well, this tx1000 heat issue definitely isn't a 1% problem, i'm pretty sure everyone who owns this laptop will eventually come accross this problem, first they'll notice it gets hot like hell, even if not using vista (i used kubuntu) This heat thing will at first only be a comfort problem, but later on, wi-fi will die, it will just dissapear, and the problem's not the wi-fi card, that's for sure, so don't even bother buying a new one or an external one. Some time after that, usually a few weeks, the black screen will come, u turn on your laptop and all you'll see is that black screen, it won't even beep or anything, the hp logo won't show up either, you won't even have access to the BIOS, only the blue lights will turn on, but nothing will happen. This is a GPU and only GPU problem, so changing the mobo won't solve it. I dunno if there's a real and definitive solution. When mine experienced the first sympton (wi-fi gone) I searched the web for this and found a very long list of blogs, forums and such with a zillion posts from other hp victims, and many, if not all of them, said "wi-fi first and then it dies". I didn't really believe what they said at first, and I just thought my wi-fi card was screwed, but I didn't have the time to go buy one so I kept using it and got internet access via the ethernet port. I remember I read a few posts from ppl saying they had found a way to bring the laptop back: covering it with a blanket or towel and turn it on for like 2 hours so it would heat up, then turning it off, letting it cool down and it would be back. I LOLed at the idea and thought they were just making fun of ppl with the problem. A few weeks went by and then it happened: I turned on my laptop and all that showed up was a black screen, it was dead. I went back online and came back to the blogs and forums with the blanket solution and ppl claiming it worked. I still didn't dare to try it out fearing damaging my laptop forever, but days went by and I was getting desperate, my laptop simply refused to work. So one good day I tried it, and after it had cooled down I turned it on, nothing happened, same black screen. turned it off and then back on, and nothing, I kept turning it off and on like 10 more times and all I got was the black screen. A couple days later I overheated it again with the blanket and still got no results. The next day I tried again and when it had cooled down I turned it on, and the black screen was still there, turned it off and back on, nothing, then again, and it worked! my laptop was finally back, no wi-fi though, but it was useable. It worked for a few days before the black screen came back, and then I had to try the overheating solution for like 5 times or more to get it to work again, but this time it didnt last at all, I thought my laptop had finally died forever. My days without it were hard so I contacted hp to try and have it repaired, but my warranty had already expired like 10 months before, and sending it to hp to have them just test it costed some good bucks, and repairing it would cost even more, so I immediately gave up on hp as an option. I decided to search for a place where I could have it repaired for less money and found it, they said it could be fixed just by having the gpu replaced, so I handed them the laptop and payed around 100. When I got it back it was working just fine, wi-fi was back and my life went back to normal, but after around 5 or 6 weeks it died again. I wass really pissed and decided I had to buy a new laptop. a few weeks later I got a macbook and I was relieved, but when I looked at my tx1000 just sitting there like a plane in an aircraft graveyard I decided I had to do something. So I went back to the place I had had my hp laptop fixed and they fixed it again for no additional money (which surprised me) and now it's my backup laptop. It's working just fine, but I dunno how long it will be before it dies again so i'm really willing to try that penny fix. I hope my experience to be of use to any of you experiencing problems with your lil' hp tx1000 portable oven.