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)
Written on: 25/08/2009
my HP Pavilion dv6000 has not went wrong since i bought it in march 2008 its a sound peice of equipment (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2009
I have never had any problems with hp pavillion dv6000. It runs perfectly and it the fan noise isn't too loud either. Although it can get quite hot when being used for long periods of time. sometimes the wireless didn't work because of small switch to the left of the mouse pad was turned off, as soon as was turned on it worked. Battery life is okay, about 2 hours continuous use. Overall it is a great laptop, it looks great and the speakers are amazingly loud and great quality. I would... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2009
ive had this HP Pavilion DV6000 laptop since it was released onto the market.i love it and its never given me grief.my sounds never had a problem.nor my wireless.nor booting it up or re-booting it.i dont see me replacing it in along time.
the only thing i could ever mention would be the battery life.but i think if you want a high tech computer these days then the battery never lasts.
i would recommend it to anyone for personal use.not so much for business use, i would say. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2009 by trewin
The HP Pavilion DV6000 had battery Problems from day 1.
Screen lid problems.
Stops and starts and goes into a cycle of doing this.
On/off switch poor with silver plate round switch turning the notebook on/off if pressure applied.
Hard Drive problems within 6months.
Notebook spends more time on repair bench than in use.
Now have a suspected motherboard failure that will cost £300-£400 to fix.THIS NOTEBOOK IS A VERY EXPSPENSIVE PIECE OF TECH JUNK. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2009
This HP Pavilion DV6000 computer is an epic fail, does not work wireless, odd errors, won't boot up! (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009 by c1t2me (5 reviews written)
The HP dv 6000 has got to be one of the worst laptops i have ever had to deal with always going wrong if its not the sound its the power button or the screen not working, Hp tech are a total waist of time as well. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2009
Great for business or office application. Worthless for games. Cannot play anything past direct x 8 without lagging horribly. Call of duty 4 on Lowest details lags beyond playability and my 9600xt with a p4(6yr old videocard) can play that game on full details with shadows without lag. VIdeocard is not as advertised. In this day of age where a pentium II can do office work and watch movies i would expect a lot more from a amd turion 64 and 330mb videocard. Don't expect to play games on... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2009 by louise1984 (2 reviews written)
I would recommend this laptop. I use mainly for University work and media programmes. Runs very well, user friendly, fast, looks nice! Has nice screen, is fast while running programs such as Adobe photoshop, iTunes, word docs, many internet windows. Use 24/7 with no real problems. Very user friendly, good wireless and lots of USB ports. Also could put camera card straight in and load with no probs. Was about £500 which is brill for the amount of memory, graphics card etc you get. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2008
I find this computer easy to work with as it constantly helps you in the running life of your computer always informing you of possible updates that will make your computer run much faster. As i've pointed out in all of the above points i would definately recommend this computer. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2008 by hisdonkey
The HP Pavilion DV6000 has super sensitive QuickPlay keys that cause the player to activate by basically breathing on them...Lost my wireless capability in less than a year (own 2 of these and the same occurred on both of them).
My wife and I bought two of these laptops together in July 2007. After about 6 months - nothing but problems. The fact that we both had identical machines, bought at the same time, and they went wrong about the same time is rather noteworthy I would say. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2008 by Dec End
Everything is great basically, enough memory, amazing graphics card, widescreen(Y), really fast and is perfect for what i use it for and also comes at a gd price. Battery life is a bit poor and the screen is shiny lol so not brilliant for a lot of people sitting round viewing it but then again its a laptop not a desktop :P I recomend this machine its mint and i'm so happy with it lol=] (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008
This is the worst laptop i have ever purchased. This cost me about £500 and it cuts out every so often, and it gets extremly HOT! and a really annoying fan noise comming from it aswell. I then bought a 200 one.
It's a lot better, great screen, no fan. Never cuts out. Just shows you eh? NEVER get this trustt me.Everything brakes on itt. I have handed it in to get fixed 8 times I have now given up. I do not recommend HP Pavilion DV6000 laptop. (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2008 by hepayni (1 review written)
In DJ roo laptop become a part of fire. During performance suddenly freezes after becoming really hot. (I'm doing video show) I bought a fan for under laptop so now is little bit better than before.
