"Bad BIOS means system not cheap."1.0 starson by arc630
Pros: Affordable (?)
Cons: Unreliable system
Summary: After 14 months of coddling (docking station, home unit, separate cooling fan), my laptop failed to power up. I had to spend $400 to replace the motherboard. A few weeks later, HP owns up to a BIOS problem, which would cause a power failure on the unit. I have written to ask, not for a refund, but just for the $400 I shelled out for repairs. This info is for several dv6xxxx and dv2xxx pavillion models.