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Damien Bayless

Burlington, Canada

#1 Jun 8, 2006
Hi, I purchased an Pavilion zd8000 about a year ago and all i have had is problems....the battery doesn't last....but the worst is that fact it can get so hot it actually burns my hand. i relized afterwards you cannot put 3Ghz cpu into something at out has 3 small fans. People say when i can get a program that will tell me the cpu temperature. are there regulations to hot hot a cpu runs on a notebook before it becomes a safety issue? because if it is i've been told its worth a shot at a class action lawsuit, because hp wants me to pay another 500 to get it "fixed" even though i already paid 3000 and everything is fine when it comes to functioning, does anyone know how a forum or anyone else who has this issue? Thank you

Since: Dec 06

North Salt Lake, UT

#3 Dec 29, 2006
I also have this same laptop, my screen has lines all over it and I can't get rid of them, any ideas?
It is only 1 1/2years old and course out of warranty now.Paid $2,000.00

Norton, VT

#4 Jan 17, 2007
Have 3 zd8000 battery problem with the motherboard companants FRIED due to poor charging circuit design
Diane DiGregorio

Fairport, NY

#5 Mar 26, 2007
I would not pay a nickel for my motherboard through Staples.
Who do we contact for a class action lawsuit?
My ZD is a year and a half and I brought it to Staples as recommended by HP. Cost for Motherboard would be $369.
Called HP this morning and thought I got the message across to someone and they came back with $700 for motherboard, then $398 and I said Class Action suit.

Fairport, NY

#6 Mar 28, 2007
As I've gone out on the web in search of information relative to my "crashed" motherboard problem . I get more and more infuriated with the pervasive evidence of reliability problem. It would appear that mean time between failure is approximately 12 to 18 months-just as the warranty expires.

I have owned computers since 1983 and rarely have I had a problem. One might argue that the ZD because of process speed runs hot. But ours was set to hibernate after 10 minutes and it was rarely used more than hour at a time.

Customer service was as unknowledgeable as it was sympathetic. In a single phone call they gave my wife three different prices for the identical motherboard repair. Just adds to the credibility of the whole issue.

The voice of the customer seems to be unheard at HP.

What next??
Sonny W_

Haltom City, TX

#7 Sep 13, 2007
I have a ZD 8000, it just toasted the 3rd motherboard in just over 2 years..
The first fried at just over 1 yr.. They said they were sorry but nothing they could do.. After about 3 supervisors I got it for the $398.00..
They gave me a 90 day warranty on that motherboard and it has gone out 6 months past the warranty..In addition the battery fried at just over the warranty mark also.. They did replace it and it lasted 6 months..
I was very leery about buying HP but read all the reviews when it came out and they were ranking it # 1 at the time I purchased it..I just got a call from my local repair shop and HP gave him 2-3 prices for a mother board.. at the least it will cost me $550 plus tax.. Never again will I buy anything with HP on it..
Class action suit is what I'm looking for too..
The repairman just told me if this had happened to a Dell they would make it good.. He doesn't have to tell me Dell makes a great product, have a 7yr old Dell desk top, never been worked on..

Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia

#8 Sep 14, 2007
I also have problem with my HP zd8000 laptop. I let it charge until battery reachs 100%, then I unplug it from adapter and it works for about 5 minutes then it goes into standby and when I try to wake it up it says battery is empty and battery meter shows 0 percents. But computer is still working normally so I start 3d mark and activate looping test. Then my computer works for about 30 minutes and battery stays on 0 percents all the time! Finally after thirty minutes it finally shuts down. Its obvious that battery is quite good but windows battery meter is making mistake reporting empty battery. Please tell me what to do. Is there some other software which will be able to give me more reliable informations about battery status or can this problem be motherboard related?

Lafayette, LA

#9 Oct 1, 2007
vmorgan wrote:
I also have this same laptop, my screen has lines all over it and I can't get rid of them, any ideas?
It is only 1 1/2years old and course out of warranty now.Paid $2,000.00
My screen is 1/3 black now, how did you fix it? And is there any recorded problems such as this from HP?
McLord Kofi Chekpeche


#10 Oct 9, 2007
I bought hp pavillion zd8000 laptop (notebook)almost 2 yrs ago for my organisation. The product could be very hot while in use and now the motherboard is damaged and it's dysfunctional. What shall we do because no motherboard to replace it. Email: [email protected]
McLord Kofi Chekpeche


#11 Oct 9, 2007
I bought hp pavillion dz 8000 notebook for my organisation about 2 yrs ago. Yhis product could overheat and this had damaged the motherboard. In my country Ghana, there are no parts to enable us replace it. What shall we do? My Email:[email protected]
HP is no good

Mississauga, Canada

#12 Jan 19, 2008
wow everyone having issues (same heating up, rebooting, battery issues)

not to mention the analog input on the media centre edition DOES NOT WORK!
HP is no good

Mississauga, Canada

#13 Jan 19, 2008
if there is class action suite, contact me

[email protected]

Townsville, Australia

#14 Feb 6, 2008
I have a zd8000... Found a good use fir it! Makes a good fire starter or wheel chock. It is the biggest heap of computing shit ever presented to the masses. Run it as a desk top.... piss the battery off and rip it open and give it a clean out and it should run OK.... If it overheats, throw it in the freezer or pour glyocol into it! Never, NEVER will I have anything to do with the retards at HP or their crap products.....
Thankyou very much!!
richard kline

Deer Park, TX

#15 Feb 8, 2008
if theres a class action lawsuit with hp over this crappy laptop someone please email me at [email protected]
Macey Wuesthoff

Desoto, TX

#16 Feb 9, 2008
Other than the lines in the screen, I've had ALL of the same problems with HP and their service as listed above. Therefore, if there is a class action suit for the zd8000, please also e-mail me, Macey, at [email protected]

New York, NY

#17 Feb 10, 2008
hp pavilion zd8000 what crap! If there is a class action lawsuit someone please email me. [email protected]

Coopersville, MI

#18 Feb 15, 2008
jesus, I've had most of these problems too besides the vertical lines. I had to get my system board replaced last year and now, 5 months after my 2 year warranty just went up... i think my graphics card died, because the screen is just locked up and doesnt refresh its image, its just all choppy.

Im scared to death to even call customer support because of how bad it was last time I called.

But Ive had the battery issue, loud fans, and overheating problem since i bought this computer.

I paid $1600.

United States

#19 Feb 21, 2008
I'm having the same issues. I will never buy HP again and I've always had HP...Dell for me. Class action? Contact me [email protected]

Riverview, MI

#20 Mar 4, 2008
Count me in for the lawsuit.

Ditto on all the problems that everyone else is having.

Using mine as a Speed Bump for now.

[email protected]

Pittsburgh, PA

#21 Mar 14, 2008
hp pavilion zd8000 what a POS If there is a class action lawsuit someone please email me. [email protected]

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