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HP TX1000 Laptop won't turn on

Discussion in 'HP Pavilion Notebooks' started by maldoliza, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. miner

    miner Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Get an external HDD enclosure(make sure you get one compatible with the format of your HDD -SATA, PATA etc) like these...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...10090092 1053807124 1054144017&name=SATA I/II

    You will then be able to put your HDD into the enclosure and then using the USB cable connect to another computer.

    P.S - If you are using a tx1000 then it should be using a 2.5' SATA HDD.
     
  2. LoLaChelsea

    LoLaChelsea Newbie

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    Hello,
    We have to make HP responsible for this disaster.
    We have to wake them up.
    For the average user to Affix a flatened penny on a Laptop chip or wrap your laptop in towels or set a hair dryer blowing on it to get it started it is ridiculous.
    Has anyone had a fire due to this issue? We can come together and get this muilti-million dollar company. Write to the consumer affairs.
    Everyone Write to the Better Business BBB Consumer and Business Reviews, Reports, Ratings, Complaints and Accredited Business Listings - U.S. BBB and click on "File a Complaint"
    Find HP on the BBB site and voice your opinion on the company. Warn others how they do not stand behind their product.
    It is your right and your responsibilty as a US citizen. Dont let HP walk all over you or any new customers.
     
  3. kanehi

    kanehi Notebook Deity

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    I had the same thing happen to me 3 months after a 2 year warranty expired. HP won't budge in repairing it. They completely denied having problems with the GPU. They wanted to charge me to assess it and charge me to get a new motherboard.. $350 and only guarantee it for 3 months! So what I did was I went to eBay and got a motherboard exchange replacement with the new GPU cooling modification for $150. It's been 6 months and no problems at all but the wireless went kaput again like it did on the original MB. I just bought a USB dlink wireless N stub (dwa131).
     
  4. matt_jiyan

    matt_jiyan Newbie

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    i have hp tx1000z... i been using it almost two years and facing that problem almost 6 months... i have search a lot... and find an easy way to start up my pc... what u need to do is tape the grill around the fans and leave your pc open... after while it will heat up it self and turn off automatically and you will be able to start up it again...

    please update me if there is a better solution :)
     
  5. googlei

    googlei Notebook Consultant

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    I had this laptop, with the same problems its the GPU proc. thats not properly soldered (it de soldered during overheating).

    HERE IS THE SOLUTION:

    1.Take out the battery

    2.Lay the laptop flat

    3. TAKE A HAIRDRYER (I know it sound ridiculous but it really works) and heat up the corner where the fan is, but be very careful. You will want to heat it up, then periodically put the battery back in and try to turn t on, for the first time it will probably take you 2-3 cycles of heating then testing.

    After it does turn on, turn it back off and let it cool BOTTOM FACING and then your good to go.


    -Googlei
     
  6. shanek

    shanek Newbie

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    my laptop did the same thing this morning. i got it back up in 10 minutes. after you UNPLUG you laptop and remove the battery remove the ram from your laptop then remove your hard drive. between the hard drive and motherboard there is a thin layer of plastic film that acts as a heat shield. DO NOT REMOVE THE HEAT SHIELD... toward the top center of the heat shield you will feel a square chip that is almost 1 inch square. firmly but slowly press straight down on this chip to reset it. it seems the the laptop gets hot and loses the connection here so you are making it reconnect. after your done reinstall your hard drive and your ram. now put the battery back in plug it in and try to power it on.. like i said i had this problem like 45 minutes ago and it took me 10 minutes to get it going and now im writing this to you from the same laptop. good luck if you have questions feel free to email me at revkeener@yahoo.com aslo hit me up on yahoo messenger screen name revkeener.
     
  7. Gaengphed

    Gaengphed Newbie

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    My TX-1000 started to have this issue last year. I bought on the internet, second hand. At that moment it was just 2 years old. I send the laptop to a company who repaired it. They didn't heatup the GPU but they completely renewed the GPU. Got it back after 6 weeks and it worked fine. Then 3 months later...same problems started to come back. Send it back to them because it had warranty of 6 months. No problems with repairing, got a whole new motherboard. Back in 3 weeks this time because they had one on spare. 2 months ago, same problem again. The fan got louder and louder, and really, Windows wasn't doing anything, just loading! I found a site from a guy who did some modding on his TX-1000, but I didn't want to break into my own laptop earlier...but this time it was time to measures into my own hand and followed the instructions. Basically it comes to this: Take out the heat sink, fill up a jar with acetone (here in the Netherlands: Thinner -> Praxis) and put the heat sink with it's black painted side into the jar. And there it was...nice shiny copper! It took just 10 seconds before the fluid turned black! I let the heat sink dry and cleaned it from the thermal paste with alcohol (100%) and used new Arctic Silver5 thermal paste. Put everything back to it's place...and guess what: IT WORKS! My TX-1000 has never been so quiet as it is now.
    Before I would have system crashes when installing Windows Updates, but yesterday I installed Service Pack 2 for Vista in just 15 minutes and almost didn't hear the fan!

