Shattered mug and laptops crashing

broken_mug A few days ago, our helper crushed my green mug given by an ex. The mug doesn't remind me of her anymore, it's already like one of our regular cups hanging on the iron stand. But I liked that cup so much it hurts, not just because it's green but also because of its size. It can contain my desired amount of coffee. Also, it's kinda wide mouthed so, the coffee gets warm easily.

*FYI, I fancy warm coffees. Not hot.

But then again, it broke, into several pieces... It was immediately reported to me by the crook and I just said,

It's ok.

And nao, I am blogging about it. What the heck!

Anyway, my friend's laptop went seriously loco for about 2 weeks nao. Oh but I think it's nao already dead, or better yet in coma. GCS* of 5. It's an HP laptop and it's one of the DV series. DV6 to be exact. I own a DV6 laptop model too, and I just found out that HP has identified a hardware issue with certain HP Pavilion dv2000/dv6000/dv9000 and Compaq Presario V3000/V6000 series notebook PCs.

So not good! I checked the list of laptops affected by this issue and fortunately, DV6833us, the model that I use is not included. Yey! But still... I suggest, if you own an HP pav or compaq presar, visit THIS notice by HP, STAT**.


Here's the HPI*** of my friend's laptop. Your laptop might be experiencing the same signs and symptoms... at least you have an idea. And have it shipped back.

About a year ago, the laptop's wireless stopped working. The owner thought it's just a hardware problem. No consultation was done. There were no related S and S.

However, the symptom persisted until a week prior to consult, the laptop just stopped working. When the owner turns on the laptop, it would just restart on its own over and over and over again.

Opportunely, another friend's brother who works to service broken laptops in the US is here, hence consultation. Gave a diagnosis of "hardware issue" and was advised to have it repaired for free as long as it's a <2-year old laptop. How cool is that?!

Other related symptoms are as follows:

The following symptoms apply to Pavilion dv2000 and Presario v3000 notebooks:

  • The notebook does not detect wireless networks and the wireless adapter is not detected in the Device Manager.

  • There is no video on the computer LCD panel or external monitor.

The following symptoms apply to the dv6000, dv9000 and v6000 series notebooks:

  • The notebook does not detect wireless networks and the wireless adapter is not detected in the Device Manager.

  • There is no video on the computer LCD panel or external monitor.

  • The notebook has no power and no active LEDs.

  • The notebook does not start.

  • The battery charge indicator light does not turn on when the battery is installed and the AC adapter is connected.

  • The notebook issues a single beep during boot indicating no power.

  • The external monitor functions but there is no image on the notebook LCD panel.

Familiar symptoms? Then go to THIS website.

*GCS - Glasgow Coma Score
**STAT - Short Term Assessment and Treatment
***HPI - History of Present Illness

13 remark(s):

Anonymous said...

LOL. Good thing my laptop's an Acer baby. My friend's laptop literally broke because his foot LITERALLY crahsed the screen. OUCH. Goodbye 50 grand! Traumatic huh. =D

tagabukid said...

it's time to shift to mac, believe me you'll not regret it hehehe

cheftonio said...

Yes! I experienced the same problems in my old Compaq notebook!

-There is no video on the computer LCD panel or external monitor.

-The notebook has no power and no active LEDs.

-The notebook does not start.

... and it sucks!

Camille said...

haha more its more of shattered dreams! pati pala pagka-olats ng laptop ko ni-blog mo narin!! hahaah.. i still managed to make a brief post. :p pagaling ka!

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Anonymous said...

Congrats, Dak! You're one of the winners in the Nuffnang contest.

Jun said...

aww... and i thought i was gonna read a story abt ur broken mug. :>

Saminella said...

Grabe di na ako nakakabloghop.

good to make dalaw here again ye-uh.

P.S. favor naman po, pa-update ng link. ahehehey.

Chyng said...

ours is Toshiba! sira na LCD nia! hahaha

the filipina mistress said...

just wanted to comment regarding the broken cup:

You said: Its ok. And now I am blogging about it.

I say: "Me thinks thou protest too much."

ced said...

i need to have a back up for my files na pla. just in case;)

at huwaw kulang na lng differential diagnosis! iba ka tlaga! haha

Chyng said...

can i add you sa blogroll?

well na-add na kita! ;)

charles said...

Every thing is mortal; whatever it is a (laptop) machine or humanity.


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