DIY Fix for the HP DV6000 CTO series Laptop's

Step By Step downloadable Guide on how to Tear-Down your Laptop and a possible fix to get it running again.

HP DV6000 CTO EW434AV, No Video


HP (HPQ) is, and has been aware there are problems with this series of HP Laptops. They have created BIOS flashes for each of the affected notebooks in an attempt to mitigate the problems which do not help if you are already experiencing the issues listed below. They also extended the Warranty's on the affected notebooks for another year, but unfortunately if you are seeing this web site your DV6000 CTO is no longer falling under even the extended warranty.

Some types of Spec Sheets are not published
The HP web site publishes specification sheets for all notebook models built with a predefined hardware configuration. For example, a major outlet store may order and sell several thousand notebooks with the same specifications. However, the HP web site does not publish specification sheets for models that can be configured with custom components by the customer at the time of purchase. These models are identified as Configured To Order (CTO) models. The order form that ships in the box with the computer contains a list of the custom components the customer specified, and component information is stored electronically on the computer.
As an example, a notebook model that is designated as a "CTO model" can be ordered with either an Intel or an AMD Central Processing Unit (CPU). These CPUs are available with different processing speeds (e.g. 1.2 GHz, 1.8 GHz, 2.1 GHz, etc.), and processing configurations (e.g. MMX, Dual Core, Quad Core, etc.). Each of these CPUs requires a different set of Basic Input Output System (BIOS) instructions to operate the computer. Also, several different hard drive sizes (60 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB, etc.) and different optical disk drives (CD, DVD, BluRay, LightScribe, etc.) may be available. Because the CTO model that you purchased may have any one of these or other key components, HP cannot publish a specification sheet that will cover every combination. However, information on the installed components is stored electronically on the computer.

This is a quote directly from HP (HPQ)

"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 Your HP DV6000 CTO Is Continually Rebooting, Or Powering On With Lights On But No Image or No Video

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Are you thinking that you must get a new Laptop or Sell your old Laptop for parts???


Time for Tear-Down: 20 min. (including taking pictures)

*** This may take you longer if you have never done anything like this before****

What is needed: Clean Space to work you should have an anti-static mat and wrist strap as well (not absolutely nessasary but good to have).

Make sure you discharge any static build up before working on any electronic components and if you get up to get coffee or any other reason discharge again before touching anything


****** Warning this will void the warranty of your HP Pavilion DV6000 series notebook (if you still have one) and can render your HP DV6000 useless if you do something wrong. If you are not comfortable taking this or any electronic product apart have a qualified Service Technician do if for you I take no responsibilities if you decide to to this your self. There is always a risk of electrocution as well capacitors can retain a charge and the power supply as well as the battery should be removed when any repair is made. (have to do this warning just a CYA thing) OH BTW DON'T DO THIS (ok that should cover me)********



Tools you should have

Every thing in the top Black tool kit was not used in this tear-down but is good to have when you are working on computers. The Screw Driver kit in red is a great cheap kit for 12$ at your local Tool King, Checker Auto Parts, or Wal-Mart. Next is the HP DV6000 laptop.


All of the HP Pavilion DV series and I'm sure more all follow this guide with the exception of screw placements and the exact configuration of the system board. There will be some difference with the HP DV series models but this will give you a basic idea of how to crack them all open.

Flip the DV6000 over with the battery closest to you all of the screws you can get to are circled in red The long vertical cover is the memory cover this also covers the wireless (wi-fi) card and the cmos battery The horizontal cover at the top left is the hard drive cover.

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It's only 5$ for Both PDF File Downloads.


You will need

All information provided is AS-IS there is no Warranty or Guarantee that this will help you fix your HP Pavilion DV6000 series notebook and you could possibly make things worse, if you have any reserves about doing this fix stop now and send it out to a repair shop certified in repairing HP laptops.  This is AS-IS you are solely responsible for your own laptop.  The Purchaser shall not be entitled to recover from the author any consequential damages, damages to property, damages for loss or use, loss of profits, loss of time, loss of income, or any other incidental damages.



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