Laptop was Given to me!
The laptop that was given to me was junked by the previous owner due to it not wanting to boot or do anything but the system would do a constant 3 second boot loop. It wouldn’t do anything else. I wouldn’t have thought it was something to worry about! I know it might have been easy to fix but it was a Nvidea Card that caused the laptop to overheat and burn a wire or kill the Motherboard. I am sure it was the motherboard because I know he hasn’t used it in a few years but I still smell the burnt wires smell! it seems to be a problem with some of the older HP systems.
The Story thus far!
I decided to take it complete apart and see if I could fix the problem that usually happens. Taking the HP DV9700 was no easy task, mind you. The screws you had to remove to get to the motherboard and fan were a lot! I assume, It would get to hot and something burns apart or comes loose and you have to to attach the parts back. As soon as I got to the CPU of the motherboard, I could tell that the laptop was overheating by the smell of burnt wires and the discoloration of the soldier joints. Even the most experienced technician knows the signs of overheating!
Ebay is my way!
I found one on ebay that is on bids for 30$. The system doesn’t have a HDD, and memory. The CD ROM doesn’t work very well. So for the price of the laptop, I can put all the other components from the other machine that was given to me and make this one work. My plan for the laptop is to wipe the HDD and once that is done. Give it to a good organization such as my church and use the receipt from the donation to write it off on my taxes. I think this laptop will be good for someone who wants to use it for educational purposes. I will then sell the extra parts on ebay that I know work ad get enough money back for the price of the laptop! Have you had this problem? I’d love to hear how you fix it!