If you want to catch up on the dv6000 and 9000 issues, type DV9000 RECALL on google. If yours is on the list then call in and ask for them to at least prorate the repair if you didn't get it in on time.

If it is not on the list, they are still failing and you GENTLY FIRMLY ask for a prorated repair since we know what it is.

This model, issue and last resort repair links -> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=DV9000+HEAT+GUN+NVIDIA+CHIP