After it was taken to the repair shop, it did not boot and they then said that the motherboard needed replacing. I would try reseating the drive first and see if it fixes the issue. Find the right part number and google it or search on eBay. Unfortunately I busted the little plastic piece that holds the keyboard ribbon in. I am really greatful for the instruction on how to replace the hard drive. I tried holding the power button for 30 sec without battery and power supply. My post is number on this site.

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Awesome web site, and will be sure to steer people your way. I removed the hard drive as shown. Sounds like a problem with the video chip. Message 3 of 3. You can corrupt the OS. Carmen, I have dv How hard is it to have the power connection to the motheboard repaired? Bottom line – I guess I can use this machine to play music, but the graphics in Standard Vdeo mode simply do not display enough screen width to do the things I normally do.

However, my next thought was that maybe it did not use the modified INF file during that installation. I have tried to update the drivers many times, uninstalling the device completely and reinstalling it many times and tried many versions of drivers and NOTHING seems to work.


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Mark, In memory area I have 1 2 wire connected to Wi-Fi and a 3 wire white that is not connected Sent to hp and they replaced motherboard and came back with no sound. Also when I would run a a virus scan it would get so far then lockup. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic.

Hope it helps, David. I have this same laptop and same issue HP dv with go Nvidia gfx.

Was wondering if maybe replacing my CD drive with a new one would fix my problem? It will not cause any damage to the OS. The Windows was starting, vieo there was no image. The battery still seems to run the rest of the machine OK for over an hour, though, and that used to include the wireless connection working OK as well.

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Now istead of a blue function light I have an orange light. I have been having problems with my HP Pavilion dv laptop it can not read cds even though the computer says their is nothing bideo with it. Is it posible ther are used motherbords, rather the new ones?

Is there a way to tell if the video card is fried or vodeo longer is in working condition? Maybe you should try reimaging the hard drive? Sometimes, when the system seems to hang as I try to uninstall the device I have to restart in between the above steps to overcome it. I was actually hoping that you might show how it comes out, along with the keyboard, on this page. Just dont know if its a plug-n-play and just need to load up the driver. Radio shack, Tiger direct? In the pavilino my laptop started to die and I followed your instructions and somehow managed to accidentally fix the CD drive at the same time that was a surprise and the laptop started working again, long enough for me to backup a load of files on USB memory sticks before it finally expired.


Can you help me? Ray, Sorry, could you tell me how to replace the right hinges….? I know it has to be a SATA connection. Have a great day, you certainly made mine!

Uninstalled HP Wireless Assistant altogether crap anyway. Could you tell me how to solve this problem?