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How to fix HP Pavillion series notebooks.

When you experience problems with HP Pavillion series notebooks and even other HP notebooks with Nvidia chip set, like black screen on start up or not working wifi and other problems, the problem is a damage to the MB by excessive heat produced by Nvidia GPU. The only way to fix this permanently is to take out the MB and reflow the GPU with heat. You can find a video on youtube how to do it. You must take out the piece of gel between GPU and cooling unit and replace it with copper bar or penny made prior 1983 - still made out of copper. Also clean the fan. Use heat transfer paste like arctic cool - not a glue, on both sides of the penny. Install win7. Win7 does not use the coprocessor and will help to run the notebook cooler. Install speedFan 4.40 - free utilityor other to see what the temp is of your GPU and CPU. If you did good job it will stay around 55C. If your HP notebook is still running check the temp. If the GPU is running 80C or more it will melt the connections on the MB and quit working sooner or later. Good luck.

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hp pavillion dv9000 laptop restart/ hang after 1 hour & shows garbage display in between it. pls tell me whether it's the problem of nvedia or display cable


This is more likely a problem with the nVidia video chip. The problem with this laptop model is that the video chip extremely overheats. When you shut down the computer, the video chip cools down. When this cycle repeats several times, the solder holding the chip to the motherboard starts to dry & eventually crack. When this happens, symptoms like the one you described starts to appear.

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I'm having problems starting my HP Pavillion dv 9000. When I press the power button I can hear it trying to start, the quickplay blue lights come on and then the computer shuts off and tries to start again. It does this over and over until I hold the power button down and shut off. It does this pretty much everytime I try to start the computer up. Any ideas what might be wrong?


99% sure you have suffered a motherboard failure. This particular failure is common for the DV series of HP laptops. There is an Nvidia chip that sits next to the processor and this chip is resposible for many things that go on with that particular laptop and in laymens terms....the solder that binds the connections of that chip to the motherboard comes loose from excessive heat that builds up in these models. The motherboard needs to be "Re-Flowed" in order to complete the connections once again. Do-it-yourselfers have been doing it with a heatgun and there are several videos of this on youtube. I have even done successfully 75% of the time.

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constant rebooting on\off every 2 seconds


This happens when the Nvidia chip on the motherboard overheats and the solder points around this chip fail. The motherboard needs to be "reflowed" or replaced. The chip in question is the Nvidia chip adjacent to the processor.

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Black screen after BIOs startup screen.


If you cant get to the BIOS or SET-UP screen (and your sure you have power) then you have to have it checked with a P.O.S.T .card (you can find them on ebay for about $20

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