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Specifications:

  • Mobo: Quanta 30BD w/ Camiloml's non-whitelist BIOS
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce Go 7600
  • RAM: 2x2GB DDR2 SODIMM
  • PSU: HP 90W Power brick
  • HDD: Seagate ST1000LM024 SATA (overkill, I know)
  • WiFi: Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN

The good:

  • Fast and usually reliable (see solder problems below).
  • Very good-looking 17" 16:10 1440x900 screen.
  • Good keyboard, and touchpad.
  • Good looks.

The bad:

  • Awful solder problems, occasionally making the computer unusable.
  • As a natural side-effect of the large screen, the laptop is bulky.
  • Additionally, the screen is glossy.
  • The BIOS does not adjust the fan speed for the GPU, only the CPU.

"Am I carrying a laptop, or a billboard?"

The dv9000: my number-one laptop that's been with me the longest. I am its original owner. As such, it's my longest PC horror story.

Brief History §

This laptop was sent to me directly by HP, for free, to replace an even older HP Pavilion dv8000, way back in mid-or-late-2007.

I have the notable memory of spilling water on top of the rear of the screen right after I opened the box from HP. It seemed unharmed by this.

In late 2009 or very early 2010, the hinges seized, broke, and the LCD's rear cover anchors to hold the hinges broke as a result of it. This was a common problem for this series, and so, I replaced all of the aforementioned parts.

However, the laptop always seemed to be very slow, hot, and miserable to use. It eventually seemed to have died in March of 2010, where it had the infamous solder issue.


After a few failed "Towel Trick" resurrection attempts and a lot of time, in mid-late 2013, the laptop was sent to brickfence of eBay, and the laptop was alive.


In February of 2018, I set off to rebuild this computer. I ordered a new base, palmrest trim (the silver part right under the screen), cooler (as the old one had stripped screw holes), and more. I put a much better hard drive in it, and I almost managed to nab a better processor for it, but the deal got away. Now, this laptop works great.

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