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The caps lock and scroll light blinking

Question: The caps lock and scroll light blinking

Can you tell me what should I do?

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For some time now, i have been experiencing that my Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking) all at the same time, I tried to google it but i can not find any solutions or explanations for it.

Does anyone know if it is bad? and what is causing this?

I am having a wired keyboard with nothing fancy just a standard issue Logitech keyboard.

Answer:Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking)

Can you toggle those functions off, one at a time? Sometimes restarting the computer will use the last state it was in, I'd fully shut down and pull the power cord from the computer and the keyboard cable then put them back and try again.

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Caps lock and scroll lock blinking, will not boot up 

Answer:caps lock and scroll lock blinking, will not boot up

Hi, Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.  Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K 

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   Hi,I have an inspiron 9400 that has been having some issues lately.  As of right now, when I push the power button, the power light comes on but it does not boot or even post.  The Num lock stays on and the caps lock and scroll lock lights blink for about 40 seconds then the whole thing shuts off.  This can obviously be only a few things but, how to I figure out what those blinking lights mean.  I have search dell support but have found nothing.  Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks 

Answer:blinking Caps lock and Scroll lock/ no boot up

Try reseating your RAM securely in their slots.  I have read that blinking of any of the lock indicators is a sign of memory failure.

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Hello My notebook is not booting, the only sign I get is the Scrool Lock and Caps Lock lights blinking repeatedly three times. Important to mention that this laptop has a history of overheating and problems with its battery (battery was not charging anymore). Thank you very much.

Answer:Caps Lock and Scroll Lock blinking, will not boot up

Hello @FerrariLuis, Match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below. Try to reseat the Memory     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I went to get my HP dv4 Pavilion laptop after work tonight to check email and i opened it up and moved around the mouse to wake it up...the lights on they keyboard all came on as if it were starting but the screen stayed black. I waited a few minutes because sometimes it's been known to take a few seconds to actually kick on...but nothing happened so I forced shutdown by holding the power button. Turned it back on and the screen came on(with a "your system didn't shut down properly error screen) but it still started, but now the Caps Lock and Scroll keys had blinking lights on the side and top, blinking together about every second. I tried tapping the buttons and nothing happened. What caused this and how can i get rid of the blinking. I've read from doing a google search that shutting down, taking the battery out and unplugging from the A/C adapter and holding the power button for 15 seconds takes care of the problem...but I would like to make sure that is safe before trying as this is a fairly new laptop(just got it at Christmas time). I'm running Windows 7 if that makes a difference. would also like to add that I just noticed that my little batter icon says it is plugged in but not charging....it's sitting at 80%....this is a brand new ac adapter that I just got last week...so I hope it's not that.Thank you for any help you can give me....and sorry if this isn't the right forum....it seemed to be the best fit.

Answer:Scroll/Num Lock and Caps Lock LED's blinking and battery not...

In order to help you further, could you please provide us with more information about your computer? Please post the specific model number or the (PN - Part Number) from the white tag on your computer. This will help us locate drivers and identify correct parts for your specific model. Make sure you've got the latest HP system BIOS installed.

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Hello my friend.
i have a problem woth my EliteBook 8460p.
the caps lock and num lock blinks 4 times each time and then turns off totally.
what is the problem?..

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I get the blinking caps lock/ scroll lights once a month or so. Restarting or doing a hard reset usually fixes the issue. But is there something I can do to resolve this? Apparently the 4 blinking sequence signals a graphics controller issue, but not sure what this means or how to fix. 

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why is my caps lock and scroll lock flashing? is there's a problem whit my laptop? my laptop is compaq with window vista..how to resolve the problem?

Answer:caps lock and scroll lock blinking

Might be a ram issue try either removing one at a time if you have two.If not then try reseating the one installed and also do a memory diagnostic test.

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hi everyone, I have a hp Pavilion dm4-3011Tx with beats which is about 7 months old. Yesterday I woke it up from sleep and the keyboard lit up and the caps lock light would blink twice every few seconds. I held the power button down and rebooted it and when it started up the fans were running and the light was still blinking. I tried a hard reset and everything and several hours later it started again randomly...A short while later it happened again and this time I was unable to fix the problem. I have already read that it a Bios corruption but I don't know what that means. Can anyone help? Thanks. I have already tried doing a hard reset, taking the battery and the plug out, pressing the windows key and b while turning it on. Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Answer:Caps Lock Light Blinking Twice

Your keyboard seems to be damaged. Get it replaced, you're still in warranty I guess.




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At boot I get a blank screen, no beeps and a caps lock light bling twice, pause, twice, pause... and so on.What hardware component is involved ?Thanks

Answer:Blinking caps lock light at boot

Hello @Morelli-L,  Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Won't boot, caps lock blinking and F12 amber light on

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Hallo, I own a HP pavilion dv6. Normale I use to set to hibernation when I finish working. However, today as I came back home and tried to switch on from hibernation, I remarked the caps lock blinking and hard disk orange light. Is there anything I can do by myself? If not, where could I take my notebook near Cadiz, Spain? Any chance I can keep data from the HD?Thank you,Roberto

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Black screen, caps lock light is blinking once blink every five seconds. Was just using it not ten minutes ago. Please help. I've tried removing the batterie with no success

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My fiancée's HP G62 laptop suddenly stopped booting. More specifically, when you press the power button, the power light comes on, but the screen stays totally black. I tried doing a hard reset on it (unplug, remove the battery, and hold power button down for 60 seconds), but that didn't work.  I tried this multiple times with no success. I shined a flashlight on the screen to see if there was a faint image (indicating a backlight problem), but there is no image at all. I tried connecting the computer to an external monitor, and that didn't work either.   Recently I had to replace the fan and the power button assembly on this machine, but it was working fine after that until now. 

