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HP laptop pavilion tx 1000. when i hit the start button the computer starts up but the screen stays black. i have to shut it down again using the power button and just keep turning it on and off till it works. it sounds like it's starting noramally and running then the screen just stays black. when i do get it started up i can't get wireless because it can't locate my wireless card. my school computer station said the wireless card was gone. how do i permanently fix this without getting ripped off by geek squad orrrrrrrr how do i back up all my files to a computer desktop i have? (i have over 2,000 mp3, 1,500 pitcures, and countless important word documents so it would be difficult to back it up to cds or usb sticks)

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  • m_shaw13 Mar 05, 2009

    how do i know what kind of SATA to USB adapter to get? there are different kinds. the desktop is a gateway if that matters

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    I have same model with same problem.

  • jrcolbert
    jrcolbert May 11, 2010

    I am only going with orrrrrrrr here.

    If I was in your shoes, I would invest in a usb externel hard drive to back up your files. Take this machine to the shop, and get estimate to fix it. If it is going to be too costly to repair, just get another one since you are having problems with video and wireless connectivity..

    In some cases it is better to cut your losses. sorry, but that is the way I feel about laptops, all parts are proprietary, and very costly! but ultimately your decision.


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The boot problem is probably relatet to the mainboard. But you can try reseating both RAM mods first. you can find them in the med sized compartment under the unit. if that doesent work the unit will need service.

For the WLAN problem you should try updating the BIOS first. you can find the latest BIOS on HP.com. To find the correct modell search for the modellnumber. You can find it under the machine on a white lable. It will look something like this AA111BB#CCC. Then go to software and drivers downloads and chose operating system. you should find the latest BIOS somwhere on the page.

Recovery might also solve the WLAN issue. You can run a system recovery by pressing F11 at the HP logo during boot.

If the WLAN is still malfunctioning after this the unit will need service.

For backup the best solution would be using a SATA to USB adapter. Or you could try connecting the HDD directly inside your desktop if you have the cables and connectors needed.

The HDD is in the big compartment under the unit. You will need to remove the adapter on the HDD before you can access the SATA conectors. You should be able to pull it off without to much truble.

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    ShinyTechie Mar 05, 2009

    Something like this should work.

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