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HP Pavilion zt1230

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Hi, When I attempt to power on the laptop, it shuts down immediately. I am asking advice on two things:

First, suggestions on what this might be??

Second, does anyone know how to open this laptop so I can check the power supply, mother board etc?

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First ideas are power.... either the adaptor if it has one or the internal power supply.... second would be heat.....

as far as getting into it..... sorry never worked on that model ( many are different ) so couldn't say exactly.... could give you some general ideas but don't recommend it unless you have worked on them before or realize you could finish it off....

First thing would be to open all "doors" on the bottom.... carefully remove all things found..... hard drive, any memory, possibly the wireless card and or bluetooth and modem.... you may also be able to remove the optical drive.... remember these ( and sometimes the battery and hard drive ) have a little locking mechanism that needs to be in the right position to remove. After that start taking out screws.... I'd recommend having a piece of paper or little bins to put them in and write down where they are from... By the way the power supply is probably built into the motherboard.... you may want to look around and see if you can get a replacement motherboard first as this is probably a two hour+ job especially for someone who hasn't done this before....
Oh and when you come to the plugins of various things to the motherboard you will have to look VERY carefully as there are numerous ways they may plug in.... they may have a plastic release and they may not....

Good Luck
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