HP Pavilion tx 2000 Boot/Black Screen Solution

I am one of the many unfortunate people who paid good money to own a HP Pavilion tx 2000 touchscreen laptop. This particular series has been plagued with problems related to faulty Nvidia graphics chips. One fine morning, a couple of months ago, my laptop refused to boot up. I got what they call the “Black Screen”, which is not less painful than the notorious Windows Blue Screen of Death. Back then I tried a lot of things to revive it but nothing worked. Then suddenly, on its own, it decided to come alive. Not sure exactly how that happened.

An hour ago, it died again. I went on my wife’s laptop, typed “HP tx 2000 black screen” into Google and got pages and pages of rich and colorful content. By colorful I am referring to the language used with respect to HP. I even found an online petition called “Dead Hp tx 1000 / tx 2000 tablet pcs” that had a total of 1623 signatures. I added mine as number 1624. I found all kinds of solutions, some of which involved removing the motherboard and hot wiring something. Now I am a Mechanical Engineer. I prefer to work with a hammer as opposed to a soldering iron. So I gave those solutions a pass.

Eventually I came across a YouTube video titled “free fast fix for hp tx1000 no video or boot“, in which the person recommends pressing the J, K and L keys with the lower palm of your hand really hard and simultaneously hit the power button. Yes, you read that right, press hard using lower palm, not fingers. I believe the idea here is to physically dislodge the chip or something like that. Frankly I didn’t want to know. I simply wanted to fix my laptop or break it. And this procedure was perfect either way. This is how we fixed or broke most things back in college – brute force.

So I did exactly what the guy said. I pressed my lower palm on the J, K and L keys as hard as I could and hit the power button. And Holy Crap! It came to life. Hallelujah!

I think I am beginning to like this. If this happens again and this procedure does not work, I am going to invent my own. And my procedure is going to include a hammer – a big one.

  • Jctanhueco

    mine just went black out today march 6, 2011. do i have to press JKL very hard to do the trick? need help here!
    Thanks.
    jctanhueco@yahoo.com

  • http://www.deelip.com Deelip Menezes

    Well, this is that worked for me a a few other people. Not sure if it will work for everyone. And by the way, you need to press hard like you mean it. Or rather like you meant to break it. ;-)

  • Andrye

    it work for me also. have u guys read about this? http://www.nvidiasettlement.com/index.html. is it available for US only?

  • Usama7862

    just got hp tx2000 as a present coupla weeks back and bham! black screen iam using it in power save mode for the time being

  • Paul Northcott

    Huh I don’t believe it but it worked so thanks a bunch.

  • Annelpm

    Hi. I have a tx2110us and I got the black screen after using this computer for only 24months. I saw the claim info link -document above, but the tx2000 series were not included. Any of you know if there is other claim list out there for tx2000? annelpm@gmail.com
    Thank you

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  • Mujijee14

    It worked for me… by the help of J K L plan trick i fixed my brothers laptop Hp Tx2z….Thanks a Million who ever invented this trick

  • ben47823

    i traied all the things but it still dosent work! PLEASE HELP!!!1 

  • Bennyalex2

    it did just work for me now so what do I do ?

  • William

    I have the same problem to my HP Pavilion tx2000 series, it doesn’t boot, there are two led blinking(Caplock and NumKey). I tried to shut down and turn it back on many times but it still doesn’t work. Also Palm trick couldn’t help it alive.

  • William

    I’ve got the same problem to my tx2000. There are two leds blinking(CapLock &NumKey).  

  • ben47823

    i tried baking the mother board and it worked!
    i done it at 200c for 6 minutes,
    unfortunatly i broke a plug and it
    still dosen’t work:(
    Anyway good luck!!!!!

  • ben47823

    i tried baking the mother board and it worked!
    i done it at 200c for 6 minutes,
    unfortunatly i broke a plug and it
    still dosen’t work:(
    Anyway good luck!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    FUCK PC OEMS trying to pass off horrible bloatware, protruding batteries, useless gimmicks (touch on Windows is a JOKE), and dicey hardware/bios configurations on naive people with money.

    I’ve been having a similar problem with my tx2000 and will be laying low with a crummy old desktop until the next Macbook product cycle.

