HP/Compaq :: DV6000t Can't Start Up/charge. Ongoing Troubleshooting

Apr 20, 2010

i've had this DV6000t (or dv6500) for quite some time. I believe i've had it since 2007, but really started using it a lot from 2009, running almost 24/7.

Here's the situation: I was playing a bit of Starcraft 2, and decided it would be fun to drop a dozen Terrain Ghost Nukes in an area. For those familiar with the game, you may notice a lot of lag when you do that. I didn't know it would lag like that until my computer abruptly shut off on me. Now nothing lights up except for the AC jack. I checked the vents, HDD, RAM, and other spots that may have heated up a lot, but nothing was really running hot. I'm familiar with how hot my laptop can be; the laptop was just 'warm' right after shutdown.

My guess is that I either:
-Overheated the laptop, which is what anyone would probably expect since HP Pavilions are well known for this, or...
-I may have had a power surge while I was playing.

So, I investigated my opening up my laptop to see if there were any physical damages.

It's hard to see with the blurry picture, but I actually think the chips didn't burn out. But i'm no expert with fried chips......

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HP/Compaq :: Troubleshooting A Pavilion Dv-6000 Beeping Sounds At Start Up

Oct 2, 2009

Problem: black screen 3 beep at startup

Yesterday, I finished my work and hibernated my computer. When I came back, I could not turn on the computer. It goes automatically to a black screen and after 15 seconds I hear beeping noises. It's one long beep followed by 2 quickly beeps. Rebooting just repeats this process.

I went to the HP troubleshooting page and found this from my symptoms


It tells me that 3 beeps mean module problems. So i ended up testing both my memory sticks in a different laptop and they were fine. And I tested both individual pavilion memory slots, and still got the same 3 beep black screen on both. iif i was to have no memory sticks in, i still get a black screen but a different set of beeping noises, not sure if a laptop can run without memory sticks, but i figured i check)

Has anyone had a similar beeping noise black screen problem at startup?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv6000t Max Ram/HD

Jul 21, 2009

my laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6000t (built in Dec 2006). I have upgraded to the latest BIOS, F.29, and I have heard that with this latest BIOS, it should be able to support up to 4GB of RAM, 3GB with a 32-bit Win XP, which I have. Today I upgraded my RAM from 1.5GB to 2.5GB (1x2GB, 1x512MB), but my OS only recognizes 1.5GB of RAM.

I contacted HP support, and they told me to interchange the memory modules. I did that, and it didn't change anything. I contacted them again, and they told me that the max supported is 1.75GB, and anything beyond that "HP is not responsible for."

Also, I'd like to upgrade my hard drive from 160GB to 320GB, but HP tech support told me that my build only supports up to 160GB. Can it support 320GB?

I'm going to college this fall, and my school recommends that I have 3GB of memory and 250GB HD installed. My laptop is only 2.5 years old, which is why I'm reluctant to replace it. Tell me, is 3GB RAM/320GB HD possible on HP's dv6000t, or will I need to replace my computer?

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HP/Compaq :: Pavilion Zd7020us Power Troubleshooting

May 3, 2010

I've been trying to get to the bottom of why this notebook won't power up at all[url].

Here's what's happening:

Got the notebook from a friend, came with no power adapter and no battery. I tried substituting a known good adapter from another laptop, same 19V, a bit less power (90W). I've done this before on other laptops and they'll crank up OK, even if they require a bit more than the adapter is rated for, only for a brief test, as the adapter run hot if left for a long time.

Anyway, when the adapter is plugged in, all the top panel buttons light up for just a moment, then go off, except the power button remains on, and the front lip Power and Plugged In icons stay on. Pressing the power button does nothing, nada, zilch. No fans, hard drive spin-up, blank screen, absolute death silence. The same adapter (non-HP) runs other laptops just fine.

I hate to give up on this one, it's a great older notebook, HUGE screen, two 1 GB sticks on-board, 160 GB hdd, not beat up. But I don't want to dump a bunch of money on it or throw parts at it unless I'm sure of the problem, and if it's worth fixing. I read through HP's troubleshooter section, it doesn't cover this situation or this notebook. Whaddya' think? To get it going, I MAY need a new power adapter, but I'm thinking it's not at fault (eb-Y generic) and a battery. If it turns out to be a zorched mobo, then I'll probably just end up (sob!) scrapping it and pull the RAM sticks and hdd to donate to another machine.