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Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

Answer:Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

JetGada1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about your notebook not starting but with the Caps Lock LED blinking and wanted to help.Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try: HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code | HP® Customer SupportGood LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

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I just bought a HP Pavilion DM4-2015dx laptop a few days ago.  Turning it on this morning, it won't boot and the Caps Lock light  is blinking.  I have searched the HP site and Google for a solution to the problem and have found nothing to tell me what the blinking light means or why it won't boot up.  Does anyone have an idea of what the blinking light on the Caps Button means?

Answer:Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

I have the Pavilion dv7 124Ous and this is the second time this has happened to me. The first time I replaced the battery and that seemed to work fine. But now it's not working on line I found this out about the blinking lights, There is a list of 7 things it could be.... Cpu Failure, Bios Failure, General Board System Failure..

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Hp pavilion dv7-6c64nr entertainment PCCore i7Windows7After i switch on its has black screen, caps lock blinking 3 times, function key f12 wifi signal on. But the machine always running (I can hear the sound).Appreciated if anyone could help. Thanks in Advance













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Answer:Blinking caps lock 3 times, screen black, f12 wifi light on ...

Hi, First, with reference to the Service Manual on the link below - remove and re-seat your memory module(s). If the above makes no difference try the following. Again, with reference to the Manual on the link below, remove one of your memory modules and then see if the notebook will boot.  If it doesn't, try the same module, but in the other slot.  If is still doesn't boot, try the other memory module in both slots, to see if any combination will allow the notebook to start normally. The procedure for removing these modules is detailed starting on Page 63 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Regards, DP-K

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Hello! Since the most recent build of W-10 (9879), my caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock lights do not function on either computer on which I have W-10 installed (a desktop with a USB keyboard and a laptop with an integrated keyboard). The keys still work to correctly toggle the functionality, but the keyboard lights don't work. In case it matters, my keyboard's actual backlights and my mouse's internal light (not the laser, the internal LED) are working correctly, it's just the CL, NL, and SL indicators that don't function.

Anyone have any ideas for fixing this?

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock lights no longer function

Welcome to Windows TenForums, Vaindil.

It doesn’t seem to work on anyone’s system and there doesn’t seem to be a fix yet. You can read here into the beginning of the next page if you like.

https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post167249

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I'm using an HP Pavilion dv6000 Notebook series. I noticed that my Caps Lock LED is not working but its FUNCTION is working fine.. same goes with Scroll Lock. Here's the weird part.. when I press Num Lock ( function key + scroll lock ) the LED turns on! I already tried a system recovery, it didn't solve the issue. Is there something wrong with my BIOS? Any help from you guys will be highly appreciated.. thanks!

Answer:Caps lock & Scroll Lock LEDs not working but Num Lock is wor...

Sometimes electrical components needs to have all power sources removed and reintroduced to work properly.  Try performing a hard reset first, if it doesn't work then try updating your BIOS.  If neither works...It's pretty much dead and not worth fixing.  To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for  5 seconds)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook.  There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.

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Hi,

how to disable Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages?



I have desktop pc with two keyboards usb and bluetooth. Also TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack software, but in device manager: keyboard > hid keyboard device both using microsoft drivers. And I dont have any software installed for keyboards. Also bluetooth has separate system tray indications (it is also disabled) so its not that. I made some googling and found other fix it with Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Widcomm\BTConfig\General KeyIndication set to 0, but I dont have it in registry. Acualy I dont have anywhere in registry KeyIndication. So any ideas how to disable it? Thanks

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages

Hi,

You'll find that the messages are controlled by a piece of software that came pre-installed on your machine when you bought it. Try looking for a Hotkey managing app to see if the notifications can be disabled.


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The computer started up find and I put it to sleep so I can start up quickly, I come back to it and it didn't return to screen I left it on the caps and scroll lights keep blinking and I looked up the problem unluged the adapter and took out the battery did it numerous of times and still no luck please help ?

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Well, I have no idea what caused this but the tablet buttons (even the on/off button) the lights for caps lock and scroll lock as well as the automatic screen orientation change when I flip it to be a tablet have stopped working.Also the screen does not turn off anymore when the lid is closed. Reinstalled pretty much all of the drivers, no effect.Any ideas? Is this thing already broken?

Answer:X41 tablet buttons + scroll lock and caps lock lights + screen orientation change stopped working!

well, SOMETHING is broken.. though it would seen unlikely it is hardware.. a question: did you load anything new just before this happened..?anything at all..scanner drivers or printer drivers or a new application..? OH!, welcome to the lenovo community..! 





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I have an HP Pavilion Laptop that is about 2 years old. I usually keep it in Hibernate mode but last night I shut it down totally and this morning woke up and the Caps lock and Num lock keys are blinking. Any clues as to what the problem is? All led lights on top are lit. Screen does not come up at all. I am going to try the hard reset to see if that is the problem. Any ideas would help.
 

Answer:Hp Pavilion Blinking Caps Lock and Num Lock keys

Hi, Welcome to TSG forums!
You might try booting it into safe mode....while computer is booting, continously tap the F8 key. This should open it in safe mode. If it does, use the arrow keys to move up to 'last known good configuration' click on enter, let the machine do its thing.
Let us know how it goes
Vicks
 

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My laptop is HP 650 and the problem is capslock light blinking,wireless light is orange and the charging light is automatically ON without putting charger

