I also have the same problem. They symptom started in the last 3 weeks. I bought a cooling pad with 2 fans and it seemed to disperse the heat but the laptop still continued to display the issues and gradually it became worse. Today no display both on the LCD and external monitor. I like to get this fix here in Melbourne/Australia but wont fork out the cost of another computer.
Very disappointed with HP not acknowledging this issue with this model. Yes, I will avoid HP Laptops in the future.
Im thinking of salvaging the hard drive to another laptop/desktop using Acronis True Image restore. Did anyone tried this or something similar? Any other brilliant ideas/suggestion ladies and gents that work for you?