HP laptop Booting problem

Hewlett-packard Pavilion dv6-2150us note...
June 4, 2010 at 09:49:39
Specs: window xp
my hp laptop is real giving me a headache. once i switch it on it display hp and that is all. i came to realize that once i apply some pressure on the motherboard it works but once i release the pressure it get stuck and some click from the harddiskdrive is heard. and sometime with mercy it boot but it fail to recognise the harddisk. please help me.

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June 4, 2010 at 10:07:55

If it is under warranty, contact HP support.

If the unit isn't under warranty you'll likely have to pay for repairs.

This doesn't sound like anything anybody here will be able to help you with unless you have experience working on hardware. Most specifically, working on laptops.

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June 4, 2010 at 11:23:44
In addition to the above, I am curious as to how you are pressing on the motherboard?

Did you open the case?

Has this laptop been dropped?

Sounds like a defective hard drive.

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June 4, 2010 at 12:04:47
I was thinking bad motherboard warped or cracked until he said clicking. That leads me to failed or failing harddrive as well.

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June 4, 2010 at 12:55:01
Almost any part could cause this. A connector, board flex, component solder fail or cold joint, battery or power issue, and who knows what else. Might have to open it up if not under warranty and carefully move stuff or spray cold freon or other tests.

I support the 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'. A religion doesn't deny my freedom.

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June 4, 2010 at 13:06:01
they don't use freon anymore and haven't for some time due to ozone depletion. Even if a crack or bad trace was found there is no way for the user to repair it.

sure sounds like a bad hard drive to me.

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June 4, 2010 at 19:44:33
If by some slim chance is is a damaged connector or wire it may have a way to be corrected. Might be simply a component like ram getting loose. Could be a hard drive that could be replaced.

In all cases some bit to skill may be needed.

Read the back of the can. 134A freon.



I support the 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'. A religion doesn't deny my freedom.

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June 5, 2010 at 04:18:37

R134A may be less damaging to the ozone layer but it is still illegal to vent to the atmosphere.

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