Forgive me but i can't find a search function on this forum this subject may already have been discussed.
Anyone else had such problems with their TX1000 series HP Notebooks?
Today i joined the group of 1000s worldwide of HP owners who will no doubt be told they must hand over lots more money to fix their expensive $2800 under 2yr old tablets. I bought mine, a TX1219AU back August 2007, one of the most expensive in the Noel Lemming showroom at the time. When it kept doing weird screen effects (cluster of extra bright pixels), especially while using an external VGA for dual screening and random sync loss followed by white out then crash i put up with it assuming software issues.... Now it's DEAD, a 2yr old shinny black brick that lived at home, seldome went with me away from home, used as an Entertainment unit (like a large iPod) played music, emailed, played DVDs and surfed a bit.
My career of 30yrs has been in electronics repair. A call to HP support and i have the Company who will diagnose the fault. This will cost $60 for what i already know is the news the unit needs a new mother board but a search of the Internet reveals something worse...
HP are running for cover over what is an error on their part with the use of faulty NVIDIA chipsets and bad layout for cooling of the device. When it fails, usually outside the Notebook's warranty period the owner is told to pay and the JOKE is the same problem will happen again... SHAME ON YOU HP.
How long should a Notebook last? I say 4 to 5yrs provided it isn't mistreated.
I guess i'll be in for some stress this week. Does this not violate the NZ Consumer Guarantee Act?
Here's what the rest of the world is saying....
I'm ready for a fight....