HP TouchSmart tx2 Laptop/Tablet with no video
Posted on 2015-02-20
I’m working on an HP TouchSmart tx2 for a good friend. He hadn’t used it for a while and just started a small project where he could use it. It had been running fine and just stopped booting.
When I turn it on, it appears to power up, but I never hear a beep. There is no video and I even plugged an external monitor in but no video was displayed. I retested the boot process after reseating the memory, removing the hard drive and Cmos battery.
The LED’s on the keyboard and power LED light up and the DVD drive LED light up. You can hear the fan running as if it’s booing up, but there is no other evidence of it booting into windows. I’ve found a few videos on Youtube that say the motherboard needs to be removed, apply heat to the GPU and reassemble. I really don’t want to tear everything out of the case to that level.
P/N NV175UA#ABA, Model# TX2-1275dx
I know it’s not a current model, I’m just trying to revive it for a friend. Your suggestions are appreciated.