20 Most Recent HP Pavilion a1240n (EG136AA) PC Desktop Questions & Answers

a1240n (desktop)
the fans are dead. right? why not start with sounds.?
Desktops have 2 or 3 fans
1 in the PSU that must run fast,. does it ,heard and seen?
2: the CPU, has fan for sure, and must spin, blow air across the CPU heat sink not packed full of lint all PC this old ,always have,
3:then the GPU video card may have a fan that again must work.
so if all fans are dead, the psU IS BAD,


answering for
dead PC
dead black screens, never any text.
no sounds from PC
no monitor stated(i'd need that if the PC made sounds)

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 23, 2018

there is no highspeed wifi. but yes 3/4g.

dont you mean you have wifi router
to connect you MUST match it, not husbands CPU.
the router broadcasts a wifi SSID, name
you click that and match what the router wants.
such is WPA2
and a pass phrase.
if you old A1240 is set to wep only or is so old it cant do WPA/2
then it fails.
I have no idea what WIFI card is your old PC.
and that matters big time.

what is best is login to the router and read what it wants
them may your pC do that.
I warn you the most old wifi cards are useless.
buy a WPA2 card (or usb wifi dongle new)

NO OS stated by you is this the virus magnet XP?

it will not interfere with HUSbands computer.
it will move to unused channels, auto, if set that way as it should.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2017

straighten a paper clip and press it firmly into the tiny hole on the dvd drive.



HP Pavilion... | Answered on Oct 29, 2015

yes you can change

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 17, 2013

you might have to clean the dust from your computer dust causes static which causes your computer to overheat and all sorts of problems

be sure to wear an anti static earth strap before touching anything inside your computer
cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that

there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the CPU central processing unit and your SOUND CARD you might even remove the sound card to clean the socket dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems

hope this helps

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 25, 2012

This Realtek Audio Driver ALC880 ALC882 worked for the HP Pavilion a1240n (EG136AA) I've put all five RAR parts into 1 compressed folder
Here--> http://www.mediafire.com/?fls50o85uo2o7t0
(Thanks goes out to Gamefront!)
All five parts can be obtained individually
Here--> http://www.gamefront.com/files/4209729/Realtek_ALC880_882_Audio_Driver_V5_10_0_5127_1_5

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 25, 2012

umm the utilities and drivers for the hardware are all on www.hp.com under model number support there is no other software specific to the cd other than what comes with it.

perhaps you are interested in a restoration disk instructions on that also accessible through that link

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jun 18, 2012

Hi. If the green light is on i almost sure its a common case of broken motherboard, you can replace it it easy and cheap.
It can also be caused by a wrongly connected wire. Check them.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Aug 28, 2011

hmmm..not a happy machine at all..

try to boot from install disc, and you MAY need to reinstall operating system, assuming that the drive is not compromised.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 29, 2011


The hard drive is located underneath the optical drives behind the front panel of the desktop.

Face the computer away from you and then take off the right hand side panel to reveal the motherboard and the other internal components you will see the optical drive(s) on the front right inside the case and the hard drive bay will be under the optical bays.


HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 24, 2011

software problem thn press F8 AT STARTUP & go in safe mode or repair XP

press delete at startup
go2 BIOS option

Else hardware problem thn clean sliver portion of ram by rubber

read here


HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011

The only way to do this is with formal data recovery software, and even then there are no guarantees. I personally use BitMart's Restorer Ultimate Pro, which has been useful. It does require, however, that you remove the hard drive from your machine, place it in another (with the same operating system) that has Restorer installed on it, and then recover the deleted files to a drive on that other machine.

So...yes, even files deleted by a new OS install can usually be recovered, but the overall quality may not be perfect.

Hope that's helpful.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010

There are only certain items that will not power up a machine. 1. The power supply itself could be gone. 2. Check your ram. 3. Your hard drive. In most cases it is the power supply. Take out the power supply from the machine and plug it in to a wall socket. If it starts that it is not the power supply. If it doesn't start replace the power supply.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 05, 2010

Yes, open the side cover and determine where the noise is coming from - Harddrive, fans, DVD/CD player, etc.. If it's the harddrive, start backing up your important data asap before it goes out completely. If it's a fan, power down the computer and clean the fan. If it's t DVD/CD drive, replace the drive.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Nov 08, 2010

Good day.
You may verify if there is no fan activity at the back of your cpu case. If there is none, remove the cpu cover, detached all the power cables to all the devices (board and drives). Remove all the screws that connects the PS case to your CPU case. Go to your nearest tech store and buy new power supply. NOTE: Be sure to buy the same type and power or wattage rating.
Good luck.


HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 18, 2010

Hi there,

The first portion of your description of symptoms would usually lead to the conclusion that your hard drive is about shot, but the rows of dots at the Recovery attempt point sqarely to your video card about to fail completely.

It could actually be both problems if your hard drive is 3 or more years old or has been run heavily and continuously for gaming or other intensive apps.

That's about all I think most of us here could tell you from a distance.

Best Regards,


HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 16, 2010

The s-video should be on the back of your computer, it'll look something like this:
684e9c1.jpg (image from Piraino Enterprises)

Hope that helps!

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010

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