Yesterday it worked
Today it is not working
Windows is like that
(Margaret Segall, 1998)
Yup, yup, for the past couple of months my laptop (purchased in January 2007) has been acting very much diva like indeed! There is no life at all on the thingy. Zilch, nada, not-a-thing at all presently. There has been days when it has behaved beautifully and i thought all’s well and swell but alas –
‘ deep, d e e p s i g h…’
First i thought that it was ickle me, but as i have bought this and that to enhance the performance that only gave temporary ‘activity’ to the ‘puter, i had to get to the heart of the matter and i began to do some serious research on it, i came across this site regarding my laptop aka HP Pavilion dv 600:
And i quote:
“ HP has identified a hardware issue with certain HP Pavilion dv2000/dv6000/dv9000 and Compaq Presario V3000/V6000 series notebook PCs, and has also released a new BIOS for these notebook PCs, version F.39 for dv2000/V3000, and version F.3D for dv6000/dv9000/V6000.
||If you are a customer in Canada with an HP Notebook model DV2412CA or DV2404CA, do not update the notebook to BIOS version F.39.|
|NOTE:||This service enhancement program is available in North America for 24 months after the start of your original standard limited warranty for issues listed below; otherwise your current standard limited warranty applies. Customers who already have a 24 month or longer warranty period will be covered under their existing standard HP Limited Warranty.”|
Thus it continues on another page that explains more of what is happening:
“Identify your notebook series and product number Using the Service Tag on your notebook, determine if your notebook is one of the series in the table below. Click on your series in the table to see the complete list of included notebook product numbers. If the product number of your notebook is listed in that table then return to the HP Limited Warranty Service Enhancement page and continue to Step 2 for further instructions…”
- Shut the computer down
- Unplug the computer
- Take out the battery pack
- While the pack it out, hold the power button for 30 seconds
- Put the battery back in
- Plug it to the AC adaptor
- … and Voila!
There should be life on the yoke!!
This is yet to be seen as to my laptop, as i am using somebody else’s computer writing this entry, but i shall keep you posted, if this tip mentioned above worked.
“The problem with troubleshooting
is that trouble shoots back. “
Keep tapping on the ‘puters and have a super-duper week.