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12-04-2008 12:23 PM
The TX1000 as I have it configured is an expensive tablet PC. IT is now 15 months old. It was returned for a new one before my 30 days of purchase was up do to video problems ( horizontal garbage on the bottom of the LCD). Once we recieved the new TX1000 it ran quite well. Except that both the tablet and the power brick became hot enough to burn human skin. Now at 14 months we (My wife and I) lost WiFi 1st. Then not 2 weeks later I went to boot it up. Not a thing but a flash of the LEDs on the unit and then it went cold. Contacting HP they made me purchase an extended warranty (which I expected). I sent the unit in and they replaced just about everything except the display.
It has been back from the Service Center for 3 weeks and we have once again lost the built in WiFi and now the power brick is starting to heat up to it's normal scalding temp. I have been using a Linksys USB54GC for wireless connectivity or hard wired to our router for streaming. Now I have to send it back again to have a system board and wireless card replaced. I have lost all my faith in HP PC's. Our printers we have owned from them over the years are fine. Their PC's in my opinion are garbage. Being A+ certified and in the PC repair and modding field. I will build my own tablet or laptop next time. If you see this model for sale on Ebay or on the Net RUN! The broadcomm chip used to control the wireless card is garbage. It is on the mainbord and I have seen many posts simalar to mine. Want to repair your own, good luck. For the price of the parts you can buy a Dell Laptop or build a nice one of your own.
12-13-2008 09:47 PM
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01-29-2009 09:38 PM
I'm having the same issues.. and yes, it does run HOT. I know AMD processors have always been hotter than Intel, but sheesh.. this can melt plastic.
I just sent off a dv6000 to have the motherboard replaced because of similar issues, maybe this one needs it as well.
01-30-2009 05:34 AM - edited 01-30-2009 05:41 AM
About the linksys wifi connection, Make sure your WIFI settings are at max power. IN Device manager.
Second, Try a different router wifi connection, Use a friends etc. The linksys routers are known to fail after a year and disconnect over and over again. Mine lasted 2yrs but I was lucky. Now have a Netgear cheapo g 4port 39 bucks, connection problems gone.
About the heat, The power brick is getting to hot? or the Machine is getting to hot? The processor can get to 194 degrees before it will fail. There is no way we can touch 190 degrees. At 130 degrees, Our skin can burn but for a processor, 130 is quite normal.
Did you try removing your battery and see what changes, Keep me posted.
I own a amd tori 64 bit NOTE which runs pretty cool for what it is. The only thing is the Dust Builds up in the Cooler so quickly its insane. I can feel the heat off of the keyboard and I know its time to R+R keyboard, Tin, and blow the dust from the front of the cooler. It sucks, yes but its going on 3yrs old with all orginal parts.
02-07-2009 04:27 AM
Check out this thread, http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/board/message?board.
If the laptop is non-US you should navigate to the equivelant page in correct region of the HP website.
02-18-2009 01:20 AM
CTO TX1000, Waffle Iron?
I think you have missed the point, HP had intended this to be a multifunctional laptop/cooker/paint stripper/, maybe they could get together with George Forman and come up with a thousand pound waffle toaster, new motherboard fitted,cost £250 from PC world when the warranty was just out, this repair has only a three month waranty, and its already shutting down randomly when I make it work hard.
"H.P. laptops are crap avoid them like the plauge"....as you say HP say there is no problem. Lesson learnt never buy a PC from an osterich.
03-14-2009 12:55 PM - last edited on 03-14-2009 05:33 PM by WendyM
When is HP going to do something about this?? I'm not going to pay $300 for something that I didn't cause.
03-15-2009 10:13 AM - last edited on 06-29-2009 09:58 AM by WendyM
Having come across this number through luck, I actually found them quite helpfull.
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