I bought a Dv7t and it came with a small remote and the basic question i have is:
Where does it go (if there is a slot in the laptop that can hold it)?
I noticed on top of the SD card slot thingy there is a rectangular cover with a symbol on it that is also on the remote (a rectangle with lines coming off of it to the left). Is that supposed to be taken off and the remote slides in there, or is that where you point the remote when you press buttons?
I just bought a new dv6 on black friday from staples, the dv6-1334 with a t4300/4gb ram.
Is anyone having trouble inserting their remote control into the slot on the left side of the laptop? My remote won't really fit...i can get it about 90% of the way in, but when i push to click it in/click it out, its like its stuck with sticky goo or something, it goes in really slowly to lock in place and comes out really slowly when i click it out of place.
Other than the media remote control issue, I'm liking this ALOT more than my tx2500 tablet with better cpu and graphics/video card.
I recently clean installed Win 7 and just realized i never got the drivers for my remote to work. Windows update did something and now my remote can only turn my laptop on but does not control anything else. I have a dv5-1235dx.
That is the page for my drivers but i dont see one that i think would work.
My hp.com customized dv4t arrived this morning and I have already managed to create a problem. I attempted to stick the media center remote into the eSata(or w.e) slot and I managed to push it in all the way, but now it is stuck. This isn't a problem as I probably will never use the remote, but it will be a pet peeve for a long time. Is there anyway to remove it?
i just bought windows 7 for my desktop but i decided to install it on my laptop instead. ive gotten all the drivers for webcam and video and all but i dont have the one for the remote! i installed the reciever and the validate sensors but that didnt work.
When I first got my HP DV7-1285dx with Vista (64) the remote control that came with it was working fine. I upgraded to the Windows 7 beta when it came out (I didn't do a clean install) and the remote was still working and kept working throughout the several beta upgrades I did later (to newer beta versions). However when the Windows 7 RC was released earlier this week I decided to do a clean install so I backed up the important drivers and files and did a clean Windows 7 install. After that my HP remote simply stopped working, the laptop won't respond to it at all (not in Media Center and not in anything else). I was able to reinstall all the drivers (from the backup) except for one which shows as "Unknown driver" in Device Manager, and when I do a driver update and point Windows to the folder including my backed up drivers, it does recognize the device as the "HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor" but says it encountered an error installing the driver software since it "couldn't find the file specified."
I don't know if this "Unknown driver" is in anyway connected to the Remote Control problem. I have no other problems showing in device manager by the way.
Also in an unrelated matter, I am trying to reinstall the MediaSmart software the came with the laptop. I downloaded the packages from the HP website but they won't install (since they're only update packages and not standalone installers I guess) so is there any way to reinstall the MediaSmart software from the recovery discs/partition?
Recently,a friend gave me is hp pavillion dv5226ca(dv 5000 series)because he was buying a new one .The hdd was dead,so I changed it and installed a clean copy of XP Pro.I have downloaded all the drivers that were avalaible on hp website for this product(at least,all that were working),and all the laptop features are working,except quickplay buttons and the included mini remote.
If I press one of the 2 quickplay buttons while XP running,nothing happen.If I press it while the computer is off,then the laptop power on but loads XP normally instead of quickplay interface.Remote control doesn't work independently of the buttons pressed and power state.
In device manager,all the devices are working and installed properly.
What do I need to do to get those buttons and the remote to work,knowing I don't have anything else than the laptop and the charger?
I have a few questions that I need clarification on.
First, is 64-bit ok to get. I've read a lot of articles stating that not many things are 64-bit and that drivers are hard to find, and so on. I believe these articles are a little old but I would like to make sure program running and such is ok.
Second, there are so many processors to pick from. You have the: T4200 (2.0 GHz) T6400 (2.0GHz) T6600 (2.2GHz) P7450 (2.13GHz) P8600 (2.4 GHz) P8700 (2.53GHz)
Choices can be a good thing but it's too confusing here. Is the T6600 better than the P7450?
Third, there are two video cards to pick from: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Which one is better here? I would think the 9600 but that's just a guess. Seems like the 9200M GS is just now available in 512MB instead of 256MB. So maybe that one is.
Just wondering if this is normal - I'm not exactly sure how many fan speeds there are, but for the sake of keeping this simple, let's say there are 5 (1=off, 2=low, 3=med, 4=high 5=max).
My computer is usually at 2, but I notice that sometimes just watching videos can make my fan go to 3. Is this ok? I know my computer is plenty powerful so it's not that it's struggling. I guess it's because I have powerful parts and they create some heat. But it can be a little annoying for the fan to go one notch higher on something like videos.
Does anyone know if the DV7T-2000 CTO has VT (virtual Technology) capability?
HP is replacing my DV9700z CTO with a DV7T-2000 CTO, but with the recent news that Windows 7 requires VT or AMD-V for XP Mode and not all of Intel's CPUs are VT capable, i've been trying to find out if HP wrote the capability in to the BIOS of the DV7T, The CPU HP is sending me is capable but i cant get a solid answer if the notebook itself has it.
My current notebook has AMD-V and i'm not willing to accept a replacement unit that has less capability than i currently have.
