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Re: Replacing Motherboard with combo
You can just replace your video card. If your using the Hp A635w with the intergrated video it may have just died. You sill have a free AGP slot on the board. Buy a AGP card with DDR2 or DDR3, change the bios setting to boot to the AGP card first & Bingo! Your up & running. The HP A635w is a Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 inches x 9.6 inches. Thats the board size & that is what you'll need to fit that HP case. Micro-ATX's limit you CPU type & speed. Like dual core's.
I've listed one board combo doing a quick search & this board will take your current memory & fit the HP case. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3594506&body=MAIN#detailspecs
As I mentioned you can go for the AGP card listed in this link. Six pages of AGP's. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=318&
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ok check to see if hard is good first with another computer first than try a new video card if drive is bad make sure that all power cables are right at the same time check to make sure that you have the right ram as well ok let me know ok jim
the beeping sound is the post system searching for your hard drive and other connected devices make sure the RAM has a secure seating also try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATAthe ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ? hope this helps
1. Try to clear all the dust by using blower and not sucking section. If possible use soft brush to clear any hard dust. 2. Try removing memory and replacing it after cleaning the slots. 3. Remove the processor and replace it in position, at the time of replacing even clean the heat sink compound and apply new heat sink compound. After 1 and 2nd step try turning it on. It it does not help then only try the third step
From what you are describing, the motherboard has failed. I would however like you to try a couple of things though. First remove the hard drive and see if the computer will go to the BIOS screen. If it does not, then the Motherboard has definately died. If you can get to the BIOS, then you might consider a hard drive failure, or your windows installation is so corrupt, it is causing this problem. I would however lean toward a bad MOBO....seems this model, the DV6000 and the DV9000 have serious cooling issues and tend to burn their mobos up. HP recently started updating the BIOS files for these models so the fans and processor run more efficiently to keep the laptop cooler.
Now when you say blue power light, what are the rest of the lights doing, does the hard drive light flash, does the fans turn on, does the hard drive make it's spinning noise, if so you may just have a bad LCD inverter which is very common and about a 40$ part. you can test this by trying to hook the laptop up to an external monitor and see what happens.
I would say to try resetting the laptop. You have to first remove the battery then the power. Finally hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Try it again. If that doesn't work let me know if you just added anything to it.
I found this replacement motherboard with a simple google search: http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&safe=off&q=HP+Pavilion+a635w+motherboard&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title
Hi HotOlds, you did not hurt the motherboard. You did not install the memory correctly. Take the old memory & look at the contacts on the DIMM. There is a notch there & a notch in the memory slot. These two notches must be matched up when inserted. Each memory slot has a locking tab at each end of the slot. When you insert the memory correctly the locking tabs snap closed ensuring the memory will not come out. The beeps you are hearing are telling you the memory is not seated correctly. Same for the memory you bought. However, the memory you did buy must match the memory for the Pavilion A635W. This link will show memory you can use for the Pavilion A635W motherboard. http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=HP+Pavilion+A635W+memory&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title (Buying a new board). The link you have posted for the ECS Gf6100-M754 MB. Will not take the memory you currently have. You will have to buy DDR3 memory but that is not the main issue. If you intend to put this motherboard into the Pavilion case it may not fit. Measure the board in the HP & check the dimensions of the ECS board you want to buy. You will have to buy a new CPU as well. The HP uses an AMD CPU & the ECS uses an Intel CPU. Basically you will be buying a whole new system including the CPU & memory, which may not fit in the HP case. You will also need a higher power supply to run the ECS board. HP's power supplies are much smaller.
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Try either a pci or AGP card. On most boards, it will recognize the card without changing anything on the board. Does the hard drive and other components power up? Just the video not working ? If so it is probably the chip on the video, if not it could be a board failure.