Re: Vista laptop won't turn on
Sounds like a hardware failure. Could be the screen, memory, motherboard,
etc. Since it's a laptop, you'll need to contact HP for warranty support, or
a local technician experienced in working on these units. There's not much
that a home user can do (except perhaps reseat/replace the memory modules).
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Sciencekid" <Sciencekid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I don't know if this is in the right section or not, but I have a HP
> dv9408nr and Vista premium ( or at least I remember that it wasn't basic,
> I'm assuming it was premium) and last time the computer had shut down, it
> updating something, I don't know what. and i let it update without
> the power or anything til it shut down. but now when I turn it on, and its
> plugged in, the light for the power is on and the light that shows its
> thinking goes on at first and then turns off, all the lights are on like
> they're supposed to but the display never turns on, I don't hear any
> noises coming from the computer. the light for the cd drive goes on during
> this and so does the card reader that i have built in to the laptop and
> after approximately 30 seconds it cycles power and starts all over again..
> the battery is full so it cant be that. i tried placing a ubuntu live cd
> the drive just in case that would affect it and nothing changed..
> it just shuts down.. does anyone know what could have caused this, or
> moreover how to fix it?