What few will tell you. Extend the warranty to 3 years then wait a week and then call it in. It's your choice here but given laptop repair costs this is your usual cheap exit.
I have an HP 9005 that's 18 months old. It has worked flawlessly until recently. I was using a graphics program and the screen froze and started to disappear. It looked like the display "frosted" away ... the display started randomly disappearing. I turned the computer off, and it restarted with no problem. This occurred again while running the same program. However, the third time I tried to shut down and restart, the computer will not boot. The lights come on, the dvd drive boots, the fan spins but the hard drive will not boot. The monitor is totally black -- no life at all. I just took it to a repairman who said the video was not getting power and it was a motherboard problem. He said the external vga was not getting power so there was no need to disconnect the monitor internally. Does this sound feasible? I read on this forum that you should disconnect the monitor and anything else besides the motherboard, CPU and memory but I could not get inside the laptop. The tech says it's a paperweight at this point. Is this the case? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.