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HP Pavilion tx 1000 Won't Start-Up

For the past couple of days, my laptop hasn't been starting up. When I try to turn it on, all of the lights turn on momentarily but then go out.

When I contacted HP they said it was the AC adapter, but I tried using it on another computer and it worked fine. I also tried using another battery that has a full charge, but it still wouldn't start up.

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  • Ravenswings Jun 04, 2008

    I have an HP Pavilion tx1000 turion processor Broadcom wireless adaptor will not work worked for a while than disappeared common problem with vista and drivers I think but after installing numerous drivers still no joy.
    Now intermittently the laptop wont boot lights go on  fan runs but no boot this happened about a month back and then resolved its self. but now continues to have the same problem. 

  • silviacampos Sep 13, 2008

    I have a HP Pavilion tx1000 Notebook Pc, one month ago I began to have problems to start up the notebook, I have to try many times until it starts. This problem appears when I connected the computer during a electric storm. Two weeks ago wireless dissapeared, so I began to use internet with the cable. Finally, one week ago the computer stop working, when I try to start it, the lights appear only for one second. I have tried so many times to start it, but nothing. Unfortunatelly, the warranty has finished. Somebody can give me some information or possible solution.

  • NeoGen Nov 11, 2008

    Two days before my laptop died there was sudden freeze.. everything froze for about 2 minutes.. it
    happened couple of times.. at time freeze was for 30 sec and at times
    it was for 5 minutes.. I saw that CPU usage hit 100%



    I restarted the machine couple of time.. it started but the same problem..



    then suddenly it refused to start.. with power on and battery



    Whenever I slide the power on button.. there is less than a 1 second flash of the units LEDs and it powers off.



    I disconnected the battery, power and left the machine for about 5
    hrs.. tried starting again but no success..I have tried with and
    without wall power. I have tried it with wall power and no battery
    obtaining the same results. The power adapter is fine as it can power
    my other laptop pretty well.

    Interestingly, almost everyone is experiencing this kind of problem with HP
    TX1000 series. Most interesting part is that this happened with in a
    month after their warranty expired.


  • ryliebanana Nov 16, 2008

    I had the same problem. I would try to turn the notebook on, and the lights would come on for a second and then turn off. When I called hp, they were not helpful at all. They said it was the motherboard and I would have to send it to them and pay over $400 dollars for the repair. (I just ran out of warranty.) Anyway, I had someone look into it for me, and we found a message board post saying to do the power drain (unplug and take the battery out, then turn on the power button) then when I plugged it back in it turned on. They also said the problem was with vista and hibernating in laptops, and that if you turn off hibernation the problem will go away. So far so good, but I'm a little nervous it will just stop working again one day with no solution.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    My sisters computer does the same dang thing. Hp told us the warranty is up, so they won't even look at it unless we pay them. Seems like a bs way to do business, give out a faulty product, then not try to support the problem. My sister and I have found a good fix for the problem, forget PC. We both own Mac's now and love them. If you like the windows base, then get an emulator and load windows on the mac. You get windows with the virus safety of the mac. Intel Mac's rule.

  • jgtg32a Dec 14, 2008

    I'm having the same problem as the others, the laptop won't post. I hit the power button and then the LEDs come online for .5 sec and then the speakers make a little poping noise and the computer goes dead.

    Does this w/ and w/o AC/DC and w/ and w/o battery.


  • jjs4 Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem but this happened straight after my wife clicked Yes to an HP Update which was "Recommended". She phoned me at work frantic and I told her to take out battery and unplug and leave it until I got home.

    When I got home and tried the laptop it still did the same but after pushing the power button repeatedly it actually started to my amazement. Booted up into windows and seemed fine. Then HP Update again popped up and the wife confirmed it was the same one, a BIOS update. So I clicked yes again and it went through fine (I am an IT Consultant and know all the risks of flashing the BIOS). After it completed it wanted to restart and I agreed. It powered down and went to power up (as my wife confirmed it had done before) and then done the same power on and straight back off that everyone else is experiencing. Now i've tried leaving it overnight unplugged and without battery and it still won't work...

    Anyone else experienced this after an HP Updater update?

    John

  • pnraj1984 Jan 12, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem..when i tried to turn my tx 1000, the lights come for .5seconds and go back...i called HP customer care they said its going to be 300$..Is there any solution for this problem ? please if anyone knows let me know ..i tried the power drain trick but it dint work for me...

  • callavi Feb 06, 2009

    my computer just start doing the same and im also no longer on warranty, is this something done on purpose by HP ????

