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HP Pavillion not turning on

Q: HP Pavillion not turning on

My laptop won't turn on and when plugged in the charging light isn't showing up. I've tried a hard reset and nothing is working. I took off the keyboard and nothing is wrong on the motherboard, and the same with the back panel. Please help, I really need to study.

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A: HP Pavillion not turning on

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Do you see anything on the screen when you switch on? Any fan noise? It should start briefly then find the hard drive missing, as long as there is power(?)
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A:My laptop keeps turning itself off

Hmmmm. It could be a battery problem among other things. To test to see if it's your battery, I would take the battery out and just power the laptop with the charger. If the laptop stays on and runs normal using just the charger as power. I'd say it's safe to say your battery is the culprit.

Since the problem happens before the machine even boots into windows sometimes. I'd say it's probably a hardware related issue. Usually, it's almost always overheating in situations like this. You say it's not overheating, but, can you provide actual temps for us to confirm that.

Idle and load temps will give us the best idea of the situation. I would also check your RAM. Do you know how to run a memtest?
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A:Wireless capability keeps turning off

Check your windows settings and any software specific settings if there is a control panel other than the windows one for controlling the card. With my laptop the wifi always disconnects after a certain amount of time idle to save battery. Its not really uncommon.
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A:Turning the PC by keyboard

Press the space bar/mouse button for standby and the power button for hibernation.
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A:Graphics card not turning on

Any luck with this?
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A:My laptop keeps turning itself off

You must have paid a lot to have the motherboard replaced. I would be back to see them about it. If it really is a gaming laptop it will have cost a great deal of money and have high resistance to heat together with a plug in graphics card module. Generally speaking even laptops that look impressive can't stand up to intensive gaming but you mention that the problem can occur when the laptop is sitting idle. You can't afford to let them keep replacing bits in the hope of a solution but they need to do a better job of pinning down the problem.
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A:Laptops turning off by itself

HWMonitor would give a readout on the battery but you don't have it. I think that you'll just have to wait for the replacement battery and see how things go after that.
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The laptop does not feel hot to touch either and when turned back on will perform any other function ie e mails word processing database and excel etc without a problem.
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A:Laptop keeps turning off when playing video's or games

It's worth installing HWMonitor or SpeedFan to check temperatures when you are playing video. My laptop fan doesn't kick in until the GPU temperature gets to 60c and it then drops rapidly to about 50c whereas your fan is working from start up.
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I have got the same issue.

Here is a screenshot of my HWMonitor results:

Moderator note: Removed from this thread to avoid confusion from too many posters in one thread:

A:Laptop keeps turning itself off

I don't see any obvious problem there. If the laptop shuts down when you're using it that's a problem but if you are inactive for a while and it shuts itself down in the meantime it may be because of the Power settings that have been selected under Control Panel.
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A:Toshiba laptop turning off but OK when in safe mode.

I would suspect the graphic card driver, or that the screen resolution is set too high.
Safe mode boots the pc with the minimum, but working MS drivers.
You could try safe mode, then device manager, and uninstall the graphic card driver. Then do a normal boot .
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A:Asus N56VZ keeps turning off

Ok. I tried disabling graphics drivers. It seems that it worked fine. So I uninstalled them and after restart laptop installed by itself new drivers, so far so good. But not sure about updates, I guess I will skip graphics driver updates for some time...
Laptops' temperature got down too..
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A:Wifi router turning off automatically

Hmm; IMO, Windows is attempting to keep you out of hot water.

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A:My laptop keeps turning itself off

The motherboard has probably failed...
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A:My Laptop keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes

Have you checked your power settings? Also either download Speed Fan or Hwmonitor. In order to check your temps. Sometimes you will not see a warning for your laptop over heating. It will just shut it's self down.

Both softwares can be download here at Techspot. Under downloads.
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A:My keyboard keeps turning off. How can I fix it?


You may try to hard reset your laptop by removing the battery off and also disconnecting the AC power adapter/charger. Then press and hold the power button for about 30 - 60 seconds, after you release it, reconnect the power and turn your laptop ON and find out if you're still having those issues.
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A:Wireless keeps turning off

ThePr0f said:


I have an ASUS A54C running Win 7 64bit. Only in the past two months has the WiFi been permanently turned off and each time I have to trouble shoot and apply the fix...Click to expand...

Not really sure, but I take it you mean you're experiencing random disconnections? First thing I'd do is get in touch with my service provider and have them send a tech guy over. It just might be that the problem lies with outside facilities.

Or you may want to change the power settings on your wireless adapter to "Maximum Performance." You can do that by going to Control Panel, then System and Security. Select "Power Options". Click on "Change plan settings" beside your selected plan, then go to "Change advanced power settings".

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A:Wireless Capability keeps turning off

Make sure there is only one WiFi listed in the Device Manager.
Try uninstalling the WiFi driver but don't delete it
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A:Graphics card fan not turning on

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A:Problem turning on laptop

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A:Anyone know how to stop my laptop turning itself off randomly?

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Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
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You left out a couple pieces of information... the power supply specs and what the actual noise sounds like
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she might have you take out the new video card so she can get into the bios to turn off the on-board video
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can you post your specs?
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It would be helpful to know age and model.
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Compare this list of no POST troubleshooting with what you have already done.

Are the parts still under warranty?
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A:Compaq laptop screen goes blank after turning on

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Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)

* Warning deleting the Partition will remove all User data and Windows system files

Can be done on HP or Dell as well Actually any Windows computer
Oh I removed your not required reply on the memtest guide too
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Thanks for the update, also try here first if it happens again:
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Boot into Safe mode (by repeatedly pressing F8 key before Windows starts up)
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Look at the thermal past on your heatsink. It can be too thick as easily as it can be too thin.
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