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HP dv5000 bad inverter?

Q: HP dv5000 bad inverter?

I was given a slightly beat HP laptop when one of my customers upgraded. The video chipset still works (i.e. works fine when attaching an external display) but the screen itself is acting up. When the computer is powered up, the backlight turns on but there is just a single vertical line of colored pixels. I know all of the pixels work because if I tap the side of the screen they will display normally at any given time, but then the picture seems to get distorted or slowly burns out. So I'm thinking the inverter is junk, which is an easy enough fix... but I wanted to ask someone who has a bit more experience with this sort of thing. Any ideas?

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A: HP dv5000 bad inverter?

The LCD panel itself might be bad, but you can check all cable connections before you purchase any parts. i really don't think it is the inverter

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I have a Toshiba Laptop... A week ago, my screen has started going black and coming back. Just two days ago, my screen went black and did not come back. I thought my screen was dead but then I figured that the back light of my screen was gone because when I look at the screen carefully, I barely see the things on my desktop....When I turn on my laptop, I can see my screen for 3-4 seconds, then it goes black again. Same thing happens when I log on after log off... It again gives me the light about 3-4 seconds after just logging on, then it goes black again. I finally opened up the screen, and found the display inverter... and it again gives me the light 3-4 seconds after I plugged out and plugged in the inverter cable. I am not sure whether the problem is the inverter itself of the inverter cable. I really need help.

A:Distinguishing between display inverter and inverter cable problem.

It sounds like the inverter may be sensing an overload on its output(s) and shutting down after a few seconds. Some possible conditions causing it could be 1) the backlight lamp(s) failing, 2) arching of the inverter output cable to itself or the frame of the LCD panel, or 3) a failure of the inverter's overload sensing circuit that makes it think it is being overloaded, when it really isn't.

WARNING: Use extreme caution when working around a CCFL inverter with power applied to it. Portions of it will have hundreds of volts of electrical energy on it. You could receive a nasty (and possibly fatal) shock if you come in contact with the high voltage.

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I have a problem. I have a HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop computer which had original windows XP installed. I bought an upgrade to Windows 7 pro on the internet and the program is working fine except that I can not get the laptop monitor to show anything. I attached another monitor to the computer and it shows everything normally. I have tried to change the drivers to get back to the original with no success. The audio would not work in Windows 7 so I downloaded a windows XP audio program and now that works. I want to do the same thing for the monitor/graphics software but can not do it yet. Does anyone have a solution? Source for the drivers? I have tried all of the standard things such as restore etc.

A:dv5000 pavilion

Can we have the full model number? We need to figure out which video chip you have. DV5000 series is very old but it should work in Windows 7. Do you ever see anything on the laptop screen? Even before Windows loads....the HP logo, anything? It's real possible the screen has gone bad. 

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I have a hp pavilion DV5000, I had the hard drive crash. I got a new hard drive same manufactuer as the original it is just larger. I can't get the computer to recognize the new hard drive that I just installed. Please Help

A:HP Pavilion DV5000

Go to the website of the hard drive manufacturer, and download their drive setup software. Most drive manufacturers, except Toshiba, have setup software.
Otherwise, you benefit from using a full Windows disc rather than the recovery disk that came with the HP Pavilion... though it is do-able.
OEM drives you buy without the box and setup disk just take a little more experience because it needs a low level format or a manufacturer setup.
The download from the drive manufacturer's web site also comes with instructions on what to do.
Then of course the original hard drive crash may have been some other problem to begin with.

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The Laptop wont start up, all i get is a black screen with a prompt as if I am supposed to enter a command but won't let me enter anything. Ive reebooted it many times. I do not have the recovery discs since I bought this used. Any suggestions?

