How to Reset an HP Pavilion dv4000

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How to Reset an HP Pavilion dv4000
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For many people, a computer that suddenly refuses to turn on or load the operating system is a cause for immediate panic. However, many computers such as the HP Pavilion dv4000 have a reset function that can be used to troubleshoot this type of issue. If you own the HP Pavilion dv4000 notebook computer and you are unable to get the computer to turn on, try performing a hard reset before paying to have a technician work on the computer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Remove all of the external hardware connected to the Pavilion dv4000. If you have an SD card in the card reader, eject it.

  2. 2

    Close the screen of the Pavilion dv4000 and turn the computer facedown.

  3. 3

    Remove the battery from the Pavilion dv4000 by pushing and holding the switch next to the battery pack, then lifting it out of its compartment.

  4. 4

    Turn the Pavilion dv4000 over and open the screen.

  5. 5

    Push the power button. Count for a minimum of 15 seconds while holding the button down.

  6. 6

    Release the power button and connect the Pavilion dv4000 charging cable.

  7. 7

    Press the power button. The indicator lights on the Pavilion dv4000 should flash as the cooling fan and CD or DVD drive momentarily increase to full speed. After a moment, the computer should start normally.

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