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HP dv9500 laptop will not come up with BIOS screen

Q: HP dv9500 laptop will not come up with BIOS screen

Hello I am new with HP BIOS dv9500 screen come not up will laptop to Tech Spot and this forum and need some help My HP dv Laptop will not come up with bios screeen and therefore will also not boot When I turn it on he indicator lights all come on but the sceeen remains unlit for a few seconds then has a faint blueish haze The disk activity ligh blinks a few times and the CD sounds like it is active Nothing else happens - I can wait for as much time as HP dv9500 laptop will not come up with BIOS screen I HP dv9500 laptop will not come up with BIOS screen want If I CRTL ALT amp DEL it shuts down and comes up again by itself a HP dv9500 laptop will not come up with BIOS screen few seconds later which from my DOS days appears normal and I can repaet this process I have a bootable CD that has a DR dos for a DOS type operating system and the computer will not boot from this CD If I hold the power button down for sec the thing turns off I have removed the drive and tested on another computer via USB interface including using CKHDSK in the DOS mode and then using WEB Root to scan the disks for virsues etc Everything checks out OK I have removed all power DC and AC including batteries Large DC power battery and CMOS backup battery with no Help I have also tried all Fn buttons to see if I could force the Bios Screen to appear in the process of trying to power up described above The memory modules are firmly seated Has anyone heard of a similar situation The ooperating system is Vista nbsp

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A: HP dv9500 laptop will not come up with BIOS screen

I would say that the motherboard is the cause of this. The CPU cooling heatsink could be in need of new thermal paste or pads. The fan could be bad
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There's a website somewhere that shows how to test laptop display when the external monitor is fine.

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I am guessing it is:
but I'd like to cancel out what I can.
After opening it up my friend is telling me when he turns it on he just has red or blue colors on the screen. (but that could be because I plugged in a cable wrong I suppose).

Any ideas!?

A:Laptop Powers on but NO bios, NO screen?

Just a shot in the dark, but from the "basics" of what you're describing, it sounds like perhaps the tiny ribbon-like cable going form the board to the monitor may have come partially out, or "worst-case-scenario" now damaged somehow.

I'm only "guessing" based on the fact that you said he had "red or blue colors on the screen".

Did you listen to check whether you could hear a HDD spinning/working? If it is and you can hear it, then to me, it sounds like maybe the "linkage" between the board and the monitor; this being the cable.

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A:Laptop has black screen with no access to BIOS

Hi AdamE071,
As the data is important, I would suggest testing your HDD in a different PC and seeing if it is recognized in BIOS, device manager and disk management. If you can see the drive in BIOS but you cannot access the data on it you can give Linux Live CD/USB a chance – it is a safe way to recover your data as it will either see it and provide access to it or you won't be able to do so. In the later case, the most fool-proof way to recover the information would be to contact a data recovery company. Other than that you could try data recovery software, however, keep in mind that there are no guarantees for successful recovery and that such programs can actually damage the driver further.
As for the system itself I would recommend making sure that all the components and cables are firmly in place and that the motherboard is not short circuiting with the case of the laptop. Afterwards, see if there are any swollen captivators on the motherboard and reset your CMOS (motherboard) battery. If nothing helps the only other option I see would be to contact an expert.
P.S. Keep in mind that some of the actions mentioned above could void the warranty of your system.
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When you downloaded that bios , what link did you use - please post here
There may be a recovery procedure available
was the bios upgrade interupted at all ?

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A:Laptop wont boot Black screen no BIOS

You may need to take it apart again and make sure everything is connected properly. Did you follow steps to keep yourself grounded while working inside the system?
As you add and remove hardware, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
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A:Laptop shut off by itself randomly. Now it hangs on the BIOS POST screen.

Frankly I hope you have backups!  IMO do not fool around send it back, there a few thing that could be the culprit.  If you get it more screwed you may have a hassle when you send it back.
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Did you try F2 or F12 on booting?
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A:Black screen of DEATH / laptop froze during BIOS update

From my experience with retail PC's and laptops, using the brands support update utility...I've never heard of any of those updating the BIOS by itself or automatically.

I'm afraid since the BIOS update was botched is some fashion that the damage is done. You may have to contact HP/Compaq directly and see if there is some thing that can be done through them. This may involve sending it off for repair....that is if they can fix it and if they can it would be costly.
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I think you should take out the CMOS battery, so you can reset the BIOS?
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any pattern to the noise
.Moreover what i notice is that the noise is not coming from the systemClick to expand...

what exactly do you mean by this
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A:Asus x54h Laptop booting issue- black screen, no BIOS.

The 3rd fin on the right side of RAM slot looks like broken. Is it the case?
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Sorry to bump, but I'm guessing this is as much a problem to folks as I thought it was going to be!

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A:HP dv9500 and XP drivers (sp33411)

Vista chipset driver won't work for XP.

Which chipset do you have?

