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01-25-2011 10:53 PM
Sad to say I am also a Pavillion dv6700 victim. I was happy with my desktop but purchased a laptop for convenience and have experienced the same problem everyone has described. Thank you for the information so I will not waste any more money on this piece of junk. Hard to be homebound when the laptop goes belly up.
01-31-2011 05:16 PM
I have the same problem. Mine lasted 2.5 years. Was looking at new HP laptops till I read this forum.
We all know there is a problem, does anyone know an adapter that can be used on the hard disk to retrieve data?
Mine has a Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00.
I have tried these adapters and they do not connect to the HDD.
this one reads like it will connect to anything, but sadly it won't connect to 2.5" SATA
next I tried this adapter with no success
is this an odd ball HDD that has a proprietary connector?
01-31-2011 10:35 PM - edited 01-31-2011 10:39 PM
I have the Ultra connector from your first link, works great. Your hdd has a plastic adapter on the pins to allow connection to the laptop internal connector. Have you slid it off the pins?
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02-01-2011 04:09 PM
Add me to the list, ours died yesterday. Was working and then POOF...the blinking blue lights and nothing else going on.
Purchased in July 2008, so no warranty. Will NOT be pursuing another HP product ever again.
02-09-2011 10:03 AM
I brought mine in July 2008 too so the warranty is gone. I'm having this problem too since the last 4 months.....That laptop has been lying around as scrap and the people at HP World say that the motherboard will have to be replaced. Its a total waste as so many people seem to be facing this problem. I have the dv6910us model with me and sadly I brought another HP laptop( HPG62) right before this one died...... I hope that this one doesn't end up the same way as the dv one.
02-15-2011 09:20 PM
My DV6700 is doing the exact same thing. When I try to power it on, it will start to power on, the fan will come on, and after a second or so, nothing. Then after a few seconds, it tries to cycle on again and continually goes through this process. I have a dv2000 that is covered under the litigation, so hopefully I will get a new computer. But the DV6700 (DV6910US) was our newest one. I just got off the phone with HP tech support and he assured me that this computer didn't have the same issues as the ones covered under the litigation. After reading these posts, I have a hard time believing him. He said I could talk to tech support for $49. A lot of good that will do. I could also have phone tech support for one year for only $99. If I want to send it to HP, he assured me also that any new motherboard they put in will not have the issues that the DV2000 had. "The issues were corrected." But he would not admit that my current MB had the same issue. I could mail in my computer and they could repair it for $398, or I could buy a new MB and send in my old one for only $237. If I really believed the new board would not have any problems, I would go for it. I bought an external hard drive enclosure and was able to transfer all the data to an external hard drive. Guess I need to decide whether to cook my board, send it off to have it done by the pros on EBAY, or by another MB from HP. Any suggestions?