Note:. If Paste Is Used.. It Must Be Silver Paste...
Now You Can Connect The Power Button Strip/ Video Cable And The DC Jack Cable.... And Plug In AC adapter .. You're Now Ready To Test For Solid Power and Video....
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
There are known issues with the power switch cable for the DV6000 series. You can buy better quality cables on ebay such as: Item number: 150294646983
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Odds are that your problem is with the nvidia graphics card that is soldered on the motherboard. This has been a recurring problem on a lot of the Dell, HP and Apple computers. Try these links to read articles about the nvidia problem.
After reading through the articles, remember your computer might qualify to be fixed free by HP. Here's a link to look at the model#, serial# and part# located on the bottom of your laptop to see if it is covered by the extended warranty they did to cover the nvidia problem.
Here's a link to check the old warranty because the extended warranty is only good for 24 months after the old original warranty expires.
Finally if all fails, it should cost no more than $175 to repair the laptop. The guys listed by this link are a good source for the repairs. http://www.generalsystemsconsulting.com
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
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Posted on Nov 18, 2008
If your HP laptop is a Pavilion dv2000, dv6000, or dv9000 series or Compaq Presario v3000 or v6000 series go to the link below on HP s website. They have extended the warranty to 24 months on many of these because of no boot, no display and other problems.
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
The HP dv6000 not booting issue seems to be quite common with this laptop.
D&D Tech Repairs have been able to sucssesfully repair this problem.
If you would like us to repair your laptop, simply hop over to www.ddtechrepairs.co.uk and fill out the online form print it and send it with your laptop to us. the details can be found on our site. You dont need to send the hard drive or charger. And for £80 we'll have your laptop returned and running. ( Please get in touch if you live outside the UK ).
We can repair all types of laptops and electronic items at reasonable prices.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
We had the same problem with out laptop
and a company based in yorkshire
fixed the same problem.
Our laptop was out of warranty and also i did try the power reset. took the battery out and also the power cord and hold power switch for approx 1 min.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
The issue is usually caused by broken solder connections of the GPU chip. There are two ways to fix this problem.You can reflow the GPU (repairs the solder connections) or replace the logic board alltogether. If you want to replace it, get the part and ebay and use a Laptop repair guide that teaches you how to install the part yourself. If you want to reflow, Google how to reflow a motherboard and you will find ways to re-heat the board to repair the solder connections, chances of success of DIY reflow are around 50%. If you'd rather not install it yourself, you can have a third party laptop repair service do it for you.
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
I have a dv6700 with the same problem. I went to http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00372143&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3650962 and tried option 3; reseating the RAM.
If you're unfamiliar with doing this, take out the battery (slider doohickey on bottom, remove RAM access cover in center of bottom (2 phillips head screws), push silver retaining clips out to the side using your fingernail (gently) and the module will pop out. Do the same for the bottom module. Reverse steps and reinstall battery. Pretty easy.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
Press F5 o reboot the screen display or alt ctrl and delee at the same time may help th e answer is that your laptop is dead and needs spiritual intervention do some prayers on the laptop call ur pastor to pray on it or you do the prayer your self and am sure it will work i promis you
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
To all having DV6000 start up problems. Well I called HP they got me up n running once with a hard start. After a week, same blue lights, on and off not starting, Called HP again, they wanted my laptop and 300, since my warranty and extended warranty expirde.Said it was a motherboard Nvidia problem. What ever, I wasn't doing it. So I would left my laptop on trying to boot, finally after an hour and a half it booted! Then I got to reading, IT WAS A TROJAN VIRUS!!! AVG found it, I had to go to my scan preferences, scanning EVERYTHING and it found it in my AZUREUS UNISTALL FILE. However from what I've read of this virus it can attach itself anywhere. Starts great everytime since, in the last 3 days. Those HP bstrds wanted money, and it's just a virus that blocks boot up. Check it out, worked for me!
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
Hey I had exactly the same problem with my hp laptope. Its a hardware problem. I was under warranty so i sent it in and they replaced the CPU, Motherboard, and hard drive. I got it back in 4 or 5 days and the customer support was really good ( better than what I've gotten from dell anyway). Call and check if your warranty is still good. The only downside is that they may replace the hard drive like they did with mine which means u will lose everything you had because there was no warning. Other than that customre service is great and really fast. If your warranty is no good then sorry but i dont know what you can do :(
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
Have you got it plugged in at the mains because the laptop goes into sleep mode or hibernation when not enough power
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
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