My laptop arrived yesterday. I noticed that the fan is also always ON but on a low rpm. Disabling 'fan always on' option at the bios didn't do anything. The fan is still on all the time, again low rpm. I called customer service and we did bios upgrade, bios reset, and acpi uninstall/reinstall.. Nothing changed.
I have done another test.. I haven't heard the fan go on high speed yet. I tried playing 6 quicktime videos simultaneously and did my matlab simulation at the same time. I ran this for probably 10-15 minutes. cpu is running 100% all the time during this test. But my fan didn't increase speed. It stayed the same. the cpu temperature monitor that I have is always stuck on a certain value after the bios upgrade. I have read forums and they said that same thing happened to them, cpu temp monitoring will stop working after the bios upgrade.
I have a HP DV7t. The Specs of the notebook are in my sig.
Do you think I should get a cooling fan?
My computer runs great with no problems but I notice that it can get somewhat hot at times when I'm gaming. I don't play games too often and I mostly browse the web, but I play games on occasion.
The pic above is using HWMonitor. The max temps were reached while I was playing StarCraft.
Do you think those temps are too high for playing StarCraft? I have my computer slightly elevated in the back but wanted to know if you think I should get a fan such as the Zalman? What fan is recommended for HP laptops?
I got my new DV7T on friday, it's dead by sunday . I was just rebooting and it froze at the hp logo. Turn off then on again; nada. Can't even get into the bios menu. Ugh, this really pisses me off. I only ordered the dv7 to replace my 9700t that had the video card crap out 2 weeks earlier. I'm rapidly losing any faith in any hp product . I've got my repair ticket #. How long has everyones repairs/replacements taken to get back to them?
I'm not really all that up to date on laptop hardware, especially so far as the screen and such is concerned, but I would like to put a WUXGA screen in my DV7t, is this possible? Will just any WUXGA panel work and plug in, or am I going to be stuck with an HP WSXGA+ panel? Either way, I have to upgrade this 1440 x 900 display,
* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit * Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-540M Dual Core processor (2.53GHz, 3MB L2 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.06GHz * 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) * 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection * 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5830 Graphics - For i5 and i7-620M Processors * 15.6" diagonal Full High Definition LED HP Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1920x1080) * External Tray Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support with 2 USB Ports * Webcam Only * Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth * HP QuickWeb, Corel VideoStudio Pro X2, Corel Paintshop Pro X2, Stardock My Colors * HP Color Matching Keyboard * 6 Cell Lithium Ion Polymer Battery * No Productivity Software * HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope........
Brief specs: dv7t P6800 nVidia 9600M GT 4gb OCZ RAM (I installed this) 2x 7200RPM HD's Integrated TV Tuner
And the thing gets hot when I watch over-the-air HD.
CPUID Hardware Monitor data: ACPI THRM 35*C Min / 90*C Max CPU Core0 20*C Min / 20*C Max (shows 70/70 now...) Core2 21*C Min / 21*C Max (shows 70/70 now...) GeForce 9600M GT GPU 52*C Min / 106*C Max HD's HD1 35*C Min / 49*C Max HD2 37*C Min / 54*C Max
It doesn't get this hot normally, just when I watch TV. I know that media center automatically records whatever you're watching, so I'm assuming that is heating up the proc and HD, but holy crap 106*C? It seems a little excessive. Where is the video card on these things so I can try and make sure that is always in open air.
Looking at a DV7T or DV7 and am wondering about the supposed problem with heat on these. Some appear to have problems and some don't. Does it depend on the build, such as having a quad instead of core 2 duo or faster video card? Are the fan or fans located in the same spot on all builds? Is the venting path more clogged with certain builds? I'm looking at a simple core 2 duo T6600 and standard ATI 4530 on the DVT7 or P7550 and ATI 4650 on the DV7. Should I plan on having any heat issues with this conservative build especially if I don't plan on doing any serious gaming? Or is each one a crapshoot that is built with some doing well and others not so with heat? Obviously heat is a serious factor in the life of the laptop and don't want this to be an issue if I can help it.
Also looking at the Toshiba P505 with 18.4" screen which from what I've read doesn't have many heating issues. But all in all I like the HP better for looks, features and components.
Have seen the DV7 for around $820 and the DV7T on the HP website for around the same price. They look very similar in looks and specs as they are listed. What exactly would be the difference in the two models and is there an advantage to one over the other?
I am awaiting the arrival of my new DV7T (configuration to follow) and would like to know if anyone has successfully installed XP on theirs and if so, what problems, if any, did you encounter?
Configuration is as follows: --HP Pavilion dv7t Entertainment PC - Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz) - 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) - 500GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection - 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 4650 - 17.3" diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP BrightView Infinity Widescreen Display (1600 x 900) - Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer - [For BrightView Infinity Display] Webcam + Fingerprint Reader - Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
Its starting to get annoying, only being able to see the Percentage and not the remaining time. Is there a way to make it display the Battery life time? You all know what i'm talking about -- like in Dell laptops, they say
"99% 3 hours 10 minutes remaining"
is there a way to make my DV7T show the time left?