20 Most Recent HP Pavilion a1220n (A1220NED904AA) PC Desktop Questions & Answers

You will have to look at the motherboard manual to find out where each cable needs to go. I assume you are referring to the power button, reset button etc. cabling. There are generally a set of pins on the motherboard that run next to each other and are for all of the button on the case and LEDs etc. In order to find out this information you need to get your exact motherboard model number and look for its manual online. it will tell you the details of each pin and where the cabling goes.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Oct 31, 2013

HP's are great about color coding. You should have corresponding colors on the cables to places on the desktop.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013

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HP Pavilion... | Answered on Oct 04, 2013

Try removing the 512 MB memory to see if it does work with the 1GB stick only.

It's not the power supply that does have a problem. It has something with your memory stick.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 12, 2012

Check your sound card.
Open "Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Computer Management" and click "Device Manager" on the sidebar.
If you have problem, the app will show a warning symbol.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 08, 2012

You need to install an operating system like windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Linux OS. Your hard drive is blank now and needs programming. If you have a friend that can clone your old drive then they will be able to copy everything from your old drive as it was to your new one. Might need to contact a local computer technician to re-install windows for you if not sure. Also you need to consider the price of windows XP, Vista or 7 if you don't have a copy!! Good luck!!

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 29, 2012

You need a bit more info about the model but you can search for drivers at: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProdSearch.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prod=A1220NED904AA

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 16, 2012

change your SATA cable or IDE cable and change it into a new one bro. because it occurred that your cable have experience an electrical shock when you plug it into its socket while in on line mode.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 06, 2012

Try jump starting it by shorting the power switch pins on the MB with a flat head screwdriver. If it starts then check the power switch on the case for loose connection. If it fails then replace the MB.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 15, 2012

Hi,if your planning to change motherboard for your CPU,make it sure that the board your using is the same chipset so that you will not reformat on it,or the best way for that is to upgrade your computer into DUAL CORE..thank

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 02, 2011

Upgrading CPU is usually more complex than just upgrading memory or hard drive on the computer! If you really need to upgrade CPU which is located on mother board!

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 02, 2011

Do you see anything on the monitor screen? Does the tower make any beeping noise or clicking noise, or does the fan tries to start up when you power the computer on? Are the cables connected properly?
If you see anything on the monitor screen, or if you hear a beeping sound, let us know so we can diagnose further.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Aug 07, 2011

You can download the audio and device drivers from the Compaq/HP WEBsupport/download page.
Make sure you select your model computer and the Windowsdrivers you require and install them.
Click on this link to download thedrivers: -

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

Restart your computer in safe mode (link)

Attempt to Login,
If successful run a registry check.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on May 05, 2011

Do u have a graphics card in the pc? If you have then disconnect the video cable from that and connect the video cable with the default vga port of the motherboard and check. if there is no graphics card then the integrated graphics card of the motherboard is damaged. that means motherboard is needed to be replaced.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011

You have a corrupt file or two in the boot sector.
Press F8 as it boots to enter Safe Mode.
Let safe mode run and then run CHKDSK/F. When it has found the errors close it down. Reboot the computer and cross your fingers that it has found or repaired the files.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011

Open your computer casing and look for the ribbon cable attached to your hard disk drive and motherboard. Unplug the ribbon cable from the motherboard and hard disk drive. Then put it back again the cable and observe, if the problem is still the same. Next part is to unplug the ribbon cable from motherboard and hard disk drive and observe for the sound comes from your hard drive. Try also switching your ribbon cable into another IDE ports.Normal hard disk drive usually have a normal sound but the defective hard disk drive have a mechanical noisy sound. Have a good day.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010

HP skimps on power supplies, using a supply that has only a small margin of excess power. This causes the supplies to run under stress too often.
Make sure any replacement supply has the correct physical configuration for your system and replace it with one that is capable of 50% more power than the original rating; the cost difference is likely to be minimal and in any case lower than an 'original HP' unit of the same power rating that has now failed.
It is possible that a failed mother board or hard drive is causing your problem but you are risking well under $50 (for an ~400 watt supply) and will be getting a superior unit. eBay is a good source and you can seek a replacement using the Pavilion series name and then checking for your particular model number.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010

The recovery cds are available on the link below


HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 06, 2010

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