Kind of a tricky laptop question

By Airwalker700
Nov 29, 2007
  1. A friend of mine gave me his laptop to look at after it stopped functioning this summer. It's an HP pavillion dv1000, and I guess the issue is that it will not power on, nor show any indication of power even if plugged in. He said it got left in his car for a couple weeks last summer, during times where the heat was pretty intense, especially in a car.
    I was wondering if anyone else had encountered anything like this in the past, or perhaps knows what the main issue might be. Thanks in advance!
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    A common problem is power management failure - the battery is flat and mains power is not getting through. Does the power supply have output?
  3. Airwalker700

    Airwalker700 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There doesn't appear to be any output, at least as far as I can tell.
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Before you do anything else you need to get this power supply unit tested. Some need a load before delivering current so you could check it in another similar laptop or have a shop check it. I doubt the heat in the car is the cause.
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