  • hpprob Feb 06, 2009

    I too have the same prob of it not starting. Just a second of LED flash and that's it. From observing the pattern of these complaints from so many users I too wonder if this is done on purpose by HP. Interestingly, this problem shows up after the one year initial warranty period expires.

  • NeverAgainHP Feb 15, 2009

    I have had two problems with my 13 month old (read: just out of warantee) tx1000. First, the WLAN stopped working then, about two days later, the hunk of junk wont even power up - lights flash for .5 sec - speaker pops then dead. Called HP on both accounts. In each case, the answer is the same. "New motherboard" - just $395! What! No thanks HP - I would rather spend that money and buy a used, bullet proof IBM ThinkPad off eBay. I will NEVER EVER buy anything from HP again.

  • chisabina Feb 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. My power adapter went out first then after replacing it worked fine for a couple of weeks then my wireless went out and now I can't even get it to power on. I have tried every option out there with no success. HP does have a problem and they should stand behind this issue. I am very disappointed. I'm going Mac and never coming back.

  • electrorocke Feb 19, 2009

    ARgh!!!! It was in Hibernate and never came back! It was just fine. The LEDs come on, and hear spinning up, and that's it. Argh!!!!

  • Tmark09 Feb 23, 2009

    Same problem. First my WLAN stop working. I bough a USB wireless apter and I can get back to network. Then two month later, it will not boot all the time. Some time it will boot up if I let it set for couple days. These problems start at the 14 month of ownership and it will be my cost to fix it. I also had a HP camer that will not power up and it only has 90 days warranty. No more HP product for me.

  • bobtillyers Feb 23, 2009

    TX 1000 - Lights are on but black screen. Wireless packed up about 2 months ago - had to buy an adapter.
    What a piece of ****. I will NEVER look at HP products again.

  • Zia Pro Feb 24, 2009

    My friend gave me a tx1000 with same problem. It won't turn on. When you push power button, the lights blink for 2 seconds with no display then shut down. He said, it was in hibernation mode before this problem started. He paid about $1300 for this 2 years ago. I have tried the external monitor, but still not display. I have read through various sites to find a solution with any results. It is coming to down to mother board, with I was trying to avoid.

  • me00 Feb 25, 2009

    I hope HP just go into ******* receivership... conning bastards...

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    Upon power up, all lights come on, the hard drive led flashes 3 times, and then the computer just sits there...fan running, but a black screen. I checked the ram..good. I removed the cd drive, no change. I reseated the hard drive, no change. I removed the wireless card, no change. I tried "draining" the battery trick mentioned on here..no change. I'm thinking the hard drive may be shot?

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    how bad, i have same too

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    same ****

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    ******** hp, i will never buy hp computers again NEVEER!!!

  • lalalalala01 Mar 11, 2009

    This happened to mine too!!! I really hate this laptop.. >_<
    This is the third time that it's happened, but the other two times it seemed to work again after putting my laptop aside for a while.. but this time, it seems like it's the last T_T
    I tried the battery drain method too, but it's not working....
    Seems lke theres some different cases here, but mine is same as the original poster's...
    Too bad my warranty is already over..
    So there's really no way to fix it? And does anyone know how much it will cost to get it repaired? (without warranty)
    Just a tip to everyone else using this computer,
    make sure to back all your files up! This problem happens so randomly and when least expected. ><

  • ramm19 Mar 14, 2009

    I have a SAME problem, and I'm very irritated. My warranty just expired a little over 1 month ago. This is clearly a defective product and HP should be help responsible for repairing it. This is NOT an user induced issue, I've been a computer tech for over 10 years and I know how to take take of my stuff. I say we do something about it together!

  • jb1517 Mar 14, 2009

    i just had this same issue. approx 1 year after buying, it started overheating and just shutting down. I got around that by adding a cool pad with fan underneath and added a clip fan to the side of the table to blow air across the surface and that worked for another 6 months ran cool never shut down from heat, the right rear fins that are usually blazing hot even feel cool. just the other day i went to shut down and clicked install updates and shut down, it usually runs for 5-10 mins before shutting down, except this time it shut down in like 20 sec like it didnt install updates. later i turned it on and all the lights come on solid and fans run and harddrive light flashes like its working but no video on the screen at all, also monitor output and s-video out dont display anything. i was thinking it could be that it was half way through a video update and crashed or something along those lines. I called hp and also was told it was the motherboard and it would cost $398 to fix. theres enough people to show theres an obvious problem but when you call them good luck trying to understand whet the person is saying, and they just read line from line with no actual tech help. i have tried all solutions on here except the wait a month and it just started working. i use this for work and dont have time like that to lose.Thanks