A:Need help with an HP Pavilion dv5000

you will need a recovery disk or a windows 10 install disk

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So, let's start this by saying I'm not computer illiterate. A few days ago I was having a problem with the fan not rotating properly, and thus not giving as much heat relief as needed, so I took the damn thing apart & reset the fan, cleaned it all out, etc. The fan works fine now, however I think before I was able to fix the fan, something else happened that is out of my control. Here's the problem: Computer works fine for everyday activities ie: internet, aim, word, etc. When I try to watch a movie, or play a game or anything that requires any sort of graphics, the entire computer just shuts off. Now, I'm really not entirely sure as to why it would do this, there's no forewarning, no graphics errors that would indicate the video card is malfunctioning or anything like that, but I thought it might be the video card's battery. I'm gonna replace the battery anyways, because it couldn't hurt, but any other solutions would be greatly appreciated. I'm not ready for this laptop to die =(

A:Hp pavilion dv5000

thus, you something missed when you was cleaning your cooling system. check the heatsink carefully again, and check the air temperature which blow out from laptop. if it hot, then problem is in some other place, if it's not hot, then check again cooling system.

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my sister's laptop, an hp dv5000, was plugged directly into the wall during an electrical storm about a week ago and now its unusable. when she turns it on the black screen with the blinking white bar in the upper left-hand corner comes up for a second or two and then the screen flashes blue and the whole thing shuts off. two of her friends are computer science majors (shes in college) and they think the only thing thats wrong with it is the hard drive got fried.

first of all i was just wondering if it is possible for the only thing to get fried is a hard drive during an electrical storm. im pretty new to the actual inner workings of a computer and i was just wondering if it would be worth the money buying a new hard drive.

if that is a likely situation i was also wondering if a "Western Digital 80GB UDMA/100 5400RPM 8MB 2.5'' NB HDD" part# WD800BEVE would be compatible with it. i have searched several sites and it seems like it is but i really don't want to have two unusable hard drives when its going to be replaced instead of just the one!

i dont have the laptop with me since my sister's at school until the weekend so i dont know how much more information about the computer i can give but ill try. please help me so i can stop being the middle-man for my computer illiterate sister!

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HI! I'm wondering if anyone has any advice. I shut down my dv5000 laptop the normal shutdown and then the next time I tried it won't turn on. I can see that it is getting power because the little light in the front is lit up. It is plugged in to AC the battery is about dead on it so I always us it plugged in. This is the first time I have had any problems with it.

Thanks in advance for any help


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Hi All,

I recently got a 2nd hand Pavilion. All was working fine untill i tried to format and reinstall windows XP. The first time i did it, i managed to delete the partitions and start a format. All of a sudden the laptop just powered down. Now whenever I boot from the windows CD it starts loading and when it gets to the part where "Setup is starting windows" and you press Enter to start the installation, it keeps powering down.

Anyone got any ideas what the cause could be?


A:HP Pavilion dv5000

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I picked up a used HP dv5000 (dv5139us) laptop and the hard drive is toast, it has a bad partition table. It came with Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005. I am thinking of putting Vista on it.

The HP specs on this: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00614792&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1843730

What I need to know is, I would like to use a 160GB ATA (E.I.D.E) WESTERN DIGITAL WD SCORPIO WD1600BEVE. 5400RPM.

HP tech support says I cant use more the a 120gb drive and it has to be 4200 rpm.

Can I use a bigger drive in this laptop or do I have to stay with a 120bg 4200 rpm drive

The old drive was a Fujitsu 120gb Model MHV2120AT and will not boot up at all. I tried PM to to fix it and keeps telling me bat drive.



A:Solved: Help with HP dv5000 laptop, need to know

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My laptops lagging really bad. i can't restore it, it always says "restore incomplete" i've run various scans which clear out alot of malware and spyware ect. but nothing helps. it still takes forever for anything to load, when i try and use windows media player its real choppy. Also cannot boot up in safe mode.

A:HP Pavilion dv5000 in trouble

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My ligthscribe drive on my HP Pavilion Medel DV5000 won't recongize any of my DVD Movies and Audio Discs.

In My Computer my DVD Rom Drive won't show up.

I tried looking for the drivers for the drive but could'nt find it.

I believe my Anti-Spyware program dump my drivers under Windows XP or I had a Virus before and scrwed everything up.

I tried Boot Up Linux Disc but with no luck.

Anyone have exprience this problem ?

