Posted 13 December 2012 - 14:35
I am the (not very proud) owner of an dead HDX X16T-1200, and it worked fine for about a 18 months, although it would ALWAYS run hot. After about 18 months, the thing would get hot enough to cook an egg on, and that is not an exaggeration, and it just shut itself down one day. A few hours later I was able to power it up. Few days later, it shut down again. Couple days later i was able to power it up again, it worked for about a day, and then it died again. Repeat that process of it shutting down on its own and refusing to start for a good 4-8 weeks, but the time it would stay on got less and less. It eventually would only stay on for about 10 minutes, so I gave up on it.
I opened it up, looked at everything, and it all looked as it should. Fans were not terribly dusty, etc. I think they just use crap components.
So, I hate to say this as I know you are looking for answers, I just think they are crap laptops. I purchased mine as I was considering a MacBook at the time, but the HP laptop was over 60% less expensive once I found coupons online than the MacBook I was looking at at the time. But, I guess it is a matter of you get what you pay for.
I still have it in my basement. I am pretty sure if I went and grabbed it, it would power up again, but would probably only last a few days tops before it just decided to stop working.