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On My Dv5-1125nr both the caps lock and num lock keeps blinking when i turn it on. It's wont boot at all. What kind of hardware problem is this?

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First remove the battery and power cord for about a minute. Then plug back in and see if that helps. Otherwise please read the following:

LEDs near Caps Lock and Number Lock keys blink when starting notebook The LED lights near the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys will blink if an error is detected during the start up process. The LEDs will blink a number of times in a sequence and then stop. The number of blinks in the sequence indicates what component caused an error when it was being tested during start up. If the LEDs stop blinking and the computer does not start, you can press the power button again to repeat the tests. Count the number of blinks, and use the chart to identify the error condition. Knowing the number of blinks is helpful when you contact an HP support agent for technical help. Caps Lock/Num Lock LED Component Tested Error Condition LEDs blink 1 time CPU CPU not functional LEDs blink 2 times BIOS BIOS corruption failure LEDs blink 3 times Memory Module error not functional LEDs blink 4 times Graphics Graphics controller not functional LEDs blink 5 times System board General system board failure LEDs blink 6 times BIOS BIOS authentication failure

Posted on Aug 03, 2011

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  • GeekHick Aug 03, 2011

    Sorry that didn't post correctly:

    The LED lights near the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys will blink if an error is detected during the start up process. The LEDs will blink a number of times in a sequence and then stop.

    The number of blinks in the sequence indicates what component caused an error when it was being tested during start up.

    If the LEDs stop blinking and the computer does not start, you can press the power button again to repeat the tests. Count the number of blinks, and use the chart to identify the error condition.

    Knowing the number of blinks is helpful when you contact an HP support agent for technical help.

    LEDs blink 1 time CPU not functional
    LEDs blink 2 times BIOS corruption failure
    LEDs blink 3 times Module error not functional
    LEDs blink 4 times Graphics controller not functional
    LEDs blink 5 times General system board failure
    LEDs blink 6 times BIOS authentication failure

  • GeekHick Aug 03, 2011

    Link directly to article, since it isn't formatting correctly here:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docum...

  • loverboyisth Aug 04, 2011

    Thank you so much. I did contact HP and they didn't way anything that i already knew.I told them that the LEDs light near the cap and num lock because i knew it had to have some kind of code. They guy who help me didn't really troubleshoot it at all. I knew it had to be either the GPU on the board or something to do with the overheating which the Dv5 is known for. It's blinking once and then for abit then blinks onces again then stop again. So it's was the CPU. I thought it was just the Thermal paste because it's already hard like clay. So I picked up some thermal paste and hope it will work. I checked today if anyone had answer and it's a good thing you did. So the one blink means my CPU is dead. I guess i need to get a new one. I also have another question on how to stop the overheating the DV5-1125nr? I was thinking of throttle the clock speed, but it wouldnt let me. Would you suggest that i should get a new laptop or just replace the CPU?

  • GeekHick Aug 04, 2011

    Would you suggest that i should get a new laptop or just replace the CPU?

    If it still is under warranty send it in to have it serviced

    If not under warranty and If it was me I would purchase a new laptop. Best case scenario, the cost of fixing the one you have in the end will probably be half of what a new one would be. Worst case, it would be as much or more than a new laptop.

  • loverboyisth Aug 04, 2011

    Ya it's been almost 3 year and the warranty was up about 2 years ago. Before this i had problems with my battery and adapter so i purchased a new one because before it stopped working then battery icon said that i should get a new battery. I thought that was the problem then i notice the blinking lights. So it was the CPU. Since then I've been trying to look how much a AMD Turion X2 mobile processor is worth and is it worth fixing or getting a new one. Also i had some documents that i would like to get from that laptop from school. All my CNIT work was in there too. I do get another laptop i want to be able to use the SSD so i can remove all my files.

  • Douglas Wiedle
    Douglas Wiedle Mar 12, 2014

    Everything on the hard drive should be intact. Just get an external 2.5" drive case to put the drive in and plug into your replacement computer usb. You can look into the drive by window explorer.

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