A:HP Pavilion Model Dv5000?

http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Look...avilion+Medel+DV5000+&submit.x=10&submit.y=12 Jazz

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My wireless card is working properly, however I get the error statement: "unable to find certificate to log you on to the network."   All was fine until I had a crash.  After recovering the system, the wireless failed to work.  I have re-installed the driver, but that did not help.  Any Suggestions?
Router:                 D-Link Dir 615
Computer:           HP Pavilion dv5000  running XP
Wireless Card:   Intel Pro 3945ABG

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A:Wireless is not working on DV5000

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/102576-windows-was-unable-to-find-a-certificate/? ?That error message can pop up if you're running IEEE 802.1x authentication, but are not actually in a 802.1x (EAP) environment.Please goto Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Network Connections --> Right-click your Connection and select Properties --> Click on the Authentication tab --> Disable / uncheck the option IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network. Now, try to connect to your Wireless network; are you able to? (Note: you may need to restart the computer.)

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Ok guys. I own a HP Pavilion DV5000 that I love really much & performs really despite it's age. I mainly use it for surfing the internet & music production, but once I get my music computer back from my brothers I'm going to use this laptop for internet & marketing mainly because I'm gonna keep my main studio computer off of the internet to keep it safe. Over the next few months to a year I'm looking to slowly upgrade my laptop to make it perform better on the internet & with the basic task I'm gonna be using it for. Right now the current specs are: Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300 @ 1.6Ghz/667Mhz FSB,Chipset: Intel i945GM,Southbridge: 82801GHM (ICH7-M/U),Graphics Processor: Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family,Ram: 2GB of DDR2 @ 600Mhz,HDD: 120GB,OS: Windows 7 Unlimited 32-Bit. I'm planning to upgrade the ram to 4GB, replace the 120GB HDD with a 240GB SSD, & I've also been thinking about upgrading the CPU as well.  Is it possible to upgrade to a Intel Core 2 Dou T7200 on my computer or am I limited to a Intel Core Dou T2600 or Intel Core Dou T2700 as my maximum upgrade opition?  What are the possible Socket M CPU's I can upgrade too? Can I upgrade to a Socket M Intel Core 2 Dou or am I stuck with a Intel Core Dou as my upgrade opition? Please no rude or unrelated answers. 

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I have problems with the driver on my laptop. The Sound Card is not recognized and I have no sound at all. I would like to know if there is any solution to this problem.

A:HP Pavilion dv5000 NO SOUND

I have finally downloaded Win 7 32 bit and eveything now works fine. You have to download the driver fromo hp.com though but thats no problem. It works great and I like the system Im looking forward to it actually. Thanks to everyone for their interest.

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I have a HP Dv5000.. Its running Xp media , has a amd turion processor and 1gig or ram.It has been running slower and slower over the last few months.. I cant seem to figure out why.. I run zonealarm for a firewall and avg for antivirus.. I also scan with adware.. There is nothing on the computer that any of them find. Yet the computer runs so slow theres times i type faster then the letters appear on screen. I do have a ton of processes running but i am unsure of what I can clear out and what needs to stay.. I just counted and there is 45 processes.. Is there a way to find out what i can clear out and what needs to stay? Any other ideas what might be making my laptop crawl.. Im not to computer savvy so please bear with me.. Ive been working on issue non stop with this thing for a few a while now.. I also have the dreaded random shut downs and my office wont work anymore.. IM still working on those as well.. Hit me with any ideas you migh have. Thanks

A:HP Pavilion Dv5000 issues

Run an HP restore

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This laptop is used every day and worked perfectly until this morning. I attached the power cable and switched it on, but the screen remained blank. All the usual power lights along the top of the keyboard are illuminated, but that is all. The blue charging light along the front edge blinks. When I try to power down by holding the on/off key down, nothing happens. The lights stay on and the computer doesn't switch off. Bizarrely, when I disconnect the power cord, the lights switch off - but only then. I have tried booting up from the DVD drive to no avail. Any assistance would be much appreciated to get my laptop back up and running.


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A:HP Pavilion DV5000 laptop won't turn on or off

In the absence of any further advice or suggestions, I decided to try clearing the CMOS. In the process, I discovered that the RTC battery was dud, so I replaced it with a good battery and Hey Presto! - the computer is now back up and running as normal. Happy days!

