I just got this laptop knowing it doesn't power up fully. I t will try to power up all lights come on for about 3 secounds then it shuts back off and doesnt try to boot agian. wether u have the battery in and charger out or charger in battery out it does the same thing. any suggestions on what it could be? any more info needed i will try to porvide. Ok more info i had a buddy look at it and he couldn't see anything obveous. so he left it in his garage for me to pick up so it was very cold. i got it home and tried to fire it up and this time it would power up for 5 secounds instead of 3 hummmm hope this helps. Thanks Mike
Why would you buy a non-working laptop? HP's are notorious for heat damage, so if it is a well used laptop, chances are the heat fried something vital on the motherboard. Your best bet would be to find a new motherboard- if you can find one.
buwish, i paid 100 bucks for it, just rying to figure out what i need to replace without replacing all 3 mobo cpu or gpu. going to take it apoart this weekend and see if there is any bubbling on the cpu and gpu. The laptop has an ati radieon 4650 in it. Just wondering if it overheated it maybe the cpu or gpu came unseated like in the dv9 nvidia problem i have been reading about. This laptop is only about 8 months old came with windows 7. any more info u need buwish let me know.