Written on: 10/02/2012 by Farginsneekyicehole (5 reviews written)
This laptop should be given a government health warning with the guarantee!! After about an hour or so the touch pad is untouchable! so much heat you need to turn it off for fear of it bursting into flames!(slightly OTT) but if you have one you no what I mean. I unplugged it one day and took it out backdoor and dropped a slab on it. NVIDIA GRAPHICS AND AMD NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2011 by isthisthingon (1 review written)
I purchased the dv6000 AMD Turion64x2 in December 2006. I can honestly say that this has been a truly oustanding notebook! While I wasn't sold on AMD processors in 2006, I'm now sold on them. I rarely ran into any major issues(replacing motherboard, etc.)so I can not relate to the frustration of those who had trouble from the start. I think that in many cases the base model of any notebook has fewer problems. The computer was used on a daily basis from December 2006-April 2011. I... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2011 by Mark989 (2 reviews written)
Had to replace the motherboard twice.
HP Service Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil took 4.5 months to make one repair.
WLAN card replaced.
I never use this compu. without a cooling base.
My other HP (TX1000) has been a nightmare and is now not working again after major repairs. Not worth throwing good money after bad anymore. Worst experience of my computing life.
US Federal Class -action lawsuit in force. HP knows of this lawsuit but has not contacted the registered owners of their faulty... (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2010 by BUZZ13EE (1 review written)
DO'NT BUY A H.P. The now famous motherboard and nvidia8600m gs graphic card overheating and £400 repair bill....YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2010
Bought 2.5 years ago and it hasn't failed me once - first laptop I have owned, and really very pleased indeed with it. It came with Vista which puts off many people, but once again, have had no trouble with that either - must be the only person in the world who doesn't complain about Vista !!
If I had to criticise anything, one or two of the keys have lost their lettering which isn't a problem for me anyway as I am a touch-typist.
I shall be sorry when it eventually comes to the end of... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2010
Within the first month of owning this laptop I had to replace the MOTHERBOARD. Over the course of the three years of having this computer, I have had to replace the BATTERY twice and the HARD DRIVE once. The SOUND has broken three times so I can't listen to music. Piece of * computer that gives me a headache. DON'T BUY. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2010
I have had this laptop for just over two years now and I can honestly say it is one of the best I have had! It has never let me down and the features are fantastic - wireless is great! It looks really nice too! The battery life isn't fantastic - when fully charged I get around about 1 hour 15mins depending on what I am doing but tha's on the original 2 yr old battery.
Overall, very pleased with my puchase and would recommend it to a friend! (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2010
DO NOT BUY THIS LAPTOP!! I started developing a boot up problem creating an 8 split screen. After doing some reasearch it turns out it is a design fault in all the HP Pavillions causing the motherboard and graphic card to overheat! While it worked like a dream for a year and a half, this problem can not be fixed cheaply!! (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2010 by foda jo go (1 review written)
i thought that it is the favorite laptop in the worls and it has very veryyy lot of options i think that i wish that this laptop is mine i like it very mush and it is the favorite laptop in the world
Written on: 17/08/2010
Aftldn;er my daughter used her DV6000 for four months, it could't boot anymore. HP service replaced the motherboard after months of arguments and struggle and it broke down again after a few weeks use. HP service claimed it was again a motherboard problem and the hard disk was gone and asked for 260 bucks for replacements. I took the laptop to a repair shop and they any dreplaced a part on the motherboard using a rework station and showed me more than half a dozen DV6000's in the shop... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2010 by KPinAD (2 reviews written)
Having owned this laptop for a while now, I can say that it has never let me down. At work the other staff in the office are always having problems and complaining about 'freezing' and suchlike. I just sit there looking smug as mine just happily does what I ask it. I hope I haven't tempted fate! (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2010
Have owned this laptop for nearly a year now. Screen is great but not in a sunny environment. All other features work well. Wireless is one of the best I've come across however for the price and spec, I would have expected it to be bluetooth enabled.
Only major issue is the battery, I use 4-5 year old laptops at work, sameish spec, are in constant use AND are still on their original battery and will last about 1-2 hours. With this I'm lucky if it lasts 45 minutes.
All in all a great... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2010
THe HP dv6 laptop developed a start up fault after 18 months which is a nightmare. I bought HP because I thought I would be buying reliability. I would buy a Toshiba or Asus next time about £200 cheaper and just as good. I have had both previously and they lasted years. (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2010
I would definately recommend this laptop to anybody. It looks amazing, nice widescreen. Some great features such as remote control, built in webcam. I've never had any problems with the wireless which hasn't been related to my router. Battery life could be longer, and I agree that the QuickPlay controls are super sensitive, but I don't see these as real problems. Have had one major problem with the BIOS, apart form that, an amazing laptop in my opinion, one of the best I have ever used. Very... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2010
DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE PLEASE, Mine was returned three times due to overheating issues causing the Wirless card to not work, now I have the dreaded 'will not boot up' issue everyone who has one of these is aware of caused by overheating of the GPU video card Im told.
Put in 'HP Pavillion dv6000 wont boot up' (or another model number) on google then follw the posts to see how bad these things are.
P.S. If you have a problem I suggest you dont accept a repair from HP and instead take your... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2010 by Marcosilva (5 reviews written)
i brought it about 5 months and im very happy works perfectly good camera perfect forp lay games (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2010
Alright, this laptop is an epic fail like someone mentioned here.
Those few lucky who bought this laptop after the bugs and errors were fixed (finally) are very lucky to own it. It's a really nice laptop.. BUT...
HP hadnt spent more time building it and doing it the right way. The first time it broke down was 13 month after being bought, so i was very lucky to be paying for the repairs out of my own pocket as it had only 12 months warranty.
Even then over those 12 months the on/off switch... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2010
HP have a policy of outsourcing many of their after sales services to 3rd parties, and do not monitor or control them. Result - your problem gets handed off to people who couldn't care less. HP will not intervene, there is no escalation and I was even told by them to take my after sales promotion problem to Trading Standards! (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2009
Shockingly useless, expensive piece of junk! I would not recommend this to a friend,ever. It first broke down at 4 months old.
It required a new mother board, it broke down again at 8 months, new mother board, again at 18 months again it requires a new mother board, again about 4 months later, all done under warranty - the repairs have never solved the problems.
It has broken again and finally after lots of phone calls John Lewis have agreed to give half of the cost back to us. I will not... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2009
HORRIFFIC machine, never from HP because their support for their products is the worst i have ever come accross. the machine has packed up completly now, and would require a new motherboard costing about £200 for HP too fix (after having atleast 2 under warranty). The processor and the graphics chip get so hot that the graphics chip and the bios chip have effectively de-soldered themselves from the motherboard (at different times). and will not boot unless pressure is applied to the bios... (read more)
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