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10-20-2010 09:56 AM
Hey guys, just posting this on behalf of my mother whos having some rather large issues with her DV7000 (atleast i recall it being a DV7000.
about a year or so ago her original HP charger died a death for some reason...not really a clue why. but anyway, we bought a third party charger, mainly due to the fact the HP charger doesnt seem to be sold anywhere in reasonable value....this time we actually had a rather large issue with the charger, to the point it actually blew most of the electricity in the house about 2 or so months ago. In the end we traced the problem to being within the plug socket in the wall at the time, so its unknown wether it was actually the charger itself, or an underlying issue in our electrics that was just waiting to happen. With it being a third party product, my mums convinced it was that, so bought a replacement HP charger from Amazon. As odd as it sounds the third party product was causing all sorts of issues upto its death...i.e - if the laptop was turned on with the charger in it, the mouse pad would actually stop working correctly? and on occasions it would recognise that the charger was in, but not charge...how odd eh?
Now today, shes just rung me to say that this charger seems to also have died, thankfully with a year warranty on it, but never the less, surely this shouldn't be happening? in the space of 3 months 2 chargers haved died?
We're just currently wondering if it could be any sort of underlying fault within the laptop itself that could be causing such issues? or has anyone had similar issues themeselves. Sadly our warranty ran out about 2 years ago, so theres nothing really that can help out on HP side which wouldnt cost a bomb!
05-08-2012 12:35 PM - edited 05-08-2012 12:37 PM
Yes, I have two HP Pavilion dv7000s and both HP chargers died within 6 months. I went to RadioShack and purchased two iGo Green chargers and they are superb and lasting the long haul. they have outlasted their 1 year warranty.
Both BD dvd Rom drives in them, also quit working properly within three months!
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