Note: After writing this post, many have started asking questions regarding issues with HP Pavilion Entertainment PC – DV6500 and other related laptops. I have tried to answer most the issues at the end of this post and in the comments section.
It’s been a while since I got my new laptop and I couldn’t post any details on that earlier. So here it is…
It’s a customized HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC and I love it. I am a fan of HP and all the desktops and laptops that I have got so far are from HP. I love their sleek design!
Operating System : Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7300 (2.00 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
Memory : 2GB DDR2 (2 Dimm)
Display : 15.4″ WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
Graphics Card : 383MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS with DirectX 10
Networking : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth(TM)
Hard disk : 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
DVD Drive : LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
Battery : High Capacity 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Other features :
HP Imprint (Radiance)
Slots, Pins and other features on the Left Side:
Security cable Slot,
External Monitor Port,
Expansion Port 3,
RJ-45 (network) jack,
RJ-11 (modem) jack,
2 USB port,
Digital Media Slot.
Slots, Pins and other features on the Right Side:
Express Card Slot,
Slots, Pins and other features on the Front Side:
Consumer infrared lens,
Audio-in (microphone) jack,
2 Audio-out (headphone) jack.
Windows Experience Index:
All the subscore including gaming graphics are above 4.3 but the graphics score for Windows Aero is only 3.2 and so the Base Score of Windows Experience Index is 3.2. Here is the list of subscore for all different parameters.
Processor (4.9) : Calculations per second
Memory RAM (4.8) : Memory operations per second
Graphics (3.2) : Desktop performance for Windows Aero
Gaming Graphics (4.3) : 3D business and gaming graphics performance
Primary Hard Disk (4.6) : Disk data rate transfer
Issues and Solutions: Many of you have been visiting here looking for some issues and solutions. First search in the comments if there are any issues realated to yours and for any following comments with solutions. If not write down your comments and I’ll try my best to solve them.
Here are some of the most frequently asked issues:
HP Quickplay not working: First try to updated or reinstall the HP quickplay driver. Download from the link provided above. Or HP quickplay may have been disabled in the startup, read this post for more details on how to add or remove programs from the startup.
HP Webcam: Using HP webcam to record videos and take images and other uses from HP QuickPlay.
Monitor goes blank: Sometime the monitor goes blank, read this post for more details.
Battery not charging: Remove the battery completely from the laptop. Wait for sometime (like a min to discharge any static or residual current) and then assemble it. This is more like the same solution when the monitor goes blank which I have described previous to this one.
Bioscrypt Verisoft Access Manager: How to Register, Backup and Restore Credentials in Bioscrypt VeriSoft Access Manager?
Other Useful Links:
HP USA Support – Check for different options on the sidebar after you click the link
Update: Yet Another HP Pavilion Entertainment PC at Home – dv9700