Hp 2000 notebook is dying

By Lucie ยท 6 replies
Feb 28, 2016
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  1. Hi,thankyou in advance for any help I may receive. I had an error message on my notebook about the fan having problems. I opened it up and cleaned it, it was in a terrible mess, full of dust and I think also coffee that had been spilt previously. Anyway I cleaned it up, but now it's having major issues. It turns on, but there is no display, power lights and wifi lights are on. I went to turn it off, but it wouldn't shut down. And when
    I press the power button to do this, it sounds like it's shorting out?
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,026   +667

    If it were mine, I would find a couple of Youtube vids about disassembling notebooks like mine. I would then try again.

    While there is a good chance that the fan problems, and heat have broken something, the most likely cause is putting a long screw into a short screw hole - causing a ground where one is not expected. Another is the attachment of ribbon cables with their difficult connectors.

    The best resolution comes from finding a disassembly video for your specific machine and working through that as you re-build your notebook again.
  3. Lucie

    Lucie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your reply,I did look up youtube,and thats how I learnt how to clean it.But will check again just incase I went wrong somewhere.
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,026   +667

    I've re-assembled one of mine 3 times before I got it right. Good luck.
  5. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +114

    3 times, huh? That caveman avatar is starting to line up now. :)
  6. Lucie

    Lucie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok thankyou,will let you know how I go :)
  7. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,026   +667

    Yup, learned about long screws....left the memory out... finally got it right. Two wrongs do not make a right, persistence does.

    Acer Aspire one...

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