Notebook not booting up!!! Please help!!!

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  1. Pranalien

    Pranalien Notebook Veteran

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    I am having the notebook mentioned in my sig. It was working perfectly till yesterday. Today morning when I started the machine, it just refused to do so . There are 3 beeps whenever I try to start it and then it remains on with a blank screen. Please help me out with this problem as this notebook is my only medium of daily productivity and I don't want to spend wads of cash by taking it to a service center as the warranty expired long back.
     
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    Hello!

    My DV9000 does the exact same thing, without any reason. I have no idea why and I ended up buying a new computer (another DV9xxx) with some support from HP.

    If you found a solution, let me know =)
     
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    "Your computer has memory problems. First check video. If video is working, you'll see an error message. If not, you have a parity error in your first 64K of memory. First check your SIMM's. Reseat them and reboot. If this doesn't do it, the memory chips may be bad. You can try switching the first and second banks memory chips. First banks are the memory banks that your CPU finds its first 64K of base memory in. You'll need to consult your manual to see which bank is first. If all your memory tests good, you probably need to buy another motherboard"

    According to beep codes... try google 'beep codes'
     
  4. Pranalien

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    Well in the meantime I have done some research on this problem. The exact beep sequence is 1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps which actually means a video failure. Either the video card itself is gone or the connections have become loose due to overheating. Why I am saying this is because many users who experienced the same problem actually managed to boot up their PCs by keeping them in an extended heating period. So that means that the GPU hasn't malfunctioned but there might be some problem in the internal circuitry which prevents the computer from doing a cold booting. I am keeping my fingers crossed and am awaiting more replies from people who have encountered similar problems.

    @kanehi: I have reseated my memory modules but nothing happened.
     
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    OK now an update. I called up HP Tech Support in New Delhi,India. The tech support guy was very helpful and assured me that the warranty has been extended for my model till November 2008. He also told that the motherboard along with the GPU will be replaced free of cost.
     
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    Congratz =) Cross your fingers that it wont happen again...
     
  7. Pranalien

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    My concern is that with what will they replace the Go 7600? I doubt they will be having any stock of that GPU. I will also not settle for any entry level GPU since Go 7600 was a mid-level card of its time and the particular model of the dv9000 series was the most premium model available in India at that time.
     
  8. flipfire

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    No, they will be forced to give you a model which they have in stock.

    It will definately be better as the Go 7600 has been phased out for a long while

    You will most likely get a dv9700 with a 8600m GS or maybe even a dv7t if your lucky
     
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    Thanks for your input flipfire. But the dv7t is still not released in India. Is the dv9700'S motherboard compatible with the dv9300's? How much performance difference am I expected to see with the 8600mGS? I will definitely be not settling for anything less than my previous card because that configuration was the most expensive Pavilion model available a year ago in India.
     
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    They will most likely just give you a brand new notebook, not replace it. I highly doubt they will still have the defective go7600 boards around.

    The 8600m GS is definately an significant improvement from the 7600. I think it was like 1000+ more points in 3dmark06
     
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