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HP/Compaq :: DV6000T Not Recognizing RAM

Jan 28, 2009

I have a DV6000T with Windows MCE bought in Jan 07. It came with 2 GB of RAM, and I finally decided to upgrade to 4 (although I know it can only read 3.12). I bought 2 x 2GB Kingston DDR 2 PC2-5300 667 MHz RAM and installed both sticks into my DV. I turned on the thing expecting to see 3.12 or something of the sort in the system area, but it still only shows 2GB.

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HP/Compaq :: Vista Will Not See My DVD Drive In Dv6000t

Jan 13, 2009

I was playing a game BF2142, and I have been playing it for 4 months, but today when I decided to play again it would not read the DVD , and then I looked at MyComputer and I saw that I could not even see the DVD drive. When I go to device manager I just see a ! sign on my DVD and I cant do anything about it. I have been looking for drivers for the DVD drive but I cant seem to find any.

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HP/Compaq :: BAD BIOS FLASH- DV6000t

Feb 5, 2009

I have a DV9500tCTO and a DV6000tCTO. Both of them had the issue of good hard drive to SD card performance, but abhorible SD to hard drive performance. It would run one core to 100% and 75% for the other. I contacted HP today about it and they told me about the F.59 BIOS that was designed to fix the issue. My current had been F.52. So I loaded it on my 9000 and rebooted, all good, better temps, and my SD worked as it should. So they said load it on the 6000 and check results. Everything seemed to go fine, said successful, brought up reboot message box, let the timer count down as normal, it shut down. Hit power button and fricking nothing! Black screen, and leds come on. Mute button turns orange, then goes blue and stays blue. Wireless light is orange. The fan starts up fast then slows to a quiet (like minimum speed) run. I don't know what to do. "Within the next 24-48 hours" my escalated case correspondant is supposed to call. I'm a college student. I cannot afford to replace this crap. And I can't afford 300$ charge i've been seeing float around for BIOS repair by HP. My 9000 still has 1.5 years of warranty, I wish it would have happened to it. My 6000 is out of warranty. I gotta have this second laptop for school, no way around it. But I can't afford to replace it right now, I just paid 6,500$ in tuition/rent/books. I did this according to a service techs recommendation, I don't see how I should have to pay for the ed update.

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HP/Compaq :: DV6000t Laptop Display/GPU

Mar 9, 2009

The video card is 7400go.

Yesterday I left my computer for 3 minutes unatended, and when I returned I saw that the screen was on but there was no picture. Something like a blank screensaver. So I restarted, but the screen still was not displaying anything. There is only backlight with absolutely no image whatsoever.

So I plugged in the laptop today to an external monitor, and the monitor displayed bars of RGB lines all over the place. So I am wonderring what do you guys think could have went wrong? Do you think it could be the GPU, bad connection? I can see that there is some HD activity going on through the led but nothing loads or makes a sound.

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HP/Compaq :: Best BIOS Update For DV6000T

Feb 17, 2009

Any one BIOS update known to be better than the rest?

I am reading a good deal on the boards, and people like F.16, but I don't know which would work best in my situation. My main issue is being able to see the 3.12 GB of RAM after I put 2 2GB sticks in.

I have XP MCE , T7200 which came with the DV6000T bought in Jan 07.

I just want it to run cooler and faster, so far it has been a workhorse.

Which would be the best choice? [url]

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Dell :: Ongoing Problem W/ Resume From Stand By And I9300

Apr 5, 2009

I've got an ongoing problem when I resume from "Stand By" with my i9300. It's been an issue since I first purchased my machine,

it's consistently repeatable, and occurs regardless of which drivers I use or which combination video card / BIOS I run or whether I'm running XP or Linux.

The issue is as follows: if I close my lid or activate the "Stand By" button either through the start menu/ "Turn Off Computer" dialogue or via the keyboard; the machine will only properly resume when plugged-in.

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Dell :: E1705 Troubleshooting

Dec 6, 2009

I've been dealing with this flakey machine for some time. It used to run whenever it wanted, but it had horrible USB performance when it did get to Windows (worked great otherwise). So Im pretty sure it just needs a new mobo, since it finally stopped working. For the past few months the machine would not even get past the Dell screen, no ability to even enter the bios. I did all the normal stuff....swapped ram, HD, optical drive, etc., no luck so I just let it sit for months and tick me off.

So yesterday, just to annoy myself I turned it on. I got in the bios, changed to "restore defaults" state and rebooted. No luck booting up! Tried it this morning and it booted all the way to the Windows driver load screen and did the BSOD. Tried again....no boot.

