Lights come on as soon as I plug in laptop.

August 24, 2012 at 12:44:41
Specs: Windows Vista sp2, 4gb
When I plug in my HP Pavilion Dv7, all the lights come on instantly, without even touching the power button. It doesn't power on during this, just all the lights come on. I have tried a different adapter but the same thing happens. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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#1
August 24, 2012 at 13:10:12
See this: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Looking around the forums, your symptoms are often an indication that a new motherboard is required. Not always, but that seems to be the most common cure.


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#2
August 24, 2012 at 13:19:47
I am sure you know a LOT more about computers than I do, but I don't think that link applies to my situation because the laptop will boot up and run fine other than the problem I described.

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#3
August 24, 2012 at 13:43:11
I guess I didn't explain that very well in my initial post...sorry

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#4
August 24, 2012 at 14:05:47
UPDATE...Also when the laptop is on and running, and I click the shut off icon, it acts and sounds like it is shutting down correctly, and the screen goes off, but all the lights STILL stay on. Thanks for any help

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#5
August 24, 2012 at 17:10:53
I also tried taking unplugging, taking the battery out, and holding the power button for 30 seconds to reset the bios, but still have the same problem

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#6
August 25, 2012 at 02:36:57
Hi Lewellen,

5 of the above 6 postings are yours.

There should be an editing function available.

Had you used this to amend/extend, it would have reduced this number to 1 or 2.

Good Luck - keep us posted.


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#7
August 25, 2012 at 21:32:16
I apologize for that. Now does anyone have any idea of what I can do to resolve my issue? Thanks.

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#8
August 26, 2012 at 10:20:49
I would go with Phil's diagnosis that the motherboard needs to be replaced. There was no reason to replace the power adapter, it has nothing to do with controlling the lights, it's the motherboard that controls the lights.

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#9
August 26, 2012 at 10:47:36
Hi Lewellen, I would first check the power on button.

Reason for this, is one would expect nothing to happen until the button is pressed, however something is happening. This suggests perhaps one or more of its contacts is stuck and not making or breaking as it should.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#10
August 26, 2012 at 19:27:15
Well I just switched power button board and cable but still have the same problem. Any other ideas? Thanks

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