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I need help. I will explain when I believe the problem began. I Had windows xp running with 3 harddrives and a Cdrom drive. My CdRom drive began to give me problems, so I was going to swap it with one from one of my other computers. At the same time I wanted to change the way I had all my drives connected. I had originally had the 80 gig drive as a Primary Master, with a smaller drive acting as the Slave. I also had the Cdrom as Master Secondary drive and a smaller drive attached as the Slave. Now everthing was running fine, exept that my cdrom drive would read the discs only if it would start up with the disk in the drive. If I tried to change it, windows would ask me to place a disk in the F: drive, when there already was one. I thought to replace the CdRom drive with another working device. while at the same time I decided to change up my Connections. I took the "new" cd rom drive and made it Slave Primary to the Master 80 Gig drive. then I took the two smaller drives and put them together as sencondary devices. when I tried to turn on the computer all that happens is, as soon as I touch the power my 3 lights on my keyboard come on. Num Lock Caps Lock and Scroll Lock. I know the drive is turning on because I can feel & here it wirr. I tried taking everything off except for the 80 gig drive and I still got the same problem. Later on I noticed that there are a bunch of smaller connections that come from the front of my computer power, sleep, and reset buttons. ... Read more

Answer:NumLock Caps Lock & Scroll Lock all lit up!!??

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I was on my Y560 Model 0646 checking my email and the computer shut off on me.  I went to turn it back on and it does not turn on.  The caps lock and number lock light up.  Blue tooth, Battery, and Video status all light up above keyboard in status area.  None of the fans are going, and it does not sound like anything is running.  I tried removing the power and battery and pressing power button a few times.  Also tried to remove power and battery and holding down power and nothing.  It's almost like it freezes.  I can push the mute button and it lights up, but then cannot turn it off.  Please help.  Laptop just went out of warranty last month.

Answer:Y560 will not turn on. Caps Lock and Number lock light up but not fans or boot

I'm guessing it is because of the motherboard. Since it is out of warranty can a Y560 motherboard be purchased anywhere? Any ideas? Please help.

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My Toshiba satellite c650d seems to have power...the on button is green. The screen is black, the numbers and caps lock lights are on and wont go off. The disk drive makes the usual booting up noise but that is all she does. Ive unplugged and removed the battery and that did nothing. I cant even turn it off with the on/off button to remove that battery and then turn it on again. I removed and reinserted the memory (both) and I can't take the hard drive out, its held in by a screw. Is my "friend" dead?

Answer:toshiba satelite c650d caps lock light, number lock is on an

If, as it sounds, it is booting up but not ever displaying anything on the screen, check the cable between the motherboard and the screen. It might just be one of the connectors (at either end) has worked loose. With the computer well booted up, move the screen gently down to nearly closed. If you ever see anything on the screen then it could be the cable is faulty where it hinges.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I have G500 laptop running windows 8.1 64 bit.  I have noticed that there is no indicator light for when num lock is on.  The light on the front of the computer under the touchpad comes on when caps lock is active, but not for num lock.  Is there any indicator for num lock on this computer?

Answer:G500 indicator light works for caps lock, but not for num lock

Hi Kimikat730,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that there is no other indicator in G500 Laptop for Num-Lock key.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I have a XPS 8500 with a Windows 7 Home Premium OS, 64-bit operating system. I have scoured google like crazy for answers with no luck. It's not in Ease of Access options, I have no options for such in Display settings or Keyboard, nothing of my Bluetooth is causing it, and even various suggestions of registry edits do not apply to me. 
I am at my wits end. I find the notification to be distracting. Is it possible for a specific Windows Update to cause something like this? 

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Laptop needs to be restarted when the Caps lock led blinks. Cannot use the keyboard. Pls help asap.

Answer:Caps lock LED blinking

 Hi, Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Question: Caps Lock blinking

My laptop boots fine and everything and just today after being on it for about 2-3 mins the screen blinks black for a second and then the caps lock button starts blinking fast , then about 5 minutes later the screen blinks again and the caps lock button starts blinking again but slower this time... The only known problem I have is just my battery needing to be replaced and I've recently reset my laptop a little over a month agao 

Answer:Caps Lock blinking

Hello @Aye_nom,  Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I've a customized Pavilion G6, and recently caps lock has started blinking, like, it blinks for 2 or 3 minutes, then it goes back to normal. I googled about it and found some guys had problems like their CPU being damaged, their BIOS being corrupted or something about memory buffers... Well, I'm able to use my laptop, no blank screen or whatsoever.So, my questions are, why do I get this blinking from caps lock? Should I be worried? And what can I do to make it back to normal? 

Answer:Caps Lock keeps blinking...

 

Hello, 

 

I see that you're having an issue with the caps light blinking 2 times. This means the memory is going bad. I would suggest reseating the memory. If reseating the memory does not resolve the problem, try replacing the memory with new memory.

 

If you do not feel comfortable reseating the memory yourself, take the computer to a computer retailer and ask them to reseat it for you.

Here is a document showing you how to reseat the memory. 

 

Shown here this is the chart showing you the cause of the blinking.

 



 

You can also follow this document telling you what the cause for every possible issue you have with the caps lock blinking.

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I have a HP 15-f162dx with an i3-4030u processor and a "born on" date of May 2015. About half the time on startup it gives me the blinking LED error light. I've read through the guide online but didn't see anything that matched exactly. The wifi button light is lit solid orange, the caps lock blinks steadily at roughly 4 second intervals without any variation in the pattern. If the power cord is plugged in the light there is solid. If the cord is not plugged in, then there isn't a light. I assume the power light and wifi light are irrelevant in this case, but figured I'd mention them anyway. I'm starting to think it's the motherboard, but not sure. Any ideas?

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THE "HP On-Screen Caps/Num/Scroll lock Indicator" shows up in Programs and Features, but the size cell is empty!! Indicator lost during a previous "fix" of an unrelated problem. HP states they can neither replace the file nor download the file contenets. What, Where, and How can I retrieve the indicator as I have a &[email protected]*+ remote keyboard? HELP!
khdphd

Answer:HP On-Screen Caps/Num/Scroll lock Indicator

Hi, khdphd, and welcome to the forum....

