I read http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/hp-pavilion-dv5-1235dx/4507-3121_7-33496195.html?tag=mncolBtm;rnav to see what laptop this is. The good news is that it is not made from the same chips as the dv6000/9000 models.
Ok, look at the top of this forum and open up the STICKY POST you find today in this forum. There are TWO posts about your yearly laptop cleaning. Be sure to do that.
My hp dv5 screen is constantly flickering, It was purchased 14 months ago. The problem started recently. It operates using vista.