Originally Posted by DominicanOps
400 dollars is alot of money.......especially just to fix my laptop. The problem with my laptop is that it keeps turning off while on AC power. The battery is dead and I don't use it anymore, the PC still turns off, even on AC power. I dont know what the problem is and I posted on this forum and no one replied. So I called HP and they said 400 dollars to fix it. (333+65 for shipping) Yeah so I really need to know my options here because this is ridiculous. Lesson: PAY the extra 250 for the extended warranty!
DominicanOps, Just checked the price of a motherboard, (via the partsurfer link I posted below) and there are two versions one being $416, the other $450.... so at $400 unless the unit does have a bad power jack and it can be fixed you're getting out cheap. (PS I think ikenfixit
is right, more than likely a bad power jack... I missed the part about you saying the battery is bad. If the battery is bad, and you don't have a battery inserted and you wiggle the jack and it dies that should tell you something.)Do have a suggestion, a tip that you should do when posting about a problem.
Please state the mfg/ model number of the unit WITHIN the BODY of the post!!!!! (
Instead of just within your "sig".) WHY? Well... put yourself in the shoes of someone (like yourself) looking for a fix to a problem, Searching with a model number... Allot of boards strip out "sigs" when archiving
, and allot of search engines may not "see" sigs when doing a search.
Also, if you change your sig... ALL POSTS, and all the time spend by the various poster, the ideas to FIX a problem are all for nothing... Since all the info, idea's, data will not match. Posting the model number ties the info together. Search engines may see something like the below: Notice there is NO mention of the model number.
Please next time you log-in EDIT your post
, adding the info within your sig, noting also how old the unit is also.
Today 07:44 AM ikenfixit DC Jacks are well known for failure on the ZX,ZV, ZD series.. We get 169.00 plus return ship fee. Quite a bit less and you may be able to tackle the job yourself. Today 06:22 AM qhn i'd take a look at ur adaptor, loose socket? not fit in tight enough? could even be a bad adaptor, only relying on ac adaptor is quite a high-wire game, especially on laptop cheers ... Today 01:29 AM DominicanOps qhn, I turn the computer on.......I do w.e., it doesn't even matter what I do, it could be from playing CS or checking my email......After a while, it just PWWWW turns off....how is it turning off??? I don't know, it just turns off, like as if some cut the power from it. No error messages, no restarting, no noises before it turns off, no warning. When it turns off, I probably curse for about 10 seconds, then turn it back and pray it will stay on for as long as possible. Nowadays, I don't even really use it that much because I can't even download my stuff overnight or W.e., so i'll just go on it to type stuff like this up and then shut it down, if it doesnt shut me down. I really need help here because I think HP is overcharging.......... Yesterday 06:12 PM WeAreNotAlone Also try swapping the ram to different slot, removing one stick.. You said it turning OFF... well how long does it have to be ON? Maybe the COOLING fan is NOT running and the unit is shuting down??? Or the HEAT sink is FULL of lint, etc This link is for TOSHIBA, but the princples are the same http://irisvista.com/tech/index.htm
Laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without any warning. Sometimes it works fine for hours, sometimes it shuts down in 10-15 minutes.” http://www.laptoprepairguy.com/lapto...p-overheating/
Yesterday 06:06 PM WeAreNotAlone Go on Ebay, find a broken unit, swap out motherboard. Here's the link to find out the part number /price of parts that may help: http://www.partsurfer.hp.com/cgi-bin/spi/main
Yesterday 05:28 PM qhn Quote: Originally Posted by DominicanOps .. my laptop is that it keeps turning off while on AC power. could u expand this a bit more? how was it turning off? how soon after start-up did it turn off? error messages? noise before turning off? did it restart by itself? did u have to wait a while before restart? anything else u could think of? cheers ... Yesterday 04:53 PM DominicanOps 400 dollars is alot of money.......especially just to fix my laptop. The problem with my laptop is that it keeps turning off while on AC power. The battery is dead and I don't use it anymore, the PC still turns off, even on AC power. I dont know what the problem is and I posted on this forum and no one replied. So I called HP and they said 400 dollars to fix it. (333+65 for shipping) Yeah so I really need to know my options here because this is ridiculous. Lesson: PAY the extra 250 for the extended warranty!