[SOLVED] HP Pavilion dv9000 boot problem
My dv9000 won't boot. On powerup, I get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps, which indicate to me that there is a video problem. No further boot or HD activity follows. Pressing the power switch again turns it off.
I tore it down and removed, reseated the display. No luck. I tried disconnecting the laptop display and connecting an external display. No luck. When I connect the external monitor, the "check signal cable" splash screen on the monitor goes away, which is normally the case when I have it connected to a computer.
I checked the dv9000 service manual, and it suggests replacing the cabling, display, and system board (in that order). The cost of that effort is probably the same an buying a replacement computer.
I pulled out the hard drive and put it in another dv9000 I have. It booted OK but Microsoft Office now thinks it is an unauthorized registration. I'll have to deal with them separately.
If anyone has ideas on how to fix it, I'll give it a whirl. Otherwise, I will probably just salvage my hard drive and get a new laptop.