Hello, I have a problem with my HP TX2000. It was on and all of a sudden it shut down on its own. Before shutting down it read something like this, "there has been an error detected with the hardware, if this is the first time you have seen this, restart your computer." So when it shut down I tried to turn it back on. However, when I did so, it would not turn on. Instead, the lights would light up for (literally) a second and just turn off. I would not even hear the system running. I tried callig HP support, but they told me that there is not much to do for now because my warranty just expired 82 days ago. Also, they said that it may be my mother board that needs replacing. This is really frustrating considering the fact that my laptop just a little bit over a year old. Please if there is anyone that can help me get my laptop to turn on, please help me. There are major homework assignments that I have in it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME, SOMEONE......
Okay, I have tried a lot of these things and the simplest one worked. I found a video on Youtube... I have the HP Pavillion tx2000 tablet pad. This is not a guess... I have talked to HP and a billion people on line that are having this same problem. I fixed mine, even if temporarily, not ten minutes ago and it is working right now. The Nividia chip is not seating properly so with the computer off press the palm of your fist (as if giving CPR) against the J, K, L, area of the keyboard... press HARD and power up at the same time. I PROMISE you this works. I am sure it is short term but it PROVES that this is NOT a windows issue but rather a hardware issue. As the computer warms up the chip comes away from the board. DO THIS NOW and save yourself a lot of time and money. I plan on taking mine to a local repair shop now and having them make a more lasting repair to the connection. I saw people on YouTube soldering and cooking the board but I would not recommend that. A guy from the UK brilliantly drilled a hole in his and inserted a bolt that put constant pressure on the Nividia chip and solved the problem for good. I thank everyone for their ideas and all because the research all lead me to a real solution.
Same thing happened to mine just now. This laptop was fast, but hot and the fact that this has happened to myself, my friends and so many other customers without any word or recall from HP is enough to keep me away from HP forever.
it is me again. two things:
1) since I did my fix (see above) several weeks ago, the computer has been running well, as usual it shutdowns if it gets too hot after very intensive use but otherwise it is running well.
2) for the people that say is a Windows/Bios upgrade: it is not, it is a purely hardware problem that was fixed after cooking the motherboard. The 'upgrade' thing is some B.S. that HP is trying to make us believe, (it is the best way they have to get you out of the chat support: "upgrade your bios that should fix your problem", and by the way once your chip is burned you can not apply the upgrade because the computer doesn't boot at all).
If your tx2000 model is failing to start up after hibernation or sleep it may be because of your video drivers. The symptoms of the problem will look like this: The screen won't come up and will be black prior to the bios logo. The lights and fan may come on, or in some instances the they come on for a second before the computer speakers click and the computer shuts back down. Persistence and perhaps the battery trick may help to get your laptop back on.
To fix it download the original video drivers from the HP site and do not use the drivers recommended by windows update for your video card. The new drivers do not support the S3 and S4 ACPI correctly. This problem is also discussed on other linux messageboards talking about various drivers for this laptop. It turns out that their solution works here as well.
Some of you may be dealing with heat issues, but if you have newer video drivers than Nov 2007, I'd recommend reverting to older drivers to see if this fixes the problem on your end like it did on mine.
Had problems a few months ago with my tx2000(tx2110us) too. I bought it june 2008 and started acting weird feb 2009. About 2 month before my warranty ended, I encountered blue screens several times in a day right after booting. I brought it to HP service center numerous times because it seemed like they were not able to isolate the real cause of the problem. They said they replaced the memory on my first visit, harddisk next, then bluetooth, and lastly the motherboard. HP service center had my laptop for more than a month and not able to totally fix it. They managed to make it work but the operation became so slow and would still have blue screens. I waited for them to replace it with a new unit but it never happened. I had no choice but to get it so I could at least make use of it for its last days. Now, 5 months later, my laptop is stuck in welcome screen with a few important files trapped in it. I can't do a factory reset unless I could make a copy of those files. I WILL NEVER BUY AN HP LAPTOP AGAIN. Its just like buying a piece of junk worth $1000+.
I downloaded a copy of vista from isohunt and used my license on my laptop.
Downloaded all the drivers from hp.com and installed them manually.
My laptop hasnt acted up and is stable. Doesnt shut down and freeze. It is fast again and I can open and close programs easily without having a "NOT RESPONDING" sign.
I believe it is the vista that comes with the laptop that isnt stable. Try it. I just want to share this with all of you. I am just happy to be able to finally use this laptop again after 4 months of figuring out.
I had the exact same problem. My husband researched online and found the information provided in one of these responses (#5 ALFC) worked perfectly.
We were really skeptical that we'd be able to follow the directions and get my laptop to work, since we have never opened up a laptop before. After a quick trip to Radio Shack to get the thermal compound, it took us a couple of hours, but we managed to follow a couple of YouTube videos showing step-by-step instructions without mishap. I'm happy to say my laptop is now working just fine!
A couple of tips:
1) Be sure to make notes to identify which screws go where. It took us a while after we were finished to figure all of them out.
2) For those "technically challenged" folks, you might have better luck following this step-by-step video to make sure you remove all the components properly:
Thats so strange I have the same computer (Tx2000) and My computer started acting up last weekas well. I am 2 months past the 1 year mark and the screen blacked out while I was using it. I tried to restart the comp and it wouldnt boot up. After re-trying to boot it several times it finally worked. Now if I restart the comp it wont loot anything but a black screen. Its almost like the harddrive is not functioning properly but I really dont understand why it takes 20 times of restarting it manually for it to load up. Very frustrated with this computer... why did it fail 2 months past warranty?
I am just wondering if installing windows 7 will help solve the problem? I wouldnt want to spend that much for an OS if it wont work. It is scary that people are having problems with the tx2000 at the same time in August and September. My friend in Boston has a tx2000 as well and we were surprised to have the same problem at the same day. Now, I believe that it happened all at the same time for us which means that the model is a walking timebomb with a detonation switch.