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I have a hp touchsmart tx2-1012nr that will not boot fan runs and two led lights flash once every 5 seconds. i was told it was the cpu maybe it has not been working up until yesterday i turn it on and it starts right up. for about an hour then it turns off and is doing the same thing all over again. i just had new hard drive put in a month ago

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  • trishnchris2 Mar 19, 2011

    i have already tried that and it does nothing.

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I ran into the same problem, I had to take it apart and use a pen torch, heat up the gpu chip. I would apply heat to it by holding the flame about 3 inches away pointing at it. I did this about 4 times for 3 seconds at a time.
The problem is, this has a known overheating issue. And the chip gets hot enough to seperate the solder from the chip. So this fix is really a temp fix, to allow you to backup your data or you can just replace the motherboard. (As of today 1019-12 on ebay they go for about $165usd)
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Unplug power.

take out battery

hold power button for 60-90 seconds

insert battery, plug in power cord. power it on.


let me know how you get on

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  • Ikhlaq Hussain Mar 19, 2011

    then its a power issue.

    either the fan is clogged up or temp is not eing regulated.

    did this problem exist before the HDD replacement?

    most likely they didnt put it back together correctly?

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