  • jb1517 Mar 14, 2009

    i just had this same issue. approx 1 year after buying, it started overheating and just shutting down. I got around that by adding a cool pad with fan underneath and added a clip fan to the side of the table to blow air across the surface and that worked for another 6 months. just the other day i went to shut down and clicked install updates and shut down, it usually runs for 5-10 mins before shutting down, except this time it shut down in like 20 sec like it didnt install updates. later i turned it on and all the lights come on solid and fans run and harddrive light flashes like its working but no video on the screen at all, also monitor output and s-video dont display anything. i was thinking it could be that it was half way through a video update and crashed or something along those lines. I called hp and also was told it was the motherboard and it would cost $398 to fix. theres enough people to show theres an obvious problem but when you call them good luck trying to understand whet the person is saying, and they just read line from line with no actual tech help. i have tried all solutions on here except the wait a month and it just started working. i use this for work and dont have time like that to lose.Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    Upon power up, all lights come on, the hard drive led flashes twice,
    and the fan is running, but with a black
    screen. I checked the ram, harddrive. Everything is good. I removed the dvd-drive, no change. I believe it is a motherboard problem but my warranty has expired 2 months ago. This is definitely a defect product. Overheating caused the problem. I will contact HP, I have purchased 4 laptops, 2desktops and a few prtiners from HP in the last 10 years, if they wont fix it, I will say farewell to HP.

  • guest_guest Mar 21, 2009

    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Recalltx1000/
    Join this yahoo group

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    I am absolutely .livid reading this. I have the EXACT same problems with HP. This company and their laptops are a joke. I luckily bought a super huge warranty, but they have been so useless on the phone anyways. First my wireless card stopped working like many of you, and now I have the blank screen start-up issue. I seem to remember having the blank screen problem several times over the last two months, but now it is persistent. I hate this laptop!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    i'm having the same problem here, is there a recall on this?

  • gracezeng04 Mar 24, 2009

    I had exactly the same problem as you guys. The wireless adapter died two months ago and then the multimedia card reader didn't work. Yesterday it can't start up, becoming a piece of junk finally. It seems that there is no problem with the power cord and adapter because the lights are on once I turn on the laptop. I suppose the motherboard is dead. I just contacted tech support. They said i need to pay $398 to get it fixed as the warranty expired. I HATE HP!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    My tx1210us doesn't start up... It's not the battery or anything like that. The computer is dead.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    i''m having the same problem with my hp tx1000
    i've to switch on so many times to get it on
    i've been inform that its my mainboard that problem.
    damn it causing me much trouble. the repairing is costing equally the same with new laptop.
    i just change my laptop for last 1 year..i'm not changing it again.
    i expect it last longer..
    it really pissed me off when i call the customer service center they not very helpful enough
    whats wrong with hp product???
    this is really dissapointed..

  • gz008064 Apr 01, 2009

    I did exprience same problem, but now I did fix w/ a new mainboard. So, the problem is caused by the mainboard. And, I recommend "Don't do update your bios and upgrade the device drivers for vista." Don't use the HP update manager also. If you get the wireless card to disconnect sometimes and the device manager doesn't catch the wireless card even if it is installed, the mainboard is ready to be gone. HP sucks.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Same Same.... tx1000 lights up but doesn't boot. No glow on the screen either. This is my second of this model, this one just happened to make it out of warranty. HP is running from this model as fast as they can.

  • mpbelfiore Apr 02, 2009

    I'm having the same issue and this is the worst computer I've ever owned, trouble from day one:
    --shipped with Windows Vista, which hardly worked at all due to the computer being underpowered, so I had to downgrade to WinXP, no thanks to HP, which refused to point me to XP drivers.
    --wifi card went dead a couple of months out of warrenty, so I had to buy a USB wifi card
    --now I'm having the startup problem
    From everyone else's posts, it looks like my computer's due to turn into a brick any day now. Nice. Maybe I can pull the hard drive and use it for storage on my Mac. Then again, I maybe I shouldn't trust ANY of the hardware from this computer for anything important.
    The one good thing about all this is that it prompted me to switch to Mac, and I don't plan on ever looking back. Apple is everything HP and Microsoft aren't: truly innovative company with well-thought-out, well-made products and great support.
    Someone needs to start a class action lawsuit against HP for selling us a defective produce and refusing to make up for it. Anyone know a good lawyer who can handle the case?

