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Gray screen trying to power on, Randomly turns off

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by KevinJr42, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. KevinJr42

    KevinJr42 Thread Starter

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    Computer info:
    The computer is an HP Pavilion ze2000 laptop.

    Question:
    How do I stop my computer from turning off randomly, or stop it from not turning on at all?
    Or, what hardware could be causing the problem?

    Symptoms:
    (1)When I press the power button, the display will turn all gray and then it powers off a second after pressing the button.

    (2)A couple days ago, I was able to turn it on, and when I could, it would randomly power off while I'm using it, without warning.

    Figured this out so far...
    So far, I can guess it's a problem with a loose hardware
    because if I hold it a certain way, it won't turn on(1), until maybe if I hold it a different way (upside down, tilted to the side, etc). Or, if it's already on, and I leave it sitting for a while, it stays on... until I pick it up(2).



    Thanks for reading this, and many thanks if you have a solution!
     
  2. vacanopiernas

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    Check all of your connections, especially the ATX.
    Also make sure the motherboard is not touching the case, and its grounded.
    It may just be your PSU being lame and its time for a new one.
     
  3. brite750

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    also sounds like a heat issue
     
  4. KevinJr42

    KevinJr42 Thread Starter

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    Er... I'm good with computer software, setting up simple things, etc.
    But I don't know much about the parts, so...
    PSU.... "Power Supply Unit"... That should be fine. Whether I have only the battery connected, only the AC adapter, or both, it won't start up.
    What do you mean the montherboard not touching the case, and is grounded?
    And ATX? @[email protected]

    Maybe I should have said in advance, I don't know much about the computer's insides.
    I only have experience in using the computer, really.

    And remember, it's a laptop.

    Thanks for trying to help though. Anyone/anything else?


    Edit: And no, brite750, I don't think it's a heat issue. It's been powered off for days now.
     
  5. brite750

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    I doubt that there is that much you can service with a Lappy
     
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