Question about HP Pavilion tx1000z Notebook
Dnt mean to be rude, but its the VGA chip, and definatly not the hard drive...thats if when u boot it up it looks like its gunna boot up ok, but then dies.........you can temerarily resolve this issue if you use the "wet towel method" (google search it) this involves taking ur motherboard out....so dn't try it if u still have a warrenty........ALL OF U WHO HAVE THIS PROBLEM REPORT IT TO HP CUZ WHEN I CALLED THEM THEY SAID IF ENOUGH PPL CONPLAIN THEY WILL HAVE A RECALL!!!!!! You also might wanna look for bad solder jonts on the video chip
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Love my HP Pavilion Tx 1000; it's smokin' fast! (Unfortunately it also runs smokin' hot!) So hot that it would cause a plastic wrapper to crinkle if left too close to the exhause fan! So hot that no one could touch the exit port for more than 3 seconds without pulling their hand away. It got hotter than a July billy goat in a pepper patch!
Anyway you get the point.... it was hotttt! I elevated it and tipped it forward for several months which worked fine. Then my daughter suggested buying a "motorized notebook cooling station". I did so, and it helped immediately! No more screens going' black, re-booting, etc.
The one I bought was manufactured by iConcepts a division of Sakar. Works great - hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
First of all, I have on of these laptops, and I have to say, I can't find anything else that comes close in the over-all functionality. portability, on the go global working in another package that is affordable for most of us. My only true dislike is the light bright screen. It just stinks in any sort of light running on battery. I have had mine since August of 2007, and it is still going along, even though it has been around the world on my back 7 times since then. It's done a lot better than my Dell EVER did, and a number of Dell';s I have bought for my company I have had to send back becuase they were so crappily constructed they failed ina week. So, I wouldn;t just screech and run off to Dell right now.
Does that mean there isn't a problem with the Pavillion? No. It runs hot, like most AMD chips, and the design is such that it really isn't getting the ventilation in needs. Fortunately, the Chip itself is very robust to over-heating - I have over heated a few in my time, and have yet to pop an AMD, whereas I have popped a few Intels. Its not like heating is unique to HP's laptop, it's just that HP hasn't managed to get the ventilation right. The blew it.
What this means is that this laptop is VERY VERY sensitive to anything like dust that gets inside onto the heat sink and chip. And because I know how fricken dusty my house is, and how dusty many places I travel are, I open it up and blow it clean everytime the fan really srarts running on high a lot. And it cools it down a lot, each time.
So, get a littel screw driver and open up the face plates on the bottom of the laptop. Remove the cover to the hard drive and pop it out. Remove the cover to the wirless card, and the memory. Remove the cd/dvd player. Blow. Blow hard, blow lots. Blow INTO the air vents on the back of the case. Put it back together, and turn it on. ( If you have a long tiny screw driver you can open the entire back plate as a unit, and blow out more dust).Each time I have noticed a fine spray of dust coming from the colling vents each time, and enough to leave a discernable trace on the table top. Enough to make me sneeze.
Folks, thats a lot of dust in a little computer. Maybe it should be more tolerant, but the fact is, dust like that can really change your chip's temperature. If it didn;t matter we wouldn't have all of our defense computers kept in dustr- freee environments with static temps. In this case, it matters a lot.
But its cooled things down for me every time. Do it BEFORE you continuously over-heat and kill the Mother Board, or another entity.
One thing is for sure, you WILL appreciate one of the most efficient parts accessability laptop I have seen to date. Its a cinch to replace your HD or memory for something better.
Good luck. And yeah, keep on HP about changing the design.
Posted on May 04, 2009
A settlement of a class action lawsuit (The NVIDIA GPU Litigation, Case No. 08-cv-04312-JW) relates to the NVIDIA chips inside certain Dell, Hewlett-Packard ("HP"), and Apple notebook computers. The lawsuit claims that NVIDIA sold defective Graphics Processing Units ("GPU") and Media and Communications Processors ("MCP") that affected the performance of some of the notebook computers in which they were incorporated. NVIDIA denies all allegations of wrongdoing and has asserted many defenses. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.
www.nvidiasettlement.com/ go register asap
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
I have been looking for a solution to my TX 1000 shutting down without reason for some time now. Every once in a while I pick it up to tinker with it because I like the machine and frankly it ticked me off that it died two months after the warranty expired. In looking at your comments and other threads here I took a bit of a different approach and dialed back my Power Plan under Control Panel>Power Options. I moved from High Performance to Power Saver, dropped the screen brightest back a notch under Change Plan Settings for Power Saver. I had under 4 minutes to make this happen (typically the longest it would run before it shut off after the last 100+ tries). When I applied the changes my fan, etc. dropped back immediately to normal for the first time in a year, I can actually touch the bottom of the PC without 3rd degree burns plus it has been running solid now for two days without any issues at all... it lives. Just want to say thank you for sharing your experiences here… it was a huge help to me.
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
Your processor is dead. i had this problem over the summer and sent my laptop in under warranty. i got it back with a problem description and a new processor. sorry but it is the design of the laptop. it overheats very easily and my tx1000 is on its way out again.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
I thought my MOBO had gone,notso, it was in fact the CPU, got a new one on ebay for £14.00! (turion 64 2GHz)
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
Well, apparantely it's an overheating issue. I never knew this, but my laptop does the same thing all the time. I don't really consider it to be a huge problem, as it always fixes in the end. The way I do it is by turning it on and off multiple times by holding the switch forward until the computer completely responds. I'm not sure if I explained that too well... Basically just push/slide the switch until it works. It will turn off if you hold it for too long. It usually takes me a couple of tries at the most.
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
I am a tech for over 10 years, you will need to reflow your motherboard, and also clean your fan. If you need the service done you could contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
My wifi internal card is not recognozed by vista and I cant get access to the internet.I just cant get the computer to run the wifi card.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
U have to replace the hard drive...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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