Re: HP Pavilion m9150f - Need hardware solution for bios reset
I selected a mistaken video setting in BIOS while messing around with various bios choices (BAD experiment!). As result I get zero video to the monitor ... would love to change setting back in bios, but I'd need to SEE the choices onscreen and my monitor's not getting a signal. If there's a hardware method of resetting the bios to factory default settings (eg, changing a jumper on MB, etc) I'd have a reasonalbe solution. Can you tell me if this can be done; or can you think of another solution? Thanks!
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There is a bios reset on the motherboard located near the battery. get the jumper off and turn on the pc at that time your monitor still blank or no signal. after 3-5 seconds off the cpu and then get the insert the jumper where it belongs and turn it on.
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The best way to reset the BIOS back to the defaults (if there isnt a setting to install the defaults), is to remove the BIOS battery for 15mins. This will drain the charge from the BIOS, insert the battery and then go to the BIOS setting to set the Date and Time.
Be sure to enable the second screen through the windows display settings. Right click on the desktop background and select personalize (VIsta) or Properties (XP). Click on the settings menu (lower down on Vista, a tab on the right for XP) and look at the monitor setup. After you are connected via cable to the TV, go there, click on the second screen and select "enable this monitor", "extend desktop onto this monitor" or something of the like. Oftentimes it will not do it if you are not already physically plugged in so ensure that you do that first.
Could be one of two things: either the BIOS has lost the settings for the hard drive, which is uncommon unless the PC is more than 5 years old or been electrically shocked, or the hard drive is going bad.
hard drives usually only last about 3-5 years on average. Western Digital even less.
When you see your screen pixelized, it may be a hardware issue, but before concluding it as a hardware related, I request you to try downloading and installing the latest video driver software and if you wish you can even update your computer with latest BIOS update from the concerned website.
After installation, please restart the computer as the changes made will be updated once you restart the computer.
If the issue persists even after installation of BIOS update and Display driver software for your computer, now it can be concluded that the issue is hardware related and your screen has to be replaced with a new one.