HP Pavilion dv9500 and Nvidia 8600M GS failure Pictures
I purchased an HP Pavilion dv9500. In April 2008 the Nvidia 8600M inside it failed and HP replaced it under warranty.Now,my 2nd Nvidia 8600M GS has failed. Symptoms include artifacts, texture corruption in 3D apps, and a complete and total system lock up which can only be fixed via a hard reboot. Artifacts persist unless I leave the laptop off for an around 20 minutes, at which point I can boot it into safe mode without fear of locking up. I have already reinstalled Direct X and installed the latest drivers for the video card. I spoke with (edit: woops, HP, not Nvidia) and they want me to pay $400 for a new motherboard and 8600M GS. I’ve seen on multiple sites* that there is a major problem with the 8600M GS failure rate.
Dell has instituted a plan to provide an extended warranty to effected users (http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/18/d…-nvidia-gpu-i/)
Is there any word of HP doing something similar? I attempted to bring the issue up with the technician I spoke with but she ignored it. I spoke with her for around an hour and got nowhere. Any advice any of you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Got same problem all of a sudden.
After searching some forums i came across a solution that really worked.
There’s some sort of a problem with this chip(dont ask me how and why)
So the solution:
2.Remove nearby pcie wifi or/and bluetooth.
3.Get a hair drier(YES A HAIR DRIER)
4.aim the heat stream direct on the vga chip(aprox. 3cm away) for 5 mins
5.WORKING VGA CHIP AGAIN
Mine works now im actually posting this from my laptop
I’ll get the link with from the original poster.
Although he hasnt given specific details on why this fixes the problem but as far as i get it, through time and heat levels some of the chip’s pins when hot must not have contact(along with shocks)
Thank god i saved my laptop