  • denise06 Apr 06, 2009

    holy monkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this exact thing just happened to my notebook today... i have been on the phone with HP for over 2 hours...

    i'm not a technical wizard or anything but i figured it wasn't the battery or the AC adapter...

    They even had me switch around the card thingys... and zippo.

    Is it something that they fix, or do they replace it with a new one...

    (i did notice the thing about the wireless card about a week ago... just thought my lappy had developed a few quirks)

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    My laptop is very new, and first should not be having problems, it is an Hp laptop, I believe a pavillion business kind, similar if not the model listed.

    I will have full battery charge, I completely shut off the computer, from the start menu. I unplug the ac cable and the next day I open the laptop and press the start button, and the lights will flash, and I can hear the hard drive and fan turn on for a couple seconds, the screen stays blank, and the computer shuts off and will not boot up. The computer will only boot up if the Ac cord is plugged in, but I will take out the cable right after the screen starts loading and the computer will continue to boot up on just the battery power.

    so bascically I now have a very thin desktop computer.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    When I turn on the tx 1000 HP Pavillion all ligths on but nothing happens and I get black screen. Thanks

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    All I can say is: "hp never again!" They made their Billions with this product and won't even call it back or at least help every one have the same problems. We have all been robbed from hp.

  • jecalaska Apr 28, 2009

    I have the same problem, I can see all the lights but nothing in my screen, I'm outta warranty and HP wanted to charge me 390us to fix it. They made me get a hydro warranty and after they charged my credit card they told me this kind of warranty won't cover my problem, so I cancelled, I haven't get my money back until now. I filled a complaint with my bank and they are taking care of this issue. HP sucks big time, I will never get an HP again. My opinion.

  • hrholland Apr 30, 2009

    i have the same problem and I called the main office of hp and was able to talk to an executive. he said that when i did research over the internet that i was only looking at the bad side of the coin and not considering the millions of others that bought the same thing and to date is still working. i'm not computer savvy but if i see a lot of people that have the same exact problem with the same particular model that means that there's something terribly wrong with their product. the exec as a courtesy tried to give me a 25% discount for the repair and i declined. i told him i'll just get rid of my product and NEVER purchase any hp product ever again.

  • ctJemm May 01, 2009

    Definitely the same problem. I was told to try using a new video card. Dunno.

  • jaaukama May 01, 2009

    i got the pavilion entertainment pc tx1000. first the wireless stopped working so i bought me a $50 wireless usb attachment and then the computer would just crash out of the blue the computer would just shut down and now it takes me about 20 mins for my computer to start with the constant pulling bat and wire and pushing start button. it is getting harder and harder to get it on the lights come on at the side and the screen remains black.... never again will hp anything be on my to buy list!

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I have had this laptop tx1000 since 2007 now just this month i tried turning it on but only the lights would turn on and nothing would display on the screen the same problem others seem to be facing. Went to a computer repair shop who told me the problem was with the motherboard and only HP could fix it. NEVER AGAIN WILL BUY ANY HP LAPTOPS

  • chito30ger May 13, 2009

    there hundreds with the same problem off tx1000 series, and it's due to the bad manufacturing off the motherboard, it heat's so much that the weldings off the NVIDIA comes loose, and won't start up, this happend too me just 4 month's after the warranty was comsumed???? and HP won't resume their responsibiliti,,,, and won't recognize the extended 2 year warranty, i have solved this problem by myself, and for sure never again i will buy anothe HP product

  • Garden_Panda May 13, 2009

    All of the above. Bought on summer of 2007, the warranty expried, then a few months ago I lost my wireless, then it started freezing all the time. Yesterday it totally froze and all i could do was a hard reboot, but when I flipped the switch back on, all the lights came on, but no screen! HP sucks. All I want to know is if I can get all of my data off it?

  • Halhazy May 14, 2009

    The sheer number of people with the same problem with HP Pavilion TX 1000 series laptops is a genuine scandal.



    I bought my TX1150ea in Jun 2007 for a not inconsiderable £1100, but things started to go bad within months. A handful of envelopes fell on the keyboard breaking one of the keys - a tiny white plastic part immediately under the key top. Not only did HP refuse to send out a replacement part - but they even refused to send me a complete replacement keyboard (when I offered to pay the full retail price!). Their only solution was for me to send the complete unit back for up to two weeks for repair - something that I cannot do as I use the PC every day in my work. So the keyboard has been missing a key ever since.



