i had a dv7 laptop for about 1.5 years! first thing i saw was the laptop losing power right in the middle of using it. i found that the ac adapter was discharging... thus wouldn't work correctly! this was right after the hdd failed the first time! i took it in and under warranty got a new hdd put in less than 3 months later that hdd dies yet again won't pass a hdd bios test! the cd rom tray broke and still has my knoppix live cd still in it!! :devil:i think i am going to pry it out since the cd is worth more than the laptop!
i also find that the new ac adapter i have had for around 1 month was charging the laptop... since when i am at school i usually take the battery out and run as ac... the battery was fried no more than 1 year after i got this dumb laptop! i would say out of all my laptops over the course of my life that the dv7 was the worst series ever! mine even at school in the cold ass server room overheated!!! i don't think i will ever buy an hp product again!
between overheating due to bad design flaws and cheap components i found my laptop experience to be rather dreadful i started really going paranoid after working on my video game for class my hdd failed i started waking up at night and making sure my programs where backed up mutiple times over not only on drop box but on an external raid 1 nas and on my desktop at home!!!
i am not surprised when you have this issue! the ac adapter on the mobo became loose on mine! towards the end of its life, if say someoncnext to me pounded on the table harded my laptop if off would turn on and if on would turn off!! after awhile of it doing that i was going to call up hp and start saying how they should put that on as a feature!!