They say they cannot download the file? I have always seen every HP that uses those hkCMD.exe files to be able to download them for that computer in the event of a reinstall.

Did you look at software available for download for your computer? If it is there, then you can download it, uninstall the current version, reboot and install that one and it should load the original files back in place.

Try uninstalling hkcmnd from Programs and Features (it may be named something a bit more fancy)

And I know what HP *said* - but look anyway.

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i opened my hp pavillion g6 2016 TX laptop just for a routine cleanup. when i assembled it back it just won't start(boot), but this caps lock LED keeps on blinking. please help me out
 

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So to add to the long list of problems I've had with my HP laptop (look at my profile for all the problems I've had in the past 1.5 years), my laptop will no longer power on. I had stopped using it for about a month, only to come back to find it will not turn on, and the caps lock button blinks in this pattern: +-+---+-+---... I have tried draining the battery, leaving it on the charger, and trying to reset it in any way I can. The battery is inside so it can't be disconnected. 

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I have a hp pavilion dv6 7012 TX laptop.On switching on, screen remains black, there is red led light on WiFi button and earlier led light of caps lock was blinking thrice.So following a guide I reseated the memory modules in my laptop but still on powering on Screen remains blank but caps lock light is blinking twice. what should I do now?? Any advice will be appreciated.
 

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Hello all, I know this is a common thing that the laptop doesnt turn on and the caps lock is blinking 5 times. However, my Probook 4540s is strangely turns on with the 5 capls lock blinks. But it doesnt go passed the HP logo. i can go to the bios and i have done a basic diagnostic test but there were no issue find in the tests. I have tried to force boot up using a windows DVD boot menu slection, but it doesnt go pass the winodws logo. And the system seems to be quite slow.. and the cooling fan stops spinning after some time trying to boot the windows disk. Please help me to sort this out! Thank you.

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Now i'm not sure what to do here......i tried to turn on my pavillion g6 and nothing happens. It tries to boot, but then the only thing that happens is the blue caps lock button blinks.....i've tried with and without the battery....
 

Answer:Caps Lock button keeps blinking.

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When I turn on my laptop, my screen is blank and my caps lock blinks once before pausing. I saw where this means I have a CPU issue and the processor may not be functioning correctly. How can I fix this error?

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    My Hp pavilion dv4- 2049us and my laptop screens stays black and not booting up. I have removed the  keyboard connector due to defective found.It was working with USB keyboard two or three times just after recovery. Before recovery the laptop inbuild keyboard was connected. At recovery time after 1 time restart it was not going to the next step of installation. Giving beep sound. That time I have removed the inbuild keyboard. and useing usb keyboard. Completed the recovery installation with usb keyboard. After recovery onetime the problem found but after trying 2 to 5 times on and off it was working. Now after 2 or 3 time restart laptop is not boot up atall. but the caps lock blinking continiusly  and  volume, and the wifi light they all turn on and so do the fans. Capslock light blink every second. I need to know is it the signal of the removied inbuild keyboard? please help.

Answer:caps lock blinking no display

Hi @rajesh7887,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the computer not booting and the cap lock light blinking. I will be glad to help you. Please follow the step from these documents.Computer Does not Start (Windows 7, Vista, XP)Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Even when I am typing this message it becomes difficult if my G 570 has the num lock on or off, same thing happens with caps lock. Have to guess all the time and correct the typos.. NONE OF THE  LIGHTS - CAPS LOCK OR NUM LOCK IS WORKING. DURING BOOT UP AND JUST AFTER BOOT UP, THE LIGHTS SEEM TO WORK PERFECTLY, BUT AFTER STARTUP THE LIGHTS BECOME COMPLETELY DEAD! difficult working with guessing business and toggling these always basing on trial and error..  PLEASE HELP!

Answer:CAPS LOCK AND NUM LOCK LIGHT NOT WORKING ON G 570

hi SD_musician,
 
Can you try to:
 
1. Check this registry fix to disable or enable the Num Lock key at startup
2. Referring to this article, try to press Fn+F8 to enable numlock at the Windows login screen then press the power button to shutdown / restart the PC.
3. Check for an updated BIOS from the lenovo website to fix both capslock and numlock issue (press Windows Key+Rt > type msinfo32 then press Enter to know your BIOS version).
 
Note:
Backup your important files and follow this readme instructions before updating the BIOS.
 
 
Let me know your findings.
 
Cheers.

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Computer comes on but stays black screen.  Since this started last week it came back on twice, I used computer but after turning off same thing happened again.

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Pavilion g6 will not turn on. Caps lock light blinking, have taken out battery and held on start button down for 30 seconds still nothing. Screen is blankLight is on by charging cord, on button light is on and caps lock light is blinking.Please help

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Suddenly a week ago , the caps lock key started blinking without any sequence , sometimes 2,3,4,5 time and sometimes always on , and do not respond to whenever i click on it .updated bios ,did diagnostic check which hp provides while startup ,processor and memory seems good in thattried reseting also , drained electrical charge also by pressing power button for 30 seconds after removing batteryits very uncomfortable as i have to work on documents.cannot leave my laptop at service center as i have to use it daily.please help.

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Hello, I have a problem with my hp625 laptop it will not start and the caps lock blinks 5 times can anyone help? thanks

Answer:hp625 caps lock blinking 5 times

Hi, Caps Lock blinking 5 times could indicate a hardware failure..possibly motherboard. Here is the link that will tell you about the blink codes..You can try the first step from the link below (hard reset) and check if it helps.. If it continues then may require some hardware replacement.. Troubleshooting LED Blink Codes or Beep Codes During Startup or Boot  

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MY CAPS LOCK KEY is blinking 1 times in intervals and sometimes many times, sometimes its on for many seconds automatically, i dont know what to do please help. I have tried to update BIOS and still the problem is same , tried to downgrade from windows 10 to original windows 8.1 and problem is the same. ResetTING the laptop is NOT HELPING please help.

