HP Pavilion dv9000

The dv9000 today!

My second laptop ever, and the oldest one I still have that always belonged to me! I got this laptop around September of 2007, can’t remember exactly when but I know I had it by December. It was always rather slow, and as is often the case with this model, it suffered a seized hinge problem somewhere in 2009. I fixed that, but in March of 2010, the GPU died! It wasn’t until mid-2013 before I decided to get a shop to repair it (BGA soldering job). It’s had many case parts swapped over the years, and in fact pretty much every other part than the motherboard (ironically enough) has been swapped. But thanks to that, it still works 10 years later!


  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
  • RAM: 3GB DDR2
  • HDD: Samsung 850 PRO 128GB SSD
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce Go 7600

The ‘Gray Screen of Death’ failure, taken in 2010 – please forgive the fingerprints.
The HP dv9000, as of 2015. It was running Windows 8.

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