sorry to hear you are having this display issue.
There are a few possible causes for what you are experiencing so we will look
at them one at a time, one possible cause is video driver issues, the specs I
found for your laptop show that there are 2 possible video cards that can be
fitted so we need to identify which one is fitted in your laptop, to find this
info for us can you run dxdiag, to do this go to start>in search type in dxdiag>
run dxdiag exe>click on display>this should tell you what card is fitted and the
driver details, post this information and we can look for the latest drivers.
How much Ram does your computer have? again your computer specs showed 512MB
fitted at purchase with a 2GB maximum capacity and Vista your original OS requires
1GB of memory alone, so even if you have 1GB fitted it could explain why you have
always had graphics problems as the onboard video card also uses the system memory.
To check what Ram you have fitted have a look at the attached link, take out the
Ram and swap it around the slots, boot up and see if it makes a difference, let us
know the Ram details, I would recommend 2GB for your laptop.
Another possible cause is the card itself being bad, as the chip is integrated
into the MB it cannot be replaced so if the video card is bad you will need to
replace the MB, this will not be cheap.
Another possible cause could be the ribbon from the MB to the screen, this is not
an easy task to undertake so we will only worry about it if it is necessary.http://www.insidemyl...-dv6000-laptop/
EDIT: I see rshaffer61
is already assisting so I will just look in.
Found the attached link showing how to change the screen on the dv9000 model, is it the same as yours http://www.insidemyl...-dv9000-laptop/
Edited by phillpower2, 18 September 2010 - 03:51 PM.