Hp Dv6000privacy violation and poor product!

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My HP's dv6000 Laptop had to be serviced continuously for 3 months and is still broken. First service call was placed in late 01/2007. The problem was found on defective wireless card. It was first replaced with a new one, but by replacing just the card did not fix the problem. The laptop was sent in for repair. Wireless card was repaired but soundcard was not working when the laptop got back. Also the battery was missing. The laptop was sent in again for repair. They eventually send a new battery separately. The laptop was eventually serviced but it has a battery and a AC supply that I did not send in, the DVD drive is defective and it also has someone else's hard drive inside my laptop (laptop has my serial number EZ472UA#ABA) with the owner's personal data.

Just to authenticate my case, I was assigned with HP's case manager, Joe Broadbur at [protected] x94 option 1. But I can not get through other than leaving messages. I also tried other HP numbers without any help.

First, I am extremely angry that this laptop keeps on failing. Second, not only they have compromised someone else's personal data, they don't seem to care because no one has called me back even though they know I have someone else's hard drive. This hard drive has a lot of personal files.

Beware people!

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    Conor Larocque May 13, 2007
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    I have an HP DV600 laptop also and am really ticked off at HP. My wireless is not working, but the card works perfectly in another HP laptop, also the internal speakers make a weird high pitch noise when the computer is doing something. HP won't do anything about this.

    I think that if you own an HP, sell it and get a Toshiba!

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    L Vince May 31, 2007
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    I thought I was the only one who has problems with this POS Dv6000! I sent this in on january 2007 and within the week I got it back, the dvd burner doesn't work, the anti virus which is FREE was gone from the desktop-- of which i had to spend another $40 to buy a panda anti virus. sec software.

    4 months after getting this crap, I got on the phone with an American (not another India guy) and took the brunt of my frustration, of which I apologized. They are getting it back for service but due to MANY sites like this or EPINIONS.COM where a lot of HP haters post, this is not a common occurrence.

    I am writing the BBB and FTC to have my laptop replaced with a newer one. No more servicing. they had their chance and the final straw was when my laptop crashed and my work disappeared as well.

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    Ingrid Jun 12, 2007
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    My wireless card on my hp dv6000 has also been malfunctioning for some weeks now, and I haven't even owned it for a year! I haven't had the time to send it to be repaired yet, but suddenly today, while I didn't even use it, it started beeping and howling, and no matter what I try it won't stop. :( Any ideas on what to do and what may be wrong? I don't know what to do, and it sounds like it'll explode any second..

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    travis Jun 18, 2007
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    I have a dv6000 and I believe the hard drive is bad, it intermittently restarts and I think its heat related. I don't want to send it off for TWO WEEKS to get a new hard drive so ill probably just buy another one out of pocket.

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    Edith Jun 24, 2007
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    My teenager has the same laptop. His has been restarting on its own continuously so I spent the 60 dollars to take it to Geek Squad, but they ran all their tests and could not identify the problem. We think it could be the hard drive too, so we may buy one out of pocket because it was a gft and did not come with a service plan. We're not too happy about it and could not get through to HP either. But since we have no plan, we more than likely will not want to keep paying for service which would probably add up to the cost of another laptop.

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    Kevin Jul 14, 2007
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    Yeah I have had this problem on my dv6140 and have had this problem ever since i got the computer. And nowadays i have to do the hp recovery every week since it fails to load the OS and a System file. So i have sent into Hp and hopefully they can fix or replace or give me my money back.

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    Kafka Franz Aug 17, 2007
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    There are a lot of people having wireless issues in the HP dvXXXX notebooks, look for example here:
    http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1104931

    Cheers,
    za-k/

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    Shaun Aug 29, 2007

    I purchased a dv6000 six months ago and it has completely crashed. Calling into Customer Service is a joke as you only get in touch with a foreign call center. To give you an example of the frustration when talking to these people, I will quote the last call I was on.

    HP - "So you are calling about your laptop"
    Me - "Yes, it has been sent in for repair, but two and a half weeks have gone by, and I have yet to receive any word on the status."
    HP - "I apologize for the...., your laptop will arrive on August 22nd."
    Me - "Today is the 28th of August!! Can you please give me an accurate date."
    HP - "Is there anything else I can do for you?"
    Me - "Yes I want to know what is going on with my laptop. Can you please tell me what date it will arrive and what the details state the problem is."
    HP - "Your laptop will arrive on August 22nd."