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I need help.... the Caps lock key keeps blinking or its blinking for a while then it stops and I am typing capital and common letters mistakes Secondly, the touchpad is not responding when the caps lock key is blinking. And it is really frustrating like. ..

Answer:Caps lock key blinking and touchpad not responding

Hi,Please try a hard reset and see if it works.1. Power off your laptop2. Remove the a/c adapter, battery and everything that is attached to your laptop.3. Hold the 'POWER 'button down on your laptop for about 10 seconds.4. Plug in the a/c power supply (without battery) and power on.Regards.

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I put my computer to sleep last night and when I went to turn it on this morning it started to power but nothing happened.  The screen is black and the lights for caps and number lock are blinking.  They blink continuously with 4-seconds in between.  I've tried a hard restart, as well as removing the RAM and wireless card (per other posts for similar problems).  Does anyone have any idea what I should do next?  I'm a graduate student and hate to admit it but I can't be without a computer for very long :/

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caps lock been blinking every now and then . is this a problem ?caps lock is wrking fine though .

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When I turn my laptop on the power light comes on and caps lock flashes continuosly but with a black screen.  

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So i was using the laptop when it started to slow everything, so i decided to restart, the restart windows prompted and suddendly the screen went black, like it was going to shutdown. Turn it on again but now have black screen, i only hear the fan and i have blinking LEDs in CAP/NUM blocks blinking, they are continuously blinking and dont know what it could be, tried hard reset and bios restoratio but nothing worked, any help on what could it be?

Answer:HP laptop not starting, blinking caps/num lock led

Hi,Please try a hard reset and see if it works.1. Power off your laptop2. Remove the a/c adapter, battery and everything that is attached to your laptop.3. Hold the 'POWER 'button down on your laptop for about 10 seconds.4. Plug in the a/c power supply (without battery) and power on.Regards.

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well my laptop for some reason is stuck in this caps lock code thing when all i did is remove my processor chip nd clean it nd put it back in and now my system just wont cut back on after multiple times of disassembling nd puttting it back together.....i made sure the replace everything and back the way it wasthen i proceeded to buying another processor chip nd i put tht in did the same process i even put new thermal paste on the chip alongside the fan nd im still getting this error which i dont kno why becuz all i did was take my processor chip out once nd now it starts acting like it doesn't want to work anymore even after putting in a new chip nd alongside tht the hard resets aren't working either

Answer:black screen and caps lock blinking

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support Forum. I am afraid this issue cannot be resolved remotely and it is a bit difficult to understand and know in details what exactly you removed/replaced. Since it started to occur after this change obvious this is the cause. Please, review these artciles :>> http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c01732674>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674and follow the appropriate instruction for your specific situation.  If they don't help, you can consult with HP Service center or bring the computer to HP authorized service center where the technicians will probably be able to help you solve the problem. If you cannot find a troubleshooting solution, contact HP Customer support for further assistance or to have the computer serviced. More information: >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00372730>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/store-finder/find.do?bs=SR4&type=authorized

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My HP Pavilion x360's screen is black. The computer turns on but the screen remains blank. The Caps Lock LEDs blink, but that is all. Ive tried to do a hard reset but nothing happens. I read that the LEDs are emitting a blink code for a CPU issue, but I don't know how to fix the problem.

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The Caps lock LED in my pavillion notebook keeps flashing while I work on my laptop. However, I have no problem with booting and my laptop starts and works as normal

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My notebook caps lock and num lock blinking 3 times, restart and blinking continuously

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On my task bar I used to have visual aids to see when cap locks etc was on or off, now they have dissapeared?It is a pain when entering passwords with caps and lower case.Can anyone tell me how to turn them back on please?

Answer:CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK, or SCROLL LOCK

Doesent caps lock light come on when you press Caps Lock?

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Question: No Caps Lock light

Hi. I've just had 16 automatic updates installed mostly for Vista security and now the Caps Lock light will not come on when Caps Lock key is pressed. Hopeless!
Any ideas please?

Thanks,

Phil.

Answer:No Caps Lock light

Do you know when this problem began? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point (yes, I know, all 16 and perhaps others now as well), but you can use Windows Update for the updates. It will notice they are missing and re-install them.

The problem is that one of them may have caused the light problem. It may be best to write down the updates it wants to install (with the KB numbers) and do each individually and then reboot and make sure the light still works before moving on to the next until you find the one causing the problem. Then uninstall that one and just install all the rest but that one. Post back with KB number and name of that update and we'll look into the problem.

Or you can live without a CAPS LOCK light. As a partial workaround, Go to Start / Control Panel / Ease of Access Center / Make the keyboard easier to use and check the box for Toggle Keys. Now whenever you hit Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock, they system will make a sound. As you probably almost never use Scroll Lock or Num Lock, it will basically apply for Caps Lock. Thus though you may not see the light come on, you will at least hear a sound indicating ... Read more

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J8A22UA don't turn on, caps light slow blinking and wifi light stays on, can anybody help me to send it to an hp authorized, center

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Hello everybody! I can't get rid of the Lenovo icon of num/scroll/caps lock whic appears when you press one of these keys. The problem shows up when I join to my other bigger monitor so the screen resolution gets bigger and the icon gets stucked in the bottom-right corner where was originally the end of previous smaller resolution (as you can see here on the screenshot): I'm desperate because I've already tried most of the tips which I could find on google. Like modifying the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Widcomm\BTConfig\General\KeyIndication, disabling BTTray.exe etc. I have Lenovo Ideapad B560. I would rly appreciate any suggestions. Thank you! Edit: Problem solved. It wasn't any Lenovo utility but Genius Keyboard. So I have just unistalled the ioCenter software and icon finally disappeared.

