An older version of the driver turned out to work. Locking mechanism, modem jack, battery, and vent view large image Front view: Asia Pacific and Oceania. Visit the Macromedia website in English to download and install Flash Player. The width and length is large enough that carrying it around generally requires purchase of an extra-large notebook case, but at least it is relatively thin for a desktop replacement. Please try again shortly. Javascript is disabled in this browser.

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Lift the front edge of the battery and remove it from the battery bay. Lower the front edge of the battery and press the battery into the battery bay until the release latch clicks. The lowest brightness setting is about equivalent to the Toshiba Trubrite at its highest brightness.

Replace the two 6 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive to the base enclosure. Videp 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.

HP Pavilion dv Review (pics, specs)

Place the hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay. Left side view of ports: Remove the two 6 mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive to the base enclosure.

Key feel is very nice, not quite as tactile as Thinkpads but responsive and there is very little flex in the keyboard. The Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, Insert, and Vudeo 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. In general, the brightness of the Ultra BrightView screen is quite impressive.


This page requires Javascript. The optical drive produces substantial noise for a few seconds as it begins spinning, but makes little noise while watching DVDs. An older version of the driver vv8000 out to work.

All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Lift the rear edge of the hard disk drive cover and remove. The dv follows the same stylistic elements as its older dv-series counterparts.

It does not have the indestructible feel of the ThinkPads, but compares as well as or better than most of the mainstream notebooks on the market.

The dv generally runs cool and quiet. Some notebooks have two hard disk drives installed in the hard disk drive bay. Javascript is disabled in this browser. Status indicator lights and Altec Lansing speaker view large image Top view view large image Bottom view view large image Screen Three types of screens are offered with the dv Place the hard disk drive in a static dissipative bag.

The touchpad is standard, with a scroll bar on the side, and is centered on the lettered part of the keyboard, between the palms during normal typing. Visit the Macromedia website in English to download and install Flash Player.


The Altec Lansing speakers built into the front of the computer provide good sound for a notebook. Slide the hard disk drive toward the outside edge of the base enclosure to disconnect the hard disk drive from the system board connector.

Having a large screen affords manufacturers the ability to fit larger keyboards onto notebooks, and the dv is no exception.

HP dv7xxx, dv8xxx Notebook PCs – Replacing the Hard Disk Drive

The two-tone case is light gray on exterior facing surfaces and black on interior surfaces. Modify your browser’s settings to allow Javascript to execute. Otherwise, sensitivity is good, and connections are reasonably reliable. How does HP install software and gather data?

Conclusion The HP dv is a respectable budget desktop replacement notebook that provides good power and a pleasantly large screen in a well-built package that is not too heavy to carry around or to use on your lap. HP advertises Ultra BrightView as achieving nearly plasma TV levels of brightness, and the difference in brightness between two and one lamp is significant.

Step 2 – Remove the hard disk drive note:

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