    ROT IN HELL HP!

    What a joke! What a joke! I have been told that I need to contact a case manager, which I have requested 3 times. I am told every time that I will have a call back within 24 hours. I have not received a call yet.

    Hp has told me that my laptop is delayed due to not having the parts they need. Do they not make these computers? Then, I get a message telling me to call Tennessee to a service center two days ago, and the guy, who spoke English and was actually intelligent, told me that he has no idea why they would have told me that. This is the first time that anyone has looked at or troubleshooted my computer and it looks like a blown motherboard. A blown motherboard!! With the combination of lies, language barriers, un-professional customer service, corporate disorganization, and un-satisfactory service, I am left livid.

    The Indian call centers tell you there aren't any supervisors or managers that can take calls, no matter what time of day you call. When you are instructed to get in touch with case managers, it is virtually impossible. They cannot understand the english language, the products are breaking very quickly, and as a customer you are left to deal with the corporate run around, which if you haven't realized already, you can't win. I really want to yell and scream at them, but it has no effect. Don't waste your time repeating your problems over and over either, cause it's never noted and the next person has no idea what your deal is. I wish that I knew a way to escalate this, at least find someone willing to help customers.

    HP gets two thumbs down, a big middle finger.

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    Gretchen Aug 29, 2007
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    I have had the same issues with HP regarding my Pavilion dv6000. The wireless card stopped working exactly six months after I purchased it at Best Buy. HP has terrible customer service and they make promises they cannot keep. I also think it is terrible how corporations like HP can knowingly sell a defective product and get away with it! Class action lawsuit anyone?

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    Jasmine Sep 19, 2007
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    Yeah I have a dv6000 and the piece of crap is still in the shop. It has been three weeks and when I called today the lady from India told me it would ship out 9/18 -- uhmmm what the hell today is 9/19 ??

    This is my second laptop from HP. The one I actually bought was a different model - the one before the dv6000. It was a piece of crap too and after it was in the repair shop over three times I actually spoke with a couple of human beings who spoke English and one of them sent me a new laptop --- this dv6000.

    So then after 10 months of one laptop actually working it just gave up and failed one day. It would boot - but no picture -- it is either the video card or the mobo. In either case, why the hell do they not have the part - this is insanely ridiculous.

    I think that we should band together and start a class action lawsuit against these bozos and bring them down. Never buy HP again! Even their printers have turned to crap. I have one HP printer that is 10 years old and it works great -- we bought a newer one 2 years ago to replace it and it stopped working after one year. I don't know what happened but HP used to make high quality products. Now they only make crap and have even crappier support!

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    Matt Stark Sep 24, 2007
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    Same problem with my dv6000, no wireless, it seems to have dissapeared. AND VONGO --KEEPS trying to re-install. It takes 5-10 for the computer to turn off.
    My girl friend spoke to an english speaking person at hp help center, he proceeds to tell her a few comands, which by the way eventually restores the computer back to its original state. Everything GONE.
    We call hp back after this, and get a non-english speaking person who says our case # does not exist . mmmmmmmm
    So now what??
    take it to hp and get a used refurbished one back with someone else's hard drive with personal information stored on it?

    What to do??

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    George Harvey Oct 10, 2007
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    I purchased a dv6000 the month they came out (10/07) and was immediately upset with my purchase. I thought I was thinking smart and bought the 12 cell battery with it instead of the 6 cell. Problem is the laptop was obviously not designed for this battery! The whole thing tilts when you try to type on it. i contacted hp about this and was promised a 6 cell battery, if i paid for it! I said that was unacceptable and eventually was told that I would receive a $100 credit toward the purchase of the battery (which sold for $128 plus shipping. I was also told the shipping would be bumped up to next day and would be comped. and guess what I got it along with a bill for the full price of the battery and the upgraded shipping. I let that one go for two months until the laptop clearly overheated and would not run at all until it cooled down. They didn't understand me on the phone but were true to the times they told me over the phone for delivery of the shipping box and returning of the laptop. It worked when got it back but has since melted the space bar to the point that it is bowed upwards, the left mouse button has collapsed and the case is actually separating on the left side. I called hp two days ago and am waiting for the shipping box to arrive to send it in for the second time this year. hopefully I'll win the hp jackpot and get my computer, with my hard drive, back, and maybe it will even be fixed. Either way I should have bought a Dell.

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    FERNANDO Oct 30, 2007
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    I have HP dv6135nr, the worst thing Ive ever bought.

