HP Pavilion dv6000 Troubleshooting
- Press power button, LED lights come on, but screen remains black and doesn't boot
- Whining Noise From Hard Disk
- Optical Drive Not Detecting Disk
- Notebook Shuts Down or Restarts Unexpectedly
- Modem Stops Working in Windows XP
- Defective Battery
- More Info
Press power button, LED lights come on, but screen remains black and doesn't boot ¶
"This problem is common in this vintage of HP laptop. The root problem, according to exhaustive Google searches, is apparently the graphics processor chip tends to overheat and work itself loose from the motherboard. There are several fixes out there that can work, all of them risk permanent damage to your computer so be careful."
Google "dv6000 reflow" or "dv6000 gpu" and you should get multiple YouTube videos that show how to do the repair with a heat gun.
Also, this page has a lot of good data on fixing video problems in this model.
Whining Noise From Hard Disk ¶
You are using the computer and your hard disk starts to emit a whining noise.
Change the Power Scheme ¶
This is normal in certain notebook PCs. Reduce the sound by trying a different power scheme: go to Start -> Control Panel -> Power Options.
Optical Drive Not Detecting Disk ¶
You have a CD or DVD in the drive but your computer won't recognize it.
Check the Drivers ¶
First remove any disks from the CD/DVD drive. Check for the optical disk driver in the Device Manager. Go to Start and type 'device' in the search. Open Device Manager. In the window, expand CD/DVD Drives. If there is not a listing for your driver, you may need to reinstall the driver. To do this, highlight each driver, right click, and select delete. Then click Scan for hardware changes near the top. Windows will scan your computer for drivers that are needed.
Notebook Shuts Down or Restarts Unexpectedly ¶
On a critical error the notebook could shut down or restart without notice.
Disable This Recourse in the BIOS ¶
One way to prevent the shutdown/restar
Modem Stops Working in Windows XP ¶
The modem on this notebook may stop working after waking up from sleep mode.
To resolve this issue go to Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> Power Options. Select "Never" for both the System Standby and Turn Off Hard Disks options.
Defective Battery ¶
If your battery gets scalding hot, this can help.
HP started a voluntary battery recall program in May of 2009. Some batteries would overheat or have problems holding a charge. If you have any of these problems, check this website with your product and serial number to see if you are eligible for a replacement.
More Info ¶
More info can be found at the HP Troubleshooting Official Website
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