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I am working on an HP Dv5000 laptop, Turion 64 processor, 1GB RAM and 80GB HD running factory installed Windows XP MCE. All MS updates are current, Avast antivirus is running properly. The user has particularly good computer use and browsing habits, but just the same, I have used Spybot SD to verify that no spy/ad/mal-ware are currently installed. I ran Sophos Anti-rootkit, no problems found. No AOL, no toolbars, no junkware. No firewall software, no special security software. The main symptom is slow start-up - Windows logo screen a bit slow, then sits at a black screen for up to 5 minutes, before finally showing the Welcome screen. Click on profile results in another 3-4 minute wait. Windows event .wav files have a bit of a jerky sound. Applications start slow and function like they are starving for memory. I have stripped it down to basic functions via HJT, HD Cleaner and Spybot SD. I performed chkdsk /r and found/fixed some disk errors. It did not however, fix the problem. Does anyone out there have any ideas I haven't mentioned?

A:HP Dv5000 Slow and erradic behavior

Apparently this one was a real stumper... I was hoping to get to the root cause, but I finally resolved the problem by rebuilding the pc. I see that several folks viewed my post, so thanks for looking everyone. Maybe we can figure this one out next time.

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So I just installed windows 7 recently on my sisters HP pavillion dv5000
There are a number of problems. First the keyboard is wack. After I type a few words it'll jump to a middle of a sentence before or 2 words before and start from there as I type. like I'll write hey how are you and it goes between h and ow and starts the cursor all the way over there or it'll be gone and start no where. and it'll go to the post button or something.
Another issue but not as big is the fact that there is a mute button if you are familiar with the HP pavillion DV5000 and when you press it the light goes on, if you turn on the mute. This always happens. It happened when I still use windows XP, now that I changed it to windows 7 however it no longer works. If I press mute or even if I don't the button is not turned on.
Any one can help? ESPECIALLY with the wacky keyboard situation. I can't type anything without it going back midway and start to type out of the wrong section of it. Thanks

Sound Issue: whenever I hibernate then restore windows the sound is gone! I cannot get it back unless I restart my PC.

A:hp pavillion dv5000 windows 7 problems

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Can I install Windows 7 on Hp DV5000 laptop and will it work ?


A:Install Windows 7 on Hp DV5000 laptop

Can I install the same drivers I used for this laptop using Windows xp pro. on
Windows 7 Pro.?


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Ok when i pop in the xp disk, it loads fine and boots to the hard disk screen ,but no hard disks can be found. I can boot to the drive easily but hp loaded this machine with so much crap that its insane to fix it now. All i want to do is wipe the sucker clean and start over with pro sp2 since thats all i have. I'm about to but a bullet hole through the whole laptop, or at least smash it with a sledge hammer :P

A:hp pavilion dv5000 wont let me install pro sp2


If you are going to do this, Please back up all your files that you want to keep.

You might want to start your laptop up from cd. and Windows Setup should see all the Hard Drives/Disks on you laptop there will only be one on you laptop but it could be partitioned.

Any more help just ask,

Have a nice day,


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My BIOS information now:
Pavilion DV5000
Systembord id: 30AE
Processor: AMD Turion 64
Processor speed: 1800 Mgh
System memory: 1920Mb
BIOS version: F.33
KBC version: 49.38
Serial number: [edited By Moderator]
On official site from HP i cannot find Bios versions for the Pavilion DV5000.
Are there official newer HP BIOS versions for this laptop ?????

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A:Is there an BIOS upgrade for HP Pavilion DV5000 ?

Yes, that is correct, and you can update the BIOS if you are running XP. As long as you flash the BIOS with the XP OS, you should be OK, but I cannot guarantee it 100%. I don't dual boot any of my PC's.

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I'm having trouble with my hp pavilion dv5000. It started about a month ago and i should have tried to repair it sooner. To begin with the problem was just loud clicking noise, perhaps the fan. Soon after it had trouble waking from standby and finally while attempting to turn it on the power LED would turn on but after a few seconds the screen wouldn't light up and the power LED light would begin to flash.
It had been working still however if you tried to startup a few times, with no further problems. However now it won't seem to get past the Flashing LED no matter how many times i try.
I'd be really greatful for any ideas.


A:Flashing Power LED - no startup - HP dv5000

loud clicking noiseClick to expand...