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    Lee Sulecki Nov 01, 2007
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    I too made the BLUNDER of buying a DV6000. Less than two months after my purchase, I had to send it back and had the hard drive replaced, the mother board replaced, and the power cord, (funny, that worked on another HP). When I got the unit back, I started the set-up and low and behold I get a message that the copy of windows they reinstalled is not a genuine copy of windows. I finally (after spending 3 hrs HP incompetent service), I finally contacted MS and bought another license and did report HP for software piracy. Now the DVD burner will not work, the light scribe will make labels but it will not burn music or videos. I'll be forced to shell out the bucks for a new burner, as I'll be damned if HP ever touches this machine again.

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    George Harvey Nov 01, 2007
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    Update: after 11 days and 8 different people, thru 2 different phone calls each lasting an hour, my laptop was returned to me with a new keyboard, new mouse pad, and a new top plate. Ironically I had to call them and complain as to why I haven't seen or heard anything about it. I was told 2 days ago that someone would call me eventually and that I just had to wait( I was also told that they "sell millions of computers a year and that thousands come back for service so there is a long waiting period" regardless that i have a service contract that clearly states that there is a 3 day turnaround time for repairs/warranty claims). That's crap!! but they did fix it and return it to me, only after I threatened a lawsuit. at least I have it now, or at least until the next time it breaks. Note: I find it ridiculous that I have to deal with customer support and technical support reps. who don't speak much English, but get to talk to a case manager in California, who does speak my language, on the eight try. regardless of it being fixed I will never purchase any other product that bears the hp name and will never recommend anything they make to anybody, not even my worst enemies.

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    Pavel Machalek Nov 18, 2007
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    Same trouble, had DV6000 for 1 year and 2 months and the motherboard failed now. HP refuses to replace even though it is a common problem and charged me $300 for the fix. Case manager at (877) 917-4380 x94 option 1 was very hostile and very clever as he constantly refused any responsibility on HP's behalf. We should start a class action lawsuit over this.

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    Pavel Machalek Nov 18, 2007
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    Just found out about the class action lawsuit:
    http://www.hpnotebookclassaction.com/index.html
    Check it out.

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    James Nov 26, 2007
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    I totally agree. HP DV6000 with Vista sucks big time.

    Mine decided it would stop playing MP3's and video, so I had to speak to someone in India, who couldn't fix the problem, so I backed up and re-installed off the Partition.

    Now I'm having power problems with the DVD burner, Roxio won't work and Nero won't either.

    POS laptop.

    James.

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    Kathleen Colburne Dec 08, 2007
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    Same here!!! I bought a refurbished HP laptop before starting law school last year--a year went by with no trouble, but good thing I bought a 3-year warranty!!! First I restored the default settings--the online instructions were WRONG even though I entered my HP's data. Then Fry's replaced the hard drive. Still freezing intermittently--possibly the motherboard I am told??? And then to top it off--Fry's give me a loaner HP laptop for my final exams... DOESN'T WORK EITHER--bad hard drive!!! I'm supposed to wait until February to get mine back??? I'm going in there and getting a NON-HP replacement. This is ridiculous!!!

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    Joel Guggenmos Dec 09, 2007
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    the dv6000 laptop is the worst laptop I have ever owned.

    I also experienced the wireless card failure.. after a month they ended up replacing the mother board.

    Now... about a month and a half after getting it back the built in speakers are not working.. I've done and check all the obvious and the headphones work...

    The last HP I'll buy or recommend.

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    mak Dec 10, 2007
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    I purchased my dv6095ea around sept 2006, my wireless have stopped working so i email tech support, they sent me a reply to update my wireless and also the bios, to my horror my machine wont switch on at all, the power comes on then makes 3 beeps with the first on being a bit longer than the others, i have seaked advice by experts NOT HP!!!, iv been advised possibly motherboard has gone or it could be a faulty graphics card as the screen just stays dead. these are all intermittent issues, i am using my dv6000 noe but i know if i switch this machine off now it wont boot up but give me the idiotic 3 beeps. I WILL NEVER EVA EVA EVA purchase a HP. BAD CUSTOMER SERVICES, NO HELP FROM TECH GUYS, OVER CHARGING FOR MACHINES THAT JUST LOOK NICE ON THE OUTSIDE, UNDER QUALIFIED PEOPLE AT TECH CENTER WITH IV FOUND OUT IS BASED IN SOUTH AFRICA!!! DELL I AM COMING TO YOU!!!