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I'm also seeing this issue . HP Pavilion g6-b50us, 4GB RAM, Windows 7.  On boot, I get a blank screen, amber F12, Caps Lock blinks every 5 seconds. Here are the steps I've tried so far:
 

Hard Reset: I've removed the battery, pressed the power button for 10, 30, 60 seconds, re-inserted the battery and rebooted. Fail, no change : blank screen, amber F12, Caps Lock blinks every 5 seconds.
I've removed the battery *and* the CMOS battery, pressed the power button for 10, 30, 60 seconds, reinstalled the batteries, and rebooted. Fail, no change.
I've swapped out known good RAM for the existing RAM, and have also rebooted with no RAM. Fail, no change.
I've swapped out RAM and tried all the above reset procedures. Fail, no change.
I've connected to an external VGA monitor in all the above scenarios. Fail, no change. VGA monitor appears to never be detected during boot attempts under Auto-detect or Analog connection.

The hard drive sat in a rubberized caddy, which appeared to be heat-fused in its location and was difficult to extract. The hard drive is readable, but does not appear to have suffered any thermal damage.
 
Is there any way to interrogate the BIOS, chipset, video, or components to determine a root cause and whether it's fixable or not?
 
Thanks for your help and suggestions.
 

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computer screen blank   caps lock blinking and wireless led steady   did a hard reset and it is doing the same thing

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I'm having issues with what I think I've narrowed down to my motherboard.  The laptop turns on for about two seconds, then the fan cuts off and the caps lock blinks 3 lights before pausing and doing again in a continuous loop. I've searched and found the lights to be indicative of a memory issue, so I removed and replaced the memory with other memory, taken out the wifi adapter, cleaned the ram slot as well as the wifi adapter slot, and it continues to do this. I've seen reflowing the motherboard as something fixes some people's problems, but I really want to avoid doing that because I'm not comfortable with the idea itself. Is there anything I'm missing?

Answer:hp 2000 2C25DX caps lock blinking 3 times

No I think you have accurately diagnosed the problem. A reflow is not likely to help although there are shops that will repair a motherboard using advanced electronics and equipment to repair chips, not reflow. Reflow is very crude and ultimately ineffective. We can also likely find you a replacement board. 

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m7-j020dx. I have recovery discs but no flash drive. How do I put the discs on flash drive?

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 Plug laptop in LED Near AC Adapter turns on Press power button, Power LED turns on System Fan comes on Caps lock blinks on and off (never stops) Can't find this blink code in the manual? Help 

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My HP Pavilion DV6-3210us won't start. The screen stays blank/black, the wifi button is "off" and red and my "caps lock" button keeps blinking on and off. What do I do?

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- hard power reset: same issue- took out RAM: no beeping, ok motherboard issue- replaced motherboard: same issue, crap- returned motherboard (glad there a return policy)- replace CPU: same issue, super crap i'm out of ideas...  any input would be greatly appreciated.Zac

Answer:HP Pavilion DV7-4177nr no boot blinking CAPS LOCK and F12 so...

Hi, Please use the following instructions to check and fix:   http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674 Good luck.

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Hello, I have an HP Pavillion x360 m3 convertible and it no longer turns on (screen is blank).  I've tried a number of different resets from what I've read but nothing is working.  I bought this computer 2 monts ago.  Right before it went blank it looked like it did some sort of update but i was unable to see what it was before it started.  The caps lock blinks 3 times slowly and then fast 5 times. Is that a factory reset i should try?  Helpppp Thanks! Joe. 

Answer:HP Pavillion x360 m3 DOES NOT TURN ON---caps lock blinking

Hello joebianc86,  If caps lock is blinking thrice , The memory module has gone bad !!   Please run the memory test : http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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yesterday night by accident i droped my laptop pavilion 15 windows 10 64 bit everything was ok i check the buttons where fine the all work but today when i turned my laptop on to do some work my caps lock button stated flashing it doesnt stop it is still flashing it stops after a while and keeps flashing again can someone please help me im new to this forum if this post is in a wrong sub forum please move it to a right one please help me and thx

Answer:my caps lock button started blinking please help ASAP

clashwithA_YT wrote:yesterday night by accident i droped my laptop pavilion 15 windows 10 64 bit everything was ok i check the buttons where fine the all work but today when i turned my laptop on to do some work my caps lock button stated flashing it doesnt stop it is still flashing it stops after a while and keeps flashing again can someone please help me im new to this forum if this post is in a wrong sub forum please move it to a right one please help me and thx Dropping a notebook can cause severe damage. Unfortunately, it will qualify as owner induced damage because you dropped it. Any repairs will be out of  your own pocket . Does it have a legacy hard disk or an SSD disk? The blinking is a diagnostic code. Watch the blinks to determine where it repeats.  What is the complete product name or product number?  Look on the side of the  box it was delivered in. 

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Screen black fan running and cap lock blinking wireless orange

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Hi,

Just got this laptop for my daughter and first time we switch on it won't boot, nothing on screen. it has power and seems to stop with the caps and num lock leds flashing. Tried switching on and off a couple of times and nothing

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Lap top died overnight. Plugged it in the next morning and the light from the mouse and the power button all came on as they normally would but the screen remains black and the caps lock led light continuously blinks.

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Been using my laptop for a year already. Last night I used it to do my presentations but it hanged and so I long pressed it to shut it down. As I tried to turn it on unfortunately it won't. I tried to do some troubleshooting like removing the batt but failed. I have observed that the caps lock button is blinking for twice then pause then blink again twice. Its only the caps lock led is blinking. I tried to charge it but seems quite normal. I notice also some sound inside seems like beeping thing. What would I do?

