EDEL 16:13 27 Mar 2013

My HP pavilion DV3 will light up and the fan run for a short time, but it will not boot up. Any ideas. Many thanks. Eled.

  lotvic 16:42 27 Mar 2013

You haven't said if this is a sudden fault or if there have been problems previously. Does anything show on the screen? or does it switch itself off before?

Laptop/Notebook. Probably overheating due to fan outlet blocked by dust and muck.

unplug from mains power, take out the battery.

Hold power button in for 30 seconds to clear any residual power.

Clean fan outlets as best you can. Do not blow the dust further in, suck it out (hold vac cleaner nozzle near vent) and clean (using cotton buds)

Connect power back up and see if will start.

  woodchip 20:30 27 Mar 2013

try just on mains without battery

  Graham* 01:07 28 Mar 2013

Maybe your computer has an identity crisis; am I Eled or EDEL?

  Chronos the 2nd 08:43 28 Mar 2013

I expect all these new members/thread starters being helped by the new forum guide as mentioned by the FE some weeks ago.

"Those of you who have been with us a while will know that I wrote a forum guide some time ago, and that was distributed to anyone who asked for it. In addition we have a full set of forum rules available for anyone to read via the link that sits next to 'Contact the Forum Editor[ at the top of the pages. That version is somewhat outdated now, which is why I decided on a fresh version. It was finished a couple of weeks ago, and is waiting in a queue to be uploaded to the server. We are also going to arrange that one goes to every new forum user upon registration, so nobody can complain they don't have one."

Or perhaps not, as we are still seeing threads with nothing more than "help" or their email address or in this case Eled.

  morddwyd 09:30 28 Mar 2013

For God's sake! Guy has asked for help. Can we just get on with providing it instead of all this "holier than thou" nitpicking about the way the thread was presented?

If you can't understand ask for clarification, as somebody already has. If you do understand, then just get on with it.


Welcome. I can't help myself but I am sure others will try. Please ignore the silly criticisms. Most people here are very helpful.

  tullie 13:21 28 Mar 2013

Maybe more help would be forthcoming if the thread had a proper title,its not holier than thou nor nitpicking.Be interesting if every thread was titled Help,wouldent it?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:39 28 Mar 2013


entangled light-emitting diode

welcome to the forum

Follow lotvic and woodchips advice and post back as to whether it makes any difference or not.

  EDEL 00:44 29 Mar 2013

Eled here posting for Edel. Many for your help. We have bought a new Laptop.

Once many thanks for trying to help us.

  morddwyd 06:08 29 Mar 2013

"Maybe more help would be forthcoming if the thread had a proper title,"

Yes, but if Eled is in the depths of rural Armenia dredging up his English from his school friends he may not realise that "Title" refers to the title of the thread rather than his own own.

He is not the first to make this understandable mistake.

Perhaps more help wound be forthcoming if PCA used "Subject" or "Thread Title" rather than something which simply puts many people, particularly those who don't have English as a first language, in mind of Burke's Peerage".


Thanks for the update.

  spuds 10:59 29 Mar 2013


Doesn't the forum rules 'suggest' that the originator provides at least 5 words as an intro title to a post?.

From my own experiences, I seem to have a number of title rejections, due to the PCA forum not accepting a short title or regarding it as spam!.

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