Question about HP Pavilion Computers & Internet
When I turn it on, it runs, but I hear no beeps, and the screen is black. also an orange light is on in the front
So if I understand you correctly when you turn it on you get the oraange light on the front, the sound of the fans turning but no beep and no video output?
If this is correct then you likely have a POST problem (Power On Self Test), the beep you normally hear is conformation that the computer has passed the POST correctly - if you no longer have the POST beep then I suggest you look up your motherboard manual for more info but the basic check is to confirm all the cables and drives are well connected, the RAM is fully and correctly inserted. If you have recently added any new devices to your computer (graphics card or RAM etc) then remove this and see if the POST problem goes away. You may also find in your motherboard manual something labeled CMOS Clear - this will be a jumper (little pins sticking out) of the motherboard which is essentially a reset for the BIOS which may help rule out an issue in the BIOS config.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
6 long beeps indicates that there is a problem with the memory, take them out, clean the contacts and the DIMM slots and reseat them.
Hopefully this will resolve the problem, if not new memory may be required
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
Look at the motherboard (mobo). Failure of motherboards is usually due to breaking capacitors. A few years ago a capacitor company stole the "recipe" for making capacitors from another company and tried to make their own, unfortunately they did not get the ingredients right and the capacitors started breaking after 2-3 years of use. They sold these capacitors at very cheap prices and a lot of computer companies and power supply makers bought them. This is easy to diagnose. Look for capacitors (caps) (they look like little tiny soda cans) on your motherboard (mobo). They should be perfectly flat on top and not bulged or swelling or leaking anything.
You could also try to change out the power supply if you can find another one that fits it.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
The video on that particular system is integrated in the motherboard. With that being said, I would say that your motherboard is going out. It may have taken a hit from lightening and just did not kill it completely. It's a good looking computer, I would look into another motherboard that has the same specs that yours has. You can get a new motherboard for about $50 USD if you go to www.pricewatch.com and look under MOTHERBOARDS and then look for PROCESSOR TYPE and then ATHLON X2. Hope this helps you.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
SOURCE: My computer is a dell
6 Beeps in your Studio XPS 8100 computer indicates Video Card failure.
The Motherboard is unable to detect the Video Card properly or not at all.
Try removing and re-seating the Video Card by following the instructions in the link which opens up the Service Manual of the computer:
If the computer still behaves the same way after removing and reseating the Video Card, you may have to get the Video Card replaced...check with Dell about the Warranty and if the computer is still covered under warranty, get the Video Card replaced.
However, if the computer is out of warranty, you can replace the Video Card in the computer with any one of these as per your choice:
ATI Radeon HD 5770
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
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