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 I have been using my laptop for a couple of years now and i have never experienced this issue. It all began two days ago, when i started noticing that my laptop would shut down itself suddenly after 2-3hours of use, the problem has extended to even when booting the laptop, the caps lock light blinks continously, while the screen is blank, at intervals of 3seconds for sometime then the computer restarts itself automatically. After blinking for more than a hundred times the laptop boots successfully but then again after a few hours of use it shuts down again suddenly and i have to repeat the same procedure. took it to a shop yesterday and the fan was cleaned, also the area around the processor was heated, i believe it is called 'reflowing'.   They tested my RAM and everything was okay. after getting home with the laptop, i powered it on, and the same issue began, the capslock started blinking, after calling the shop, was told to start the computer wthout the battery being present, i dd this and after a few attempts the laptop booted successfully. i used t and shut it down as i was going to bed. This morning tried booting it and the same caps lock issue occurred. Please can someone assist, this is getting out of hand now. Thanks in advance.

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Hello. I am using an HP Pavilion g6 1045ej laptop. The laptop is about 4 years old and 3 days ago I replaced the cpu from i3 380m to i7 640m. after the repalcement the laptop didn't boot up, the fans were whirring but the BIOS screen didnt came up. The Caps Lock button is blinking in intervals of one, the wireless button is orange and thats it. Its been like this ever since. Any suggestions?, Please help.

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I tried verything. win+bRemoved all unneccesary hardware.Hard reset.Opened up laptop en replaced cmos battery.Still everything is the same. Black screen + caps lock blinking twice.Does anyone has another idea except replacing motherboard.Warranty experid june 2016.  

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I've already removed battery and held down power button for 15 seconds and still black screen and red f12

Answer:Black screen , red f12 button and blinking caps lock

Oooops I meant hp envy

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My daughter has an HP Pavilion DV6, that I have fixed the symptoms of a problem but would like to get to the bottom of the cause. The problem was that it wouldn't start, when you switch on you can hear the fan, the led on the caps lock bilnks continuously, and the led on the wifi key is orange. (It is normally white when working properly.

Having trawled numerous forums including HP I could not find a resolution, many suggestions such as reset the power, clean the memory and slots etc etc, followed by loads of entries from people trying all of these without succes

I eventually came across a post that said he had fixed it by simply wrapping the laptop in a blanket, switching on, leaving for 20 minutes then switching off and on again. This post was followed by dozens of people saying this worked for them.
So, rather sceptically, I tried it and amazingly it worked. The laptop now starts every time without a problem. So aparantly problem solved.

However I would like to get to the bottom of this before it happens again. I want to find the actual reason for the failure and if necessary replace any faulty componants. I am thinking of selling the laptop but don't want to sell it to someone knowing it may fail in the near future.

My guess is that this must be heat related as wrapping in a blanket stopped the laptop cooling and it was very hot when I removed the blanket.
The laptop now starts OK regardless of the temp, I left it overnight and restarted OK.

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Answer:HP Pavilion DV6 wont start, blinking caps lock led

I Googled and found a number of posts that speculated this is a bad solder problem and the heat re-flows the solder.
Some say this is only a temporary fix.
Here's one Post.
I hope this doesn't happen to my DV6
 

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I have HP G42 Laptop. Will not boot . Blank screen. The CAPS Lock Button blinks every 2-3 secons.

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Strangely enough, since updating to 9879, the caps lock light on my keyboard does not work.

I know it may seem small but it is really annoying not knowing when caps is on or not. My keyboard is backlit and the keys light up fine but the light on the capslock key does not.

I'm dualing booting with Windows 8.1 and if I switch back to 8.1, the caps lock button light works fine, so I know the light it self is not the problem.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 10 Caps Lock light

It's a known problem that there is supposed to be a fix released for soon.

No Caps Lock Lights? Microsoft Says a Fix Is on Its Way.

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Hello.

The caps lock light on my HP Pavilion G6-2356sa is flashing. The button still puts the letters in capitals, so it still works, just continually flashing. It's just stopped flashing actually.

Anyway, I've had a Google and all the results I've found say it has a black screen at the same time. Mine doesn't have a black screen, though it did a few months ago, made a thread here.

I'm not sure this is a good sign.

Thanks in advance for help.

Answer:Caps lock light flashing

Usually a bad sign depending on the number of flashes you receive:

Computer Does Not Start and the LEDs Blink or the Computer Beeps HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series | HP? Support

The principle would be the same

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Computer: HP Compaq 6735b Notebook PC Specs: Unavailable to check. Problem: An hour ago, I attempted to turn on the laptop and was met with a completely blank screen. At start up, the caps lock? and num/scroll? lock LEDs flash five times (it does not repeat). The issue came out of the blue. It was working this morning. All other lights are fine, including even the volume indicator lights. Of course, no sound is heard.From what I am gathering this is a motherboard  problem as per http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01443366&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN . Could anyone confirm for me that this is so? Moreover, is there anything to be done short of replacing the mobo if it is a mobo problem? Related: Would I be able to remove the HD from this laptop, place it into another laptop, and have access to the files present on it? Or would this require formatting or installation in a HD case in order to transfer the files over?Note: This has nothing to do with my other active thread. Another computer entirely.

Answer:Laptop Blank Screen Flashing (5 times) Caps? Num/Scroll? Lock

You need to transfer first the documents from your hard drive as a safety procedure. You would need an enclosure adapter and another working computer to do this -> http://www.liutilities.com/how-to/install-laptop-hard-drive-to-desktop-computer/You could also follow the link you provided to diagnose the particular error codes on your startup problem.

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Yesterday the laptop wouldn't start. Starts to power on, caps lock LED blinks repeatedly, then shuts off. I have no doubt this is a POST code, but I can't find any info from dell to determine it's meaning.