Usually HardDrive failure

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hi gang
I haven't dealt with xp in awhile, especially on AMD Turion hardware...
a hard drive failed [like dead.... another issue] on this laptop and I grabbed the only IDE device I had in the pile to try to load XP back on the laptop. its a AMD Turion x64 HP DV5000 series... when I load the HP OEM XP CD it gets to the point of initial load like before the "press F8 to EULA" - bombs out with the message: /ntkrnlmp.exe not loaded error code 4
Googling about I find a bit of material about the ntkrnl error 7 but not error 4.

anyone tell me what's going on?
the bios on this system is quite lame... setup has few options at all so there's not much to enable/disable.
The Disc SHOULD be good - its been probably 3 months since I used it successfully to rebuild a different HP laptop...


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Hi everyone!

I own an HP Pavilion dv5000 and it has been giving me some troubles these past weeks. At first it was a problem with it constantly rebooting after having displayed the good old Windows XP loading Black Screen. Today it started to behave strangely again, and I tried to control the situation. Since nothing happened and the OS was completely stopped and the screen had frozen, I rebooted it the old school (the very stupid way: you remove the batteries and the alimentation)

When I tried to put it to work again, there's the black screen with the "HP Invent" thing and then nothing happens afterwards. I ran BIOS and I can't see the name of my HD anywhere, nor can I make the OS work in the "mode without mistakes", nor any option available when I press F5 right after the black screen appears.

Can someone help me? I'd be very thankful, since my situation is a bit desperated.

Oh, and excuse my english, I might have a few mistakes.

Thanks everyone!

A:Trouble with an HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop.

your hdd may be broken. if you need information from this hdd, i recommend you to put it in service-centre,which can restore info's from hard drives.
another reason: if you can't boot from DVD drive - the southbridge chip may also been broken. in this case - only the MB repairing or replacing can solve the problem.
and what's the model of your notebook?

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At my home I use suddenlink internet, phone and cable. The modem I have relays my internet and phone service. I plug a Linksys wireless-G 2.4 GHz broadband router into the modem to make my internet wireless. Both my boyfriend and I are able to pick up the signal fine. My mothers internet will not pick up the signal. The wireless works because the little blue button stays on. There is just no wireless signals found. I have looked everywhere for an answer. The internet was working, then we had the power go off and now it will not connect. Her computer is an HP Pavilion dv5000 series, it runs windows xp. I know a little about computers so I have done all the basic things to try and fix it. Reset router, update drivers, disable reenable the wireless....I have done all of those things. I have had this problem once before, and the solution is simple...I JUST CANNOT REMEMBER! Please anyone who knows anything I would love advice on how to fix it. Oh when I plug her directly into the internet she runs fine. I don't think the actual wireless on her computer is the issue because it is staying on, it is something wrong with picking up the signals.

A:Hp Pavilion dv5000 wont connect to wireless

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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after hibernate my hp pavillion dv5000 laptop has no sound. I have to always restart my computer to get sound.

A:hp pavillion dv5000 laptop no sound after hibernate

Are your drivers up-to-date?

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Hi, I have an HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop. Unfortunately, the hinges through which the display assembly is connected to the switch cover (spare part #407825-001) gave away and I have not been able to find a replacement switch cover and screen assembly here in India (where I am based). Given that the other hardware components are in perfect condition otherwise, I have been thinking of a full body replacement where I should be able to use all the same components viz motherboard etc. in a new housing. However, housing for dv5000 is also not available, therefore, I am looking for help on a good substitute for the same which should be able to accommodate all the dv5000 components and hopefully should still be available in the market. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated - I am keen to get this machine up and running.. Thanks,Nishant


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A:Pavilion dv5000 needs full body replacement

Thanks for a prompt revert..let me give it a shot..really appreciate your help on hunting down the seller on eBay..kudos!!

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Hiya,I've been trying to make improvements to an old laptop of mine - A Pavilion DV5203EA with an Intel Celeron M 410 CPU (Bios version F.24).After going through the manual, the forums and gathering info, I tried replacing the Celeron CPU with an Intel T2300 and then an Intell T2600 (which by all accounts are supported and should have worked). But in both cases, the laptop wouldn't get as far as the boot screen - the power would come on when the power button was pressed, all the lights would light up, but that's it, no beeps or anything else. The fan would start once the power came on but turned off after a few seconds and the laptop would stay like that indefinitely.Once I switched back to the Celeron it was back to normal as though nothing had happened. Is there something else that needs to be done besides the BIOS update that might get one of the replacement CPUs to work? I also have a Core 2 Duo 7100 cpu i haven't tried yet - is it even worth the effort given the results with the 2300 and 2600? Thanks in advance!

