Key feel is very nice, not quite as tactile as Thinkpads but responsive and there is very little flex in the keyboard. Although it’s now cheaper, there appears to be only one hard drive, and it seems there’s a slower chip in its place. Unfortunately, there is no large-capacity battery option. Configure the HP dv at HP. I had no problem using the computer on my lap for extended periods of time, and the fan noise is minimal. Message 1 of 4. Yes, my password is:

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Bluetolth doesn’t seem to be a problem with this system so far, even though I’ve read that it’s a widespread issue. The Shift, Caps Lock, Tab, Enter, and Backspace keys are large like a desktop keyboard, but the Ctrl and Alt and Spacebar keys have been shrunk to make room for the Fn laptop function key.

I have a fix for thisyou download the driver from hp web site it will install its self on a floppy disc and then buy blketooth usb external floppy drive. So I had wiped the drives of this laptop that my friend gave me, and since it had the Windows XP sticker on it, I’d figured it’d be best to install Windows Bluetootj on it again.

Even Vista would be better more secure:. HP Canada’s website continually shows this model as being out-of-stock. If you’re looking for a machine for CAD, publishing, or video work LOTS of ports for external drivesI can give this machine my highest recommendation. Do you already have an account?


My unit came with several scratches on the keyboard and one faint grease stain on the cover. Top view view large image.

Sometimes, the keys appear not as sensitive as my work laptop. Have you found a site that might have w2k3 drivers for the touchpad?

Discussion in ‘ Notebook News and Reviews ‘ started by cwliangApr 12, Huniken Oct 23, The specified weight for the dv is 8. I had no problem using the computer on my lap for extended periods of time, and the fan noise is minimal.

There is some minor light leakage from the bottom of the LCD panel, and one dead pixel in the lower middle portion of the screen. Having a large screen affords manufacturers the ability to fit larger keyboards onto notebooks, and the dv is no exception.

Last edited by a moderator: The dg8000 drive produces substantial noise for a few seconds as it begins spinning, but makes little noise while watching DVDs.

In some ways, HP seemed to have wanted people to buy a docking station. I’m going to also see if I can find a new battery which I doubt I’ll find.

The Home, Bouetooth, PgUp, PgDn, Insert, and Delete keys are not aligned as they typically are on desktop keyboards, but are in a single line above the Backspace and numeric keypad this requires some adjustment. I tryed doing this over the drive with xp and it would not load the driver until I put the sata drive in a desktop and deleted the partition. The touchpad is standard, with a scroll bar on the side, and is centered on the lettered part of the keyboard, between bluefooth palms during normal typing.


HP Pavilion dv8000 (EX177AV) laptop Bluetooth device drivers

Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Or dont you play games and such? Then install windows press f6 to get the driver screen up. The screen is absolutely gorgeous!! Message 4 of 4.

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Message 1 of 4. HP pavilion basa recovery data urgivNov 18,in forum: I went and powered it on, made sure everything works, restarted and continued to load my copy of Windows XP Pro and deleting every partition including recovery one.

It’s on par with my laptop for work, and I can see this thing bluetoth me for a good number of years. The build quality is generally good, with little keyboard flex and a screen that stays well in place.

I am also trying to slip Media Center into w2k3, here is my reference for that Sledgehammer70Apr 14,