  • Luthfy; GUDBY 4NV R

    Awesome ma dear..
    It worked by palm push while turning on….
    Is there any permenant solution for this?
    Thanks…

  • clive

    Hi bad news for all it is the grafphic card   sell the the computer on ebay for parts ,if you got one that works sell it ,it will clap out on you sorry to be the bearer of bad new all dv and g models are the same ,

  • clive

    Hi bad news for all it is the grafphic card   sell the the computer on ebay for parts ,if you got one that works sell it ,it will clap out on you sorry to be the bearer of bad new all dv and g models are the same ,

  • clive

    HI ALL US POOR MUGS THAT BOUGHT HP DV AND G LAPTOPS  IT IS GRAPHICS CARD , HP KNOW WHAT THE CASE IS ABOUT  , IF YOU GOT BLACK SCREEN BIN IT THATS ALL ITS GOOD FOR , OR SEND A LOT OF MONEY  REGARDS TO ALL CLIVE

  • Damistan2010

    Hey all. Kathy thanks a lot, ur hair-dryer trick worked. I had tried the JKL trick severally without luck including having to stand on the keys – fix it or break it was what I had in mind.
    Its fixed for now, tnx again :) 

  • Aimee

    so ridiculous, but it worked! Thank you!!

  • David Kellen

    This site cheered me in a strange sort of way.  Misery loves company. My tx 2000 died a few months ago,( I’d bought it less than three years ago), my 4 year old fridge died two weeks ago, and my Chrysler Intrepid received the news that he’s terminal with a dying transmission just last week.  He’s the only one that’s lived a full life 389,400 plus clicks.  I’m tempted to let my Intrepid have a few words with my tx on the virtues of persistence and excellence; actually he should just talk to the CEO of HP; he will probably mention my intention to buy Apples.  When my tx was going to cost over 400 or 500 to fix I stuck it in a drawer, a few months later I took it out and voila it worked.  I just never turned it off for about a month but then it died again and i think it is beyond help.  Thanks for the jkl thought but it failed.  Where do I put that hair dryer again?  Kell

  • Pgrover44

    i have tx 2000 and have problem, lap top start and all the power but not see the screen loaded is any one have solution

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  • myTuser

    What he said!!!!!

  • Alfie

    tx2000 palm trick worked here….
    what a piece of crap.

  • Don E

    is there a way to switch from the nvidia card to the onboard graphics card to bypass heat problems?

  • Lerpata

    TX 2113 cl. Palm trick worked EXCELENT.

    Thanks mate

  • Unhappy customer

     TX2000.  The JKL trick didn’t work.  I tried all sort of pressure over the JKL, to the point that I broke my keyboard. Now I’m happy because I’ll buy a new laptop. HP never again.

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  • Palutla

    It worked for me..thanks u very much..you saved my day and money. Just press j,k,l keys hard and start laptop.keep it like that until u see boot screen.

  • Qaddafi Kamikaze

    Tnx from Iran,it worked for me too

  • Red

    it realy works after you boot the windows also try to reheat the motherboard with a hair dryer while pressing the chips

  • Red

    press also the enter area thats were the video chips located

  • http://www.facebook.com/levyson03 Kasiya Levison III

    thanx. worked on my 3rd trial. thanx again! i wouldnt have guessed that. tx2000.

  • ali

    thanks i did it stay blassed!!!

  • Richard

    My laptop has beem out of commission for a few months. Ive been trying to find remedies to fix my black screen boot up to no avail. I looked on this site and saw the jkl hard press. Wow! Unbelievable, it worked! Dont know how long it will last but it worked for my tx2000. First I simply pressed down hard jkl buttons with the palm of my hand, held it and hit the power button but nothing happened. Again I tried a liitle more pressure and saw it about to reboot but it didn’t. Finally after I powered off I hit down really hard on the area of jkl with my palm while simutaneously hitting the power button. I held the area down with pressure from my palm and bam came right on.. I didnt lift my hand until I saw my home screen. Wow. Hope this helps. Thank you greatly.

  • eromz

    this trick is genius i love the fact that i was suprised it worked…but i hope its forever lo

  • maraming salamat

    Thanks … you just save me a few $$$$. I pressed my lower palm on the J, K and L keys as hard as I could and hit the power button. And It came to life. Hallelujah!

  • toostubborntobuynewone

    I still have this lemon. The trick worked for me too . Thanks for posting this.

  • Marline

    I never comment but I had too this time! This worked!!! Yay Thanks!!!!!

  • Mohsin

    OMG
    it really works
    amazing !!!!!!!!!

  • TaxiLenker

    Hi guys, I hope this will be useful, today i had this problem with black screen and opened the laptop, took the motherboard out and with cigarette lighter heated the graphics chip and now it works. Good luck :)




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