need Drivers for HP Pavilion ze5170 notebook

By milky
May 19, 2005
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  1. I won an HP Pavilion ze5170 notebook in a police auction, so the HD was wiped. HP's website does not provide any original drivers for this notebook. I called them and found out that the warranty has expired on every 5170, so they no longer provide support. The only thing they could do for me is sell me the original Restoration CD for $89!
    I don't need the OS or the other software, so I don't want to pay for this just to get a video, chipset, and audio driver.
    Does anyone know where I can get the original drivers for this notebook?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    if your operating system has no drivers, and you can't find any online, you are up sh** creek. hp's restoration cds are a sick joke if you ask me, and a waste of money.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    There has to be drivers available online somewhere (at the very least generic drivers.) I would try the windows update website first, then search 3rd party sites.

    perhaps the place you won it from has some older disks.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    actually driverguide only has the modem and sound drivers, i looked there myself at first.
  6. milky

    milky TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 107

    thanks guys...Once I updated windows, I got the video, audio, and 56k modem drivers, but no chipset. I guess I can make due without that one, right?
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    the chipset drivers are the first thing you need
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    Try this:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...iesId=373311&prodTypeId=321957&pnameOID=83863
  9. mscir

    mscir Newcomer, in training

    I'm looking for chipset drivers for the same model computer. My computer doesn't know it has a battery in it! Did anyone ever come up with a good driver source?
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    HP has good driver support on their website concerning their products. Try looking there...
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Are you saying that you get a "CMOS Checksum" error everytime you start the computer? CMOS batteries are easy to change in desktop/tower computers, but in laptops the batteries are usually soldered in place
     
  12. mscir

    mscir Newcomer, in training

    >Are you saying that you get a "CMOS Checksum" error
    >everytime you start the computer?

    Exactly. I found the manual online and the battery is buried under the motherboard, requires major surgery to get to it.
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    If you say that the battery is under the motherboard, is there an access panel on the bottom of the laptop? Otherwise you will have to take the computer to a repair shop
  14. mscir

    mscir Newcomer, in training

    cmos user serviceable? hah!

    >is there an access panel on the bottom of the laptop?

    for the ram and modem, yes, not for the battery. I bet it costs more than $100 to have it repaired in a shop. I'm thinking of doing it myself, feeling adventurous!
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    If the battery is soldered in place, a repair shop might want to replace the whole motherboard at a cost more than $500! Some shops specializing in laptop repair have a flat rate charge. On newer laptops, I have seen a replaceable battery just under the keyboards. These are very easy to replace. It may be time for you to get a new laptop unfortunately
  16. nativedge

    nativedge Newcomer, in training

    Device Drivers for HP Pavilion ze5170

    Hello,

    My name is nativedge. Through a days long work, many
    googles and reading many insignificant specs. I have found
    the device drivers for the ze5170 laptop, for those who have
    had to reformat the system to have Windoze and Linux based
    systems on one computer, a dual-boot system, YES!

    The drivers are in the HP website. I wouldn't suggest a third-party,
    they may not be the right ones.

    Windoze SP 2 has most of them except for VIDEO and MODEM.

    The drivers for XE4400 are similar, extract the whole package
    and install the ATI Mobility and Conexant 56K.

    This should do the trick.

    Don't forget to check the Device Manager to see if they were installed.
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