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Repair guides and support for 17" laptops in the Pavilion Notebook 17 series. These laptops have model numbers 17-g000 – 17-g099.

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Laptop doesn’t boot makes clicking sound and then repeats

Laptop makes a click or spark sound around the CMOS battery area


17 inch HP Pavilion with i5 4th gen processor


Recently replaced my HDD to an SSD and when I went to test out the SSD I accidentally picked up the laptop to turn it around and forgot about the rechargeable battery which immediately turned off the computer.

I tried rebooting the computer again and it just turns on all lights with fan running and then few seconds later turns off and hearing a click sound that happens when you hard power it off (holding down the power button) and then repeats

What I tried already was resetting the power multiple times and also connecting with only AC adapter to no avail.

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James Chen exactly what happened when you "forgot about the rechargeable battery" and turned your laptop over?

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@oldturkey03 what I mean by that was when I picked up the laptop to turn it around the rechargeable battery came out of its battery contact pins and the computer completely turned off

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Yes, that is what I thought. Have you checked the connectors/cables and traces to make sure that nothing came loose or got pulled off?

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Yes I have took each and every cable out and re connected them.

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well this happened to my old computer and was told that i fried the board while trying to replace my hdd

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