HP/Compaq :: Pavilion Dv4t, Dv6t, HDX16, HDX18 REFRESHED

Mar 11, 2009

HP just updated several notebook models with some new features and options on their US website. I've posted a brief summary of the changes below, with those in bold as considered major. Feel free to leave comments about these new changes or let me know if I forgot something in the list below.

dv3z:Full-size back-lit keyboard ($25 upgrade from standard keyboard)80 GB Solid State Disk drive option ($350 from 160 GB base option)Slot Load Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support........................

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HP/Compaq :: HDX16 Or HDX18

Feb 21, 2009

I am a designer (graphics, website, multimedia, video) so while I don't play a lot of high end games, I do work with a lot of high quality imagery. (Note: I don't do much if any 3D rendering, so I'm safe there.)

Now I've been looking for a new laptop because the one I currently have (HP dv8000) is actually "owned" by my "day job" (also design) and I have been "let go" so the laptop has to go back. I have been very happy with this HP, and have looked at many in my search, but always seem to come back to the HPs.

Originally I was looking at another dv model - the dv7t I believe - but called HP's sales line and after a few questions the sales rep said without a doubt I need the HDX line.

So I've come to my question. I gave myself a $2k budget, so the closer to that the better, but I *do* have a little extra to play with in case something pops up. And having that extra is making my decision hard!

Should I go for the HDX16, maybe save a few bucks, or go for the HDX18 and upgrade to a dual-HDs and quad processors and the 1GB video card?

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HP/Compaq :: Where Are The HDX16 And HDX18 Built

Aug 11, 2009

Do they build these laptops in a factory somewhere in the mid US?

Ordered my HDX16 yesterday and was curious as to where it will be shipped from?

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HP/Compaq :: New Bios F.23Hp Hdx16/hdx18

May 28, 2009

A new BIOS update has been released by HP for current generation HDX notebooks. Please note that I am posting this for informational purposes only.

COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS

Code:
SysId01=0x361B
SysName01=HP HDX 16 Entertainment PC
SysId02=0x361E
SysName02=HP HDX 16 Entertainment PC
SysId03=0x361B
SysName03=HP HDX 16 Entertainment PC
SysId04=0x3610
SysName04=HP HDX 18 Entertainment PC
RELEASE NOTES

Quote:

Released: 2009-05-26

Version: F.23 A

Compatibility: Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)...

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HP/Compaq :: Ddr2 Vs. Gddr3 Hdx16 And Hdx18

Jan 3, 2009

there seems to be a consensus that hdx16 is ddr2, but some people seem to be saying hdx18 is gddr3? this doesn't seem to make financial sense from hp's side, but it would be a factor in deciding between the two if it were true.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv7t Refreshed. Now With 16:9 Screen And ATI GPUs

Feb 25, 2009

This is weird, only just noticed it. The dv7t is not really a dv7t anymore. Its screen ratio has changed. And is now available with ATI HD45xx and 46xx GPUs. Oh and, Quad Core Intel CPUs.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion DV4T-1000

May 10, 2009

summary of the problem:
Bought a very costly HP laptop around Sep 08

Experienced heating problems from around Dec 08.

Dealt with their customer care to get it returned or replaced in Jan but they simply would do nothing for it.

Heating problem as got worse. It turned off due to over heating with just windows and 2 windows of Firefox and a streaming video.

Trying to understand the options I have now. So people who have had similar experience with HP customer care, PLEASE tell what can I do now.

Reading the expanded version below will give a lot more insight to my problem.

Laptop config
Config of my Laptop

HP Pavilion DV4T-1000

Vista Home Premium (64-bit)
Core(TM)2 Duo T9400 (2.53 GHz)
14.1" WXGA High-Definition HP LED Widescreen
3GB DDR2 RAM
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with Hard Drive Protection from Fuji
Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100AGN
High Capacity 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery........

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv6t Entertainment PC

Jan 29, 2010

Games I would hope to play on it would be like Modern Warfare 2.

Is the system itself a good buy with what it offers and what is the average shelf life this type of laptop can give me before I would have to look at replacing?

