20 Most Recent HP Pavilion MX70 17" CRT Monitor Questions & Answers

make sure that the cd-drive is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the cd-drive including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd-drive then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
hope this helps
if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

Try these steps and see if its gonna fix the issue:

1.Open Internet Explorer

2.At the top of the screen, click on Tools.

3.In the Tools menu, click on Internet Options...

4.If you do not see the tools menu hold down the alt and t key on the keyboard.

5.In the Internet Options window, find the Temporary Internet Files section. Click on Delete.

Delete Browsing History window will appear. Click on the Delete Files... button.

If this did not do it, reset your internet explorer. To do this,

  1. Go back into the internet options and click on the advanced tab
  2. Click on the Reset button at the bottom
  3. Restart your internet explorer and see if it will work.
Please leave me a comment if this worked.

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Mar 05, 2010

Hi, Click on start, controlpanel, power options, advanced and check your settings there. But depending what support you have inside the computer gaming could be too much.

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Feb 07, 2010

Thank you for asking your question on Fixya!
I will surely help you but first please provide this info. Do the spots stay in the same place for all pages or do they move around when you use different applications. This has probably nothing to do with the Virus. I strongly suspect it is caused due to
a)Guassing(Magnetic effect on the monitor) that can happen if you have recently moved the monitor close to a strong magnetic field.
b)Dry solders. If you have recently moved the monitor somewhere then during the process a weak solder joint may have loosened up and causing this issue.
But please provide the info requested so that we can continue with diagnosis and repair.


HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Dec 18, 2009

when i power start my computer,,the light come on and seems to operate but the monitor doesn't come on,,,when switichin the monitor off and on , the blue light comes on and it reads monitor goin to sleep and the screen gets dark,,but the monitor orange light is on,,,pls help

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009

Do you normally "logon" to the computer or does it load completely by itself.
If you wait for the system to "settle" you can test the computer w/o the monitor:
1. Press the "windows logo" key on the lower left of your keyboard
2. Press the letter R
3 Type WRITE
4. Type a few random letters ~ran~dom~
5. Press this three key sequence:
[Alt]F [P]

(Alt & F) together then the P key

Your random document will print if the computer is actually running.

ok, I suggest you reset your BIOS by removing the mobo battery or by shorting the "reset" pins next to the nattery or BIOS chip.
Go from there...

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009


Not cleaning per sey but a tune up. CRT monitors have alot of things going on inside (high voltage and high heat). This causes parts to change value. You can send this to my company for a tuneup or take it to a local serviceman. The average price price should be +- $100.00.


HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

if you are loading up on the monitor first then switching over to s video that would be the problem you must load up in s video and the monitor unpluged

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Jun 26, 2009

Dear Killkerson,

As i understand from the situation, Please do the following:

1. First confirm that the problem is with the monitor. You can do this by trying this monitor on any other CPU. If the monitor behaves Fine, the problem is with the Video Card (Nvidia in your case). If the monitor behaves the same way on other CPU as well, i recommend taking it to nearest service centre. Please Do Not open monitors yourself (Some CRT's may have a possiblity of electrocuting people because they can store a charge upto 25000 Volts in Capacitors). Better get that serviced by authorised people if it doesnt work on any other computer.

2. If the above monitor just works fine on any other machine, probably the problem lies with Video card adjustment.
Please Right click on an empty place on your desktop and click on Nvidia Control Panel. (or you can go to control panel and try to run the same from there).
you will see that Nvidia's video card utility will open. On the left hand side, you will find (depending on the model) 3 basic options.

1. 3D settings
2. Display
3. Video & television

Expand the Display option and select "Adjust desktop color settings" on the extreme right on the top, you will find an option of "Restore Defaults." Click on that and close the utility. Check if that has resolved the problem.

If not, please try resetting all the options back to Default on the Video control Panel one by one.

I am hopeful that it will solve your problem.

Feel free to contact me if it doesn't solve. I will try to help you till it does.

Have a wonderful day ahead.


HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Apr 23, 2009

Get a cheap short S-video cord and cut it open, The 2 wires inside are shielded with wire mesh. Go ahead and push the shielding down a couple of inches and twist both together, this will be the ground wire. Strip down the wires inside the insulated part left bare when you made the ground wire. Now twist those together and splice them into a piece of RCA (Yellow for video) connectors. It aint preety but it works!! The ground is the wire that goes to the outside ring and the other goes to the one with the point!

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Mar 17, 2009

That will happen if the monitor isn't getting a video signal from the computer. Are you sure your computer is actually starting up properly? Are you hearing the normal Windows startup sounds? If the computer and Windows seem to be working properly, the video card or integrated video may have failed. Have you tried another monitor to verify that the computer is working?

If the monitor is in fact bad, it would be better to replace it than to try a repair. New LCD monitors are quite inexpensive and you'll gain lots of desk space.

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Mar 14, 2009

Yes, the monitor is Vista compatible. A monitor is just a display device, simply showing you what's coming from the computer's video card. That video circuitry is what would need to be compatible with Vista.

If you are upgrading an older computer by installing Vista, you might need to be concerned about video hardware compatibility. If you are upgrading by simply replacing the computer with a new one, it will already be Vista ready. In either case, the monitor will be fine.

Please take a moment to rate this solution if you've found it what you need, and thanks for asking here!

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Mar 13, 2009

make sure there are no power cables close to the mouse or receiver, I have seen this cause problems many times.

Also try pressing the connect button on the receiver then keep pressing the connect button on the mouse until the receiver light stops flashing

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Jan 25, 2009

ram problem once clean the ram and insert it again if the problem occurs again the change ur ram it will rectifye ur problem

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Jan 23, 2009

i have experienced this problem before with a nec crt monitor and its permanent and can not be fixed with out having to flush money into it. personally i wold not deal with it. in this day in age era LCD monitors are almost dirt cheap plus if you put it this way which is more valuble to you your health? or your monitor. the reason asking this is because crt monitors outputs a high dose of radiation. partly the reason to produce lcd monitors they dont disapate heat like crts and they dont have all that radiation build up like crt monitors hold. so if you would rather have your health then get a lcd for sure.

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Jan 22, 2009

ouchpad must be worn out if laptop is used for many years. But if that's not the case, I would suggest buying a USB mouse, and connecting it to the laptop. If that doesn't work, try taking it to a nearby computer store, or somewhere you can trust to get it fix.
My old laptop had the similar problem, took it to a place and they cleaned and added a new touch pad for it. Good luck.

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Jan 11, 2009

see if its plugged in properly or try connecting it in the ps/2 port and install the driver if you havent done that yet

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Jan 10, 2009

replace the mouse or use keyboard with the help of tab key

HP Pavilion MX70... | Answered on Dec 30, 2008

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