Having problems with your HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook ?

Motherboard or Internal Power supply?

\015 This is the story. I tried to turn laptop as usual. It would not turn on, no lights, no sounds, nothing. After 3 or 4 tries I noticed the the VGA out port near where the AC adapter plugs in was very warm. I quickly unplugged the AC adapter and examined the computer. The whole area where the AC adapter plugs in was quite warm and you could smell hot electronics. I don't think it was a surge through the AC unit. I was using a Kensingston universal power supply at the time though which I have had for a few weeks. I have tried resetting by removing the battery and holding the power button down as I have been instructed before by HP tech support. I have had the motherboard replaced twice while this computer was under warranty but never with a failure like this. So do you think it is the motherboard again or is there a DC-DC converter in the unit that may have gone bad? I am going to be opening it up soon to take a look. What should I look for or how can I test it?Thanks,SZ\015

Answers :

I had the same problem with mine. It's just over heated. I replaced the fan, if you look up the part number in the manual, you can get it on eBay for a reasonable price.

Just replace the fan, or see if it is just dirty and clean it out, or, I just put mine on a stand that let it "air out" while I used it.
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