Question about HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop

1 Answer



Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • clvwalsh Feb 03, 2009

    its a laptop packard bell easynote r4650, the supply is fine

  • clvwalsh Feb 03, 2009

    Thanks for your reply Sublimation

    When you plug in the power adapter and press on the power button, there
    is no signs of life at all. The laptop will not make usual noises, LEDs
    will not light up, the fan will not spin, the screen is blank and
    black, etc… In short, the laptop is dead.

    Yes I tried plugging it in so the battery can charge. It has been plugged in since yesterday and it still will not power up.

    Do you think it might be the DC power jack or the Motherboard ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    try booting it up without the battery installed

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    Laptops are not my field of expertise, however it's either that or the Power Supply. There is the possibility that your motherboard has a jumper which has to be in a certain position when the power button is pressed before the system powers on.

    No, this is not the cord to connect the power button to the motherboard, it is a jumper on the motherboard which is used to reset the CMOS. If the jumper is missing or not in its proper position the system will not start.

    Sorry that I can't help you all that much here.

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    Have you tried plugging it in so the battery can charge? Although you haven't been using it, the battery still discharges power to the system. After a while of not being charged the battery will run out of juice and will have to be recharged.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    If the computer has no power , no lights. no anything then the first place to look is at the power supply. First make sure no-one trned off the switch on the back.Should be on 1 not 0

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is this about a car or a computer ?


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • HP Master
  • 1,102 Answers

Your power supply is gone.
where did you have it stored
take it to a small pc store they'll test your power usually on the spot at little or no cost

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 04, 2009

    also check to see that no one removed the memory from the system or nothing has become loose from like the power button


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell OptiPlex GX110 hangs at post

Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or fan lead can cause you problems

computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly

motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail

check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working

also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in

check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease

hope it helps

Apr 10, 2012 | Dell OPTIPLEX GX110/200 PIII-866MHz 256MB...

5 Answers



Remove your battery and then connect it with the charger to the power outlet,press the power button for 30 sec and it should turn on.
Let me know the result.

Aug 27, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Hi, I've had my Acer aspire laptop for a few years now, but I haven't used it for over a year (Because I got a desktop). So when I've come to turn it on today, It won't work. The screen...

Start with pulling the battery and power, then hold the power button in for about 30-40 seconds. Then plug the power back in (still no battery). Try to power up the computer. If it boots, shut it down and put the battery in and try again. If it boots the issue was cleared. If it boots with the power cord but not with the battery added, you have a battery issue.

Hope this helps

Sep 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a two year old hp that does not work. When I turn it on the tower lights up but nothing else. Mouse and keyboard don't work either. The monitor does not receive the VGA signal. I have tried the...

If you have access to a voltmeter I would check the power supply first. Take your cover off, and lay the computer down on its side, open side up. You should see a cable that provides power to your hard drive with an extra one that is free. The color of the wires are red, black, and yellow. Put the meter on DC volts and place the black lead in the black connector and put the red lead in the red connector. You should read +5 volts. Now move the red lead to the yellow connector, you should read +12 Volts. If either one of them is not correct, your power supply is bad. Replace it with a like type or one with a higher power rating to handle upgrades in the future. If the power supply is okay, then with the computer still on its side, look and see if there is a LED next to the CMOS battery. (A flat looking battery a little smaller than a quarter). If this is lit then you have power through the motherboard. Turn the computer back off and replace the CMOS battery. You may also try and reset the CMOS settings. There should be a jumper next to the CMOS battery. With the power still off, pull the jumper and place it across the other open post and leave it like that for about 15 seconds. Now put the jumper back in its original position, and put the new battery in. Turn the computer back on and see if anything is different. If same symptoms, then your best bet is to take it to a certified repairt person. Hope this helps.

Sep 18, 2010 | HP GX613AA Pavilion A6300F Desktop PC

1 Answer

I turned off my computer last night and now it won't turn on.

try taking the battery out and turn it on, if it comes on you have a bad battery, If this does not result, take the battery out and un-plug the power supply from the laptop and from the wall. wait 30 seconds and plug the power suppy back in and give it a try.

Jun 22, 2009 | HP Pavilion a630n (PC109A#ABA) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Beeps 2 times & a warbling noise when trying to boot up - unplugging power lead & pressing ON/Off button & reconnecting power lead starts up OK - but it can be OK for several days & then repeats the p

The Cause of Problem:

The Power Buttons electrical circle sometimes just braked it by one of sensors and the result is the 2 beeps and Power Supply is in protected mode error.

The whole computer is turn off but the power button is turn on and this is the nub of the matter. Because if you want turn on the computer you can't because already turn on but just the Power button and you can't do anything.

The solution:
You need just change the Power Supply and don't do anything just the power cable put into the Power Supply after turn off computer.
Finaly change back the Power Supply.

Apr 25, 2009 | HP Vectra VL420 Intel Desktop PC - Intel...

1 Answer

Battery not running

Possible that whoever replaced your battery sent you the defective one back. Note the serial and model numbers on the battery, then request another one. When you receive the replacement, do a full recharge. Most new batteries come already half charged. Even in this state, take time to fully charge it (between 4 and 8 hours depending on the type and model). Then try running it on battery power. If the charge holds more than 2 hours on a new battery, youre good; less than an hour new, its defective. If after all of this still not resolved, request the company honor their warranty (usually a limited one year with purchase).

Mar 01, 2009 | Dell Inspiron Desktop with Intel Core 2...

1 Answer

My computer wont turn on. this problem happened last year and the problem was the power cable.

so have you tried a dipperent power coard again? What have you tried to identify what is the problem this time?

Aug 12, 2008 | Gateway Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

79 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18331 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides