Is it a lost hope to salvage this thing? I’ve sent it in to the manufacturer twice, about six months ago, for almost the same damned issue.
It’s an HP Pavilion G6061EA and I am about ready to tear my hair out. This is what happens, exactly:
When off, two LEDs are lit – the AC light and the battery light. So I know I’m getting adequate power.
I hit the “on” button. It lights up, along with the hard drive light and the other, smaller “on” light. The touchpad LED lights up briefly. I can’t hear anything engage, not the DVD drive, not the hard drive, not the fan, nothing. About half a second later everything shuts off, and the two power lights are the only things left.
I was able to boot into Windows once after this newest delight started. Explorer crashed almost immediately. Everything froze. Since then, it keeps shutting itself off immediately after I turn it on.
I have tried:
[li]Resetting the flea power[/li][li]Reseating the memory and hard drive[/li][li]Pressing pretty much every function key in different boot attempts[/li][li]Using just AC power[/li][li]Cursing mightily[/li][/ul]
And still it just quickly shuts itself off after I press the on button.
Argh, argh, hell and damnation.
Is this thing a brick? It’s out of warranty, HP are probably going to charge me a mint. I have the sinking suspicion it’s the motherboard AGAIN. They replaced that and the memory last time.
Anyway…I suppose the moral of the story is not to buy HP. I’m sticking with Toshiba if I have to jettison this thing.