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    Mindy Dec 18, 2007
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    I bought my laptop about 5 months ago (august 07). The stupid POS would shut off unexpectedly and keep doing it until it would finally boot properly. The same thing happened last night, but this time it won't even power on. I figured I should surf the web to see if anyone had the same problem. Luckily I found this site and I'm not alone.

    I contacted hp via their online IT support so we'll see how that goes ><

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    Bob Dec 22, 2007
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    Does anyone have a problem with the screen?

    Mine starts up fine but i think that there is a problem with the connection with the motherboard and the screen!

    It makes the windows start up noise but the screen remains black the whole time. The system works fine but the connection with the screen was lost!!!

    Is this a common problem or am i the only one?

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    chris Dec 26, 2007
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    I have a HP DV 6000 as well, my screen just went out on it, the laptop comes on and everything seems to work fine, you can hear all the stuff i usually hear boot up, but i do have 3 beeps that come up when i turn it on, tried to call HP , all they want to do is offer you extended warranties and get you to send it in for more money on repairs, if anybody has any answers let me know.

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    kris Dec 28, 2007
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    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3223592&rule=45463


    Pls read this, it might help many of you to get free repair, even if out of standard warranty

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    nate Dec 30, 2007
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    Ehh i bought the hp dv6165 with Windows XP media center and its the greatest laptop i have had? I have had no problems with it yet and i have had it for over a year now??

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    Derek Jan 07, 2008
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    My dv6000 has had similar issues. First the DVD burner died within the warrenty... whatever those things can die early if used enough. I called HP and worked with some guy with an Indian accent. He logged on to my computer remotely and couldn't understand what a virtual drive was. So then he started rooting around in my registry and deleting things... had me restart and what do you know my Wireless no longer worked. He told me I needed to reinstall at that point (After he had #@$& up my OS) and I should back up and call back later.

    At this point I have no CD rom drive... no wireless... and a messed up OS. I called back and demanded a DVD drive and told them to send it to me so I could install it myself. This worked out but my wireless was still messed.

    3 days before my warranty expired I talked with HP again, this time I used the online messenger help. BTW this is MUCH better than calling. I explained everything and the representative immediately set me up to have the M/B replaced.

    Ok so that all is done and now (3 months later) my sound stops working but the headphone jack still works?!?!? Luckily I know a bit about taking notebooks apart. 2 yrs as a computer service technician. So if you have this problem you're cable running to the speakers from the M/B is probably damaged. HP decided to use cables that are too long so they folded them which after enough use damages the cable breaking some of the wires within the cable.

    HP is good for Printers... if that... nothing more!

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    Andy Pitts Jan 15, 2008
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    Hewlett Packard is a ###ing joke. Their entire company has gone downhill in the last 5 years. I purchased an HP dv6324 in July of last year, and I've had nothing but problems since. The first thing I did was take Vista off this laptop, as it runs ridiculously slow with 1gb of ram. My next obstacle came a week later, when the hard drive stopped spinning up. I immediately called support, and they agreed to send out a new hard drive, which I would receive within 3-5 business days. I was then to send the old hard drive back to them. Needless to say, this did not work out as it should have.

    I went through weeks of arguing with this company and it's cheap foreign technical support. I had an experience very similar to those above me in this board. I was constantly told that there was no supervisor available, and was forwarded from department to department and back. There were many cases where I was on hold for over an hour, only to be hung up on during a department transfer. All together, I probably spent close to 20 hours on the phone with these idiots while they jerked me around for a month. At first, I was told that the parts were on backorder. This was close to a week after I was told the drive would be at my house. It's quite obvious that they're overwhelmed with problems with this laptop series.

    A month and a half later, I received my hard drive. I can not even begin to describe how stressful it was to pay $800 for a brand new laptop, then have to wait two months to be able to use it.

    I STRONGLY discourage purchasing of any products from HP. Their customer support is an absolute joke, and their business model obviously doesn't even include the technical support they describe. I've been a buyer of HP products since they were Packard-Bell, and I can now say that I have moved on. I will NEVER buy another product from this company.

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    Francisco Braga Jan 20, 2008
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    I bought a hp pavilion dv6000 last month and now its lagging for a few seconds when i play music or a video.. then the music goes normally and then some more lag.. i dont know what to do..