HP Pavilion dv6t Entertainment PC
Moonlight White
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-330M (2.13GHz, 3MB L2 Cache)
4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
FREE Upgrade to 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 320M - For i3 and i5 Processors
15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366x768)
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
Webcam Only
Wireless-G Card
No TV Tuner w/remote control
HP Color Matching Keyboard
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
No Modem
Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

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HP/Compaq :: My HDX18

Feb 11, 2010

I bought my HP HDX X18T-1200 CTO approx. 6 months ago and it was installed Vista on it. I upgraded it to W7 (clean install, of course) and I think W7 is a great OS, and way better than Vista. But, as i remember, ever since i started using W7, my problems with this laptop started too. Generally, my laptop has 4 main problems:

1. My eject button and bass/treble slider aren't working! I've read a lot of users are complaining about this issue but some of them say they can make it work. I'm wondering how they do it (and how can i do it, of course ).

2. When I install MediaSmart, QuickPlay, Tone Control (or whatever they are called) program that has volume/bass/treble indicator, it doesn't work properly and keeps popping up (especially it happens when I close the laptop's cover or wake up the computer from the hibernate mode). So I deleted all the software related with this. When it pops up, my bass/treble sliders (but not the volume slider) are malfunctioning, too, bass and treble levels just keeps increasing and decreasing, increasing and decreasing, increasing and decreasing...

3. My remote control buttons doesn't work at all. I think it's a software-related issue (because it was working a few months ago, my remote control and its batteries are okay too). As I said, Currently I have nothing which is related with QuickPlay, MediaSmart etc. installed on my computer, i think that's the problem. Which program(s) should I install?

4. The issue that annoys me the most is, sometimes (it happens especially when I close the laptop's cover or wake up the computer from the hibernate mode, too) my touchpad enhancements doesn't work, it can't even recognise my taps! At first, I thought it's a touchpad-related issue. But one day, when I can't use the enhancements, I turned on a key grabber software (the software which shows the key codes) and I see the codes of bass and treble slider's buttons! The computer thinks I press the bass/treble slider's buttons constantly bu I don't even touch them!

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Hdx18

Feb 12, 2009

Any opinions that can be offered on this laptop as a whole. Good/Bad points etc from owners of the machine pref . Would be appreciated since im looking into alot of different laptops that would be mainly used for gaming.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX18

May 29, 2009

I ordered my HDX18 on 5/19 and got it yesterday, 5/28, through 2-day shipping. Here are my system specs:

HP HDX18t Premium Series Notebook PC
- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz)
- 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) - For 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M
- 500GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
- 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M - For DDR3 Memory
- 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)
- Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
- Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Fluid)
- Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
- 50% OFF!! HP Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner
- Full Size Backlit Keyboard
- 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
- System Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit)
- No Productivity Software
- HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope..............

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HP/Compaq :: Hdx18/dv8 Lcd

Jan 6, 2010

I somehow have a nick on my HDX18 LCD. From what I can see, the LCD is actually behind the front bezel. I did a google and there's only one place in the net (Pchub) I can purchased a front bezel [url] The store is in Singapore and it is a used part. There's no guarantee that the part is scratch free.

Does anyone know whether the LCD front bezel can really be replaced and anywhere else I can find the part. HP don't have them and they insist on replacing the WHOLE LCD instead of the bezel.

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HP/Compaq :: Core I7 HDX18

Sep 29, 2009

I'm looking for an 18.4" / nVidia GTX / Core i7 notebook; So far the HP HDX18t has been the most impressive notebook that I've found and have been interested in -- barring the CPU. Does anyone know if there's any plans for a Core i7 HDX18 notebook anytime soon?

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HP/Compaq :: RAID 0 On My New HDX18

Feb 1, 2009

I bought a HDX 18 here in the UK, it came specced with 2 x 250GB HDD's...

I'd have liked to run them in a RAID 0 config but not sure if I can? I know that in the US you were given the option of RAID HDD's?

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HP/Compaq :: HDX18 Refresh Due When

Jun 14, 2009

Its been almost a year since the HDX18t was released. Isnt it time for an upgrade?

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HP/Compaq :: Case For HDX18

Jan 18, 2009

Has anyone found a decent case that fits the monster that is the HDX18?

I have been looking around and cannot find anything. I am looking for a messenger bag style (non leather).

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HP/Compaq :: HDX18 Blu-ray Volume

Jun 1, 2009

when I pop in a Blu-ray movie, I'm getting pretty anemic sound and I need to turn the volume all the way up to get it to a decent level. Even then, it's pretty weak.

However, when I'm playing a game (like WoW), the sound is big and full and I actually need to turn it down most of the time.

Why is the sound output so bad when watching BR discs? Anyone else experience this difference in volume and quality of sound? My DV7 was the same way with BR discs. Maybe there is a setting I'm missing to adjust this?

