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HP DV6000 Laptop wont stay on or use the screen at all

By techjoe898 ·
The computer will try to turn on but then shuts down several times and nothing ever comes up on the screen. I can get it to stay on if I use the ctrl, alt, delete keys or just the windows key but still nothing on the screen just black like its not on at all. I kind of suspect that the switch for the screen may have went out but I don't really know and cant find a site to find out how to get to this switch. I would be wiling to try about anything.

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Known issue

by scott_heath In reply to HP DV6000 Laptop wont sta ...

This is a known issue, although I doubt an HP tech (and I use the term loosely) would know about it.

Check this out:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&lc=en&cc=us

If you are feeling brave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP74h5r4duw

Regards,
Scott

http://scottisageek.spaces.live.com

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Have a CAREFUL look down at the screen hinge ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to HP DV6000 Laptop wont sta ...

Somewhere between the laptop screen and the laptop body, there'll be a teeny-weeny little switch that gets depressed when the screen is closed, so the laptop hardware gets the 'signal' the screen has been shut (for instigating Hibernation/Standby it it is invoked).

See if altering the screen angle quickly shows any improvement but BE CAREFUL - these screens can flex quite easily - probably best to open/close it holding both sides at the same time.

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