I have a tc1100 that was given to me but not sure it works. Its doesn't have the battery, power supply or stylus. Does anyone know if I can get a cheap universal power supply to see if this will even power on before I spend a lot of money on a bettery and stylus? Or do you know if it will power on with just the power supply and no battery? I would hate to spend a lot of money on parts for this if there is something more wrong with it other then the power supply and battery. Thank you for your time and help...
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The problem is with the lcd screen. Hp has used the cheapest lid switches available in the market. Therefore it offers a two yr extended warranty to all its customers. refer to the hp website or call its helpline
I do not know if this will help your situation any or not. I purchased a used TC1000 for $35 (I just couldn't help myself, despite what the owner state was happening).
It would power on, but no Compaq POST.
Toshiba taught me a simple trick when I was having issues with my X205 gaming laptop. Basically, remove all power sources (including battery). Hold the power slider to the on position for 25 - 30 seconds. Then power back up. You have to discharge whatever electricity is in the board/ps otherwise I believe the MoBo senses additional charge/not enough charge and refuses to boot.
I did this and have had 25 successful boots in a row.
Battery may be faulty, perhaps you can swap with another user to rule this out. Do the battery charge level lights on the back of the battery show a full charge? (Press the rounded square button on the back of the battery itself and note whether the 3 green leds light up or not) Has the battery been calibrated? (You will need the "toaster" style or the DT533A charger to do this). I assume that your battery is secure and properly seated, but try taping it down from the back side just to be sure it is snug. Don't use duct tape, just regular scotch style tape or blue masking tape. Also try laying on your back to hold the unit upside down and power it up. Check the small metal fins that mesh with the battery. They are right above the right side of the windows cert of auth sticker when turned as you would to read it. They are NOT all the same length, do not push or pull them, but if one is bent you may try to straighten it VERY carefully with very small tools. What happens if you unplug while up and running? How does the power jack feel when you insert or remove it? any looseness may indicate your trouble. A good tech can repair your trouble. Are you sure that you are not under warranty? HP still sells extended warranty for these machines. My original warranty expired in Sept and I bought extended warranty for another year. I'm in central MO if you are close by at all I would meet up and swap a batt for a minute for you. Also, you may get a lil more usability with a car cord if the problem cannot be resolved at all. Best of luck! I love my tc1100
and the older brother tc1000 as well. I have several of each.
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.
If you flip your laptop over, make sure all power is turned off and the battery is out, Now look at underside of machine there should be one or two screws in a square cover, Just remove the screw or screws and take cover off, Now the modules are held in by two white or black tabs on either sides of the sticks, Just push the two lock down clips and the module should pop up, Pull straight back out and remove. Now when u are replacing with the new ones make sure they are the same speed. and better yet make sure its a matched set, and put back in the same way as they came out in reverse order. Make sure when you push them back into there slots that they are snugg and firm into place, Put battery back in hook power up and reboot you Hp. It should tell you there has been a memory change and ask you to push enter or any key to except and you are on your way to more memory, Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays To You And Your Family