20 Most Recent HP Pavilion Slimline S3123W Desktop PC - REFURBISHED Questions & Answers

how to use a vertical DVD drive.

so read the manual yet, page 23 (says only UK?) not sure why UK.


omg the daft HP writer fails to say there.
my guess,,
it snaps in place.? i cant see close enough to tell.

Or ? to hold it with finger, next to hub of disk
push Eject (retract now) button and it sucks it in and pray
not jam.
it would have to be a special dvd driver there to work right.
in that vertical position
in the parts surfer for this PC no DVD drives listed, so i cant find the exact model. amazing fact and bad.

the only post at HP forum is the word INANE desigh
says put the PC layed flat to put the disk in.
as seen here


or the bloke
that sold this use the wrong drive. and the hp parts list fails to show it, (wow2)

this page proves such drives (special ) work right.


eject the tray look here.
see the 3 spring loaded tabs here
yes good, no bad.

this is snap in drive, version

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 21, 2017

Could be a number of reasons. Will it play CDs? Will it play DVDs? Have you downloaded the latest drivers for your machine?

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014

Hello:-) I'm guessing you're new to mime craft!
You should collect wooden logs first and keep 16 and turn 16 in to pplanks :-)
Place 4 logs about 4 blocks apart forming a square. Dig up the ground an replace it with wooden planks.
Place a crafting table and make a wooden door place it anywhere on the outside.

**optional** get a furnace and cook sand to get glass for a nicer look
Place wooden planks inbetween the logs and on the top, walla you have a nice cosy house! Make thorchs! And good look

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014

A USB port on the front if it has them or on the back where it will have them

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014

You seem to have eliminated the PSU as a cause of the problem.

It might be that there is short circuit somewhere in your case, possibly one between the m/b and the case. This could cause your PSU to shut down (if it has s/c protection). Holding the power button for more than a few seconds would cause a power down (mine is power on when the button is pressed, but pressing again/continuing to press for 5s causes power down: to power down, the power button must be pressed for the 5s - to prevent accidentally pressing the power button from switching your machine off by touching the power button).
If this is the cause, probably the only way to solve it is to remove the m/b from the case and clean out the case and the m/b, the latter with canned air perhaps. (you should inspect the surface of the m/b for objects which might be causing such a s/c, but most likely any object has become lodged behind the m/b. Some computers allow removal of both side panels) Be careful during re-assembly because some m/b-cases require (either insulating or conducting) spacers/stand-offs between the m/b and mounting points in the case.
Of course, there may be another cause...


HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014

Hi, I have seen many of these act up. Most likely the power supply is out, and needs replacing. However it is a special proprietary part, and may need to be special ordered. Also these PC's have had problems with motherboards failing. I really recommend having a local shop check it out, to make sure your not buying a power supply when you need a motherboard. Hope this helps, if it does please rate my solution.

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


One of the possible reasons for this is oudated video driver.

Try updating the video driver. If you don't know how to do it, then use RadarSync. It will do everything.


HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 10, 2013

Is the system free of dust?
If not, you can buy a computer duster and clear out the dust. If it is, Open your case and check if all the fans are connected and spinning.

Good luck, I hope this helps!

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

If you get no video display at all, the BIOS most likely has failed. The motherboard can only be obtained from HP. The power connector is smaller than normal. I hope that you can get some video and then you could remove the battery for a minute or replace it and see if you can get to the BIOS setup.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Nov 26, 2011

According to the specs found here on the unit, it not designed to be networked except by either a shared USB connection or by Bluetooth. It is not designed for wireless or wired network connection.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011

when you upload you can make a folder on desktop save it to this folder there will be a drop down asking you what you want to save as click on drop down and save as BMP this is bit map then it should show you can always change file type this way or you can go to ie then click on tools click on advanced there youll have list go thru and check the boxs for all file types you want

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 08, 2011

I've just had a look at this web site :-


And it says the your PC did come with both a The HP Pavilion Slimline S3123W had a 56k data/fax modem and an integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface.

There's more info and help, including user guide here :-


Ask AT&T if you need an ADSL modem or an old data/fax type modem. If its an old data/fax modem, you should be able to plug your phone line, may need the proper cable, into the back of your PC.

If they provide ADSL connectivity, then you'll probably need a modem, ask them to give you one or buy one from ebay or a shop. Should be really quite cheap. You may have a friend who could give you one because these are quite old technology now. Most people are now using a wireless router.

It may be worth searching on "youtube" for videos which show you how to do much of this.

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

Either the built on video card is not functioning properly or not activated in the bios. If you have a card that is fitted to an AGP slot it may not be seated properly. If you have a card fitted to an AGP slot and an expansion card placed in the first PCI expansion slot the problem is a conflict between the Video card and the card in that slot. Those two slots share resources. If you are using the built on card make sure it is activated in the Bios, assuming you can get that part to give you video. If you can't there may be a jumper on the board set incorrectly. As a final option, if everything appears to be working correctly it may be the monitor that is malfunctioning or a bent pin on the video cable.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 26, 2011

It is depending on what type of video input your hd tv is compatible with. The hp pc that u are using has only the default vga port on the motherboard. Have you tried connecting the pc with the hd tv via a vga cable?

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 23, 2011

Try this site for manual.


HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 08, 2011

Upgrades are usually troublesome as they leave bits of the old OS in odd places. It is best to do a clean install.
Choose your OS, either Vista or Win7. XP will not work!
Always download the latest drivers for the OS you are using from hp.com or it will keep hanging and be unreliable.
Hope this helps.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 22, 2011

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