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HP Pavilion zd8000 wont turn on, just blinks on and off

I was attempting to reset the BIOS on this laptop by removing the battery. when i put it back together and pressed the power button, the power button led comes on and stays on, all the other lights blink on and off, as well as the fan, the hard drive (making a wheezing sound) all blink on and off repeatedly and the only way to make it stop is to unplug it and take out the battery. Please help.

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    arnold jackson May 29, 2007

    yes, the watch battery, but I now have a bigger issue now, the one about the power blinking on and off. this happened before i even got to the battery

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    arnold jackson May 29, 2007

    are you stilll there????

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    arnold jackson May 29, 2007

    i was thinking the same thing @boot floppy, except that theres nowhere to put a floppy disk.
    What I initially wanted was to remove the password prompt to login to the system. I have a cd for it but its old and didnt take. I was thinking to put it back in and see, but even the dvd player blinks, so when you ask if anything works, ill say no, they all blink on and off. I am about to try to boot w/the cd again though.

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    arnold jackson May 29, 2007

    no, it does the same thing

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    arnold jackson May 30, 2007

    I cant even get to where I can hold down any keys to do anything as my display doesnt come on. The IT guy at my job said the I/O things look to be messed up. I did disassemble three times, but I never did anything when I did the 1st time.

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    arnold jackson May 31, 2007

    Thank you very much for your support!
    Do I get the same model or any unit? Can you tell me why you think it is the BIOS chip with everything it is doing, and what I should be aware of?



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They are trash period and even though its an old post I feel the need to complain about this model.. Video circuit issues, Adapters, And charging circuit problems are coming out of the woodwork for these monsters.. If you go to www.hpnotebooksettlement.com you will find out who we are and how we got involved.. (Althogh we are not listed).. (Better this way..


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Are you referring to a small coin-cell sized battery mounted to a circuit board or the main system battery?

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  • Anonymous May 29, 2007

    if the "power blinking on and off" problem came before the BIOS issue, then the problem lies on the power input section of the main board. The battery was just a desperate attempt to fix the power issue, I am assuming. Does anything at all work? Try placing a boot floppy disk in the drive and turn it on.

  • Anonymous May 30, 2007

    last attempt: try holding down F2 key or Delete key (depending on BIOS type to enter BIOS setup screen. if no success, then disassemble and try to reverse everything that got the laptop to this state

  • Anonymous May 31, 2007

    ok, search ebay for an AS-IS unit for $5 and part-swap the BIOS chip.



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