Having problems with your HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook ?

Dark Screen It seems my computer will turn on but I get a blank screen. I've already tried hooking to an external source with no luck. I'm guessing it is the video card? I have a HP Pavilion DV4000. What kind of video card to I need to replace it with? Seems there are PCI, PCI Express and AGP types but I'm not sure what that means. What if it is integrated on the motherboard? Please Help!


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The unfortunate answer I believe would be it is impossible to replace the video card. Laptops are built with on-board graphics cards on the motherboard. Unless your computer happens to be the first i've heard of with an expansion slot, you are out of luck....IF that's your computer's problem.. I think you should try a few more things first before you determine that's the issue. Try calling HP. Not sure if their tech support charges for phone calls but they didn't when I worked for them. It's worth a shot. Maybe they'll square you right up. :) Take care.
The video card in a laptop is a built in device, it isn't replaceable as in the case with PC workstations. Well, anything is replaceable. You would need to replace the motherboard would be my best guess, but that may not be cost effective, depending on the age of your system.

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