I have one of these DV9000 systems with a bad video card. System was a gift years ago and is now out of warranty.
Rather than rip the computer apart to fix the bad chip, I'd like to simply add an external UBS graphics/video card, but I'd like it to somehow make the laptop LCD to work. I can sometimes see what's on the screen by plugging in an external monitor, but would like the external device to be 'plug and play' and make the LCD automatically use the external video card instead. I would think it's possible for manufacturers to make one for such purpose, but have they?
Not an option, unfortunately because there is no such thing as an "external video card". Such a device would need a working internal video in the first place.
The issue in question is the overheating graphics card chip. This problem is common (but other brands are affected) on HP laptops. To fix the problem is more than it's probably worth on the basis the issue is fundamentally a design issue in the first place.
However if you're interested...http://en.kioskea.ne...black-screen#19