    Now...there are more ways to a solution. But I recommend to think about a solution that works longer than just 3 months. In case of Shaneks input here, I don't think that is going to be a solution that works for extended period of time. Because that chip he's talking about is not the only NVidia chip on the motherboard! Yes...there's a second one, although that in my TX-1000. This second chip is location right next to the CPU. And now comes the funny part:
    The heatsink transports the heat not only from the CPU but also the GPU, this second NVidia chip! Deffective thermal paste and black brushed parts of the heat sink just makes me wonder...what was HP thinking???

    I got my info here:
    http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/hew...-tx1000-part-1-changing-thermal-compound.html

    And the man is right, take the manual seriously! I've got 1 screw left and don't know where it came from hahaha.

    Arjan (Amsterdam)
     
  8. set theorist

    set theorist Newbie

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    Read this in another forum I think. I had the same problem with the black screen yada, yada. I read a post from a guy who says he has a shop and has fixed 12 TX 1000s by wrapping them in a towel to heat them up and re-flow the solder to the GPU...sounded laughable, but I figured I was desperate enough to try anything. What I really liked about it was the fact that I wouldn't have to take my computer apart and shove pennies in it : ) Which, in my opinion, is begging for a short further down the road. anyways, IT WORKED!!!!!!

    I got the Tx to turn on into the black screen, wrapped it in a thick terry cloth for an hour. then let it cool for about 15...and boom, start-up as normal.

    Has anyone else tried this? Is it a permanent fix?

    It doesn't look like the wifi is back but I'm just glad I got to retrieve my data.
     
  9. squallsiege

    squallsiege Newbie

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    I have the same problem, my laptop is hp tx1000. The screen goes black when turn on, only with LED light on. I have tried for several months for solutions and I find out this solution for the problem. I quote from hptxuser from hp support forum link

    "After giving up hope on my tx1000, I tried to turn it on again. Somehow I had it tilted so the monitor was laying flat and the keyboard was up at a 90. degree angle. To my surprise the laptop started. I was able to backup the pc and save my work. I now use the tablet pen. I'll see what happens next time."

    It work perfectly and I am very very surprised. Only 1 try with this position my laptop started and become normal again. Now I can continue to use this laptop. lol:D

    p/s: i try this method using AC power w/o battery
     
  10. midcitiescomputerrep

    midcitiescomputerrep Newbie

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    Here is the fix- did it last night- Turn laptop over, in the upper right portion where the fan is, use blow dryer on hot for 2 mins. Then turn your machine on. This is the weirdest fix i've ever seen and didn't think it would work and honestly don't see how it can fix the solder on the nvidia chip but indeed worked...good luck w/yours..Mike Paget $:)
     
  11. XEROenvy

    XEROenvy Notebook Consultant

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    My friend had his TX1000 stop working and here is how I fixed it:

    He put it to hibernate and the screen never turned back on. I researched the issue and found that he had very old drivers that Vista wasn't really using well and cause his screen to remain off.
    So I removed the battery for a day (you could try a couple of hours) because this allows the electricity in the system to dissipate completely, plugged it in and turned it on and it worked. (He had been trying this for 2 weeks but never unplugged battery).

    This is not your issue necessarily, but I just thought it might help some other people. The TX1000 has overheating issues and when I opened up his laptop, I noticed burns inside his computer, the plastic, the Wifi cards components were melting but still working.
    The most common problem is the GPU and it thermal compound not being applied well in quantity and quality. The GPU comes off the board or gets too hot and starts to malfunction. This is the same issue with the older 360's and their RROD and why some will get a temporary fix by heating it in various ways.

    Companies can apply new compounds for you for $50-100 and although I do not remember the link I sent my friend, I recommend that at least for the long-run you either do it yourself or get it done (repaste, etc)
     
  12. TX1000 REBIRTH

    TX1000 REBIRTH Newbie

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    I did it: just 2-3 minutes with the hairdrier (max power) on that corner, moving alternate holes. At second chance, the fu**** laptop runs!.

    At work, we use a similar way to solve problems with multifunctional and printer motherboards, but with a bread toaster, like a little open oven with heat from up & down.

    Can u imagine whos the manufacturer? Exactly: HP.
     

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