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Solved: HP DV2000 laptop problem

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  1. kreeyon

    kreeyon Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone,

    I have been given a HP DV2000 laptop by a friend that doesn't work.

    When I turn the laptop on (with either battery or the mains) the power lights come on you can hear the fan start to spin for about 1 second and then stops and nothing else happens. The power lights still remain on, but there's no image on the screen, and I can't hear anything else making a noise. There's no beeps or anything either.

    Any ideas?

    Kreeyon
     
  2. kreeyon

    kreeyon Thread Starter

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    OK here's an update on my situation.

    I decided to do the usual check of re-seating both the RAM modules, that didn't work. I then continued to take the whole thing apart thinking that there was maybe something jamming the fan and to give it a general clean. The was nothing jamming the fan and the components were clean.

    I then started to put the laptop back together when I then decided to dis-connect the CMOS battery for the motherboard on the off chance that maybe that would do something. Well it did, the laptop now powers on and everything is working perfectly. The Date and the time in the BIOS is now incorrect but without the battery connected there's nothing I can do about that, but it sure saves replacing the whole motherboard.

    I'm not sure if removing this battery is going to give me any other types of problems apart from the date and time being wrong as all hardware is recognized and working correctly, but any advice would be helpful

    Kreeyon
     
  3. Goldfish92

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    You shouldn't have any problems other than any BIOS settings being defaulted, so that includes power saving and other features... but if it is working then i wouldn't worry. You should probably look into a replacement battery though.
     
  4. kreeyon

    kreeyon Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply Goldfish92, the funny thing is, I decided to re-connect the same battery back to the motherboard just to see what would happen and if I experienced the same problem again. But the the laptop is working fine, and it's storing the date time and everything, so now I'm really confused as to what the problem was, and that maybe it was something that just needed resetting when I dis-connected the battery.

    Kreeyon
     
  5. Goldfish92

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    Yup, simillar thing happened to my sister laptop after she dropped it... I just disassembled it and reassembled it and it worked.. :p sometimes just reseating things dodes the trick. lol

    Well, if thats all please mark the thread as solved usig thread tools :)
     
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