HP ZBook G3 (Studio, 15u) Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by maunakea, Dec 19, 2015.

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Which G3 did you buy?

  1. 15u

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. i7-6700HQ

    15 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. i7-6820HQ

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  4. E3-1505M

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  5. E3-1545M

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  6. Dreamcolor

    12 vote(s)
    30.8%
  7. Non-Dreamcolor

    13 vote(s)
    33.3%
  8. Business 15

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  9. Business 17

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  10. Studio

    24 vote(s)
    61.5%
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  1. Peon

    Peon Notebook Deity

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    I have 2 major problems with this laptop:
    1. The Thunderbolt controller shows up as a PCI to PCI Bridge no matter how many times I uninstall/reinstall the drivers. Even having IT reimage the machine didn't fix the issue. Needless to say, the Thuderbolt 3 dock doesn't work and HP support has effectively told IT to go pound sand.
    2. If I close the lid but keep the laptop running (i.e. disable go to sleep when the lid is closed), after a week or so the laptop will inexplicably become unresponsive with a black screen, requiring me to open the lid and hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn it off and then turn it back on again.
    I don't really mind it sitting on my desk as a fancy paperweight since IT gave me a Lenovo P50 while they continue to battle with HP support, but needless to say, the combination of these 2 problems makes it impossible to use this laptop as a desktop replacement, if at all. Has anyone here experienced & managed to overcome these issues?
     
  2. jdrodrig_9312

    jdrodrig_9312 Notebook Enthusiast

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    sorry to hear about your bad experience. for 1) can you post what you see in device manager?
     
  3. Alyosha2001

    Alyosha2001 Newbie

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