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Need help with my hp dv1040us hp laptop. when I power on lights come on and thats it, nothing else happens. Any thoughts?
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Did anything happen before the problem? How old is your laptop?
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nothing physically happened to it. It started by just shutting down itself occasionally. Then to now where I get nothing but the lights on the keyboard come on and nothing else. The lap top is about 4 yrs old.
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With and without power cord adapter connected?
No post beeps at all?
Can you here a fan running?

Suspected problems:

PSU
Battery
CPU
MOBO

Since you are getting LED's and they stay on I would say the PSU is working. If you have tried it with and without the AC Adapter connected that would rule out that as a possible problem as well as the battery.

Edited by rshaffer61, 03 May 2009 - 08:38 AM.

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yep/ tried with and with cord and battery. lights only no sound of anything running inside.
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Looks like the one of the following then is the problem
MOBO
HD
CPU

If you have data on the HD that is important I would suggest buying a external enclosure and backing it up to another system.
Then put hd back into the laptop and take it to a shop for a diagnosis on the problem. I am suggesting you do this because a shop will not guarantee your data to be safe while they work on it. (No shop would)
I fear the issue will come down to buying a new laptop.

Edited by rshaffer61, 03 May 2009 - 09:02 AM.

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ibought a new HD and put in. Same thing, nothing,
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Your options are now down to
MOBO
CPU

Either of which is not good on a laptop. The new HD has been partitioned, formatted and reloaded with OS before this?
Was it working fine up until this happened?
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just put the new HD in yesterday. after all this started.
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Ahh ok if this started before you installed a new HD then it's definitely MOBO or CPU then.



With new hd in and you are not even getting a Post screen I am inclined to say the MOBO
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ok.So best to just get a new laptop then?
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That is what I would suggest. To replace a MOBO in your laptop will probably be close to what a new laptop will cost.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of such bad news but better to replace with something newer and be able to feel comfortable with it then not knowing.
Please let us know if we can assist in helping you finding a new laptop. Any special need you are using it for will be a determining factor in what type you will want to get.
:)
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ok. thank you very much for your help.
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