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Perry
07-01-2011, 09:47 PM
Running W7.

Seems to start - but doesn't; no screen; keyboard seemingly disabled; movie control buttons illuminate; DVD drive noises heard . . .

Best guess
Inadequate hard drive free space, as lots of system fonts were added, as well as styles and brush add-ons for photoshop. Estimate HDD about 80% full, probably standard sized HDD as supplied with such models.

Scenario
Was running OK on mains power; Photoshop open and working; visitors arrived; presume laptop went into sleep or hibernate mode; when returned to laptop - it was seemingly frozen. Powered down by holding down the [start] button.

A range of re-start options tried, with mains, battery, even after removing the battery; leaving off for 20 minutes. Nothing!

Got any ideas, forumites?

wainuitech
07-01-2011, 10:27 PM
Drop in a bootable CD, anything will do, a windows CD, or Linux Live CD - see if the DVD drive will boot it.

This is only to test out the Display, Keyboard/Mouse

CYaBro
07-01-2011, 11:19 PM
Does it have an Nvidia graphics chip by any chance?

feersumendjinn
07-01-2011, 11:56 PM
Give this a go
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=1842076&prodTypeId=321957&objectID=c01997899
Wouldn't recommend this though! :waughh:
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2010/04/06/fixing-compaq-presario-v6000-motherboard-no-video-issue/
This will most likely be your problem (as Cyabro inferred)
http://www.socialroast.com/computers-technology/laptops-notebooks/111-hp-dv6000-dv9000-v6000-nvidia-g84-g86-video-gpu-problems

Blam
09-01-2011, 11:54 AM
Did you try safe mode? Wanuitech's suggestion is the best way to test the display/kb/mouse though.

Perry
14-01-2011, 10:46 AM
:thanks I do appreciate all the helpful insights!

CYaBro: yes, I think so.

Blam: It wont boot into any damn mode!
No BIOS beeps, either, even with the RAM removed.

Wainuitech: wont do it with either linux or mini XP

Feersumendjinn: I've passed the laptop on to a local tech.
That was yesterday, so I've e-mailed him the links.
Did enjoy the cooking-the-laptop stories! :illogical

Perry
14-01-2011, 11:20 PM
Damn. E-mail from Techie saying the CPU is
cooked. Possibly because of fan failure.
:badpc:
Anyone selling a laptop (not HP or comcrap!)
that will meet the system requirements (http://secondlife.com/support/system-requirements/?lang=en-US) for
second life?