Alright, for reference purposes, my laptop is an HP DV6-2144r the warranty expired back in january.
Im having to post this on a backup computer that's roughly 5 and a half years old atm because the computer above seems to have failed.
Since about february, I began noticing that my laptop would slow drastically. Eventually, it got to the point where certain programs would lock my computer up at 100% cpu usage. Then in the past month or so, it got to the point where firefox would cause the screen to flicker, then freeze completely. Or, it would simply chug along, then go black from overheating.
At one point, I was having an issue to where the thing wouldn't turn on at all, but a hard reset seemed to fix it after a bit.
As of this morning at nine or so, it worked fine. Picked it up at about 4 in the afternoon, and the damn thing just about laughed at me. It powered up to where I could hear the fans and whatnot spinning up, the two keyboard lights came on, and then the whole thing just shuts down. This process hasn't changed almost five hours later.
I took the thing apart, cleaned everything, and re-seated it all. Plugged it back in after it was re-assembled, then got the following blink code.
"ON-pause-On- long pause, repeat"
After looking this up, I found that this is a bios corruption issue, and that the hard reset should fix it. Did a hard reset, and I'm right back where I started with it powering up for a moment, both lights coming on (not a blink code), and then it just shuts back down again.