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post #11 of 17
Well, it can't hurt to experiment with it. You got it for free, so you don't lose anything by trying to learn. biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 17
Check to see if the HDD's magnetic field failed. That's what happened to my friend's computer. All it would do was start up to a blank screen. Replaced the drive and off it went. tongue.gif

Easiest way to check is to use a paperclip and see if the drive attracts the little piece of metal. thumb.gif
     
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post #13 of 17
well you could always sell it for parts e.g. monitor and HDD
post #14 of 17
The Hp DV6x00 series is known to have chipset over heating issues. Good luck but I doubt its worth anything.
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post #15 of 17
You COULD buy a new motherboard for it off ebay, and make sure the graphics chip has sufficient cooling when you put it back together... wink.gif

They're about $30-40 on ebay.
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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Sarec View Post

The Hp DV6x00 series is known to have chipset over heating issues. Good luck but I doubt its worth anything.

That ^^

Two of my friends both had the same issue with the same laptop. The DV6700's were complete crap. Funny story though, my friend gave me his laptop to take a look at and "fix" it. It started out it would turn on for x amount of time before shutting off. Well, that time decreased as I tested it and I gave it back to him saying it was a motherboard failure. The kid had the audacity to tell me that I broke his computer "more". rolleyes.gif

Back to the point, ya its the motherboard smile.gif
post #17 of 17
Hi,

I also have a strong feeling the motherboard is the issue. Be it the video chipset or any other component.
But just in case you can make a small test to reset the bios to the default value.

Press the On button for 20 seconds.
Yes, 20 seconds, that is the bios reset process on those laps.

And then try to reboot once again and let us know what happened.



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