HP forum: HP touchsmart tx2-1025dx laptop - Horizontal lines

by: tracland February 18, 2010 1:48 PM PST

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HP touchsmart tx2-1025dx laptop - Horizontal lines

by tracland - 2/18/10 1:48 PM

My laptop works fine most of the time, except for 2 things. When the computer does an automatic shut down or after I've been using it for several hours, if I try to get back on after less than 2 hours or so, I have 2 giant opaque horizontal boxes which cover the bottom 2/3rds of the screen. I first had this happen when my computer went into sleep mode. I eventually had to totally shut-off sleep mode because it would do this every time. I've tried updating the display driver with no help. Also, if I hook up to an external monitor, the lines don't appear. Also, after just about 30 minutes of use or less, my laptop gets extremely hot, so much so that it's uncomfortable to hold on my lap. Now, if I leave it shut down for 2 hours or more, when I turn it back on, the lines will be gone. And they never appear spontaneously. If I left it on all the time, without closing the lid, they would never show up. what do you think?

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