I have an HP dv6 for myself for work (for 3 years and I love it). My son is getting in to computers and coding, so for his birthday I found him a used HP dv6-1230us that appeared to be in perfect working ordder (just had some minor plastic cosmetic pieces chipped off).
The real issue started when I found out it wasn't properly wiped and there were personal.... ummm.... let's just say honeymoon videos and photos. Plus it came with Vista. I found a computer tech who completely wiped it and installed a legal Win 7 copy. To top it off, he wouldn't accept any money (I am a disabled Marine and he tried joining the Corps but washed out). So I would feel like I was taking advantage asking him for more help.
On to current issues: When I first got this in May this year it had an aftermarket batter and charger, and both worked GREAT. My dv6 gets maybe 1.5hrs on a charge. His got 3+. And of course it connected to our wifi no problem. BUT it only had 4GB RAM (not enough for Minecraft apparently), so he preferred mine with 8GB of self-upgraded RAM. I began working on his and it now has two major issues:
1. The batter will not hold a charge more than 2%. Even plugged in overnight, and I tried using both charging cables, taking out and superficially cleaning contacts with dry q-tips, still nothing.
2. The network adapter WILL connect to our home wifi, but not the internet. I've tried all kinds of trouble shooting, but this one it major problem and I've done all I can. Reset modem/router combo, plugged ethernet directly in to laptop. My dv6 connects and works fine, but his was right next to mine showing it was connected to the modem/router, but no internet access.
Any help appreciated. He really wants to learn to code, but that aint happening on my work laptop, lol. Thank you in advance.