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Hp dv9000 wont start up



ok i see most people have similar probs but mine wont start up i don't even hear the fan its like the blue lights are on but the screens blank and if i press volume or somthing it don't sound the same.. i mean it did drop this morning but it worked just fine all afternoon all i did was close it and when i cam back to use it i opened it like normal all the lights were on but no start up. i tried to plug a monitor to it but i still see nothing. its a dv 9000 17inch
Comment by jerebaby, posted on Jul 23, 2008 i tried to turn it on again but it still doing the same thing were the lights come on then it stays for a couple min and goes offf then comes back on again... my thing is if the impact did anything to it why did it work all day but only stopped working two hours ago? Comment by jerebaby, posted on Jul 23, 2008 the laptop is not the old though olny about a year and i know there is nothing wrong with the charger because i just bought a new one plus the lights come on indicating thats its charging

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This could be a couple of things. Start by checking the memory. Make sure they are seated properly and didn't slide or shift a bit in the fall or the sudden stop at the end of the fall. Then remove the memory and try them one at a time. A bad memory chip is the number one cause of this. If it still won't start, then I'm afraid that you may have damaged the motherboard. HP seemingly has the most fragile motherboard on the market. I've had two HP laptops through my shop this year that were dropped, one while walking through the house on carpet, and the other from the sofa cushion to a carpeted floor. Both had hairline fractures in the motherboard, both ran for a period of time until they heated up a bit and the motherboard expanded, opening the crack. One would continue to run if you let it cool overnight, but then would stop again after heating up. The hairline fractures could be seen when holding the motherboard up to a bright light. If the memory checks good, then you may want to take it in for a professional diagnostic, they will be able to tell you whether it's the board or a replaceable component.

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Here is a LINK to cheap dv9000 motherboards on ebay.

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