Recovery Failure/Laptop Cuts Off?

By cosc_major1 ·
Okay, so here's the problem:

I have an HP dv6000 series/ model dv6**0us laptop (vista).
I hadn't used the notbook in about 2 weeks because I was moving to college so it was in my car for a day. When I decided
to boot it up everything worked fine...except the internet. It wouldn't pick up a strong wireless signal or the LAN. I
am sure they both worked because my suitemate's worked in my room. So, I played around with settings and it still didn't work.
I then decided to use the System Recovery on my laptop. Right in the middle of system recovery, it just cut off. No warning or
anything, it just cut off while the recovery was in process. I then turned it back on (after about 5 or 6 tries) and there
was the black screen (white writing) which stated that 'BOOT MGR is missing'. I tried to run a diagnostic on it and it would only cu
off. Then, I ordered the recovery dvd from HP and it still wouldn't work so I bought a new hard drive and ran the dvd's with it.
I got through the recovery and it launched FBI GUI and kept stating that the computer would shut off itself and restart but it
wouldn't so I ended up turning it on about 7 seven times.
Each time that I turned it back on, the FBI GUI would appear on the task bar and installations were taking place and new icons
would appear on the Windows 98 style desktop. Finally, it got to a point where it said to insert the recovery disk again. I did.
It then said, FATAL SYSTEM ERROR on a light blue screen. Now, I am basically back to square one at the black screens again.
The computer won't boot. Sometimes there is a black screen with just a blinking cursor when the recovery dvd isn't in the
cd drive. Any clues? Any pointers? Please help!

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Recovery Failure/Laptop C ...

You may be covered by the Limited Warranty Service Enhancement program HP Pavilion dv6000

Let us know how you get on.

You could give the inside of the case a blowout with compressed air. When blowing air through the fans make sure that you physically stop them from spinning, as they may generate power and cause damage.

Next, remove the Heatsink, give it and the CPU top a thorough clean with a cotton cloth and reseat the CPU applying new CPU grease. Arctic is a good brand.

If the Fans spin freely when you give them a spin they are probably OK. If there is resistance replace them.

Clean the Cooling Vents

Depending on the model, vents can be found on the side, back, and/or bottom of the notebook PC. These vents allow air to flow through the PC and keep it cool. Buildup inside these vents impedes the cooling process.

Clean I/O Ports

The back of the notebook PC has a series of ports. After cleaning the cooling vents, take the compressed air and **** out any debris that may have accumulated in and around these ports.

Clean the RAM

Clean the golden edge of each memory stick with a soft rubber/eraser, remembering not to touch the golden edge of the memory stick. Check with one stick at a time, remembering to disconnect the power from the PC.

One way to help in this situation to help cool the unit is to use a Notebook Cooling Chill Mat, something like this.

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