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My PC kept getting this black screen saying
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,
SURE I ASSUMED IT'S PLUGGED IN, AND THE WALL HAS POWER, after all
dead black screens, never any text.
no sounds from PC
no monitor stated(i'd need that if the PC made sounds)
on Jan 23, 2018
Set up hp pavilion a1240n. Have high speed
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.
on Dec 11, 2017
No Sound, Sound device not showing up on HP a1240n motherboard D33005
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
on Jul 25, 2012
Hp Pavilion a1240n sound driver
This Realtek Audio Driver ALC880 ALC882 worked for the HP Pavilion a1240n (EG136AA) I've put all five RAR parts into 1 compressed folder
(Thanks goes out to Gamefront!)
All five parts can be obtained individually
on Jul 25, 2012
I have a Pavilion a1240n
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.
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.
on Jul 29, 2011
Where is the hard drive
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.
on Apr 24, 2011
I press the start button
software problem thn press F8 AT STARTUP & go in safe mode or repair XP
press delete at startup
go2 BIOS option
1ST BOOT DEVICE CD/DRIVE
2ND BOOT DEVICE CD/DRIVE
RESTART PRESS F12
Else hardware problem thn clean sliver portion of ram by rubber
on Feb 20, 2011
I had to do a system restore and unfortunately all
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.
on Dec 31, 2010
Hi, my HP Pavillion a1240n
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.
on Dec 05, 2010
My computer makes a highish pitched whirring noise
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.
on Nov 08, 2010
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.
on Sep 18, 2010
My pc gets past the Windows XP black screen and
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.
on Sep 16, 2010
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