    Then about six months go the machine started to overheat and switch itself off without warning or shutting down - losing work and wasting time. Now it won't even start. The symptoms are the same as those experienced by the other good folk here (lights on, no-one at home). The only thing it's good for is as a brick in my new patio.



    I will never, ever buy another Hewlett Packard product.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    I have the same problem, I just call the support center and the guy toll me that it is not a problem of HP...

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    holy 1234 & bravepotato7

    what was the use of the halogen lamp in Solution #6?

    why not just put the coin to prevent overheating?

    the video does not explain why?

    maybe you guys can explain further. tnx

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    Mine just died today two months after warranty. I will never trust hp again. tx1410us

  • chito30ger May 20, 2009

    hey GUEST the tx1000, dv2000,dv6000 dv9000,tx2032la and yours too it has a NVIDIA 6150 CHIP AND AMD PROCESOR

  • chito30ger May 20, 2009

    GUEST follow as i have descrived on #6 and you will see

  • teoh8888 May 26, 2009

    Start up for only 2 seconds and will automatically shut down. Won't start again.

  • HonDon7 May 11, 2010

    Chitgears's fix worked to get my laptop running again. However it would overheat in a about 10 minutes. I took it apart and realized I hadn't plugged in the fan connector when I put it back together. If your's overheats this quickly make sure you plugged the fan connector back in. This time I removed the fan assembly and added the penny which I hadn't the first time I fixed it. Using the RMClock utility I can see that the temperature is now in the 50 degree C range when it is not working hard. I am ok with the current performance but this laptop is going to be put out to pasture as my wife's internet browser and email machine. BTW it will be replacing a Toshiba laptop that has been faithfully working for 6 years now! And what am I going to do for a laptop? I bought a Dell of course. Don P.S. I did email the CEO of HP and got a very nice phone call from a customer service rep who told me I was out of luck getting HP to do the right thing and fix it for me.

  • mjschwenk May 11, 2010

    I tried (and loved) chit30ger's solution as well.
    Now the computer does start up and run, but IT CRASHES after about 20 minutes (then 10 minutes, then etc), so it seems like it's still majorly overheating.
    Has anyone else had this problem after they did the fix with the halogen lamp?
    Should I redo the process leaving the lamp on for longer?

    One thing I noticed as I was following the video is that my NVIDIA already had a copper heat spreader attached to the fan (tx1410), and that when I put the penny on, that caused the fan assembly to not quite fit as before. When I re-assembled it, I was worried about the extra pressure on the chip/board. Could this be causing a problem?

    I do already use the external cooling plate with the fan.

    Thank you also to this comment "i am a tecnician and did it myself", which provided lots of helpful tips.
    I would add: be careful of ESD (electro-static discharge) - before touching any of the boards or components, touch any component that is a large piece of metal to ground yourself to the laptop.




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I HAVE THE SOLUTION TO ALL THE START UP MOMENTARILY PROBLEMS YOU TURN IT ON FAN RUNS LIGHTS ON FOR A SEC THEN SHUTS DOWN. ITS THE NVDIA CHIP.

IT MAY SOUND DUMB BUT IT WORKED FOR ME OK

GRAB THE RIGHT PALM OF YOUR HAND AND PUT ALL THE PRESSURE ON THE AREA SURROUNDING THE ENTER BUTTON AND PUSH DOWN AND TURN IT ON. IF IT DIDN'T WORK THE FIRST TIME PUT MORE PRESSURE ON THE ENTER BUTTON NOT TOO MUCH TO BREAK IT BUT JUST ENOUGHT AND TURN IT ON. AND UR DONE IT SHOULD BE ON!!!

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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  • navicruise Mar 31, 2011

    Hey dis Navin from chennai, india.thanx u so much.itz working thank u thank u... Is this problem is continues.....

  • ed17616
    ed17616 Jul 07, 2011

    Jchap808 is some kind of PC Shaman, a silent Tibetan Mad IT Monk, a digital Elmer Gantry! If Jchap808 started a religion, I would be its first Apostle and tell of the TX1000 miracle to all who would hear and have ears, and castigate the ignorant and unpenitent who hath not put both his weight, and faith, both leaning hope on the enter key, and, low, there was a miracle begat.........

  • alphaowl Aug 10, 2011

    Jchap808... thank you so much... although I was skeptical I did exactly what you recommended and my lap top booted up and I am using it now to send you this message..!!

  • alphaowl Aug 10, 2011

    Would it be expensive or difficult to replace the NVDIA CHIP....?

