Question about HP Pavilion 525c (DD210AR#ABA) PC Desktop
Hi - Someone was throwing this computer away at the dump. It looked pretty good, the guy said it wasn't working anymore. I decided to take it home and give it a look as we could use another desktop for schoolwork. The computer turns on but there is nothing displayed on the monitor. I am using a known good monitor and cable. The disk drives open and close, the CPU cooling fan is on, but there is no video output and the computer does not seem to be booting. When the computer powers on, I can feel the harddrive internally moving also. Don't want to spend a lot of time or money on this, but if there are a few simple things to try, I'm game. Thanks.
Video card may be bad... or even hard drive. "we could use another desktop for schoolwork" does that mean you have another CPU setup? Try switching video cards and harddrive (and even other components) with your working CPU.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
Open it up and verify everything is connected then remove or disconnect anything not required to boot (sound card, modem, cd drives, etc.) If it boots at this point you can reconnect devices one by one to find the failed hardware.
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