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My laptop keeps shutting off. I ran a full system scan with norton and nothing came up. If I move the screen it shuts down and then the computer shuts down. If I type (maybe too hard) it shuts down. I'm thinking there's some type of connection problem between the screen and the comp. If i turn it on, have the screen tilted just so and don't touch it, it stays on. This is such bad timing. I'm leaving for cali in a couple of hours and have an assignment due tomorrow night and I don't know how i will work on it. I thought maybe I could tighten the screws that attach the screen to the comp but i don't know how to open this thing up. it's a hp pavillion dv 1000.<br><br>
any ideas outside of bringing it in? which i will do if i can't solve this problem on my own.<br><br>
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Are you working on battery? Check your battery. Could be also if you are on AC power that there is something wrong with your cord. Unless you are good with computer hardware, I wouldn't open it myself. Might be something loose inside. I would bring it in. But call HP first to ask them. Maybe they might have some tips.<br><br><br><br>
It doesn't sound like a virus(norton doesn't always pick up all viruses unfortunately- I have Norton too) since it shuts down when you touch the computer. Unless it is just coincidence.
 

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it sounds like a hardware issue, but ya never know. My recommendation is to download & burn, then run knoppix from your optical drive. If that's rock solid, then it's probably software. If not, you at least know it's hardware.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.knoppix.org/" target="_blank">http://www.knoppix.org/</a>
 

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If I type (maybe too hard) it shuts down. I'm thinking there's some type of connection problem between the screen and the comp. If i turn it on, have the screen tilted just so and don't touch it, it stays on. This is such bad timing. I'm leaving for cali in a couple of hours and have an assignment due tomorrow night and I don't know how i will work on it. I thought maybe I could tighten the screws that attach the screen to the comp but i don't know how to open this thing up. it's a hp pavillion dv 1000.<br><br>
any ideas outside of bringing it in? which i will do if i can't solve this problem on my own.<br><br>
thanks in advance<br><br>
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To get yourself through the next couple of days, just plug in an external keyboard and mouse, tilt the screen the way you want it, fire it up and don't touch anything else.
 

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it sounds like a hardware issue, but ya never know. My recommendation is to download & burn, then run knoppix from your optical drive. If that's rock solid, then it's probably software. If not, you at least know it's hardware.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.knoppix.org/" target="_blank">http://www.knoppix.org/</a></div>
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Agreed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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queenfluff, i have tried taking the battery out and just running it with the power cord etc. i don't think it a virus either but who knows. i'm definately going to take it in.<br><br><br><br>
veggiefrank, i will try that later this week. i don't know if the comp will stay on long enough but i'll give it a shot. thanks<br><br><br><br>
Red, excellent idea. i don't know why i didn't think of that.<br><br><br><br>
thank you guys for the imput. i ended up buying a laptop today (w/a 3 year warranty, which will go to my dh) because my hp shut down when i wasn't even touching it. i can't have it serviced while in cali because it might take too long. when i get home though i'm going to try out some of your ideas and see what happens. i definately need to have the screen attachment thing tightened. Working with this new laptop (toshiba) i can see how loose my screen is!
 

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I found out what's wrong with my laptop. The mother board is damaged <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">. I know it's my fault because I wasn't gentle enough with that comp. I will be with the new one.<br><br><br><br>
New question. I would love to have this thing fixed and give it to my brother. HP quote me $400. Is there any way to do this cheaper? I know mother boards are pricey and that the laptop will have to be torn apart to get at it. Any ideas? $200 would be so much better than $400.
 

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How did you come to the conclusion that the motherboard is at fault? It may very well be but since you're running windows that has be installed for a long time period I would first want to make sure it has nothing to do with software. Please try the knoppix suggestion other people mentioned. If you can burn a cd, you can use knoppix. If your knoppix is just as unstable as your windows then yeah, it is a hardware problem.<br><br><br><br>
Laptop motherboards are typically much more expensive than desktop ones. They are custom made for the casing of the laptop and aren't quite as interchangeable. You will probably be at the mercy of HP if you want one that is brand new.<br><br><br><br>
If you want to find one cheaper, look on ebay. You may find someone giving a "broken" laptop that is the same model as yours, then you could swap out the motherboard with yours. You may even find someone selling your a motherboard for your model.<br><br><br><br>
I would not take it to a computer service place. They are huge rip offs and sometimes they are incompetent. Following the advice we give you will save you a lot of money and get the same results.
 

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I took it to staples and this a guy in their tech dept checked it out for me. Originally he said the cpu was fine and thought the fan wasn't working and that's why it kept shutting down. When he opened it he said he saw pieces of the motherboard missing, which makes sense because a few weeks prior i heard pieces ratteling (sp?) around in there.<br><br><br><br>
I took it to another computer service place and got a bad feeling, plus they wanted to charge me all this money for nothing (back up for $60, diagnosis for $60 etc) so then I went to staples. This guy seems cool and the cost is minimal but how would i really know.<br><br><br><br>
The ebay thing is a good idea. I would need to find someone who could take the computer apart and remove and put in the new mother board. From what I've been reading there's sodering involved and I don't think i could do this myself without breaking the comp. Eh, i could try since i don't want to spend $400 any way. It might be a learning experience.
 

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I have had my laptop for about a month now and still trying to work it out<br><br><br><br>
Is there any way I can download stuff from you tube onto a disk with out having to record it onto my hard drive first?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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I have had my laptop for about a month now and still trying to work it out<br><br><br><br>
Is there any way I can download stuff from you tube onto a disk with out having to record it onto my hard drive first?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"></div>
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Make your own thread, this has nothing to do with Gaya's question.
 

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Make your own thread, this has nothing to do with Gaya's question.</div>
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oh I see thought it was an open tech-no room ...sorry about that
 
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