Why won't my HP Pavillion dv6000 power on?
by teanpa - 10/27/11 3:53 AM
In December of 2009, my laptop abruptly powered off. It has not been animate ever since.
Here is what happens. When I try to power the laptop on, it will, but only for three seconds. The directory buttons will illuminate blue. Proceeding this it will power off. Zip and the blue retreats. Nothing.
I'll add a couple details that might or might not be useful in this amateur diagnosis/speculation.
1. The laptop will power on with the battery removed and power cord connected.
2. The laptop will power on with the power cord connected and battery inserted only if the batter is removed and then reinserted.
3. The charge indicator light does not illuminate in either instance.
I have a hunch that it is a motherboard malfunction. I, personally, think that I have fried the motherboard. Typically, I placed the laptop on my lap. Certainly a huge "don't." I eventually bought a laptop stand. I was too late.
I'd much appreciate any thoughts on what the culprit might be that is confining the animation of my laptop in dormancy.
On another note, HP recalled this particular laptop in 2009 (I think) because of motherboard failure. Unfortunately, I located my receipt a day late.