When it came back it had a resolution of x, and seems to be using the integrated graphics card instead of the Nvidia GeForce m GS. There is probably 1 in 1, notebooks where you can change the GPU like a memory chip, and I don’t think you can on any HP notebook made in the last 7 years or so. This topic has been locked due to inactivity for a long period of time. For mroe information please see http: This PC has been the most reliable PC I have ever owned and I’ve been very impressed with its performance hence my reluctance to replace it. What has failed is the display inverter.

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When I spoke to the HP representative he had me go through a few tests that included using a flashlight to see if anything was visible on the display.

But I do still need to grab a few documents and pictures off the internal hard drive. I suggest that you start your notebook and darken the room.

HP have been aware of the nvidia gpu for quite some time. I have links of the recalls that are over 18 month old links http: I purchased my 17in dv in February of I can still use my computer, just not do things like viedo and world of warcraft and such because it’s running off the motherboard adapter, and not the Nvidia one.


The drivers are up to date, but Windows 7 no longer sees this card and gives me an error. Note on archived topics. The adapter was not added. D system display use to misbehave seriously I need someone’s help. Message 10 of Message 7 of Click on the Thumbs up videoo say thanks. You may need to reinstall the nVidia driver from your notebook’s support and driver page if it does not install automatically.

HP Pavilion DV , NVidia Ge Force m GS Graphics Card, – HP Support Community –

Below is the link to the service manual. Is vvideo card replaceable? The result was a fully functioning PC so it appears that the first HP technician was wrong.

Thank you very much for your help. Didn’t find what you were looking for?

This topic has been archived. It seems a little ridiculous that an added card could not be replaced.

Solved: Graphics card replaceable? upgrade-able? – HP Support Community –

vd9700 Message 1 of 2. I’d just rather avoid that if I can. I took your suggestion last night and hooked up notebook to an external monitor. Message 9 of What will this entail to fix?


Video Card Upgrade? HP Pavilion dv9700

Message 5 of Please advise on what the next step should be. Best regards, erico Click on the Thumbs up to say thanks. He said that was a sign that the video card had infact failed.

I don’t have an awful lot of documents on the hard disk because I also have a HP Expansion Base with an external hard drive there. Message 10 of Message 2 of Message 6 of The representative took entirely too paviluon to get back to me and I needed to be somewhere so I hung up.

It is not using another adapter, but is being run in VGA mode.