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03-24-2011 01:55 PM - edited 03-25-2011 09:54 AM
If you have to turn it off if you go above 70°C then this computer is only for a light user. You can't even run virus/adware software if you can't go above that and flash sites are out of the question too along with certain other software. So, who is this computer made for if you can't really do anything with it? My sister was going to get an HP but after all the problems I've seen with their computers I told her to get a Sony instead. It runs way cooler than my tx and that's on a heavy flash site that makes mine go above 80°C. So, the TouchSmart will be my last purchase from HP and I will never ever recommend HP to anyone I know.
03-27-2011 10:19 PM
My problem is very similar (tx 3209), but just the opposite .... ..... It boots normally ...... but while shutting down windows pro 7 , the screen goes blank, but the lights & fans are on !!! I need to press the power button for some time to shut it down !!! Sometimes the system becomes very slow ...... I've noticed that most of the times it happens when it is on battery !!
03-28-2011 08:13 PM
I faced the inevitable Blue lights of death [somehow that reminds me the Red Ring of Death (of Microsoft XBOX 360)]. I bought my TX 2050EA in 2008 September and after 2.5 years of life it first gave me the Blank screen problem, I got the Motherboard changed and coughed up $180 for that piece of $***. But the problem returned after 2 months again.
I do have another Samsung Netbook which I bought for my wife and I was willing to buy a desktop for my techie junk stuff, so finally I decided to use this crap machine as my desktop CPU and connected it with my TV through the standard projector cable.
Got the wireless keyboard and mouse and now I have a decent 40" Screen machine for me to work with But there is only one concern here. Many people confirm that the WiFi will also die out, as the machine undergoes a meltdown. I hope it survives for some more time.
PS: Can someone confirm the Wifi Modem details of TX 2050EA. I have installed ubuntu 10.10 as a dual OS but it does not recognise the Wifi Modem model.
04-08-2011 03:10 AM
I intend to fix "lights blink and fan on, but black screen at boot" problem of my tx2590eo by heating (reflow) ATI HD3200 video chip.
I saw on Youtube, that some use 150W light bulb, others - hair dryer, others suggest heat gun for the heating of the video chip.
I have a heat gun (not so small) with minimum temp. of 300 Celcium, may I use it from the distance to heat the chip (but the air flow is rather wide)?
What about hair dryer, I think that it will not generate enough heat to resolder chip?
In other words, what is max temperature I may apply and not to fry the chip itself?
04-08-2011 08:06 AM
The WiFi was the first thig I lost on my tx1000 At 6 months, they said they fixed it, 8 months later it lost it again and shortly after that it had the 'black screen' ..
04-11-2011 01:06 AM
DON'T USE A HEAT GUN, use a hair dryer...It will make it work for a while.
I used light bulb (I guess it was 200W), assebled tx2590, turned on and bingo, it booted and worked OK, but i decided to do a final test - I closed the lid (under windows I have stated that the notebook goes to sleep mode in this case), opened it and then the same - notebook was sleeping , black screen and hard reset does not help.
So I'm not sure how could it be GPU heat issue, because the notebook was not overheated, the problem appears only after puting it to sleep/hibernate mode.
04-19-2011 05:58 AM
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