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HP/Compaq :: Windows 7 On HDX18

May 28, 2009

Everyone should be dumping Vista, and embracing W7, especially when you figure as a general rule you should be formatting your C drive and reloading your OS at least annually, and W7 is available freely from microsoft HERE until July 2009, and will be fully functional till March 2010. Many of us in the owners lounge have already made the jump, and you will be hard pressed to find any complaints. Who knows, they may have a discounted W7 install disc ordering link at hp.com like they do for Vista Ultimate.

One of the benefits of W7 is running XP in compatibility mode.(virtually) To run this the best way, you will need to enable "virtualization technology" in your bios, at the "system configuration" tab. LJCook wrote a nice little guide HERE.

Concerning that row of buttons above your keyboard... I am trying to refine this process, so that you need not install all the MediaSmart bloatware unless you want to, and still have a functioning row of buttons, so check back here in a few days, but in my 32 bit version, I installed the audio driver listed below, as well as the mediasmart MPV, and then the mediasmart smartmenu update, (both listed on the HP HDX driver page under Vista 32), and now I have fully functional smartmenu button control..........

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HP/Compaq :: New HDX18 Stopped Booting Up

Jun 27, 2009

This is my second HDX 18 Laptop sent by HP in the last month. I've had this one for about a week. Everything was fine when I went to bed last night. This morning when I went to start it up it stays at the first screen (the one with the bios logo and tells you to press f10 for options) sorry if I am wrong on describing that. I can get to the Bios but I get 7 loud beeps before it enters. I am now running the system diagnostic tests on it because I have NO idea what else to do!

I don't know that much about computers so I would just ask that you use beginners terms.

now I am getting something that says "Start-up Test" Failed "Boot device not found" (3F0)
What does this mean?? ****

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HP/Compaq :: Popping Sounds On HDX18

Aug 31, 2009

I have an HDX18 with IDT HD Sound (Vista Ultimate 64-bit). I've noticed an annoying popping sound with most applications. For instance, when using Trillian instant messenger, when I receive a message the speakers make a distinct pop at the start of the "ding" and at the end. The sound itself is clear, but always initiates and concludes with some kind of pop or click.

This is the same for all Windows sounds (which I've now disabled because of the audio annoyance). I tried disabling the Dolby effects through the IDT control panel, but that made things worse!

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HP/Compaq :: Water Damage On HDX18

Feb 7, 2010

I have an issue on my 8 month old HP HDX18 laptop....my 3 yr old son was watching a video and accidently spilled 1/4 glass of water on the laptop.

The lappie shut off and wouldn't turn back on. I quickly disconnected it from the wall and removed the battery. Then I opened up the case up, took apart the mem, HDD and left it outside in my backyard today to dry up and then put everything together and booted up. Laptop boots up usual now BUT the wireless/volume are disabled. Some of the arrow keys are also not functioning normal either. While its obvious its not a total h/w failure, I have some doubts on the mobo/keyboard.

I do have the HP warranty but I'm pretty sure it doesn't cover water damage.

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HP/Compaq :: Upgrades Possible For A HP- HDX18 1010EA

Mar 28, 2009

I recently purchased a pavillion HDX18. standard configuration as far as I know, see below:

Processor: Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz
Memory: 4,096MB (2x 2,048 SODIMM)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

Hard drives 2 x 232GB ST9250827ASS

This is a nice system, but I have some spare cash at the moment and am looking to improve it.

What has been suggested sofar is :

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Processor QX9300 (2.53Hz) for the processor

UpGrading to 2x 4GB DDR2 or DDR3 DIMMs for a total of 8GB.

The graphics card I have been told can not be touched as it is a part of the mother board.

So the only components left where I feel I may get more speed is the drives. Saddly I have sofar been unable to find any information regarding the replacement of the current "disk drives" with solid state ones.

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HP/Compaq :: IR Receiver Not Working On My HDX18

Feb 26, 2010

I'm not sure when it stopped working, all I know is that It used to be able to power on my laptop even if it wasn't turned on as long as I had the battery in, but now that's not even working.

I ended up finding that there's a device conflict between the motherboard and it, but this isn't being helpful in what's conflicting.

I've gone through driver reinstalled, and a BIOS flash, but of course none of that worked;

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HP Pavilion Dv4t-4200 Display :: Possible To Connect External Monitor

Sep 25, 2014

I have a HP Pavilion dv4t-4200 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC model # A1M02AV and it has a VGA port, one that looks like a phone/broadband cable port, and one that looks like a USB port but indented on either side at the bottom. Can I even connect an external monitor? How do I find out if I have more than 1 video card? Besides the usual USB/headphone ports, I don't have any other ports. It says my drivers are up to date...but I don't even know what I should be looking for. Do I need to install something or buy some sort of adapter? 
 
