Having problems with your HP Pavilion ze2000 Notebook ?

Video card problem?

\015 HiI have a HP Pavilion ze2000.When I want to start it up,it wont start until I push against the left hand side (to the right of mouse pad and under the ctr and the other tabs.The othe problem is when I want to type it wont type in anything until I do the same thing(push against left hand side as I explained above.Another thing that I noticed is that when is starting up(with help of course) the lights on caps lock and num lk tabs are flickering. Is it the video card ,not making a proper connection with the motherboard or anyone could tell me what it be?Many thanks\015

Answers :

I may get a little detailed with my solution, as I want you to have all the information I feel is relevant. The fix may be something you wish to attempt, or at the very least, you'll have the knowledge of what is going on.
I believe it is a problem with the Power Connector Board.

The term 'Board', is a simple reference to a circuit board, or also called PCB. Printed Circuit Board.
The above name for this board is the actual name used by HP.

To explain the construction of this particular board, I feel may help explain my solution.
There are three main pieces to this component.

1.There is a very small flat circuit board on top of this component.
Rectangular in shape.

2.There is a rectangular body. The body sitting in the laptop, is in a vertical position. Like looking at a miniature skyscraper. The circuit board lays flat on top of it.

3.There is a small round, tubular, shaped jack, that comes out of the bottom of the body. It resembles the AC adapter, (Charger), plug that you plug into your laptop.

The top of the Power Connector Board, is the above mentioned flat circuit board. This circuit board fastens to the bottom side of the Top Cover. (The Top Cover, is the entire rectangular shape piece of plastic cover, from the bottom of the LCD screen, down to past the touchpad)

There are two Philips head screws, that fasten this circuit board to the top cover. They may have come loose.
That would allow the jack at the bottom of the Power Connector Board, to move out of it's corresponding socket on the motherboard.

This is turn could crack the motherboard at that area. You push down, you get a contact. No pressure, the crack opens up.

If you would like to see the Power Connector Board, and the inside of your laptop, below is the link to the Maintenance and Service Guide, (Manual really), for your Pavilion ze2000. It is from HP Support.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=444477&lang=en&

The guide states ze2300 after you download it, but this is the manual used for all of the ze2000 series.

On this page scroll down with your eyes, and click on ->
HP Pavilion ze2000 Notebook PC, Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide

This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds before you will see the first page. (Normally around 10 to 20 seconds) Let it download all the way before looking through it.

Page 68 shows you an exploded illustration of your laptop.
Page 152 shows you the Power Connector Board
The Maintenance and Service Guide will tell you, and show you, how to disassemble the laptop, should you feel like you would want to attempt it yourself.

A.Wear an ESD wristband, connect the alligator clip to a good ground. (They are about $6 at Radio Shack. Your body contains static electricity, and static will fry out delicate computer hardware components.
The Electro Static Discharge band prevents static from harming your computer)

BSort the screws out into suitable containers that are marked, for each area that screw came out of.

C.You may want to take digital photos as you go along, to have a digital record to refer back to later.
Like ur problem is, everythin can be fixed like u have problem in start up's & all.. but since u said ur num locks & caps lock keeps flickerin,i guess its all due to loose connections between keyboard & motherboard. If u use ur Laptop's keyboard & touch pad, i'll suggest u to get an extra keyboard & mouse which u can use. so thisproblem will be sorted out, and i wanna know abt ur starat up problem means exactly wat problem u get.
Thanks
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