So all that to ask this. I live in Phoenix and we just had lows in the low 40s (freezing my butt off) My dead laptop suddenly is better than it was this summer, but still not operational. Could this be a temp. thing? I have not pulled the CPU or checked it's thermal pad/ grease. I did replace the bios battery awhile back. Am I just grasping at straws? I do have the svc manual but dont really want to waste anymore time on the POS.

Dell will never get another dime from me. India quoted $500.00 to replace the mobo.

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Dell :: Troubleshooting Hardware, Inspiron 9100

Jun 16, 2009

My apologies if this is not the correct place for this thread...

I have a first gen Inspiron 9100 that I have owned for a little over two years now and I am just now having some issues that are cause for confusion. Simply stated my video performance is going down the tubes with a quickness...

especially when playing games or watching video (screen flashes and fans on full blast in seconds).
My thoughts were that the video card is going bad but giving it some pause for thought I am not so sure if's that simple.

I have replaced both the Hard Drive and the Power Supply recently and I am wondering if increased heat or inadequate power might be the culprit... or the cause for damage to the video card.
Here's my setup for reference...

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Dell :: 1520 Cant Charge And Cannot Hold A Charge

May 21, 2010

So I have a 3 year old Dell Inspiron 1520, the battery recently went dead. Cant charge and cannot hold a charge. Runs fine with the ac adaptor plugged in without moving it.

However I can not play games on it that I have been able to play before. Is this because I am running solely on the ac adaptor?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Notebook Won't Charge

May 4, 2009

I've recently started to have a problem with my HP Pavilion ZE4900 notebook. For some reason, it can't get a charge.

When the AC adapter is plugged in, an indicator light will light up to confirm that the laptop is charging. But whenever I plug the AC in, the light doesn't come on anymore. Sometimes the light will come on, only to go back off a second later. I've ruled out the AC adapter by using another one and I've ruled out the battery by taking it out and trying to power it off the AC alone. With both, I still have the same problem, which leads me to believe that it could be an internal problem.

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Jan 18, 2010

My dv5t won't take a charge. The charge indicator light does not come on and the battery charge indicator graphic in windows doesn't show it is charging (plus the AC adapter isn't getting warm). My laptop is now out of charge and I have no way to use it. I think the connector at the PC end might be loose or something, but perhaps it is just the AC charge adapter.

The reason I say the conenctor at the laptop end might be loose it because I can wiggle the charging plug around in the socket quite a bit when it is plugged into the laptop power socket (the round socket at the rear of the right side). Sometimes the charge plug has weight on it when in my lap since the darn things sticks out so much, and I am wondering if I have caused the socket to malfunction internally (loose lead or something?).

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HP/Compaq :: HP Wants To Charge For Repair Under Warranty

Jan 26, 2009

I have a DV9220US that was purchased last August. Didn't take too long for me to see this notebook runs quite hot. So first the CPU fan starts to make a lot of noise, although still blowing the same amount of air. Then a week later the video goes bonkers in Windows, then within a few hours the notebook will not display any video at all. I call HP, and after 2 calls talking to their not so wonderful or English speaking technical support I get this RMA'd. I have a 2 year extended warranty on this as well. So they get it in and I wait, I am then informed there is a delay in the motherboard.

Well today, I checked the status page, and now it says there will be a service charge of $764! I immediately call them to ask this is, and am told this ia due to spill damage. The one thing NOT covered by the warranty, but happens to be the one thing that did NOT do this. I immediately recognized what was happening was simply the machine had overheated and damaged the GPU. My last HP notebook I had the LCD cut off switch die, and ended up having to send it in twice as the first time they sent it back without doing a thing to fix it.

Considering this notebook did not even last 6 months is just plain ridiculous. Then to ask for $764 to replace the motherboard? I might add that I also work as a HP reseller, and only paid $900 for the notebook + 2yr warranty. Well, it looks like HP will be losing me as a customer, and quite possibly a reseller with this customer service. I can only imagine with the bad economy and slowed sales they have instituted a policy to look for any reason, legitimate or not, to push the costs of repairs and service back on to the customer.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv6000- Battery Won't Charge

Sep 17, 2009

i bought an HP DV6000 laptop to a friend. It was working well until now.The battery won't charge. It says Plugged in, charging, but the % doesen't go up. I've charged it for a day and it's still 0%.

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Dec 25, 2009

I just bought a HP netbook for my sister for christmas and we got it all set up today fine. Only problem is that the battery (it's the extended battery - not sure how many cells) just will not charge. It has been plugged in all day so far today and it still reads as 0%, and when you unplug it, the computer will just die (because no battery power).

Granted the unit WAS an "open box" when I bought it so perhaps this is the reason it was originally returned, even though the unit looked brand new. What can I do to resolve this problem other?

