20 Most Recent HP PAVILION A6230N DESKTOP PC Questions & Answers

okies hmmmmm, ok turn it on, leave it running for about 20-30 mins, switch it off then turn it back on if it comes on then its prob a motherboard problem, would you know if it has ever been dropped? but try that. :))

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

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HP PAVILION... | Answered on Jun 20, 2017

Don't throw out that computer or replace any components just yet.

After much trial-and-error, I finally figured out the solution for this common issue with certain HP Pavillion models. It turns out to be a design flaw with the front-panel memory card reader. Somehow the card reader's firmware gets scrambled, and it prevents the computer from booting. You can test this on your machine by temporarily disconnecting the card reader cable at the motherboard header. Voila - I'll bet you $1 that your computer will now boot!

The solution is buried deep inside this HP tech support document. The card reader firmware needs to be reset.

Here\'s how to fix it once and for all:

1) With the computer power unplugged (duh), open up the case & disconnect the card reader cable at the card reader itself - NOT the end that connects to the motherboard header. Make sure the cable end is not touching any metal components before proceeding to step 2 (another duh).

2) With the cable still disconnected, fire up the computer. The tech support doc says to let it boot into Windows and stay there for about 5 minutes.

3) Shut the computer down and reconnect the cable to the card reader.

4) Turn your computer back on - your memory card reader will work and, most importantly, the computer will no longer hang at POST!

I suspect that when you fire up the computer without the cable connected, the card reader is designed to reset its firmware by grounding out through the case - sort of like a CMOS Reset jumper on a motherboard.

I hope this solution is helpful to others.


HP PAVILION... | Answered on Mar 16, 2016

check and make sure the fans are running might be getting hot,check all cables to hard drives.or might just need a clean out from dust.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

Shutdown the Pc. open the door that leads to the hard drive.
Assuming there is enough room inside: if you want to add an IDE drive look at the want you already have and find out if the jumper is on "master" or "cable select:. If it is master then you want the new drive to be a slave. If cable select then the new one also on cable select.
If the drive is SATA just find a power cable an a sata cable and just attach the cable. The only go one way look at the connectors. No jumpers.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Jul 14, 2014

Are you referring to the Hard Disk or the Monitor/Screen Display? If it's the Screen, there is a separate button to turn it on and it needs to be plugged in to the computer and a Wall outlet (unless it's an All-in-One computer model).

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Dec 23, 2013

Check you monitor cable and disk cables. Maybe try another monitor.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Dec 22, 2013

2 short beeps and 1 long beep (repeats 5 times)
Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed.
if you have a video board add on card, reseat after unplugging power cord.
If built in, time for new computer

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Nov 02, 2013

is your keyboard usb? If so it may be that your keyboard is not recognised until windows boots, in which case plug in an old ps/2 type keyboard and see if you can change the options then

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Oct 05, 2013

For you to have internet access on your desktop, must be connected to a Local Area Network (LAN) that has internet access or use a USB dongle.

If you have problems with your LAN on USB Dongle contact your Network Administrator or service Provider.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Jul 01, 2013

No you have to remove the media drive cage from the front the panel comes off. then pull on green tab to remove it completely then you'll be able to reach the harddrive

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Dec 07, 2012

1.Unplug all phone, fax and satellite TV cables from the wall phone jacks.

2.Plug the double DSL filter into the wall phone jack where the 2701HG-B will be located.

3.Plug the phone wire (for phone, fax, etc.) into the jack on the filter labeled "Phone."

4.Plug the gray phone cable into the other jack on the filter labeled "DSL."

5.Add the single DSL filters on all remaining phone jacks in the same manner, plugging the device phone cables into the filter. The single filters only have one jack.

Ethernet Connection

6.Plug the power adapter into the power port on the back of the 2710HG-B router and then plug the other end into a power outlet. This will cause the power light on the front of the router to turn green.

7.Plug the free end of the gray phone cable into the port on the back of the router labeled "Phone Line."

8.Plug one end of the yellow Ethernet cable into one of the four ports on the back of the router labeled "Ethernet."

9.Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into your computer's Ethernet port. The Ethernet light on the router should now be green.

Wireless Connection

10.Plug the power adapter into the back of the 2701HG-B and the wall power outlet.

11.Plug the gray phone cable into the jack on the back of the router labeled "Phone Line."

12.Open the Network and Sharing Center on your computer by right-clicking the Internet connection icon in your taskbar.

13.Click "Set up a new connection or network" and follow the instructions provided by the wizard to set up the wireless connection on your computer.

14.Enter the SSID and WEP key when prompted. The SSID is "2WIRE" followed by the last three digits of the router's serial number, which is located on the bottom side of your 2701HG-B router. You will also be prompted to enter a WEP encryption key, also found on the bottom side of the router. The WEP key is the 10 digit number that appears in brackets under the first bar code.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Sep 12, 2012

If I understand you correctly, it might depend on file format. Examples are: AVI, MOV, MP4... Check what media types are supported by your camera.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Aug 27, 2012

I bought a used computer that stopped working all the time. I installed new OS, same problem. It was the CPU that was overheating. The thermal paste under the CPU was dried and crusty. New paste cured it.

On yours, check for dust build up and feel if any components are too hot. Also reinstall all drivers for your motherboard, get the newest ones from your mo-bo mfr. web site.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on May 10, 2012

One option is to download Trinity Rescue Kit CD and boot your computer from it.
Once booted, enter the command "winpass -u user_account" and follow the instructions.
Of course, you will replace user_account with your respective user account.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Feb 20, 2012

The beeps you are receiving are called "BIOS beep codes." You can look what the beep code indicates from here for HP:


HP PAVILION... | Answered on Jan 11, 2012

Have you tried recovery from your hard drive first (this may or may not exist on your particular computer model) and performing recovery may lose data (your personally created files, music, pictures, etc.), depending on options you choose.

You can likely order recovery disks from HP for your model. Visit this link and put in your information:


If you can't locate the correct information from their website, I recommend that you give them a call, so that a person can assist you with getting the correct recovery disks.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Jan 11, 2012

Per the HP website from my search for "BIOS beep codes HP," your computer has a problem with the memory (towards the bottom, expand out "Beep codes common to HP and Compaq desktop PCs:"


If your computer is under warranty, I would recommend calling HP for a solution beyond this point.

If it is not under warranty, make sure the computer is unplugged from power, use ESD precautions (Electrostatic Discharge - ground yourself from static electricity by touching something in the room - techs used grounding wrist straps) open the case, and IF (big if for an HP, but it's possible) your computer has more than one memory module, try removing one, then see if the computer will work properly. If it does, you have one bad stick of memory). If it doesn't repeat the test process with the other stick of memory.

HP PAVILION... | Answered on Jan 11, 2012

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