The HP tx1000 tablet PC series was a huge success for the company and was second in all time sales right behind the pavilion notebook lineup?
Lately many HP tablet tx series owners are having issues with the computers GPU assembly which overheats due to a bad heatsink connection cause almost no thermal grease contact between the motherboard and video graphics processor.
To put it in easy terms, when this happens it basically causing your laptop motherboard to short circuit rendering your PC useless. The only fix is to buy and replace the whole motherboard itself with the updated/revised tablet PC system board which fixes the overheating problem.
Although this problem should of been looked into and fixed by HP much sooner than it actually was... HP does not cover this under warranty anymore now putting people in a predicament on if it's worth the cost to fix the motherboard or just purchase a new laptop.
I want everyone to know that you can buy and replace the faulty mainboard yourself with the updated HP spares PN: 441097-001 (REV. 31TT8MB0014) for approximately $150 through eBay for example. *If you call Hewlett-Packard up they will try to sell you the part for $469.95 and that doesn't include them installing it for you which is just outrageous and unacceptable in my eyes.
All you need to do is order the correct part number 441097-001 off of eBay which sell for about $150 like I mentioned before. There are so many guides and manuals online showing you step by step on how to remove your old motherboard and install the new one - the process is not very difficult at all, even for the novice user.
The details on the revised motherboard are stated by the manufacture as “HP tx1000 PC Board : System board (motherboard) for full-featured models - AMD dual-core processor supported, nVIDIA C51M chipset (Northbridge) which has the MCP51 Southbridge.”
The tx1000 series uses a socket S1 AMD CPU processor on the nVIDIA G6150 + NF430 mainboard. For anyone curious, GPU is built into the assembly itself making this replacement HP component run the nVIDIA G6150 video graphics as well.
HP Part # 441097-001 is used and compatible only with the HP Pavilion tx1000, tx1100, tx1200, tx1300 and tx1400 series. If you are unsure if your notebook has the older or newer model, you can call HP at 1800-HP-INVENT and give them the exact model of your laptop and they can verify the motherboard your current system has. This is also handy to make sure you require HP spares #: 441097-001 in the first place which will be the right number 95% of the time.
As always, I welcome your input and comments so please feel free contact me if you have any questions regarding this specific unit or any laptop motherboard problem in general. I would be more than happy to assist you the best I can to save you money while getting your laptop back up and running.