I am trying to connect a Dell external montitor via the VGA port with a VGA cable. The monitor has power but my notebook does not recognize/detect it. However, when I first plugged it in, my notebook display shrank into a square (vs the whole screen) so it recognized something...but nothing happened on the external monitor. 
 
I tried detecting it via my display settings, but  I accidentally changed some dispaly setting so that the home desktop only shows on monitor 1, but unselected my actual notebook display or something or changed it to be monitor 2 (even though monitor 1 does not exist), so when I plug the cable in to my notebook, all of a sudden my desktop goes away and it's a just a blank background screen - and I cannot access the computer display settings or anything.... when the cable is unplugged this setting looks normal, so I can't figure out how to fix it. 

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HP Pavilion Dv6t 6c00 Display :: Not Able To Use The Integrated Webcam

Dec 10, 2014

I have a HP Pavilion dv6t-6c00. I upgraded to windows 7 ultimate before which I had windows 7 home premium on which I could use the webcam but now it shows an error when I open cyberlink youcam "Warning, No webcam detected. Try plugging in a webcam into your computer now. If you are using an integrated camera, make sure that it is turned on". I've watched and tried all the steps except for the last step as the cyberlink youcam software doesn't allow me to click the configure settings. What should I do to turn on my webcam?

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HP/Compaq :: HDX18 Suddenly Stop Working

Aug 4, 2009

I have a problem with the Lap Top, HDX18-1070

Work on the first day on the Laptop, between 1 hour to 3 hours and then suddenly stop working!

After that, I close the Laptop, and re-operation of the new work between 5 minutes to 15 minutes

Several experiments have tried did not work for me either by the heat there is no final heat

CPU temperature of 36C to 46C

GPU temperature of 45C to 53C

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HP/Compaq :: Display Driver Update HDX18

Feb 13, 2009

I have a weird behavior of my brand new HP HDX18 (running Windows Vista 64 bit).

The Laptop does not play BluRay DVDs any more. It only worked two times. I can access the BluRay file system so I assume that the BluRay drive is working. Then trying to watch the movie with either HP MediaSmart or Windows Media Center, both programs hang and need to be stopped via Task Manager.

HP support recommended a video driver update - but...

When I try to install the recommended update of the display driver from the HP HDX18 support site, it installs and the laptop remains working (I hear sounds when receiving new emails or when wiping my finger on the finger print sensor), but the result is simply a black screen. Same thing when using the nvidia beta drivers for notebook chips.

I tried to first switch to Standard VGA, then removing the old nvidia package, then installing the new driver. Same result: A black screen.

All I can do is doing a system recovery to get a working display again.

I did the BIOS update that I downloaded from the HP site as well. I currently have the Spyder software for screen calibration running.

HP support also recommended a "hard reset" of my windows installation, but since I just finished the complete installation of all programs I need, this is not what I really want.

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HP/Compaq :: Burning Recovery Discs For HDX18

Jan 9, 2009

I tried to burn recovery discs for my new rig with Sony brand DVD+Rs, and after gathering info, writing, and finally checking, it tells me it's unsuccessful (this is after burning disc 1 of 2). I've tried a few times with the same result. Anyone know what the deal is here? Do I need a special high quality disc or could it be something else?

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HP OS/Software :: Pavilion Dv6t-7000 Notebook With Windows 7 - Cannot Logon

May 25, 2014

Have a HP Laptop with windows 7 and I cannot  logon.  When I try to logon using my password, I continuously get message, "The user profile service failed the logon. The user cannot be loaded." 

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HP Pavilion Dv6t-6c00 Networking :: Laptop Cannot See 5Ghz Connection?

Sep 6, 2014

I just received a dual band Time Warner Cable router that I want to wirelessly connect with my HP Pavilion dv6t-6c00 CTO Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC that I had for 2 and a half years now. The laptop has no trouble seeing and connecting to the 2.4 Ghz band, but does not even see 5Ghz. I tried playing around with the router settings, but had no luck this far. I believe that it should be able to see it, but I'm not 100% sure. Whether I need to update my drivers or anything for it to be able to connect to 5G? Or perhaps purchase a new network card or adapter? Or am I out of luck connecting it to 5G?

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