NOTICE TO ALL DV6*** and DV9*** OWNERS: YOUR LAPTOP IS DEFECTIVE

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  1. chrixx

    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    We shouldn't feed the troll. This issue has been covered extensively and HP has acknowledged the problem and will fix affected units, so this thread has no reason to exist anyway.
     
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    TWY Notebook Consultant

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    omg this is a lol thread
     
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    brianstretch Notebook Virtuoso

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    whois hplies.com

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    Hmm. Really, this subject has been beaten to death here. All NVIDIA chips in the dv2000/dv6000/dv9000/tx1000/tx2000 series, especially chipsets, are defective. Keeping the fan on 24x7 with the BIOS update keeps things cool enough that you'll probably be OK. HP hasn't acknowledged the defect in all of the affected notebooks, especially the Intel ones. Every notebook maker is having the same problem.
     
  4. Hep!

    Hep! sees beauty in everything

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    I lol'd. -------------
     
  5. Mr Pras

    Mr Pras Hardware and systems

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    Haha, not a Troll but a spammer

    Anyway, I have an HP DV9790eb bought 8 months ago with a 8600GS in it. Do you think I should contact HP for a replacement or upgrade (i would like an 8800 in there please) hehe.

    Before my warranty runs out I guess? I'll have a look around for a good site to find real info on, but HPLies sounds a little one-sided to me.

    The problem with HP is that they got too big, and the original guys passed on. Pity, was a very innovative company once.
     
  6. Hep!

    Hep! sees beauty in everything

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    They won't be able to give you another GPU, only another laptop model with another GPU. But your warranty doesn't even cover that much, you will be able to get a new motherboard while under warranty if the current GPU fails, otherwise - you're out of luck. I see many DV6000 and DV9000s at my job, almost all are failed GPUs or other motherboard issues, and all but one have been just out of warranty. Sucks for those people, but considering HP's track record with motherboard failures, I don't know how any of them are surprised.
     
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    ryanpick Notebook Geek

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    This guy does also post in the Hp forum and is working on a class action lawsuit but his claims do have some merit. From my experiences i have only talked to one person who would even somewhat acknowledge the problem and I've had to speak to quite a few. I have the dv9500t 8600 Gs failed exactly 2 weeks after one year of ownership. My experience wasn't quite as bad because i have the extended warranty and am receiving a new Dv7 this week which has the 9600 GT (upgrade). but i have hardly had a computer for a month now because of failed repair attempts. I even wrote a note that the mother board needs replaced in my last repair job but they chose not to and did whatever they do so my computer worked for anther 4 days.
    The problem is they are still telling people they are out of luck because there 1 year warranty is up. They are aware of the issue, they put out bios updates that keep the fan on so the computers are lasting almost exactly a little past one year and then telling people too bad your computers not included in the warranty because its only amd laptops or whatever reason.
     
  8. jackson.mackenzie

    jackson.mackenzie Notebook Enthusiast

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    It's amazing what I'm reading. I first put my hands on June 23rd 2007, so that is One year and 9 month with my laptop and have no issues at all, except the heating problem that I've managed to controll with RMCLOCK and a Cooling pad.

    For what I can see I'm playing extra hours and have been really lucky. So what should I say about it: "never get an HP ever again? What do you guys think?
     
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