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It used to take 3 or 4 restarts to engage the hard drive, now it wont engage at all. Even tried a different hard drive.
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Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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Posted on Mar 09, 2009
The on-board RadeonXpress 200M graphics is a dog. It offloads a lot of work to your cpu, and shares system memory which ties up the bus and detracts from the memory available to the OS.
The s7520 suffers from thermal problems due to it's size and poor ventilation. It also has a very limted power supply. Therefore, your choices are also limited. If you could score Radeon X600 or X1300 with 128MB for cheap somewhere it would be a worthwhile upgrade. It does need to be PCI (not PCI-E) and half-height (low profile).
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
It could be the motherboard, try resetting the the bios first by either taking the lithium cmos battery out and then replacing after 30 secs or finding the the cmos jumber and unshort it for 30 secs, and reboot the mechine.
If the same and no monitor responce then the onboard graphic electronics may have failed, the motherboard does have a AGP expansion slot which you may want to test with a graphics card to see if that will work.
If you find that you do have to replace the motherboard, try to find one that uses the same processor and memory that you already have, that way you will keep expence down to a minimal.
Replacing the motherboard will mean you will have to contact microsoft to give you the installation codes for the operating system to work with the new motherboard, when you boot for the first time with the new motherboard fitted you will have to phone the number on the screen to reregister the system just follow the instructions, it is quite self explanetry.
Once all booted up and drivers installed the computer should run as normal, as for the hp recovery disks it should still work as all the information on the disk is on the harddrive any way, the only thing you would need to do is keep the motherboard installation disk with all the drivers on.
hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
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Shut down the power to your HP Slimline computer.
Remove any memory cards or other devices from the desktop.
Disconnect the power cord and peripheral devices from the computer.
Lay the computer flat on your work surface.
Remove the three screws on the rear of the computer cover with a Phillips screwdriver.
Slide the cover toward the back of the computer then lift it off the tower.
Set the cover aside.
Raise the wire latch in front of the hard drive mounting area.
Pull the cables straight out of the connections to disconnect them from the hard drive. Unscrew the retaining screw in the side of the mounting tray with a Phillips screwdriver.
Grab the tab on the hard drive tray and slide it back out of the mounting area. Remove the screws that secure the hard drive to the tray with a Phillips screwdriver.
There are four screws, one on each corner.
Slide the hard drive out of the tray.
Replacing an HP Slimline Hard Drive
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