Hey Blaino, I interested in getting a tc1100 repaired with the infamous checkered screen syndrome. Now it will only boot in safe mode and the checkered screen is there to stay. Not sure exactly how to go about fixing it; cables or system board. I don't know where I might be able to find a replacement system board. Can you offer any advice on this or maybe even repair my tc1100 for a fee?
Could be a bad ram chip as video uses the system board ram for video. You will have to crack the case and swap the ram for a known good stick. Be very careful! Unfortunately the onboard video card may be bad, usually the problem. I could crack it and check it for you, you pay shipping. I have the RAM. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with "TC1100 repair" in the subject line. I love the machine and you shouldn't have to pay a fortune to get an opinion. I don't offer this service to any other group, machine or etc. Just the tc1000 and tc1100. I'll answer your email and suppl contact info. I've been into several of these machines, no worries Mate. Central Missouri, USA
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It sounds like that memory should be compatible with your tablet PC. It may be a bad memory stick -- try to replace it with a different memory stick (preferably from a different manufacturer) and see if it still gives you the same problem.
If you didn't have this problem before you installed the new memory, a different memory stick will likely correct the issue. You can also try removing the new memory and see if the PC boots up like it should.
Hi, well I have found out that NO you cannot "Upgrade" either the screen, or the Video card. This is due to the BIOS, not being able to be upgraded to allow for this to happen. And HP do NOT support anything like this either :(
You have identified your problem/fault by plugging in an external monitor and the image is OK. This proves the video card is OK and the fault could be the inverter or most likely the CCFL lamp.
The flickering screen indicated the CCFL lamp is faulty, it is a mini fluro tube which provides the back-light to the LCD. The inverter supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp. It could be faulty and it is easier to replace.
For service, parts and DIY info check out LCD Parts - use this link to their WEB site : - www.lcdparts.net
Use a USB keyboard and do a system restore. Use a USB keyboard to access HP.com and search for a download there. Use a USB keyboard to backup, reformat, reinstall factory image.Takes longer, but probably best overall fix, HDD may have a few bad sectors and format will fix or avoid them. May be a great time for a 7200 RPM drive and some more RAM! 2Gb RAM and a high speed drive will breathe a bunch of life into a great tablet like the tc1100.
I fixed mine finally!!! I ordered a cable kit and replaced the cable from the display to the motherboard (I actualy replaced them all but that one was the culprit.) Also, I learned that if you put the cable in backwards :) into the motherboard, it will appear very dim as it did with the bad cable. I believe that this is because the backlight inverter is not active, which in other posts here, may mean that the inverter is bad. Just a thought...