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    petereastvol Jul 20, 2012

    That worked. Cool

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    petereastvol Jul 20, 2012

    That worked, cool thanks!

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If i can help in a way i can show or tell you the steps and a way too turn on your tx1000, and working again

Posted on May 13, 2009

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  • chito30ger May 13, 2009

    link: http://www.videos-star.com/watch.php?vid...



    I myself did this and the notebook tx1000 is working, i also bought a plate with a fan incorporated in the bottom tookeep it cooler

  • chito30ger May 13, 2009

    It all starts with first the wireless stops working, then it starts freezing all the time, and last won't start up. only the lights turn on,,,,,, and nothing would display on the screen,

  • chito30ger May 19, 2009

    bravepotato7 and holy 1234 i sujest you buy the plate with the fan incorporated in the bottom,(sold on any pc store) it plug's in a USB port and turns on while the notebook is working, remember they overheat >>>>>>>all this problem is due to the mal function off the NVIDIA CHIP, and HP won't recognize their error, have fun and happy your notebook back too work

  • chito30ger May 20, 2009

    hey guest i will answer your question as i said it is due that these series of notebooks have installed the NVIDIA Ge Force video chip>>>>>>> while working overheats so much that the welding's loosen up, and start's the problem they loose contact whith the mother board, the lamp heat's is too heat up so that the welding's come together again, and the coin off copper is for in future so it could absorb better heat, i was really angry before and now so i did this method since HP won;t recognize my warranty i just could not throw away 1200$ to the garbage, and for the future never again will buy HP i can tell you something it work's i am working whith the tx1000 right now, and what ever help or question here too help

  • chito30ger May 20, 2009

    hey GUEST i am a tecnician and did it myself, do it and i asure you it would work i will tell you step by step as i did, 1>>>>, go too HP page find the assembly and disasemble download ( remember to be carefull with the screws name them as you take them off and put them separated) 2>>>> cut the board as shown.in the video and put aluminum foil so it wont heat other parts 3>>> i used a 250w focus for 3 1/2 MINUTES 2 inches away on the back off the NVIDIA, after 3 1/2 min presure on front off nvidia this will make contacts backtogheter carefull it will be hot, 4>>>>> put some aislant paste the name dont know u can find it in pc stores, put some on top off NVIDIA CHIP ON AMD PROCESSOR AND ON THE TOP OFF THE PENNY, and start to assemble again it's fun i did it and it was great and felt so good after. HP was asking or chargin 400$ to fix the notebook told them go fly a KITE. tell or answer me if you do so, just want to help i know how u feel

  • chito30ger May 20, 2009

    I am sorry I AM NOT A TECHNICIAN, and i had never taken apart a laptop and I DID IT it is easier than it looks

  • chito30ger Jun 18, 2009

    helo bravepotato7, let me tell u i am not a tech. but for sure i fixed my tx1000 and it's working, i did open it two times (((the first i used the focus lamp 250 watt and did for 2 minutes put too much paste and used a usa penny and after 2 weeks it started again with temp over 80 and almost 90 and over the same problem)))))) so i did it again 3 1/2 minutes with the 250 wtt lamp (focus) had more time pressed the chip and polished good the penny less paste and cleaned all ducts off the fan, my temp in the GPU IS now 70 AND under when there is a big video stress (video Games GUNZ , etc ) it goes up too 76 and highest 80 >>>> in some oppurtunities 1 off >>>>>10 times rarely the tx1000 video would freeze,>>>>>>>>another hint if you have pacience and willing there is a yellow cable in the fan if u cut it>>>>>> the fan won't turn off will run allways, but won't measure temps,????? u can carefully and in case too reasemble the yellow cable try and see if it lower's the temp >>>>>>>i did not upgrade the bios not worth it and i know the tx is not what i expeted but i have it working wish u the best

  • chito30ger Jun 18, 2009

    mjschwenk try this last post

  • chito30ger Jun 18, 2009

    P.S i did never cut the yellow cable did not risk just that i found out about it >>>>>>>>>>and still have a plate with the fan under the tx1000, it's working the hard way but working

  • chito30ger Jun 19, 2009

    hey bravepotato 10 minutes too much time try 4 minutes and if does the same problem try with 5 min you might burn out the chip i the second time did it for 3 1/2 i have friends that did it with 100w and 4 minutes and done it works

  • chito30ger Jun 19, 2009

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    hey bravepotato 10 minutes too much time try 4 minutes and if does the same problem try with 5 min you might burn out the chip i the second time did it for 3 1/2 i have friends that did it with 100w and 4 minutes and done it works, and carefull when u cut the cable be sure u can connect it again in the future i am expert now i dissemble the tx and assemble it in a matter off 2 hours and the ting is i enjoy it ja ja ja

  • chito30ger Jun 19, 2009

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    ummm progressing >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>and did you heat the nvidia chip ?????? all the problems come from there, >>>>>>>HP hate them man hope you fix ur tx wish you good luck

  • rachudito Aug 10, 2010

    Is the video not available anymore?