A:CPU replacement issues with Pavilion DV5000 laptop

Hi, Did you buy the RIGHT part number from HP or from other shops ? Normal retail CPU's won't work. Please don't ask me why but believe me, it's simply won't work. Regards.

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I recently purchased a replacement battery for my HP Pavilion dv5035nr and after charging, the computer will not start without the power cord attached. Frankly, I am not sure it is charging, since the battery monitor remains at 62% charged and identifies the battery as an original HP battery, which it is not. I have removed and replaced the battery and this doesn't seem to work. I have also updated the BIOS but this has not helped. The replacement batter is a 12 cell lithium-ion, 10400 mah. Any suggestions? I appreciate the help.

A:Solved: HP dv5000 Replacement Battery not Recognized

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i have an hp pavilion dv5000 and at first i had a "blue screen" problem so my friend thought reformatting my hard drive will help but no i have no OS and when i try to put one in it says like "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system" please help i dont know what to do

A:HP Pavilion dv5000 cant find a hard disk installed

How did you friend reformat the HDD?

1. Under Windows
2. Under Windows Setup

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I have mobile intel 945 express chipset for my hp pavillion dv5000 laptop. Is there a windows 7 update for the driver? and what is the maximum resolution if anyone knows? Before I upgraded to windows 7 I didn't check how high the screen resolution can go but hopefully I can make it larger because everything is so compressed at 1024 x 768 I want to see it in a larger resolution but I'm not sure if there is an upgrade or if it's even possible.

A:mobile intel 945 express chipset for hp pavillion dv5000

If there is an updated driver for your chipset it can be found using the driver update utility available at Intel? Driver Update Utility.

This should sort you out.


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Pretty much the thread topic..upgraded from XP to 7 today and can't seem to up my resolution. Tried updating the drivers but they all say up to date. Went to HP's site to try and update the drivers but there's no option for Windows 7..just XP and Vista naturally lol but yeah just trying to expand the screen a bit cuz it looks off.

A:Hp Pavilion dv5000 Windows 7 32bit stuck in 1024 X 768 reso

I have the same laptop and I never had any issue with the resolution...

You need the legacy ATI Catylist control center and mobility moder.

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i have an hp pavilion dv5000 and at first i had a "blue screen" problem so my friend thought reformatting my hard drive will help but no i have no OS and when i try to put one in it says like "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system" please help i dont know what to do

A:my hp pavilion dv5000 has many problems like its not finding a hard disk drive

What is the error code on the blue screen message.

Look for specific numbers such as 0x---------
Also anything such as PAGE_FAULT

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My HP dv5000 Pavilion Notebook is failing to recognize the internal CD-ROM drive. This is a recent problem, the drive was working properly less than a week ago. The device manager shows no option for the drive as well as the system information in the HP help center has the drive listed as not being installed. I have go so far as checking the BIOS (Phoenix edition) for the drive but am unable to locate the option to check if the drive is enabled. I fully understand the risk and danger in entering the BIOS, hence why I am seeking advice from those who are more knowledgeable. I have tried calling the HP support center for assistance; needless to say they were of no help. The individual I spoke to had even less knowledge of computers than I do and even less of how to help solve my problem.

If there is anyone able to help I would greatly appreciate it, thank you.

A:My HP dv5000 Pavilion Notebook is failing to recognize the internal CD-ROM drive.

If Device Manager doesn't even show the drive there is a good chance that it has died. You can look in BIOS. In a Phoenix BIOS where you usually want to look is under Main. You should see your HD and maybe the CD drive. Settings should be on auto. If the CD drive isn't there it probably needs replacing. With a laptop you could take the drive out and put it back in to make sure you have a good connection.

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Does anyone know how to check a power inverter using a meter?
Most websites use the tried and true light bulb method.