After pulling power, battery, etc. and waiting a while, we got it to boot to windows, then got a BSOD with an error message and had to turn it off. Back to the post code.

I connected the drive to my desktop and backed up all the data. Then I stripped the laptop down the system board (no obvious hardware problems detected), then tried to power up with memory and CPU only. Seems to work, tells me no HD found (as expected). I added the HD, and made it to windows startup screen, saw the desktop, then it hit a BSOD.

I tried another reboot, and went into the bios, turned on "thorough POST". On the next power cycle, no POST errors, but I hit F12 to go to Diagnostics. First time through, it hung in a memory test. Not sure that's the culprit, I rebooted and did it again. Made it through the memory test no problem, next step it loads a diagnostics GUI. Started running system board tests through the GUI, and it locked up again.

Next reboot and I'm staring at the blinking caps lock LED again, and can't get it to boot. This is with AC power, and only the keybaord, CPU, HD, and memory installed. Since then, I haven't been able to get it to boot successfully.

I am completely comfortable taking this thing apart and replacing things, but unt... Read more

Answer:Dell Latitude C640 won't boot - blinking caps lock LED

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This HP Laptop has not been booting properly. After some investigation, I came up across the LED blink/beep problem codes and was hoping to utilize that page. The problem is, on my laptop, the Caps Lock LED light constantly flashes and does not stop, unlike on the problem code page where it says it should stop to give me an idea of what the problem is. Additionally, the LED light on the Wireless key is a solid red color. After multiple attempts, I cannot find anything about an infinite caps lock blinking and a solid red light. I've attempted the hard reset, where I take out the battery and the AC Adapter and hold the power button down for an extended period of time. I've also reseated the RAM sticks. I've also even taken out the CMOS battery and replaced that.  If possible, could it just be a failure system board/motheboard? I've been told that if I take out the RAM and try powering on the device, the device should beep at me since it doesn't recognize any RAM, but in my case, it doesn't beep. Any other ideas?











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Answer:HP Laptop dv7-4177nr Caps Lock Blinking, Wireless Button Sol...

Hello @ToeKnee616, Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand that your HP Pavilion dv7-4177nr is not booting properly and that you have tried various troubleshooting steps to resolve it. It looks like you were following the correct document to troubleshoot. Based on the consistent blinking, it is most likely a single blink indicating CPU failure. HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code The Maintenance and Service Guide will have more information about the type of system board your computer has. HP Pavilion dv7 Entertainment PC Maintenance and Service Guide Thank you, I hope this information has helped. If this post has helped you, show your appreciation by selecting the thumbs up!

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Tried to update the BIOS this evening, from F.08 to the F.29 (the latest) and laptop now hangs at boot screen. Caps lock blinks 5 times to indicated failed board but I was able to boot into Windows once. Should have used that opportunity to re-flash the old version.

Answer:DV6-3010US not booting after BIOS update, caps lock blinking

Maybe this will help:https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833

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I disassembled my dv7 to clean out the cooler and i got everything back together and now all i get when i press the power button is a black screen, working fan, flashing caps lock button, and an amber f12 key.I tried to hard reset (take out the battery, hold down the power button, etc) but that didnt work. I've tried to reseat the ram and reconfigure the modules in different combinations but to no avail. Ive tried to boot without a hdd but nothing different happened. Ive also tried to reseat the cpu but still nothing new happened. I also tried to reflow my motherboard with an oven (twice)! But again, to no availVideo of the blink code: https://vid.me/EpHO

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Following toshiba repairs to my brand new M70 pro laptop (system board was replaced) I have noticed that the caps light does not work when the caps is on. The bulb does work as it illuminates when the caps button is pressed but it does not stay on.
Although the caps facility does work I just don't know when the caps lock button is on or off. vERY COnfusING.

Any assistance greatly appreciated. I'm running MS windows XP pro.
Cheers Brendan

Answer:Satellite Pro M70: "Caps lock" light won't stay on

Hi

You have suggested that this light doesn?t works since motherboard replacement.
Am I right? In my opinion it's a mechanically issue. Cannot solve it yourself.
In this case I would recommend contacting the ASP again and explain him the situation. Usually the warranty should cover the reparation procedure.

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Hi,  I have a Pavilion 15-ac628TX notebook that is 14 months old, since I bought it new.The light for the Caps Lock key has recently stopped lighting up.Which makes it a pain when typing in a letter in capital letters or lower case.

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Hi,
I'm having problems with my keyboard again. The Caps Lock key (dim) light remains on and the following keys are not working: 2 @ w s x and the one on the right next to Alt. In the meantime I'm using the on-screen keyboard. I had this problem a couple of years ago, I found a solution online but I forgot what the solution is, so i'm sure is not a keyboard itself.

Thanks
 

Answer:2 @ w s x keys not working, caps lock dim light on

I think you should try re-seating the keyboard's cable to the motherboard.

You would have to remove the keyboard to do it

Can you recall if that's what you did last time ?
 

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The caps lock light on my Compaq Preario V6000 stopped lighting up.Is this likely a hardware problem? How do I tell? If it's a hardware problem, how do I fix?Is this likely a software problem? How do I tell? If it's a software problem, how do I fix? THANKS FOR ANY [email protected]

Answer:How to fix a broken laptop CAPS Lock light.

"Is this likely a hardware problem? How do I tell? If it's a hardware problem, how do I fix?""Is this likely a software problem? How do I tell? If it's a software problem, how do I fix?"It's more than likely hardware related. Do you get CAPS when it's toggled (try it a couple times to be sure). If so, then likely the LED has simply expired. If not, then the key itself (or possibly cable) is probably defective. May or may not be an easy fix depending on your experience with the inside of a laptop."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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