Hewlett-Packard has listed 24 laptop models that are affected by a reported Nvidia graphics card problem.
The list of potentially affected systems includes select HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000, and dv9000 models and select HP Compaq Presario V3000 and V6000 laptops.
Symptoms include no video on the computer LCD screen, no power and no active LEDs, and “the notebook does not start.” If you experience some of the listed issues, you should contact HP during the duration of the HP Limited Warranty Service Enhancement to determine whether your laptop is eligible for a free repair.
Users that have some of the listed laptops and experience none of these problems should update notebooks’ BIOS to the latest version.
“The new BIOS release for your notebook PC is preventive in nature to reduce the likelihood of future system issues. The BIOS updates the fan control algorithm of the system, and turns the fan on at low volume while your notebook PC is operational,” the PC maker says.
Along with HP, Dell has recently made a statement regarding the same Nvidia GPU issue.