My HP Pavillion dv6700 laptop has been working great for 4 years... then yesterday shut itself off while I was away, and now will not start back up. When I hit the power switch the lights flash on for a second then go black again... why the problem? Any ideas what's going on greatly appreciated.
The same thing happened to my tx1000. Turns out that the solder connection on the graphics melted. Once it was resoldered I had it running for a day and by the next morning it failed again. The tech order a special flux and resoldered. So far it has worked fine. It failed just out of warranty and hp denied and problems with the computer. For two years it was a paper weight which was a waste of $1,600.00. From the computer litigation it looks like hp knew it all along. There is also a BIOS update which is supposed to fix the problem. Now I have a dark screen on my dv9000. It is also the subject of litigation and from what I am reading is the same problem.