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04-20-2009 02:04 PM
A few days ago our screen went black...we shut it down and a day or two later we restarted it and it was fine. On Friday it would only show a black screen when it was powered up. All of the blue lights are lit and the fan powers on and fan but nothing appears on the screen. Any ideas?
04-22-2009 04:37 AM
Happened to my laptop over a year ago. Hook up an external monitor from your VGA port and see if you have a Video output. If you do, like I did, you will need a new monitor screen and cable. If not, it's most likely the video chip.
I was lucky that HP repaired my laptop under warranty even though my warranty was out of date by a month.
04-22-2009 08:51 AM - last edited on 04-01-2011 10:17 PM by Katie_H
Sounds like what happend to me. There are some DV9000s that are eligible for repair.
Check h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&lc=en&cc=us, and see if your model is listed there. If it is, you can send it in for repair!
EDIT by Katie_H (4/1/11): Removed broken link
08-19-2009 03:43 PM
11-03-2009 02:31 PM
Just happened to me about 2 hours ago. Working on a project like always when my screen went blank for about 10 seconds. It came back up with notification that the display driver failed, but had recovered on it's own. I was able to work for another 3 minutes give or take when it happened again, but it didn't come back this time.
Model dv9000 (dv9207us). Product RP282UA. NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600.
Mine is the same story as the rest. Not listed on the recall list. The back light is on. All of the keyboard lights are on. The hard drive is working. I can plug in a monitor and run in safe mode, but as soon as I start Windows normally, the screen stays blank on the external monitor as well.
It is frustrating to see that there are so many that have the same issue, yet HP refuses to help out, or even acknowledge that there is a problem to begin with. I tried the trickle power dump as stated in a few posts. I tried a restore. I've taken out and reseated my hard drives and memory to make sure there was a snug fit and no foreign debris.
If there is anything that I'm missing, or if someone could offer any insight....it would be most welcome.
12-29-2009 11:11 AM
I too had this problem dv9207us. Currently I am running in SVGA 1024x768 with the GPU uninstalled.
I am debating reflowing the GPU, due to risks and costs involved.
However, I am currently formulating an idea to use and expresscard gpu to a 1080p TV.
12-29-2009 03:16 PM
If you place a powerful flashlight against the screen with the system on, do you notice anything on the screen in that area?
Have you connected an external monitor?
This wouldn't happen to have an Nvidia GPU in it, would it?
If the third question applies, go here.
Intel Centrino Core Duo
Nvidia Geforce GO 7400 (not 'GO'-ing anywhere anymore)
1gb x 2 DDR2 5300
160gb SATA HDD
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01-15-2010 03:20 AM - edited 01-15-2010 03:22 AM
my screen got black it is like a death but power lids on but nothing seems working. i have also the same problem with my dv9000. if anybody have solution plz send us.