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Can you replace a video drive on my laptop - HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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  • lorriec1967 May 18, 2009

    VIDEO CARD

  • DWDpcRepair May 11, 2010

    what do you mean by video drive? are you talking about the video card? video drivers? ???

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I assume you mean video card instead of video drive. The nvidia GPU ( Graphics Processing Unit ) is built into your m/board. The only way to upgrade from say 256mb to 512mb is a m/board replacement. If you have a GPU failure ie failed graphics out put forstly test to see if the output to external monitor works - do that by pluging and external monitor into the vga port located on the l/h side up near the power on button - if there is no putput or it has coloured vertical lines your graphics chip is failing. the only rectification is m/board replacement.
Hp has just recently trashed a huge number of defective m/boards in the pavilion dv2000/dv6000/dv9000 & presario v3000 v6000 range and had them remanufactured to correct this GPU failure

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