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    Today, after owning my DV600o for about six months, the hard drive went. First everything seemed to freeze then when I tried to reboot the damn thing keeps cycling through a start-up routine. I ran the set-up and performed a comprehensive scan of the hard drive and it failed the scan. It gives me the option to start in safe mode, but when I select that option, code comes up and fills the screen and then the system cycles again through start-up and never actually boots. I call HP and after spending 20 painstaking minutes relating my part and serial number to some Hindu guy half a world away, he informs me I am not eligible to tech support but if I am willing to pay $49.95 for a single issue tech call, we can continue. I asked "What if it is the hard drive, how can you help me then, wouldn't I just waste $49.95?" He said, "There is no guarantee I can remedy the issue." Please, if you value you time and money and don't want to wind up like me and the others on this page. STAY AWAY FROM HP AT ALL COSTS. All I have to show for the hard earned cash I spent on my DV6000 is a laptop that no longer works from a company that does not stand behind what they produce.

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    Courtney Jan 28, 2008
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    I had this laptop for a year. Within three days of owning it the bios were corrupted and I had to order a restore cd... which they charged me for. I had only had the pc 3 days so I had not been able to do my own restore cds. Sure enough 3 months after the warrenty expired the processor went bad as did the processor. This is the last hp product I will ever buy.

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    Jim X Jan 30, 2008
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    http://www.3lusive.com/dv6000.htm

    they ###ed up my motherboard with scotch tape LOL..... that page has my experiences....


    -jim [former dv6000 ownder]

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    Joshua Boston Feb 10, 2008
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    I have read everything here, and I have to say that it sickens me to know that I was just suckered into this laptop as well. Only, I just bought this one about a week ago, and have already received two Blue Screen of Death. What the hell is that all about? It basically restarted itself and then told me that "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" It did offer details of the problem, but very little. It also somehow changed it's resolution by itself. How is that possible??? Anyways, I'm probably just going to take it back to Walmart and have them replace it. I think I still have a couple of days left with them.

    Josh

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    Dave Feb 18, 2008
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    Man, I guess I got off lucky.

    I have had my HP Pavillion dv6000 since September of 2006, when they just came out. I got it for about 350 bucks after rebates, and it was the bare bones lappy. Its got an 80 (but really 60) gig HD, 512 megs of ram, and no camera or any of that extra crap. I'm also running the original copy of XP Media Edition.

    In the beginning, I remember having a hard time getting on the internet, but those times have passed. My computer has held up like a tank. I throw it on my backpack when I head to class, drain the battery, come home, throw it on the bed, and crank it back up. I am not gentle with my computers by any means. I have also spilled about a cup of coke on the keyboard about 6 months ago, but other than some keys sticking a bit, its no big deal. I have recently upgraded the memory in my computer to 1.5 gigs, and I could not be happier.

    The only thing that has broken so far is my left mouse button. I always do the 2 button click so I can auto scroll, and it ended up just wearing out the clips on the button.

    Other than that - I have zero complaints. If it ever ends up breaking, its no big feat to fix it. Just start tearing it apart! Besides... after reading through some of yall's stories, I think it would be better if you fixed the computers without having to rely on HP!!

    Happy Computing

    /b/ Dave /b/

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    Joel Joulia Feb 21, 2008
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    HP I hate you!

    My DV6000 also died 5 days after the end of the warranty!!! I get the one long bip followed by two short bips which apparently indicates that the motherboard needs changing. Even after 5 days after the end of warranty they said I had to pay the out of repair fee of 280£ almost a third of the price paid a year earlier!!

    I have had the battery problem also it lasted maybe 5 min on battery while my 6 year old toshiba lasted longer!

    No help whatsoever from HP.

    Keep the complaints going!

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    Daniel Mar 04, 2008
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    I have the same problem as you guys..I bought this Dv6000 ### and end up growing gray hair. Everytime i open the laptop i have to deal with new surprises. And now nearly 8 months after my purchase i woke up one morning to find out the wireless wasn't working. I've tried everything possible to fix but no hope, HP is only attracting customers buy its outside designs. I'm considering of getting a Mac.

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    khelifa Mar 11, 2008
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    I have the same problem with my laptop :( , My DV6000 also died I get the one long bip followed by two short bips what can i do ! is there any solution please help me it's all what I have !!!!!!!

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    FoxyFoxsauce Mar 22, 2008
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    Shame all these Complaints. What ever Happened to HPs Greatness.

