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Old 18th January 2010, 03:33   #1
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Default HP TX2000Z - won't boot

I guess it had to happen one day

here is rhe sequence of events.

1. I created a new power profile. turned the screen down, it went in hibernate. I never ever use hibernate. forgot to disable this time.
2.computer went blank, with all relevant LEDs still lit.
3. tried a hard reset, it again booted up in same mode.
4. external onitor didn't show anything either.
5. hoping to boot from DVD, I removed hard disk.

since then, whatever i do, it just lights up for half a second and dies. i even removed and put back the CMOS battery. Didn't work.

what are my options at this time? what may be wrong?
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Old 18th January 2010, 07:56   #2
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news but, you need a motherboard replacement. The entire TX range suffers from over-heating. I have a TX1000 its been about 2.5 years since I've got it and it has already got 2 new motherboards. I think I am due for the 3rd replacement very soon.

Good luck with finding a new board.
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1) Try the normal drain thing by removing the CMOS battery, disconnecting mains and press power button.

2) If no.1 fails, try cleaning or blowing air.

If both 1 and 2 fail, you have some hardware problem. Mostly its mobo.
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this will probably go down as the worst purchase of lifetime. I have had enough, will try to fix it but am looking at better lappies anyway. (while I try to get used to my old laptop and work on it the whole day)

anybody knows if it's possible to replace bios chip on this one?
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