  • Ben walker Jul 19, 2013

    I have a tx1000, have tried battery drain, pressing down around the enter key, I even tried the hair dryer trick, none of it has worked, any ideas?

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Actually the power consumption is very high in these kind of notebooks, i suggest you to remove the battery and power chord and press the power button for about 5-10 sec, so that static charges will drained up. after that replace the battery and connect the battery, i will work great. Any time if the same thing happens do the same, i hope this will help u a lot, this treatment is know as power drain,

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The solution is to sue them or make them somehow to either refund us or exchange the product all together... changing the motherboard won't fix it, because all motherboards made for this product are defective and will fail to boot sooner or later.

I've made a blog post about this whole issue...
<a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.mycheaplaptop.net/2009/03/never-buy-hp-laptop/">http://www.mycheaplaptop.net/2009/03/never-buy-hp-laptop/</a>

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Solution is.......There isn't one!! Unless you can get HP to give you your money back for this defective model that they sold at a premium.

What I have learn, if your pc is still covered under warranty they will repair it, but, the issue will return. It is an integration issue with the chipset being used. So, nothing short of a redesign motherboard will correct it. It will happen again. I’m pushing to have this design defect computer swapped with something else that doesn’t have this issue. I don’t know if I will get anywhere with this approach, but this is the only solution I would be will to except. That said, I doubt I’ll ever purchase another HP product again. I will make it a point to inform family and coworkers of how HP is handling this issue.

This is just my opinion, but if you want to extend the life of your tx1000 series tablet, run it in battery save mode ONLY. This helps keep the chipset from overheating and failing. Sad thing for me, this is what allowed mine to last past the warranty.

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If you have done the power drain(take battery out and unplug pc and hold down pwer for 15 seconds then I would ask what os you are using as this is known for vista users especially when usb port is processing communication. Known solution especially if systems stops at vista screen is to bypass with restore cds that hopefully were made when first got system. known as boot cycle error in vista. hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

I think motherboard have a problem.

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Unfreaking believable. Here's what I did.

I tried the hair dryer method. I blew hot air on it for about 3 minutes when it was upside down. Tried turnin it on and off several time with no dice.


What worked for me, is pressing my heel into the enter key and standing on it with one foot while powering it on.

It sounds crazy, but this worked for me.

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Where is chit30gers solution cant find it

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After 1year wifi died, but notebook working for a while. Than black screen, same old story like everybody else. I decided, after searching the net, to re flow the GPU with a heat. When I took the HP Pavillion tx1000 apart and removed the cooling from the CPU and GPU I noticed right the way there was a piece of rubber between GPU and cooling! I am surprised nobody mention this before. From my understanding this will stop the heat not transfer it to cooling unit. I Used the cardboard with the hole where the GPU is covered with aluminum. I applied heat to the other side of MB. First I tried with the 100 watt bulb. That did not work. Probably I did not do it for long enough. Than I used heat gun on low for two minutes. That fixed it. I placed a penny on the GPU. I noticed when looking at it, the penny was lifting the cooling unit higher, not level with CPU. So I decided to get a piece of copper plate the right thickness and cut a square piece out of it as big as I could, bigger than a quoter for sure. After assembly I installed Speed fan utility to monitor the temperature. The GPU and CPU stays between 52 and 59 C. I will try to put a load on it later to see what will be the max. temperature. Good luck to all of you!

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Hp really sux.. mine already dead twice.. after 3, then 4, next 5.. until 10 minutes burning the gpu.. about 5 times dissassemble it and assemble back.. still wont boot on... but when i twist the lcd panel back and forward.. put out optical driv, discharge and drain out .. put the batery back, ...suddenly... maybe accidentaly.. its working again..

totally nuts..

