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Hp Pavilion will not turn on, please help!!

by mbic / November 5, 2004 3:49 AM PST

We have a Hp Pavilion Pentium III running Windows ME with 256 RAM. For a while now,it would refuse to turn on. If I unplugged the power cord it would start up most times, but now it the CPU will light up but not power the monitor. If I disconnect the monitor it tells me to check for a loose cable,so the monitor is working. When my daughter had the computer it would stop responding then a few days later it would start up. It's worse now, please help!!!

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Re: Hp Pavilion will not turn on, please help!!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 3:55 AM PST

If this was my machine, I'd open the case to remove the dust bunnies, then push each card and cable gentle into it's connection and try again.

BUT repair should be approached with a manic eye on the wallet since a refurb P3 ( ) can be in the under 200 buck range...


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Re: Hp Pavilion will not turn on, please help!!
by billzhills / November 5, 2004 6:22 AM PST


Power supply

Loose connections/cards

HHD failure

As suggested by Bob open the case clean and check connections and cards.

Attempt to boot and see if fans are running.
If no fans in case check at back of P/S.
Same time lay a hand on the H/D and see if it is running. You should fell a silght vibration.


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