The following video created by Rebootit.biz explains how to fix video failure in HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000, dv9000 series notebooks.
Video failure is a very common issue with HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000 and dv9000 series notebooks. It happens because of poor design of the cooling module. The video chip overheats and separates from the motherboard.
VIDEO FAILURE SYMPTOMS:
1. Notebook turns on, all LED lights light up properly but nothing appears on the internal LCD screen. The notebook LCD screen is completely blank and black. Also, there is no video on the external monitor attached to the notebook.
2. Video on the notebook screen and external monitor is garbled.
HP KNOWS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM:
HP knows about this problem with dv2000, dv6000 and dv9000 notebooks.
Some qualified models HP fixes at no charge by replacing the motherboard. This offer from HP is over.
Basically you have two options:
1. Replace the whole motherboard with a new one.
2. Fix the failed video chip as it shown on the video.
As an example the author is fixing an HP Pavilion dv9000 notebook but same technique can be used on HP Pavilion dv2000 and dv6000.
NOTEBOOK DISASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:
HP Pavilion dv2000.
HP Pavilion dv6000.
You can use these disassembly instructions.
HP Pavilion dv9000.
1. Disassembly instructions shown in the video above.
Compaq Presario v6000.
For the video chip repair you’ll need aluminum foil, new thermal compound (thermal grease) and hand soldering flame torch.
I haven’t tried this fix myself but according to the video it should work pretty well. Proceed at your own risk! If you are not careful enough, you can permanently damage the motherboard..
UPDATE: here’s another way to tix the failed video chip by baking the motherboard in an conventional oven.