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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hello,

I have an old Hp Pavilion dv6700 which doesn't boot anymore. I have searched around the internet and have found that it might need a GPU re-flow, but in the guides i read the laptop would show some signs of activity even though it didnt show anything on the screen, in my case it only shows the LED of the power plug and fan doesn't spin, so I'm presuming its not the GPU. I also know its not the CPU because it has been recently replaced.
So does it mean that the motherboard is dead? If so can i somehow fix it ? I know its an old laptop but it would be great if i managed to get it to work

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

My Specs
Hp Pavilion dv6700 (6850ee)
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
4GB 667Mhz RAM
Edited by SIlvioM - 1/7/14 at 3:30am
post #2 of 8
It could still be the GPU or some other component. Try apply light pressure with something plastic to different parts of the motherboard right after turning it on and see if you can get it to POST.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
That's the thing nothing happens when i push the power button
post #4 of 8
If you have no experience with diagnostics of motherboards better take it to a technician who does. This problem is probably occurred because of overheating which is quite easy with laptops. Also even if someone fix it without changing the motherboard don't expect it to last long (few months to an year).
post #5 of 8
Did you try any of the solutions in this thread? I'd suggest reading through the whole thing as multiple troubleshooting steps that worked for some people with similar symptoms to you are lsited.

For instance:
"Try this. Unplug the power cord. Take out the battery. Hold the start button down for a minute or so, to release electricity from unit.
Plug the power supply back in and try to start your laptop."
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yes I did, it didn't work
post #7 of 8
You have a model that's unaffected by the "GPU problems" you've read about.

Honestly, you can try a reflow in the oven on your motherboard. But it sounds like its time for a new motherboard at minimum, but I'd say just get a new laptop.

Coming from somebody who works on laptops everyday.
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Junkyard
(18 items)
 
NAStradamous
(12 items)
 
HTPC01
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
I already have a Maxed out 2013 15" Macbook Pro Retina, I just wanted to see if i could get my old laptop to work because I had installed OS X on it and it was very stable.
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