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HP Pavilion a6660t won't boot. Inital HP bios screen displayed. No response to keyboard, harddrive or bootable CD.

HP has replaced this system board 4 times in the past 2 years. Now it's out of warranty, and it's a little different scenario. Upon power on, the initial HP bios screen is displayed. There is no response to the keyboard even thought Num Lock led is illuminated. The hard drive is initially accessed during power on, as is the CD/DVD and the fan is running, Nothing more occurs.

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  • Gary Boyer Feb 19, 2012

    Given this is the 4th bad system board in a little over 2 years, I think it's time to upgrade to something else.
    How much do I need to worry about the physical locations of items on a new system board, e.g. not the same exact replacement model.
    Thanks!

  • Gary Boyer Feb 19, 2012

    Given this is the 4th bad system board in a little over 2 years, I think it's time to upgrade to something else.
    How much do I need to worry about the physical locations of items on a new system board, e.g. not the same exact replacement model.
    Thanks!

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Check your hardwares.either memory has mulfunctioned

Posted on Feb 12, 2012

  • Gary Boyer Feb 17, 2012

    I've removed all the memory sims. Post has one short beep, followed by one long beep. Added each memory sim individually, received the same result. only the bios screen is displayed.
    Added all 4 and still the same.
    Disconnected both hard drives (1 for OS, 1 for data), same.
    Booted with the system recovery disk, and was presented a message that no hard dis was found. Reconnected primary hard disk and booted from the system recovery disk, same - only bios screen. reconnected second hard disk with primary hard disk disconnected and booted from the system recovery disk - same, the bios screen is only displayed.
    Bad system board?

  • robert Feb 18, 2012

    afraid so.thought about changing the mainboard?

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