TX2500 is dead - now what?

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  1. alan sh

    alan sh Scribbler - Standard Member

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    My tx2500 finally died. It half died a few months ago when one of the memory slot controllers died. I was able to put a 4gb module in the other slot and that was OK. But now that one has gone too.

    So, it looks like I have 2 options:

    1. Put it on ebay as it is so that someone can buy it for spares.
    2. Break it down and put the individual components on ebay. Both batteries are OK, the screen is fine, the DVD writer works etc.

    So, which would you do?

    Alan

    PS - I'm not going to get it repaired - I've bought a new faster laptop instead.
     
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    leaftye Old timer Super Moderator

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    With broken automobiles and motorcycles you almost always make more by parting it out. I'd think it'd be the same with a computer.
     
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    I would take it apart. Google "oven trick", then cook the motherboard as instructed and see if it starts working again. If not... then just sell the parts.
     
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    alan sh Scribbler - Standard Member

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    What a good idea. I'll try the oven trick.

    Thanks

    Alan
     
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    Right, I've got the motherboard out. There seem to be rubber bits on it and a wire. Will they be OK in the oven? Also, do I have to remove the CPU? I'd rather not if I don't have to.

    Alan
     
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    Tiezep technology enthusiast

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    you can't put the whole thing in an oven, this trick doesn't work for mobile motherboards (1 component is broken and you're going to cook the whole thing?!)

    follow this youtube video to fix it (tx1000 and tx2500 are very similar)
    YouTube - HP tx1000 no boot / black screen / motherboard repair

    the only thing at fault is the 780g north bridge, just cook that,
    -Tyler
     
  7. alan sh

    alan sh Scribbler - Standard Member

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    So, which chip is the 780 North Bridge?

    Alan
     
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    Just looked it up - the 780g is the graphics chip. I have a memory fault!

    Alan
     
  9. Lehto

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    Its been a while since I've had AMD parts but I just checked that the CPU has the memory controllers. Might be that theres something wrong with your CPU even its VERY UNLIKELY, I've never had a CPU fault.

    You could try taking the cpu off the socket, reseating it and putting the whole thing back together (dont forget to reapply thermal paste).
     
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    alan sh Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Oh great - so even a new motherboard won't help. Thanks for the update - I'll investigate that.

    Alan
     
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