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HP Pavillion dv957ea notebook problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vonopf, Sep 5, 2007.

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  1. vonopf

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    Hi

    4 weeks ago I bought the new HP Pavillion dv957ea notebook which has been giving me a nightmare of a time with numerous bugs. For example I have had to reinstall vista three times!

    My problems now are:
    1. The HEADPHONE SOCKETS do not work. Only the speakers work. Even when I put a working set of headphones which are the right size, I cannot hear anything through the hearphones. The speakers however keep working as normal, although they should switch off when the headphones are plugged in.
    2. I cannot load SKYPE: it says 'skype.exe is not a valid win32 application'.
    3. I cannot view ALL folders on windows explorer. For example I cannot see win32 folder. It seems 'sensitive' folders cannot be viewed. Is there a way round that?
    4. I cannot print on a network printer. The network printer is hosted by a PC running on windows XP, but my laptop is on Vista. When I try to add a printer, it simply does not recognise the host computer's name. Before with my old PC running on XP I did not have this issue. Any way to fix this?

    Many thanks for any help on the above.

    Best wishes,

    Florian
    PS
    By the way, I highly recommend NOT buying this laptop. Many problems have popped up for example one of the hard drives is already broken.
     
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