For a list of common issues, visit the HP Pavilion zd8000 Troubleshooting.
Identification and Background
You can find the model of your laptop next to the speakers below the screen's HP logo. It should read "HP Pavilion zd80XX", where XX can be anywhere from 00 to 80.
HP first introduced the Pavilion zd8000 in 2004 and discontinued the model in 2008. The most common problem is a screen display malfunction. This malfunction involves lines appearing across the screen with roughly half of the screen going black. Another common problem is overheating.
Color display: 17" LCD ViewBright display, 1440 x 900 resolution
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 540 (3.2 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
RAM: 512MB DDR2 SDRAM
Battery: Lithium ion 6.6 Ah
Hard drive: Toshiba 80 GB (5400 rpm)
Weight: 9.3 lbs