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Technical Issues / X1010 Just Won't Boot
« on: May 13, 2009, 06:37:44 PM »
My Presario X1010 had been working beautifully for 2 years since swapping out my video card for a brand new one.  A couple of weeks ago, she wouldn't boot.  Just got clicking from the optical drive.  Googling the problem led me to the quick fix of removing the battery and starting the computer powered only by the AC adapter, which worked a few times, but isn't working now.  Swapped out the MB with an ebay replacement, but STILL the same CD drive clicking and no POST.  No error messages, no screen activity seen at all.  Hard drive spinning, blue wifi and green power lights on.  Swapped out my stock 1.3 CPU with a 1.7 spare.  Same symptoms.  Any ideas?  What am I missing?  Thanks.

Technical Issues / Re: X1000 video fix needed
« on: May 06, 2007, 05:51:54 AM »
Never so much pressure so that I thought I would damage my keyboard.  Actually, I had better luck getting my X1010 to boot up by pressing down on the plastic trim above the keyboard, just above the 6 and 7 keys.

Upgrades and Accessories / Re: HOWTO: Upgrade the Processor (by Dan)
« on: April 27, 2007, 04:38:27 PM »
I've upgraded to a 1.6 GHz Centrino in mine, but pulled it and went back to the stock 1.3 GHz chip because the fan seemed to be running so much more frequently.  It ran fine with the faster chip, but I'm really "heat conscious" with this machine these days.

Technical Issues / Re: X1000 video fix needed
« on: April 27, 2007, 04:31:41 PM »
Actually, I got my working card from laptoptek.  It's run perfectly from the instant I installed it.  I even used it to double check the spare MB that I  bought trying to fix my video problems, and made sure that that was in good shape.  I saw that other poster who had trouble with his laptoptek card, but I guess I got a good one.

Which version of the Omega drivers works well?  I just use my laptop for MS Word stuff and web surfing, nothing really video intensive.  If I could cut down on the heat production by underclocking a bit, I think it would be worth a try.

Technical Issues / Re: X1000 video fix needed
« on: April 21, 2007, 08:18:53 PM »
OK, just replaced my bad 32 MB card with a new 64 MB card, and I'm up and running again.  Next, should I stick with the stock ATI drivers or go with the Omega drivers and try to underclock the new card?

Technical Issues / Re: X1000 video fix needed
« on: April 18, 2007, 06:28:38 AM »
Same here.  I've tried 2 used ebay 32 MB cards, supposedly tested and working, which weren't.  I even (foolishly) followed one seller's recommendation that I suspect my motherboard, so I picked up a used one, swapped it out with mine and of course found that it was still the video card that was dead.  Now I have two good motherboards, and still need a video card!

The obvious question here is what is the point of diminishing returns with this laptop?  Do I spend another $100 and buy a new 64 MB card, which will most likely also fail in the next two years?  Do I call it a day and sell my X1010 as is along with the extra motherboard, and pick up something like a dv5000?  Thanks again!

Technical Issues / Re: X1000 video fix needed
« on: April 17, 2007, 01:03:29 PM »
1) Has anyone else tried the "washers fix"?

2) Can I simply replace out a 32 MB card with the 64 MB version?


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