There were a spat of dv6000 and dv9000 models that did that. The lesson was to extend the warranty as far as possible. HP is pro-rating repairs to take some of the sting out but the lesson, advice is simple. Keep laptops under warranty until you are willing to accept the repair bills or replace the units.
Let me state this. These are short lived devices with 5 or less year designed life spans. In fact some parts like the battery are 1 year life spans.
You didn't tell the model number so I can't comment further.
About brand. ALL brands have suffered glitches like this. Type 8400 DEFECTIVE and you discover that any laptop with that chipset could be in trouble and all brands may have used that.
Advice? Get the long warranty.
Hi everyone My laptop was bought 8-30-07 and 7-01-09 I had sent it back to HP to fix,well the MB was shot and the warranty was up and the cost was $421.88 to fix,I had it sent back to me like it was.but my son had taken out a extended warranty and I sent it to this company (Different)to fix on 7-22-09 They fix it and it was returned to me 7-29-09 and now it is the same way.Black monitor and nothing.They are sending me a box to send it back still under warranty,my question is when the warranty is over.I do not want to buy another HP.So what would be a good laptop brand other than hp.and what is causing my laptop to do this? Thank you for any answer.