Sony VAIO pcg-fxa49


Set the meter to 120 Volts ( 240 if you are in Europe ) and stick both leads of the multi-tester in the two slots next to each other

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have an acer aspire 5920 lap top and i have sent my laptop to get repaired only to have it break down again. The trouble is the inverter or thought it was but when i opened up the top of the laptop to see if it was the inverter that was giving me trouble i found out that it was not that at all. On the left side of the inverter there is a plug which i believe goes to the video part. If i follow this wire which is attatched to the inverter i come across one of these plugs that attatch two wires together and also a ribbon wire which also has a plug on it. This is some what loose cos when i touch it the screen goes blank. What i want to know is what are these called and how can i fix them.
thx in advance


I have a five year old Dell Latitude D520 that I think has a bad inverter. When I turn it on everything works OK, except the display flashes at a 3 or 4 times per second rate. An external monitor does not do this, so I think the inverter is bad.

Trying to decide if I should put another $20 into this laptop, as I have already replaced the motherboard, charger and two batteries.

A:Is It The Inverter?

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Good evening,

does sb know the difference between these two inverters:
G71C0007Y110 und G71C0007Y210 ??

Both are for dual-lamp screens according to the following table
from Qosmio G50 repair manual

But where are the differences? And, most important, which one do I need for my
Qosmio G50-12E??

Thank you very much for your help!


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Here's the problem -
4 year old Gateway laptop, LCD went dark suddenly (could just make out screen in certain light.)
I figured out it was the inverter, order a new one, and installed it.
Hooray, everything worked fine. Bright clear screen.
I'll say here that the drive was wiped, so when it boots it boots to "No OS found."
Booted it up and left it alone for it to charge battery. Sat for 1/2 hour with no problem with "No OS found" bright and clear.
Re-booted to begin install of OS and it lit up, showed 'No OS found" for 60 seconds, and then goes completely black, not even faint.

So I can't tell now if this inverter went, backlight is shot, or ????
Since it starts every time bright and clear I have no idea. It just goes black 60 seconds after I turn it on.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Good day all, does anyone know a good inverter, because i want to change my old one, so can someone recommend me?


Hello kasmi- 33!

Can you please give us a little more information to what this is pertaining to? An inverter for what?

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Recently my Inspiron 8600 started booting with a black screen. Shining a flash light on it, I could see login prompt then XP desk top. This kind of thing usually points to the Inverter; however, both the CCT (Cold Cathode Tube) and wiring could also be the source of my problem. I have dismanteled the display down to removing the bezel and freeing up the LCD panel. Where do i go from here to be sure which component is the cause f my problem?

Thanks in advance

A:LCD inverter?

To be honest, the best way is by substitution of the inverter or the backlight. Whichever fixes it is the problem.

The high voltage produced by the inverter could be measured with an appropriate meter, but as it is effectively a ballast the results could be affected by the CCT backlight, it may be hard to deduce just which is the problem. Open circuit voltage would also be inconclusive, it could still be a defective inverter that falls over with the load and fails to strike the CCT.

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Can anyone tell me what voltage I need for my notebook for the truck. I have seen various prices from 199 to 59 Cdn dollars. Best Buy, Office Depot want 170 to 199. Radio Shack can offer me a 175 voltage for 59 Cdn. Thank you in advance for your help

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Alright, I'm making a projector out of an lcd monitor, an overhead projector and some tape and a computer fan. But, I need to know if I need the inverter board and if I need the switch on the lcd frame. I have a Compaq fp7137 monitor and the backlight doesn't like to stay on. So do I need those two parts? Thanks.

A:what does an inverter board do?

The inverter basically gives the backlight power to light up if you don't need light on the backlight then you won't need it

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I'm repairing a friends Asus A6000 laptop Lcd and cannot find an inverter
for it. I've tried ebay but no luck.
Could someone please help.


A:need help sourceing lcd inverter

Asus themselves maybe?

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Are they integral with the system board or separate components?I ordered an X61 tablet on 9 Nov and received it on the 27th. The backlight kept crapping out so it went back to Easyserv on 4 Dec. I got it back on the 20th and the info sheet said they'd replaced the system board and restored the HD to as-shipped state.Yesterday the backlight started going off again, and today it wouldn't come on at all. Obviously it's got to go back again, but I'm curious if replacing the system board was the right thing to do.

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A:Where is the backlight? The inverter?

Download the Hardware Maintanance Manual. Shows you where everything is, and how to replace it.

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