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11-09-2011 07:36 PM
The idea is to use a penny with artic silver on each side to replace the OEM blue thermal pad - The gap between the heat sink and the video chip is too great to put only Artic Silver - No all coins can be used since some are too think/thin; I use a Canadian silver dime since silver is one of the best heat conductors and it fills the gap perfectly (with Artic Silver of course)
11-19-2011 04:04 PM
My laptop dead in a little strange fashion, it is able to pickup some file in OS, until flush a blue screen then reboot, so I would say the overheating damage very little parts.
However, it is fairly reproducable Blue Screen of Death when run windows XP setup.
When setup is starting windows, it gives STOP: 0x0000007B
I looked a little more saying hard drive problem, so I pulled hard drive out, it does not work.
Switch memory does not work either.
Is there a creative solution?
11-19-2011 07:46 PM
My tx2508ca presented the same problem (of this thread) after 1 month and half of being repaired. I decided to try the baking solution, protecting the board with aluminium foil with square holes over the two offending chips. It seems to have worked (typing this from the tabletPC). Let' s see how long it will last.
07-26-2012 03:42 PM
I wish I knew this system has a failure problem with the motherboard before I spent $1,200 in 2009. Now I'm stuck with this piece of junk with no help from HP. Add my name to the list of TX2500 motherboard failure. It so sad that it only cost a guy on Youtube less than $25 to repair his system, but HP will not even acknowledge it has a problem. I wish we all could create a class action suit for repair because $1,200 is a lot of money to spend on a computer that only works for 2-years. I will never buy another HP system. I have a Lenovo and they immediately notified me that the system has an overheating problem and repaired it "immediately" onsite. Now that's customer service.
I plan to file a compliant with the FCC
02-16-2013 07:21 PM
My TX2500 hast just gone black yesterday... I spent all day yesteday googling for reflow videos since I read ATI chips are more delicate than nVidia (my tx2500 has an ATI). Do you recommend me any method?