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I have ProBook 6555b for just a few days and my mute button is stuck in orange. No matter if sound is mute or not, button doesn't change to light blue..

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  • ivan_colak Mar 14, 2011

    Hi jerrymac12,

    I've tried more than several times. Even after few restarts and shutdowns, still nothing. Seems HP will have to work on it :-(

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Hello, I just finished resolving this issue with a client of mine with the very same laptop. The touch sensitive controls on this laptop are capacitive touch sensors, meaning that there are little capacitors that detect the electrical inpulses in your finger tips. This is how it knows you are touching the given area. Capacitors can hold a charge for a long time and at times get stuck and be unable to discharge (In our case this means that it is stuck on all the time). To resolve this issue I have had success in shutting down the laptop and removing the battery for AT LEAST 4 MINS!!! Any time shorter than this may not allow the capacitors to completely discharge. After removing the battery for at least 4 mins and no less you can return the battery to its home in the laptop and turn it back on. There your issue should now be resolved. Hope this helps.

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I'm not totally sure with the specific model you mention, but I DO know that many of the HP 6xxx series laptops, the light board above the keyboard are touch sensitive, have you tried actually using your finger to touch the amber light itself and see if it changes to blue? (or the volume bar?)

Try tapping a few times with your finger and see if that helps.

Good Luck

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  • jerrymac12 Mar 14, 2011

    hmmmm in that case you may have a problem with the touch sensor.....you might want to call HP support and see if it is still under warranty or if they had a recall on it, just to see if you get lucky.

  • RoundnAbout Jul 14, 2011

    Hi there, i'm having the same problem on exactly the same Probook type. On top of that there's no sound at all. There's no missing driver or wrong driver installed, i double checked that.
    Any luck with it?

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