why dont i get any picture out of my hp pavilion ?

By silent951 ·
i have a hp pavilion a288n desktop computer that i got off a friend.it has a amd Athlon cpu,i think it was a 2.13 ghz but not positive.i had a 1gb and a 512mb sticks of ram in it and a nvidia g-force 3 200series witch was 128mbof ram on it.the motherboard was a msi also.my problem is i cant get any picture out of it.my girlfriend was playing one of the games we like to play called combat arms when she said it started to make alot of noise and froze so she held the power button down tell it turned off,but when she tryed to turn it back on no picture would come out of it,when i got home i also tryed to start it and all it does is power up the fans will come on but no picture,so i thought it was my video card so i tryed to use the on board video but that didnt work also.i tryed a differnt video card that i know is good,tryed to put a new hard drive and os but still no picture can anybody tell me what they think happend and can i fix it?i know it is a old computer but for some reason that computer ran better than both of my newer ones one being an hp with a Pentium4 3.0ghz cpu that had 3 gb of ram.please help!!!

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did you check the monitor itself?

by PurpleSkys In reply to why dont i get any pictur ...

maybe try hooking the pc up to another monitor. You already ruled out the video card, so that's what i would try next

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by silent951 In reply to did you check the monitor ...

i already tryed doing that also and still no picture.it is crazy because the day it stoped working the lady who my friend had got the computer off of past away that day! kinda tripped me out a lil bit.ty for the reply.

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What do mean by "Alot of noise"?....

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to why dont i get any pictur ...

If you mean the fans spinning fast to cool down the system then it will seam that it would be the processor that has gone. Get another and test it out. By the way, the processor that you will need to replace it with should be "Socket A (PGA462)" " Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron".
Hope all goes well.

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why dont i get any picture out of my hp pavilion ?

by Tony4 In reply to why dont i get any pictur ...

You are not giving enough info.
does everyting alse works are just pictures/game?

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by rapzkilla In reply to why dont i get any pictur ...


Try replacing the processor as stated if the fans are spinning and making noise. Maybe your processor is gone. If this is not the case, you should try resetting the CMOS. Easy way is to take out the battery and wait 2 to 3 minutes, then put it back. Ofcouse your desktop should be turned off durring this process. If this doesnt work, i will highly suggest replacing your power supply. Its weired but sometimes your power supply messes you up when its faulty. If this doesnt work, then it is definately a motherboard issue...good luck

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