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I have an HP S3000 Slimline computer with no graphics, the monitor is blank, no beeps and the power light on the monitor is yellow. I checked voltage going to some of the hardware and it is 10.5 volts and the power pack shows it has 12 volt output.

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Is the monitor ligt blinking or solid light if the monitor light is blinking remove the covers then remove the memory card and clean them with a clean cloth and insert in the dimmi socket and switch on the monitor light will be steady and still you have problem replace the memory and also look for the graphics section mostly the graphics is embedded to the mother board if you are having pci express slot or agp slot you can insert a graphics card and check if you have graphics that mens the embedded graphics section in *********** board is fried you can take the mother board to to a chiplevel service person for repair or you can use the add on graphics card

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  • dolfan26 Mar 17, 2011

    chiplevel, Thanks for your reply. I guess I should have posted that the light on the monitor is green for a second and then is a steady yellow, I tried a new pci-e graphics card without any success. I removed the ram, wiped it down and reinstalled. I checked the voltage for the harddrive and DVD and the power supply was putting out 10.5 volts, the sticker on the power supply says the output should be 12 volts. I have repaired many computers in the past (one's with simple solutions), but I just can't figure this one out. Thanks again for your help.

  • rajesh raman
    rajesh raman Mar 18, 2011

    if you have tries change the processor and check the voltage in the smps is low ot should be 12 v it can come down or go up with a 10% tolerance change your smps



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