Week I bought I realized that DVD room is not reading some of DVD's even original dvd's and battery life was maximum 1h 30min. So I went to seller at 7th day and he said if I give laptop back they will send it to HP so after 1 week I can get it back. But it was time for parties I'm a VJ and... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2008
Would never buy an HP ever again. Very very poor build quality. Wireless packed up 13 months after purchase. Graphics card has now given up the ghost after 18 months. Don't expect a £500 laptop to last such as short period of time. That said others here don't seem to have had the problems I have, but a quick search of the net shows that many others have. (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2008 by brooklynk47
Fast loading, nice clear screen, I like the HDMI port and the laptop looks nice.
Laptop is good for a student or teenager in the house... sound easily sorted out by using headphones... I paid 500 in a package best buy I had. Well recommend HP Pavilion DV6000. (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2008
Nice keyboard, comfortable. Lot's of usb's. Nice display. However, the machine is built around Vista, yet doesn't come with the hardware to run Vista effectively. Terrible battery life. Get's extremely hot. Annoying fan. DVD burner malfunctions, won't recognize when there is a disc in drive. I wouldn't get another notebook from HP. Build your own, or get a mac. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008
Stylish, sleek, good sound quality, great graphics... Really good value for money .... I would recommend the HP Pavilion DV6000 to anyone. Battery life isnt brilliant... and it has crashed once already ... but apart from that its great. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2008 by nikki1
This is a super machine, I love the wide screen, keyboard, touch pad... anyway, for the money it's fantastic for use and good looks.
It is as good as any machine even costing more. By the way my machine is dv 6907. Well recommend HP Pavilion DV6000, also love the remote control that comes with it, great gadgets. Infact the only bad point for me is that Vista takes up 30% of my 120 GB Hard Drive (which is'nt small). (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2008
I recommend this HP Pavilion DV6000. Cause its fast, and we can't forget that we are talking about HP. my hp pavillion comes with AMD Athlon 64 x2 processor perhaps i thought that AMD processors isn't good, but i was wrong, they are very fast, by the way i recommend this notebook.
Written on: 24/08/2008
For the price that I bought this HP Pavilion DV6000 for it is an absolute bargain and i would recommend it to everyone vista runs perfect despite everyone telling me that it will fail, the screen is excellent sleek design looks more expensive than it is. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2008
I haven't had any problems with my HP Pavilion DV6000 so I recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2008
Great screen and resolution, the nVidia chipset allows to use all the main improves for Vista. In my case, the keyboard falls down after two days of the purchase and doesn't work. Check for apple or another, the post-sell service is many times better. (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2008 by JC199 (1 review written)
After switching back to XP Pro (it comes with Vista) and upgrading the RAM, this computer works great as a software and web development machine, since rolling-back to XP, I haven't had a problem with it.
With XP Pro Media Center edition and 2 GBs of RAM, this computer is very fast and doesn't have a problem running Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Visual Studio all at the same time! (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2008
Great widescreen brilliant quality it has a very high amount of memory which is good for storing stuff and the widescreen is amazing the quickplay is very convenient.
Overall a great laptop very fast the more you have it the more you love it still the battery life is a bit bad but thats it really as far as I am concerned. Therefore I do recommend the HP Pavilion DV6000. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2008
A nice all rounder for a very reasonable price. Some nice extras thrown in too. Attractive, slim line design. Lots of freebies - Light scribe, remote, wi-fi, Bluetooth, second headphone port... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2008
Do not buy this laptop in my opinion - after 2 repairs the wireless has gone again. The customer support is one of the worst I have experienced! (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2007 by angrydude
This is THE worst computer I have ever owned. Do not buy anything from HP. It may be cheap, but you get what you pay for. The customer service department does not serve anyone, they merely put up with you and your problems. If you expect to own a computer for more than a year, then don't buy this one. (read more)