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Hp pavilion a305w isnt working

My hp pavilion desktop powers on to a little orange light that glows on the front tower but it won't start up....What could that possibly be?

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  • kimweir4 Oct 15, 2008

    MY a305w INTEGRATED NETWORK LITE COMES ON AT PS ON/OFF
    SWITCH SET TO ON.  HAVE CHANGED TO GOOD PS. BUT THE CPU FAN
    NEVER SPINS UP ...   AND HENCE NO BOOT-UP?  CAN A BAD VIDEO
    CARD KEEP THE CPU FROM OPERATING?  ANY IDEAS?
    MEMORY IS KNOWN GOOD ALSO?


    kimweir4@users.starnetwireless.net


    THANK YOU

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That sounds like the PSU. Had one that did that.

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Sounds like it is in standby mode..........try pressing and holding the power button until it turns off fully. then remove the power cable to reset the power supply, wait for 5 mins then plug in and try again,

it is also possible that you have a fault , possibly a failed power supply, it might be best to investigate that if the power reset doesn't work

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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