Question about Compaq 2710p Tablet PC
I have a Compaq 2710p Tablet PC that is ~4.5 years old running windows 7 Professional 32-bit edition. At seemingly random intervals, my screen will begin dimming repeatedly. More explicitly: My screen will dim instantly as if it has been left idle for several minutes. Striking a key or moving the cursor brings the display back but it almost immediately dims again. The problem seems to be intermittent but is happening more frequently recently. It is not fixed by restarting the computer. The only ways that I've resolved the issue so far is to wait for around 5 minutes when it happens and just move the cursor or to continuously move the cursor until the process stops (~8 min.). The screen will come back as if nothing happened and the problem vanishes. I would appreciate any help that is offered.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tablet Keyboard not working
You may have a damaged (Physical) connection. If you know of someone with a tc1000 or tc1100 keyboard, try a swap to rule this in or out. The keyboards are interchangeable. I have several of both and have done this all the time.
Someone trying to "help you" close your "Laptop" could have damaged the connector at the Main board by trying to fold the tablet screen down like a laptop.
Might be a good time to clear static and reformat too. Cures a world of ills, just takes time.
Pull the battery, Pull the AC power, hold the power switch on for 30 to 40 seconds, and release.
Back up all your good data.
Try a restore, just for grins.
If no go, then do a complete reinstall of the factory image. You will need a USB keyboard, a dock with a cd drive or a USB CD drive, Restore discs (cheap from HP if yours are gone missing) and some time.
Install disc 1, follow the prompts through disc 2 and 3.
Follow on screen windows setup stuff when XP starts.
Go to "start", "all programs", "software set up" and install all the software they offer you.
Go to http://free-virus-removal.org/AVG/index.asp?=2376 and download some free antivirus for now.
Shut down the PC
Try your keyboard.
Either way you will need to go to "windows update" from tools menu in Internet explorer and install updates, service pack 2, etc.
Best of luck, I really enjoy my tc1000 and my tc1100. Wouldn't know what to do without them. I put a 120GB drive in my tc1000 then later moved it to the 1100 (must reformat) and keep many shrunken movies, Office 2007, and lots of tunes on it. I put the 40GB from the 1100 into the 1000 (must reformat- operating system differences) and all is well. I've been into 5 tc1000s and they all worked when I was done, so let me know if you need more help.
I hope this isn't too late.
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
SOURCE: taskmanager popup
Let's start as simple as possible:
Do you have a loose connection / glitch at the power-connector? Check and solder (link to manual for disassembly is further down in this document)
To me this looks like a stuck key (not necessary one on the keyboard):
1. download and burn ubuntu 8.10 to cd.
2. boot _any_ computer with it, connect >1GB USB stick.
3. System --> Administration --> Install to live usb
4. Boot from live-usb-stick that you just created
5. open terminal (Applications --> Accessories --> terminal)
6. paste this: sudo apt-get install xev
7. paste this: xev
8. hover with mouse over white box
9. make sure not to press any keys or move the mouse. Now flip the screen or try to recreate a situation in which the task manager would pop up in windows.
10. what's the output in the terminal window? Try to pinpoint exactly how and when the events are generated.
There should be no event generated, when you physically flip the display (which means you don't have to replace the hinge).
Press every single key you can find on the laptop. Verify that each key generates exactly one event.
If you find that there is a series of events generated without any key pressed, try to clean the malfunctioning key. (Service manual for disassembly)
It might possibly be a broken hinge (20USD). Flipping the display and pressing soft keys (Q, rotate, e) does not generate events in xev. Any other button does.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
SOURCE: startup problem
If you are getting a Blue screen repeatedly and you can't start up to
windows in any custom setting ( from f8 start up menu ) one way to
solve the problem is to Use the restore disc or windows installation cd
or dvd to install
windows into the computer or perform a repair installation if a windows
already exists on the computer and the setup can find it.
how to perform a repair installation
this is for xp, but its similar on 2000 and on vista.
insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.
1.When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
if not then the computer is not set to start up from a cd, you can either enter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you power up the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press in order to enter boot menu or bios, it will very likely be button F12 or similar, it should say on the screen when you power on.
if it doesn't, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.
after that you should be able to start from the cd and install the OS (Operating system, eg.Windows)
here's some info on how to work the bios: http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php
Repeat step 1 when you have changed the boot order.
2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.
4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
7.Ones windows is working you will need the drivers for your computer, they are at the makers website, for hp and compaq. www.hp.com for acer http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html for all other brands go to google and write Brand drivers. Should get you to the right place. Dell is most likely www.dell.com and so on.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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