Question about HP PAVILION A6230N DESKTOP PC
Posted by Anonymous on
A6230N , my guess you mean the main mobo beeps , not display.
those beeps are from BIOS, those are beep codes,
HP does not make it easy to learn them, so many BIOS makers
they only generalize now. it can be 12 years old this MOBO.
does it beep with all usb cables removed (kbd./mouse/etc)
the mobo is M2N68-LA (by ASUS a top maker) AMI bios fitted. I SEE
there can be many codes used. some are over 20.
but top codes are,
bad CPU, bad RAM (try 1 at a time), bad power From PSU, CMOS scrambled due to bad CMOS COIN Cell battery, non last this long, so.... get a new COIN CELL.
the codes, all mean Catastrophic errors.(POST errors)
power on, self test. errors, and are serious.
The BIOS can be reset with jump clips inside, hp books at hp on line explain all that. read that yet, ask them yet>
the page is here.
AMI bios , 7 = flash EEPROM issues, or coin cell bad.
you didnt make the error of trying to flash the BIOS did you.
the 7 beeps , just happened all like magic? right?
did you add an upgraded video car to this PC?
the stock PC has an on board integrated Gforce chip.
id try removing all expansion cards first, VGA, NIC< what ever some added to it,the PCI slots,
pull line cord
the push the power button. (it will do funny discharge dance,)
this discharges bus power inside the PC.
then pull those cards, seen , try one ram at a time.
look for CPU heat sink fell off or dad fan, there.
un plug HDD, and CD drive cables. to see if they are shorted out. causing beeps.
put in a new coin cell now, I bet its no good NOW.
then reset the BIOS per the HP manual.
it's all here.
Posted on Jun 20, 2017
Okies hmmmmm, ok turn it on, leave it running for about 20-30 mins, switch it off then turn it back on if it comes on then its prob a motherboard problem, would you know if it has ever been dropped? but try that. :))
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the laptop, where
the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the power cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the computer is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the laptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, then Press and Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in and hit the power button to see if it boots.
your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.
the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set the
chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know
the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen.
If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try
rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the
other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to
verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open
memory chip slot and try booting.
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