COMMON ISSUES ON HP PAVILION DV SERIES LAPTOPS.
The following symptoms apply to HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000, dv9000, TX1000 and Presario v3000 and v6000
There is no video on the computer LCD panel or external monitor.
Screen comes on but shows multiple images. Function + F4 will not switch to external monitor.
There is no video on the computer LCD panel or external monitor. The notebook has power and active LEDs.
The notebook does not start. It powers on and goes into a restarting loop.
Laptop power panel light s up, beeps then shuts down.
The external monitor functions but there is no image on the notebook LCD panel. (check out the LCD troubleshooting flowchart on this one).
The 15.4 and 17-inch iterations of HP’s consumer-centric Pavilion line of laptops have gotten another update from two less-than jaw dropping, at least performance-wise, machines. Both the DV6000 and DV9000 come out of the box with an ExpressCard slot, Altec Lansing speakers, an optional webcam, a 5-in-1 media readers and your choice of an AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core or a plain old AMD Sempron processor. The 7.8-pound DV9000 (replacing the DV8000) sports a 17-inch WXGA (yuck) or WSXGA screen, a dual hard disk configuration and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 graphics. The 6.5-pound DV6000 (replacing the DV5000) rocks a 15.4-inch WXGA screen, as well as the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 card, for a starting price around $850. Things get slightly more impressive on the outside, with same piano black, Zen rock garden-inspired design as the smaller DV2000. The DV6000 is available on HP’s website right now for a starting price of $879, but you’ll have to sit and meditate a little longer while they prepare the DV9000.
Like all the laptops in the HP Pavilion line, the dv6000’s sleek design and shiny finish hold their own next to systems from style-conscious manufacturers such as Apple and Sony. Aside from its good looks, the dv6000 also provides a solid set of entertainment features and high-end components for a fair price. Those components didn’t result in record-breaking performance, and its battery life was below average. For these reasons we recommend the Pavilion dv6000 for home users who want a laptop with basic entertainment features and who don’t plan to spend a lot of time away from the power outlet. The HP Pavilion dv6000 measures 14 inches wide, 10.1 inches deep, and 1 inch thick–about the same size as the Dell Inspiron E1505 and the PC Club Enpower ENP680.