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 Post subject: HP has been covering up nVidia chipset issues - help!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:47 am 
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Hi guys,
It'd be awesome if MaxPC could give some publicity to this issue:

Basically, a whole lot of HP laptops were sold with defective nVidia chipsets/GPUs. There's some cheap solder that they used that apparently can melt at fairly low temperatures (for solder) that can be reached by a laptop, and so of course when this happens stuff breaks. Also, apparently some of their heatsinks actually have a kind of a gap between the GPU and the heatsink, because their thermal pad isn't big enough. I have a laptop model that has been affected, but mine personally is still fine. However, it seems like this is a really big issue and HP has been ignoring people who have problems for a long time. I think it would help if more and more organizations and publications started bugging them about it and bring publicity to the issue. Could The Dog please do an article on this problem?

There's a lot of information about the problems on this site: http://hplies.com/


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 Post subject: see my post HP grrrrrrrr
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:48 am 
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docu ... ct=3253944


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Right, that's part of the problem actually. That list only lists a few models that have the defective chipset, but a lot more are not covered by that, and HP denies that any other laptops have problems despite the fact that they all use the same defective chipset.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:07 am 
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I had one of the ones they've listed. The thing died 3 times, twice under the enhanced warranty, and then a 4th time, in which they refused to service it because it was no longer covered under any of their warranties. Never touching another HP laptop again. What really got me is that even after the fix they continue to break. My best advice, never buy an HP laptop.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:09 pm 
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http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=95213

http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=91924

http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=82826

http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=85068

I think that this topic has been beat to death on this forum.

The problem is widely known and easily found if you google 'HP laptop problem'


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:29 am 
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Put it in the oven.

No that was not supposed to be sarcastic. I've seen quite a few people fix their crapped out GPUs that way.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=385857


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