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Ok so my hp laptop computer will power up but my screen will not come on.

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The first thing I would check before anything else is that your AC adapter (that brick on the floor) has an input of 110 v, 115 v, or 120 v. If not, then that is probably your problem.

If you have the correct AC adapter, then next thing I would try is hooking up an external monitor to the laptop and using the toggle display button (usually an Fn + Function key combination; for example, on my laptop it is Fn + F5) to see if you get a picture on the external display. Also, shine a flashlight at the display (at a 45 degree angle to it) when you try and turn on the computer and see if you can faintly see a picture.

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My computer is saying that the system is not fully installed and all I want to do is to resite it to its factory settings


Which operating system ?????.....
The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it manually by following the steps below.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to start the HP Recovery Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
Continue following the instructions to recover the hard drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.
Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current settings.


Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

HP Pavilion Recovery Partition
Accessing the recovery partition on your HP Pavilion laptop allows you to restore your computer to speed it up, eliminate a virus or repair your Windows operating system.
The Recovery Manager program makes it possible to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your installed programs and personal data.
Using the recovery partition allows you to bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in storage, rendering them useless when you need them.

Turn on or restart your HP Pavilion laptop.
Press "F11" when the "Press <F11> for recovery" message appears during the HP Pavilion boot process.
Select "Recovery Manager" from your list of recovery options and press "Enter."
The Recovery Manger program will open on your screen, and you can begin the recovery process.
Access Recovery Manager Within Windows
Click the "Start" icon or "Start" button in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen.
Click "All Programs" and then "Recovery Manager."
Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop.
using the hp recovery manager in windows 7

Oct 15, 2013 | HP Pavilion 524w (DB280AR#ABA) PC Desktop

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How to reset


Which operating system ??..

HP Pavilion Recovery Partition
Accessing the recovery partition on your HP Pavilion laptop allows you to restore your computer to speed it up, eliminate a virus or repair your Windows operating system.
The Recovery Manager program makes it possible to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your installed programs and personal data.
Using the recovery partition allows you to bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in storage, rendering them useless when you need them.

Turn on or restart your HP Pavilion laptop.
Press "F11" when the "Press <F11> for recovery" message appears during the HP Pavilion boot process.
Select "Recovery Manager" from your list of recovery options and press "Enter."
The Recovery Manger program will open on your screen, and you can begin the recovery process.
Access Recovery Manager Within Windows
Click the "Start" icon or "Start" button in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen.
Click "All Programs" and then "Recovery Manager."
Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop.
using the hp recovery manager in windows 7
or
While restarting the computer keep tapping on the F10 key
on the next screen you will find start system recovery , and on the next screen you will find advanced options
in advanced option you will find an option for Destructive Recovery.. click that

If you are not able to run the recovery on the computer as above then you will need no use a set of recovery cds..... if you dont have them you can get it from HP..
or
HP Desktop factory settings
The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it manually by following the steps below.

Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to start the HP Recovery Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
Continue following the instructions to recover the hard drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.
Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current settings.


Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

Oct 15, 2013 | HP Pavilion 524w (DB280AR#ABA) PC Desktop

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Hi ... I powered down my HP Pavillion a622n for the first time in a while. When I plugged it back in, the power light is flashing and the computer won't start. Can you please help me to determine what...


power off the computer by removing the power from the rear of the computer then remove the cover of the cpu then also remove the power conector to the hard disk then locate the memory card remove them then wipe them clean with a dry clean cloth then insert the memory into the slot connect the power plug and switch on if the display screen is ok and post bios showing then switch off the computer and connect the power conector of the harddisk

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HP laptop does not start.LED on.black screen "warning-battery low


Im not sure but there is normally a button somwhere on the laptop which acts a a reboot button. normally very small and have to press it using a pin etc. You could try that then turn it on but not sure if it will help?

Jun 12, 2009 | HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop

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When i shut my laptop the tv i use as my monitor goes blank.


Right click the power icon in the system tray (should look like a little plug with a lightning bolt on it.)  Click on "adjust power properties."  Click on the "advanced" tab, then where it says, "When I close the lid of my portable computer," select "Do Nothing."

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Mi computer doesn't work anymore. It's an HP tx1220. My warranty has expired and a technician has told me that probably it was the mother board. What can I do?


Ok what do you mean by doesn’t work?
No power? no lights? dead?

Have you tried a different power cord?
I ask this because of these things

  • Laptop power cords can just give out without warning

  • And just because the green light on the power cord is lit does not mean it is putting out enough power or any at all

  • And even if you test the power cord and it reads the correct voltage does not mean it is still putting out enough amperage to handle a load (like powering up the computer) Of course that is extremely rare but I have seen that happen before

  • Before giving up hope I would try borrowing another cord from someone with an HP laptop or one of those I-GO laptop cords with the changeable tips or something or even better yet try your power cord on a different laptop and if the other laptop turns on .then well I am sorry

NOTE: if your power cord has a little green light on it and that light goes dim or starts flashing as soon as you plug it into the laptop then that is a very good indication (9 times out of 10) that your motherboard has gone bad and shorted out somewhere.

But there are too many possibilities of what could be wrong with out more info

When you plug it in do any lights on the computer come on at all?

I wouldn’t give up all hope yet .. that is a pretty nice little computer and worth trying to figure it out.

Nov 25, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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I'm trying to help my mum in spain.... (I'm in England.. unfortunately!) have just taken her HP G6000 notebook out to her and when she tried to turn it on it has a black screen. Have tried the power...


I don't know this particular laptop model but you could be right about the lid switch. A lot of HP laptops have a small push switch that looks like a round plasic peg placed on the keyboard panel near the screen hinge. When the lid is closed, it simply presses on the peg and turns off the screen. These switches can be dodgy sometimes but oftem if you press and release them a few times they will work ok. Don't tell your mum to look for a switch, ask her to look for a small round peg or pin near the hinge when she opens the lid and then tell her to press and release it a few times.....

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Stuck on logo screen


Hi sandy,
Can you please tap F8 while your laptop is powering ON then select Last Known Good Configuration when you see some options..

when was the last time you use this laptop? i mean, did you see this running before you got it?

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I have an hp510 laptop and do not know how to turn off the numeric lock to enble me to use the numbers on the querty keyboard. Can you assist please


yes
If you are using windows XP kindly follow these steps
click start>>All Programmes>>Accessories>>Accessibility>>On-Screen keyboard>>click OK>>A keyboard will appear>Using the mouse press the num lock key on that on screen keyboard and close that keyboard num lock is on now.

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