TX2000 Series dvd drive

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by latics4ever, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. latics4ever

    latics4ever MDL Novice

    Nov 8, 2009
    I've got a tx2028au, when I put the dvd drive in the laptop it stops at the hp logo I can't even enter bios. Pull the dvd drive out and it starts fine. I had the same trouble with the wifi card until I flashed the latest bios with whitelist removed and that sorted that problem out. I can't even eject the tray it's as though the drives are dead I've tried 3 different drives and all the same. 2 of the dvd drives where pulled from tx2500. Is this the bios that's stopping it or is something else causing it. I've been trying for over 3 days to sort this out so any suggestions to what it can be would be grateful.
  2. bludgard

    bludgard MDL Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    #2 bludgard, Jul 5, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2014
    Those things still get hot as hell? I suspect heat related damage. Usually wifi acting up is a first indicator. Then graphical issues and other connected hardware (optical drive, modem, data ports etc.).
    Has the machine been stripped apart and cleaned?

    Edit: If the machine dies on you sometime, I have had great luck baking motherboards @ 400 F > 204.444C (say 200 - 205) for ten minutes. Oven preheated and slow cool down. Remove everything possible (even tapes and whatnot) and bake graphics card up. After complete cool down, connect enough to get a POST.
    One of those I baked was a tx20-something. Turned out real nice with Win 8.1 Enterprise. Can you believe it was OEM with Vista?o_O
    I only add this because if one has a known dead motherboard: Really can't do any harm, eh?
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