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My HP dv8000 has a ruined screen - it was hit or closed on something and now parts of the screen are black and green. Does anyone know how much it would cost to replace the screen?
Also, it doesn't stay on when off the power cord. As soon as I unplug it, it shuts down completely. It used to be able to stay on battery power for about 35 minutes but now it can't be taken off the power cord.
Anyone have any solutions to these problems?

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I can replace it for you

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I have 2 HP dv8000's that have multiple problems. The caps key does lock up - I saw the fix on here - but having to hit the keys repeatedly for them to go back to functioning correctly is ridiculous. My...


I had a DV9207US, so I know how you feel.

Caps lock - No other way around this then repeatedly hitting the key.
Hard drive - Hard drive does not play cd/dvds
DVD drive - On HP DV series, is super sensitive and does open quite frequently.
Keys rubbing off - No other way around this. You could replace the keyboard with one from HP Spare Parts. Quite easy to do on the DV series.
Battery life - Is horrible and HP has had several class action lawsuits because of it. I never used my laptop portably. I took the battery out and chucked it. I was as mobile as only being able to plug in my laptop let me.
Hinges - DV series have a lock on one hinge that you can choose to turn in order to lock your screen. Unfortunately, they were built poorly and cheaply and cause the hinge to go out.

If you're experiencing both hinges cracking, I'm afraid you're suffering from the other big HP malady: Overheating. HP design had serious flaws and combined with virtually non-existent heatsinks, many DV series laptops would overheat and then vent right where your screen meets the top edge of your laptop. This excessive heat causes the plastic to warp exposing the hinges as well as wreaking havoc on the bottom portion of the lcd screen.

HP is currently facing class action lawsuits for this.

If your screen is cracking (which is what mine did) you only have a little while longer before the screen completely falls off. The entire plastic portion around the screen will come out and/or the flimsy cable (which oddly enough HP put right inside the crappy hinge lock) will rip, break or tear causing the monitor to go out completely. There is, sadly no way around this (unless you're really good mechanically, there are several websites dedicated to fixing laptop hinges, google it). At this point, you could just attach it to a docking system and connect it to an old monitor and just use it that way or you could replace your screen, open up the laptop and use better heatsinks, but for that price, you could just buy another laptop, which is what I did.

Good luck.

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Where can I buy a lower price HP PAVILION DV8000


It's much better to buy the battery from the manufacturer's website. The transaction is a lot safer and reliable. Take there are two categories of battery the ORIGINAL and REPLACEMENT. Normally the highe mAh capacity has the longer battery life. The price of REPLACEMENT batteries are much lower than the ORIGINAL batteries.

You can view the product on this site:
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=EF419A

Thanks.Cheers!

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My hp pavilion dv8000's screen is black.


u mean to say dat u can only see the mouse pointer & nothin else..

if this is ur problem, please follow the instructions

press ctrl+shift+escape ( a shortcut to Task Manager)
after opening, go to file & select new task..
Type "explorer.exe" in it & hit enter
u can see ur old lovely desktop now..
now go to system tools via start menu, accessories 7 select system restore..
select the restore point ( if one ) & restore ur system..

its done..
if this works, pls rate me i really need some good ratings..
thanks..

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HP Pavillion DV8000 Laptop won't boot.


When your computer hardware appears to power up okay, but the Windows XP operating system won't boot properly, you have to begin a troubleshooting expedition that includes getting into the operating system, determining the problem, and then fixing it. To help you get started on this expedition, here are 10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot.

Click here for more information

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Laptop will not boot, nor will keyboard respond-- hp dv8000


There is a class action lawsuit currently being initiated against HP for this issue. The Complaint alleges that HP misrepresented and concealed material facts regarding certain laptops including a design defect, which causes the power jacks of the laptops to fail.

Sign up here:

http://www.sfmslaw.com/pages/cases.php?id=300

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HP Pavilion dv8000 - touch scroll pad won't work


at the top black rim around the touch pad, there is an orange light showing, press and have it show blue. It will work now.

Cheers.

Please rate this fixya.

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Having problem with start up on Hp Pavillion dv8000


Try choosing "Last known configuration that worked" if this does not fix you problem, then reboot once more, and while it is booting up tap the F8 key and select safe start.
Ps. you may just need to do a fresh re-install

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