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HP Pavilion won't boot

By tbilczo ·
HP Pavilion won't boot
My 2001 HP Pavilion xt936 suddenly failed to boot. When the power button is pressed the power suppy light(on the back) comes on, the power button light(on the front)comes on, the oragne light below the power button comes on for about 20-30 seconds, the processor fan comes on, the power supply fan comes on. Otherwise, the machine is quite dead. There are no beeps, the monitor does not come on, the hard drive does not activate. I have tried unplugging all the peripherals and swaping the monitor and cables all to no avail. The motherboard has no obvious signs of problems, i.e. no bulging capacitors or other damage. A friend backed up the hard drive with no problem so it works.
Does anyone have suggestions?

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by Mikevjr2 In reply to HP Pavilion won't boot

Pull out your meter and check if HD is getting any juice.. sounds like a power problem, make sure power cables from Power Supply are connected properly to the MotherBoard.

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by Mikevjr2 In reply to

If HD is getting juice, whether IDE Ribbon is plugged in or not, it should still make some noise.

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by fastfootfreddie In reply to HP Pavilion won't boot

Try another power supply. It seems you don't have enough electricity to run your system.

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