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Old 09-11-2010, 03:01 AM
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Default Your Vote for the Worst Laptop Ever Made

My vote goes squarely for the HP DV6000 Series laptops. I see more of these laptops in my shop than I care to admit--I practically have nightmares about them

NVidia may be more to blame for this than HP, as it is their lemon-of-all-lemons graphics chip that causes most of the issues. But there are also Southbridge issues with this laptops, Wifi card problems, DC jack problems, etc. It's really the DV series period--the DV2000 series, DV6000's, and DV9000's. Lousy thermal management.

There are certain models of Toshiba laptops made say 4 or 5 years ago that have desktop, not laptop, processors. They heat up like crazy, causing the solder to go bad on the DC jacks. They will not even turn on without the battery being charged a good 10%. I've had customers bring me these laptops for their second DC jack repair in as many years.
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I was going to say DV9000. The whole line is terrible, but the 9000 had all of those problems AND the problem of the hinges breaking.
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:35 AM
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Yes, I forgot to mention the hinges on that big 17" LCD. Or rather the LCD brackets. Once one of them breaks, the other bracket/hinge gets torq'ed almost instantly, and then the brass anchors holding the plastic LCD cover break and pop out, requiring not only a replacement of the broken brackets but of the entire back LCD cover.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:40 AM
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Hp's DV series-heating issues,Hinges,
Dell's are hit and miss,either get a good one or a bad one

my 2 pennies
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:51 AM
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Any Fujitsu laptop. Those things are horrible....
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HP laptops. Not just the DV series (2000,6000,9000)
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HP DV series and anything made by Uniwill.
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hp DV series for me as well
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Another vote for the HP DV series. Terrible, terrible design.

You'd think they would be built better, considering how much they cost.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:02 PM
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Worst: HP DV9000
Dishonourable mention: HP DV6000
Also ran: HP TX series
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