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Bucky Ball
August 21st, 2009, 03:53 PM
Just a note for anyone who owns one of the following machines. This is from the HP website:

HP has identified a hardware issue with certain HP Pavilion dv2000/dv6000/dv9000 and Compaq Presario V3000/V6000 series notebook PCs, and has also released a new BIOS for these notebook PCs, version F.39 for dv2000/V3000, and version F.3D for dv6000/dv9000/V6000.If you are in the Americas, I suggest you go to this page if you have one of these laptops:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3370281

If you are not experiencing any problems HP advise you flash your BIOS with the new one. If you are they will repair and ship for free if the symptoms check out with their known issue. Make sure you are on the correct country page for you from the HP home page before you check eligibility for your model.

I discovered this by accident when my screen started flickering then was just black when I rebooted. I was looking to buy another screen and when I put the model in I was asked to check if I was eligible for repair. Good and bad I guess. ;-)