I have this HP Pavilion dv3-1073cl Entertainment Notebook PC.
100 days past the 1 year default warranty. The thing is, the machine will not boot up anymore, rather I get a nano second white flash from the entire screen surface every 3 seconds and all the control LED monitor lights are on. The HDD is good, the laptop will not boot even without any RAM loaded in the system so I think that it's not the memory. The symptoms began just suddenly all at once without signs of possible hardware failure. Could it be that the video inverter is bad, or that a video cable is pinched within the body of the computer and finally severed, could it be the screen itself although I doubt it because the entire screen flashes bright white...
I called HP who wants over $100 US to troubleshoot for a year and will not pay them that money.
Anyone out there who has knowledge of the reason on this problem?