Run CPU-Z to identify it

then go to Intel and download the chipset driver for XP
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A:HP Pavilion dv9500 not booting

Defective hard drive is my guess.
Have you tried removing and reinstalling the partition? If you cannot do that, you should try another hard drive as a test.
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A:HP Pavilion dv9500 will only boot up if dvd is in drive

What happens when you try to boot into the Advanced Boot Options?
To do this start pressing F8 immediately after pressing the power button.
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A:Hp Pavilion dv9500: Finding drivers

Check the below HP link to get the drivers
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A:HP Pavilion dv9500 will only boot up if dvd is in drive

Have you tried Startup repair?
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A:HP Pavilion DV9500 CD/DVD not recognized in Vista

Have you resolved the problem? I have the same issue with my HP notebook. If you have I am interested in the solution.
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A:No dual boot on HP Pavilion DV9500 series


I have the DV9200t and I am booting into Vista x64, Ubuntu Linux, and XP. The problem is similar to yours, and that is if I boot into XP I have to disable the SATA capability in the BIOS and that is a pain each time. I can leave it off all the time but then the drives are not running at full capacity.

I have the latest chipset loaded on. I loaded them after the install. To install I disabled SATA. I am curious if anyone used F6 during Windows install to load the drivers then had luck with SATA enabled?

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A:Pavillion DV9500 motherboard change - compatibility

Yes it will work fine. The mounting holes are in the same place. You might wind up with an empty port or have to use a dremel tool to open up a small hole in the side but the board will work fine.
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A:Laptop won't boot (Logo screen),can't boot from USB/DVD or access BIOS

Hello and welcome Joe mate the BIOS key is F2 and this is the manual for that model sorry but I can only access the English version - if you type in what you want to search for it automatically will go to that setting or instruction.

Now if you select the optical as the first boot device and it will not go then maybe it needs a new optical drive - very cheap these days and you may be lucky that it is held in with one screw on the underside of the laptop without any pics it is hard to tell - it possibly could be in that manual.

Now for the BSOD's please use these if you want to get them analysed

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A:Laptop Stuck On BIOS Load Screen/Won't Load Vista

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?
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A:Ami Bios or MOBO? Not even reaching Bios screen

Consider the PSU may have failed.
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A:Replace Toshiba laptop screen w Sony laptop screen? Same size. 15.6"

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A:when I power on my computer it stays on the Bios enter screen for 30 mins before it goes to the choose os screen

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A:Blue Screen BIOS/ACPI Error--Striped Screen Upon Reboot: Please help!

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At the opening screen, I get the opening HP screen, but it has stripes. I go into BIOS and the menus are striped.

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A:PC skips BIOS splash screen and goes straight to login screen

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It won't hurt to change your CMOS battery and might help. You can reset your BIOS at the same time which is also indicated: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

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A:[SOLVED] BSOD help. Blank screen after BIOS pop up and blue screen while trying to re


From the video you provided (which is great, by the way)... your system is failing to POST. Essentially if the system detects that a device or component is failing to provide the accurate information, which ensures that it would then be safe to run, the system will not POST.

From the looks of it, your hard drive or memory appears to be the issue which is the issue in most of the cases like this as you're BSOD'ing right after loading the Windows disc and after it loads the files necessary for the install.

My current advice:

1. Clear / reset the CMOS and try booting up and or loading the disc again.

2. If possible using another system, possibly a laptop... etc, download and run Memtest86+ -



Download Memtest86+ here:


Which should I download?

You can either download the pre-compiled ISO that you would burn to a CD and then boot from the CD, or you can download the auto-installer for the USB key. What this will do is format your USB drive, make it a bootable device, and then install the necessary files. Both do the same job, it's just up to you which you choose, or which you have available (whether it's CD or USB).

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Any other questions, they can most likely be answered by reading this great guide here:

3. Connect the hard drive to another system and run chkdsk on it, connect it back after and try again.

4. Contact iBuyPower and let them know your system suddenly out of the blue is experiencing hardware failure and will not POST.


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You wrote that you can access the BIOS but have you checked if the HDD is recognized properly? Maybe the computer cannot boot because HDD isn?t recognized so you should check this.

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Can you boot into Safe Mode?
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few questions
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"but it was smelling pretty bad"...

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A:Bios Screen

The BIOS is independent of the operating system. I'm not sure if there is a way. Try poking around in there and see what you find
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A:F2 = no BIOS screen

Believing that people who post questions on the internet should be courteous enough to post solutions or workarounds, when found, here it is:
I bought a USB keyboard and both it and F2 now work.
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A:BIOS Screen Only

Sounds like it's not completing POST. (Power On Self-Test).
Often with the Intel bios, you can hit a key to remove the splash screen, then it may give you more info. You may be able to see which part of the POST it's halting at.
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A:BIOS virus/rootkit? - Unknown threat by AVG - "Bios Update\Award" folders, BS_Flash.sys, BIOS.sys and a dozen of m...

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A:how to go to BIOS of my accer laptop?

Hello, Start up your laptopPress [F2] as soon as you'll see the Acer logo (sometimes you'll need to press this key several times)
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A:laptop bios questions

Hi, What operating system are you using with the Sony?

Is any sound working at all?

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A:problem in going into bios of my laptop

I would suggest defaulting the BIOS by removing battery and AC power then holding down the power button for more than 30 seconds. Once completed, reinstall battery and connect AC power then use OKR (One Key Recovery) button next to the power button to start the Lenovo notebook. Here you can choose to enter the Bios. When you are in BIOS / UEFI check your boot process and disable Secure Boot. Go to the Boot tab, select UEFI bios and change it to Legacy. Save and Exit. Boot from the Windows install media, choose your Language, do Custom Install, when it asks where to install Windows choose Drive Options and delete all partitions on the drive and go next. Windows will create the partitions and format them during the install.