I have a HP DV 8000 Laptop
that is about two years old. Just recently the screen started flickering so I removed the bezel around the LCD display and removed the shell around the keyboard per some instructions I found regarding this issue. The screen flickering is not the reason I'm posting in this forum
During my trouble shooting, I was unplugging and plugging the connectors from the LCD that connect to the mother board while the computer was on so I could test if a loose plug was the source of the screen flicker. I was using a set of metal pliers to pinch the plugs together (tiny plugs) and during the squeezing the computer suddenly shut down. I mean immediately
. Not the normal shut down routine. It just "clicked" and went off and will not power on again.
I've tried the manual reset (take the battery out, unplug power cord, then hold down power button for 30 seconds) but that did not help. The laptop will not power one. It is as though I shorted something and blew a fuse. I know (and knew) that working on a laptop while powered up was risky but it was my only means of trouble shooting.
Do any of you know what I could check or repair in order to get my laptop to turn on again?
One more thing - I've not contacted HP Tech Support yet but will as a last resort.