Someone handed me an HP Pavilion ZV6000 notebook yesterday and told me to fix it. The problem was that it wouldn't power on. If you pushed the power button, a little power light would blink about 3 times, then stop, and the system would never power on. If you plugged the AC adapter into it, it would do the same thing, and never power on.
I figured that perhaps the power connector on the mobo was loose, as it has been used for awhile, and sometimes those have a tendancy to come loose. So, I spent HOURS tearing the thing down to the bare bones, cleaning it, checking the power connector, then putting it all together. Still, no power.
The A/C adapter looks perfectly fine. The transformer LED turns on, and all is assumed well. But, it's the only thing that I think could be the problem left with why it isn't powering on. However, the people who own the laptop that I am working on do not have a lot of money. Thus, I would hate to ask them to pay $80.00 for a charger for it, when there's a possibliity that it won't even take care of the problem.
I called our local Best Buy and CompUSA, and neither carry the actual model AC Adapter. They carry "universal" ones, that they said would work. However, they don't have any open box ones to test out to ensure that they work, and that it is in fact the actual problem.
So, does anybody have any suggestions on how to go about seeing if that is the issue? Anybody have any other ideas as to what the actual problem could be, other than the AC Adapter?
Ah. Now I see which light you're talking about. Yeah, it blinks when I push the power button. That's why I assumed that it wasn't getting power from the AC adapter, either from a bad adapter, or a bad motherboard.
I've got a volt-meter, but the power connector for this thing is really odd looking, and is a pain in the ass to try to test. There are four little slits, with four connectors that are very small and almost impossible to get to.
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