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I cut the yellow cable and I did not see any changes on the fan speed and I can still measure the GPU and CPU temperature, tried a Brazilian penny made of the same metal, didnt put any thermal compound on the top of de GPU and used the old original thermal tape on the top of the coin, later on I changed the order and put the thermal tape on the top of the GPU and the coin on the top of the tape with no thermal compound on the top of the coin, no significant change at all, the temperature did not low. If anybody put a coin and the temp changed for better, please post the temperature before and after placing the coin and explain the method...this is what everybody wants to know....

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This is to everyone who owns a TX Series notebook with the GPU issue.

HP is not going to do a recall of this model unless we can generate negative publicity about the matter. I know this may seem somewhat futile, but i urge everyone who has issues with this model to do the following:

1. Write a letter to HP about this issue, and send some forum postings of other customers having the same issue along with the letter. Request that HP do a recall of the entire TX series. They may offer to fix your laptop, but please turn them down as request that they do a recall of the entire TX series.

2. The most important part. Send a copy of your letter to each of the major television network, asking that their investigative team take a look at this issue. Please send your letter to the major networks to stations located in the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. I would be great if everyone sent a letter to all the major networks in all three cities.

3. This ties in to step 2. Send all letters within a 15 to 21 day period. If we can get 500 letters to one network, i am certain that this story would make the news, and shed enough negative light on HP that they may be forced to do a recall.

4. Copy this post to every Forum that you know has posts about this issue. I will take it upon myself to copy this to as many posts as i can, but it does not hurt to have duplicates.

5. PLEASE send all letters between November 1, 2009 and November 21, 2009.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

Same thing happened to me about a week ago. It was a motherboard issue--if it's under warranty they'll fix it and get it back to you in about week.

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Had a TX1320, wifi issues after 6 months, dead (motherboard overheat, loose GPU) after 15 ms.
A TX2110 dead with the GPU after 14 ms.

Outrageous!!!
Read and sign these:
http://www.mycheaplaptop.net/2009/03/never-buy-hp-laptop/

http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?deadhptx

Some hope: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctHTF3oNdxI

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EXTREMELY common failure in the TX1000 line. With all *due* respect to others offering their opinions, suggesting a freakin LAWSUIT doesnt address the problem of why the damn think doesnt work. The problem is the mainboard, part# 441097-001. From HP it should only be about $200 on exchange. DO NOT get this part anywhere else, as the OTHER common failure for this model is the wifi goes out. I do about 10 of these TX's per day, no im not kidding, and i promise you HP has the most stable parts source around for this. -Sy

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OMG chit30ger you beautiful! IT WORKED! IT FIXED ALL MY PROBLEMS! Starts up now and even has wireless back!!

Solution #6 !!! Yay!

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    So... I still haven't been using my laptop because it keeps shutting down within ~10 minutes. I think this is an unrelated problem though.The wireless still works, so I'm assuming the weld/solder points are still good (though I re-heat-lamped it a few times with no change). I'm guessing it's over heating and shutting down to save it's self? Hopefully, it won't mess up the solder points ( I guess I'll keep an eye on the wireless as an indication). Can I upgrade ti a stronger fan, or will I just have to use a lap-fan panel like chit30ger suggests?

  • bravepotato7 Jun 18, 2009

    It must be an overheating issue; I have a small fan blowing on it and it's been running almost 20 minutes now. Ideas to fix it?


  • bravepotato7 Jun 18, 2009

    Ugh, definitely overheating. Holy cow.I'll again to get better numbers, it's a little hard scrambling to read as the screen goes blank. These were the peaks I could get.

    Base alone at idle:

    SpeedFan

    GPU: 71C

    Core: 54C

    Notebook Hardware Control

    CPU: 43C

    CPU Clock: 798MHZ

    About to overheat:
    Speedfan
    GPU: 85 C
    Core: 48 C
    Notebook Hardware Control
    CPU: 91 C
    CPU Clock: 2001MHZ

    Pennies were mostly copper in the US before 1983. I'm going to find one and replace my current penny, in the hopes that it'll work better.

  • bravepotato7 Jun 18, 2009

    Hmm, thank you chit30ge. I am using a regular 100wat bulb at 10 minutes. I think I will try cutting that fan wire soon.

  • bravepotato7 Jun 19, 2009

    I cut the yellow wire and the fan has stayed on. It has helped with cooling. The laptop was on for over an hour with out major issue. It heated up as I played a game but stayed on. Then I browsed the internet and it overheated and shut down...

  • bravepotato7 Jun 19, 2009

    I didn't heat the chip, I used the lamp on the BACK of the chip like you're supposed to. I'm just not sure why it is over heating now. I still DO have wireless, so I'm sure the chip is working.

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