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San Felipe, Venezuela

#84 May 13, 2009
I have similar problems with my HP ZD8000 (zd8215 US) bougth in The US

In my case Im sure that the failure of my computer have been caused by a defective HP design, specifically with the ventilation or cooling system.

In my opinion HP should be responsible for the poor design of ventilation system on this laptops. Fans and ventilation system tend to trap and accumulate overwhelming amount of dust inside the laptop, blocking the cooling area around components and causing temperature to increase badly. In my case and to make overheating problem worst, the battery pack included with the laptop was defective and it was listed in the Battery pack worldwide recalling program.

In order to protest and to aware others about this defective laptop I have uploaded a video in youtube
(Hope it will help us and others in our cause)

Let me know If you had any succes with your claim against HP

Kind regards

Salt Lake City, UT

#86 Jul 15, 2009
Both my ZD8000s work perfectly.

Keeping the fans and vents clean is the
owner's responsibility, much like checking
the oil in your engine and transmission, as
well as the air pressure in your tires.

C'mon, people.


Bancroft, Canada

#87 Oct 30, 2009
Join this facebook group I created about the ZD8000 lawsuit.....
well miffed


#88 Nov 17, 2009
ditto to all these comments, including the shit comment, never, never, ever again will I or my business buy an HP product. Customer services should be ashamed of themselves, defending this 1600.00 pile of steaming dog crap ( maybe the steam is coming of the cpu ) I was thinking about installing it in the kitchen to use as a microwave

Startex, SC

#89 Jan 19, 2010
HP is no good wrote:
if there is class action suite, contact me
my email is jantvillemayor@gmail.com if anyone is getting a class action lawsuit started email me so i can get in on it

Salt Lake City, UT

#90 Feb 28, 2010
My wonderful husband bought an HP zd8000 for me last year for my birthday (used). If my husband was smart he would have had the guy he bought it from start it up for him before he paid for it. This laptop has some serious visual issues. Apparently this is a manufacturer defect. And HP refuses to stand behind this unit. I too, called HP for a driver for the thing, and they at first had no clue what I was talking about. Then they said they would sell me one. I then began searching the internet for more information on this unit; I found out that the overheating issue is the foundation to its dysfunctionality. It heats up and burns out the video card. It is always the first to go. No one has had any positive feedback from HP communications. I have come to the conclusion that this lap top is HPs illegitimate child. And they will not pay any support. I checked EBAY to see if ppl were selling these units, and sure enough, the list goes on. And every one of them was broken. All with the same visual issues. I went to one web site that stated that if the internet, audio, and video were not working, that it was a driver issue. But later found that to be a lie. And just to let you know. You will never find the correct video driver for this unit too. Even from ATI themselves. And yes I have no audio or internet capability, on top of the screwed up display. I am just going to trade this thing in on something that will actually work.
Dianna Roseville MI

Mission, KS

#91 May 1, 2010
My HP ZD8000 laptop I bought brand new. About 2 days after my one year warrenty was up the sound went all fuzzy. Always ran way too hot - now I have a solid white veticale stripe about 1 12" wide down one side of my screen. I am told the video card is fried. What a piece of junk. I paid $1200 for this. I am now looking to buy a Dell. I too want in on any class action law suit. HP's service did nothing for me either.

Baytown, TX

#92 Sep 24, 2010
sign me up for the class action...Bad Motherboard. pat_mcmullen1@yahoo.com

Tampa, FL

#94 Apr 19, 2011
Precision Division specializes in circuit-level laptop motherboard repair.

Repairs are performed at a computer controlled dark infrared rework station. The process is monitored by continuous ESD event detection by 3M.

The ZD8000 commonly has video related issues, but is also susceptible to power related problems caused by electromigration. High currents over a period of time contribute to the degradation of parts of the motherboard. A skilled technician can isolate that damage and route power around it.

To learn more, please go to www.PrecisionDivision.com

Hobe Sound, FL

#95 Oct 16, 2012
I've had nothing but issues with my HP Pavillion ZD8000 overheating and now it is officially toast....it will only work in the safe mode. The computer guy that worked on it said the graphics card was fried and it would cost close to $400 to fix - said it was caused by over-heating...nice! When will a class action lawsuit happen?

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