    I have a HP Special Edition Model Thats pretty old, Ran Wonderful for over 2 years.

    They really just don't make things like they used to.

    Oh, And the prb with Fuzzy Speakers, Or Squalching. Thats a Electrical Response from your computers Mic Jack. You have to Turn off (Mute) your Microphone in your settings. (Yes, Even if you don't have a mic plugged in) and the Noise will go away. Sound is Sent to your computer with Electrical Impulses. Your Jack on Laptops are Susceptible to Interference from Static in the Air or just Poor Contacts. Especially on HP Models. (for some Reason) So your Speakers are Simply emitting a noise that your Computer is Receiving Through your mic jack.

    (happens on my HP SE When Mics not Muted)

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    Rated R Mar 28, 2008
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    dv6000z with the 7200go purchased (september 2006)

    get ready for an HP nightmare if you have any of these problems. for those of you who are only experiencing the wireless adapter vanishing issue, BACKUP any important data ASAP. the wireless adapter is only the beginning of a world of problems with the DV6000. my problem started with the wireless adapter 7 months after purchase.

    after 3 months of using a USB wireless adapter or hardwire for internet i got the 1 long beep 2 short beeps error code on startup. the LCD wouldn't power on and i would get those beeps while starting up. (april of 2007) basically the display adapter is crap and is built onto the mobo so there is no real way of correcting this error without replacing the mobo. like i said that was april 2007, it was a brick and was sent in for service. after not meeting the initial estimated return date i called customer support and they extended it 7 more days. obviously 7 days passes and no laptop or word from them on what is going on. after calling them and explaining that they have missed the second estimated date of shipping me my dv6000 they escalated the case to a case manager who is supposed to call me in 48 hours(may 2007).

    (may 2007) so the case manager never calls after waiting 3 business days, i call tech support and complain. they say AGAIN that a case manager will call you in 48 hours... i was patient enough to wait the 48 hours before calling tech support back. i called back and told the guy i was not getting off the phone until i spoke to a case manager, my exact words were "this call is recorded and i'm an unhappy customer, you decide if you are gonna give me a case manager" this finally worked.

    (mid-late may 2007) the case manager couldn't tell me where my computer was, if it has been worked on, or when i was gonna get it back. WTF is wrong with these people??? basically he didn't know when i was gonna get my PC back and refused to give me a refund. after an hour of going back and fourth with him he offered me a brand new dv6000. so i took it even though i had to buy an XP license since vista is what was offered with them now. atleast i had a definite date of when i was gonna get a computer.

    got my new DV6000 (july 2007) 2 months without a computer and if i didn't pursue them like crazy it probably would've been another 2 months. these people really don't know what the hell is going on with YOUR computer.

    (march 2008) today..8months later my brand new replacement DV6000 has crapped out with the same 1 long beep 2 short beeps display adapter error. again no display on startup with those beeps. same exact problem. i have called tech support and didn't waste time, first thing i said the the tech guy was that i wanted to escalate it to a case manager. the case manager won't call in 48 hours and i will be calling tech support and yet again demand to speak to someone. wish me luck, i will update if you guys want to know how it goes this time around.

    sorry for the lengthy post but i wanted to give you guys an idea of who we're dealing with. i really left out a lot of the details and issues with talking to tech support and case managers. these people are ridiculous

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    annoyed_student Apr 14, 2008
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    i bought a dv6101 last year in my final year of my degree begging my mother to let me get a nice one so i can use it for my project and for a good few years.
    Now, one year and a very little later, the hdd has played up or something.
    The blue screen of death has come up and refuses to reboot my laptop after some $xxxxx file has gotten corrupted.

    Another HP my relative bought, hdd problem AGAIN AFTER ONE YEAR AND A LITTLE...something like a week.

    I've got an nc4000 too to carry around to work on and it's around 4 years old.bought it second hand and it's AMAZING. The build, buttons, everything seems sooo much better build and this is 3 years older and 10 times cheaper literally.

    It's not the parts that annoy me, i can replace it, things break, blah blah blah... in a few years time, not a year and LITTLE. why is it sooo fragile? Why are all the same issues reoccuring? it's so stupid...

    The worst thing is, if i had not bought this laptop (nc4000), all my work is lost, and I've no laptop for my dissertation. As a amateur photographer, i now can't do any photography on this laptop cos it's just not fast enough.
    spend a couple of grand trusting that stupid machine and what does it do? destroy your life... switch to asus!

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