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HP/Compaq :: Battery On My HP510 Will Not Charge

Feb 2, 2009

I have replaced the battery. A computer repairperson has had me run the battery down and then charge it completely before I turn the computer on again. That would work sometimes. It would sometimes recharge if I unplugged it, shut off the computer, took the battery out, then replaced the battery and plugged it into the power cord. The computer had sometimes run on the power cord other times it would continue to run on the battery when it was plugged into the power cord. The computer battery has run down, even though plugged into the power cord. It will not recognize the power cord and charge. I have put the old battery into the computer and turned it on, so I know the computer will work with power. It does not charge the old battery either. I left the battery out for about 12 hours, replaced it, plugged it in and it still doesn't charge. There is not enough power in the battery to turn the computer on at this time. I would like to be able to charge it long enough to be able to get any files off the computer that haven't been backed up.

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Aug 7, 2009

it's a dv9000.. 17" so i don't lug it around that much... it's usually plugged in so i don't drain the battery or anything often at all.. but i noticed earlier this week.. that when i did happen to use it while unplugged, when i plug it back in the taskbar icon shows that it is not charging back up again! right now it's at 44% and for the past few days has not changed at all.. i've restarted, etc.. is this a problem with my battery? a problem w/vista? something i can manually configure/fix?

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Apr 29, 2010

I recently was given an HP dv2125nr laptop that needed a new motherboard. I purchased a new one and replaced it and the laptop was up and running. I was happy and figured that I had just salvaged a decent laptop.

When I first turned it on I noticed it wouldn't run off battery power but thought, no big deal it just needs charged. That turned out to not be the case. I went about reinstalling the operating system using the recovery partition and didn't give much thought to running it on battery til I noticed that the power icon said "On AC Power, Charging" It didn't give me a percentage however, and when I double clicked to inpect further I noticed that the battery icon under battery #1 had an X through it, and it also said "Total Battery Power remaining: Unknown".

At this point I updated the BIOS because I had seen a few forum topics that suggested this, I also made sure I had the most up to date drivers off HP's site for all hardware. Another step I took was to uninstall the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" then scan for hardware changes and let Windows reinstall it. None of this worked.

I then assumed I had a bad battery on my hands, I ordered another one (not an HP, a cheaper one) and when it came I plugged it in overnight to charge and after about 12 hours turned the laptop back on to see if I had a fully charged battery, I did not!

It was acting in exactly the same way the original battery had acted. The only difference that I could notice was, that on one of my many reboots the icon under battery #1 in the Power Meter window only had a single red slash through it, instead of a red X.

Things I have tried:

1. Updated BIOS
2. Updated all drivers
3. Fresh install of Windows XP (again after the original recovery install)
4. Unistalling the "ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" in Device Manager.
5. Ran HP Battery Check Utility, has a divide by zero exception upon startup, then says no battery is present.
6. Booting directly to BIOS and allowing it a chance to charge overnight.
7. Swapping both batteries (no difference).
8. Taking back apart casing to make sure there were no loose wires.

My only thought next would be that either both batteries are bad (seems unlikely) or that there is a problem with the new motherboard. The motherboard being bad would surprise me, as it is able to run just fine without using battery power.

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Jul 7, 2009

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Aug 19, 2009

I've read that the best way to prolong the life of a notebook battery is to take out the battery and store it at 40% charge. However, I like to keep my battery plugged-in as a backup power source. Is there anyway to make my laptop stop charging the battery at around 40%? That way I can extend the life of my battery while still having protection against a power outage.

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Jan 27, 2009

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Did I get a defective battery or I didn't charge it properly?

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Jan 1, 2009

My Presario V6310US battery wont charge to 100%, Windows usualy reports that it's at about 41% but never higher.

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Mar 19, 2010

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The laptop does nothing when I remove the battery and try to run in directly on the power supply. I have re-seated the memory, hard drive, DVD drive, WiFi, keyboard, touchpad, monitor, audio board and replaced the power button board.

I also checked the power level going all the way to the processor and all is well.

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Oct 5, 2009

i have a compaq c500 (c501tu) laptop.

for about 6 months now when i run the laptop on battery power it dies after 15 mins.

i thought i needed a new battery but tested my existing one on my friends laptop which is the same as mine, a c500 series.

after fully charging the battery on my laptop i removed it and plugging it into my friends laptop and it gave me 45 minutes of power compared to 15 minutes on mine!

i did this thrice and had the same results. but when i plug it back onto my laptop i get only 15 minutes of usage.

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Jan 16, 2010

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