02-15-2010 05:20 PM
I bought a HP Pavilion dv8t-1000 CTO in December. In less than a month, a harddrive failed and a new one was supplied under the warranty.
But now there are new problems. First, the Treble/Bass indicator keeps popping up for no reason and the bar keeps increasing/decreasing. Then there is the Wifi issue. It seems that my Wifi keeps going out for no reason. I thought the two problems were connected. But I'm starting to see that my Wifi goes out only when the laptop is moved. Just the slightest movement will cause it to go out, BUT it doesn't happen every time the laptop is moved.
I've also noticed that when these issues are happening, the Mute and/or the Wifi icon on the media smart bar (above the keyboard) won't match the icons on the screen. Twice the Mute icon was red on the media smart bar, but the volume was on. A couple of times the Wifi went nuts and turned off, due to movement, and then the Wifi light turned back to blue on the media smart bar, but the wifi was still off.
One time both the mute and the wifi icons on the smart bar didn't match what it said on the screen. Wifi was turned off, but the icon was blue. The speakers were on, but the mute icon was red. I turned the wifi back on and the mute icon on the smart bar, went from red to white.
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Any thoughts? Ideas? I really need to get this fixed since the Wifi problem is happening at least 20 times a day.
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Re: Wifi turning on and off & treble/bass indicator issues in HP Pavilion dv8t-1000 CTO
09-04-2010 08:12 PM
FOUND FIX!!! For “Problem with Pavilion dv8 top slider bar (treble/bass control)”
Very kind & helpful HP Case Manager Ryan at 877-917-4380-ex93 said according to his research, this “fix” is a 2 step process, I just performed step 1 and seem to have solved the problem – hope it works for others!
This is an update for the: “IDT High Definition Audio CODEC Driver - This is a self-extracting compressed file that contains the Windows 7 driver for IDT HD audio chip.”
Provides a new driver release to meet Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) criteria.”
Choose “united States (English)”
Select “Download drivers and software (and firmware)” and enter “nq226av” (if that is your product number)
Choose operating system (32 or 64 bit)
Click plus sign/drop-down left of “Driver - Audio (1)” (second from top)
Click download, save to desktop, run, and restart.
Seems to have worked for me so far! If it doesn’t, the next step will be…
Step 2 being to update the Bios on comp. which Mr. Ryan said I would need to go back to normal tech support (India) because he didn’t know how, and apparently you can mess up you PC by doing that….
Let me know if it worked for you!!!
06-05-2010 05:26 PM
I have exactly the same problem and HP think I'm pulling their leg?
My Primary HDD also failed within the first week!
HP did try to help by uninstalling some services and reinstalling others but it came back within a day?
The other day I was restarting and just got a deep blue, then red, then green, then gray scale series of colors flashing on my screen? I could only get the computer to work by taking out the battery?
It's a good computer but has some serious malfunctions?
HP please help.
06-15-2010 07:33 PM
Exactly the same problem here. Wireless light goes blue then red (enabled and disabled) while a bar pops up on the screen that resembles the volume control but looks smaller and chopped up. What the heck is going on? Wondering if the touch bar is malfunctioning all together
06-17-2010 09:37 AM - edited 06-17-2010 10:24 AM
Both my coworker and i have this exact same issue. You will be typing away and then all of a sudden the trebble and base start sliding up and down and the wireless enables and disables itself. I tried a bios update but after a reboot now i cant get the wireless or bluetooth buttons to turn on at all..
a bit frustrating for sure.
any attempt to upgrade the bios... to .21 or .27 result in all media buttons disabled. no option to enable in bios. and no wireless or bluetooth by default.
07-11-2010 02:44 PM
My dv8t started behaving the same way (wi-fi on/off and treble indicator showing after I installed the bittorrent client. I removed the client just in case it installed some worm but the problem remains. Of course, if it did install a worm then uninstalling it wouldn't remove the malevolent code. After removal of bittorent, I'm still experiencing this annoying behavior.
07-19-2010 08:30 PM - edited 07-19-2010 08:32 PM
I am having the same issue on the DV8T-1000...it comes on 20-30 times a day and turns the wireless off. Then all of a sudden I black-screen and can't do anything except shut down. I've had driver issues and all kinds of other problems with this computer. It would be nice if an HP rep could respond to this query.
07-20-2010 07:33 PM - edited 07-20-2010 07:34 PM
My guess is HP won't respond until they have a fix but I'm thinking there isn't a fix because its a hardware flaw with the bar itself. Thats my two cents