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HP Pavilion tx 1000 wont start

Every time i go to start my laptop, it will power up but it won't start up. All of the normal lights are on but the hard drive usage light. That light will blink 4-5 times, then there is nothing. Any help would be great.

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  • linuxcad Dec 21, 2008

    My PC have the same problem, but sometimes It start when I try strart only with the AC adapter without battery.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I have same problem. does any body has any fix for it ? MY laptop is out of warranty so i want to fix it myself. please pass ur suggestions

  • mamalokka Jan 02, 2009

    My warranty expired I ve used only 1 year and 5 months. Hp succs.

  • sjax Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem with HP tx 1000 laptop that I own. My laptop is out of warranty now and it's been only 1 year 5 months. Looks like all HP tablet PCs have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    I have the same problem here after using this laptop for just over 1 year -- "good" timing for HP (it really sucx big time) So i did a live chat with the Total Care center and the tech support person doesnt seemed to know what she was talking:<
    this seems to be a common issue, we should probably do sth together to HP (keep me posted:

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    I had the same problems with this model after the warranty expired by one month. I think it is a compatibility problem with vista?

  • MadHPuser Jan 26, 2009

    Exactly the same.

  • xaginthemyst Jan 26, 2009

    Same as described above... what is it?..

    they are charging me over 500$ to repair it...

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    When I press power button, all light light for half a second and turn off. Everything goes dark after that.

  • MythiasM Feb 06, 2009

    1 month after the 1 year warranty was up, my tx1000z started having the same problem. Other than that, the wireless card spontaneously becomes invisible to the system, even though I have bought and installed a replacement.

  • attaboy1403 Feb 09, 2009

    Same thing. after 18 months of using my tx1000, the mainboard fried. I actually was able to have a HP tech come to the conclusion that the M.B. was fried, seemed like he already knew before we started talking! You have 2 choices: Part it out and sell the parts on ebay, or pay 295.00 or more to have Hp fix it. Seems you'll get a different price quote everytime, up to 400! In my opinion that is more than it would be worth, because of the issues with the wireless card. I will not buying another HP or Compaq brand, I have a Compaq f500 that did the same thing, fortunately it was still under warranty. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!


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This is problem with either or both the Southbridge or the Northbridge on the MOBO. Either they will have to be refloated with solder or the motehrboard replaced.

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My HP tx1005au laptop has the same problem after using it for 1 year 7 months. It has power, fan is blowing, but monitor is black. If you keep on trying to start it, sometimes up to fifteen tries, it will suddenly start as if nothing has happened. It is driving me nuts. Hope someone could enlighten us as to what is wrong with this.

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