20 Most Recent HP Pavilion 533w (P9859AR#ABA) PC Desktop Questions & Answers


what connection , you never said once wifi?
its a wifi router but has 2 ways to connect see?
ive never seen a wireless only router ever,
wired only modem yes


wired and wireless is par, for sure. both are there.
so what OS is this,XP?
why not use the Ethernet cable to the router ($3 cable) 1foot to 100 meters. long. you pick one.
then it works, and play with wifi later. gee?
WIFI is fragile technology. ( a fact)

who owns said router, you or ISP
if you ,do you have the password to it>?
the manual on it shows the default password,
mine new was admin (null) means no pw.
if ISP owns it the use a long secret PW.
this is not the wifi pw its to the web page inside said router. config pages it is called.

so what router is that tell the help the model we can work from there
do other PC work here
do other CELL connect.
all if this is easy to do.
ssid name
encryption mode.
password. for wifi.

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Sep 09, 2017


Try a different power connector, if that doesn't work then it's time for a new cd-rom drive.

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015


The monitor is NOT receiving a video signal from the PC.
You could try a different monitor, but it is likely your graphics processing unit (GPU) has failed.
If your monitor plugs into the motherboard for the graphics signal, then you can purchase an 'ad-on' video card for your PC that will allow you to continue using that PC. Video cards come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you need to know what 'slots' for ad-on cards are available for use and how much your budget is. According to google, that model has onboard AGP graphics, so it will have PCI slots (do NOT confuse this with PCI-e they are NOT the same.) This is, (like the rest of your PC,) very old tech and there are sadly, not a lot of choices out there for PCI video cards. Basically, the ones left are the ones no one else wanted to buy....you are better-off calling local PC shops to see if they have any used cards for sale. You don't need anything more than a 32MB or 64MB card at the very most.

if you already have one, and are using it, then power everything down and unplug the power cord. Press the power the power-button for 5 seconds to ensure complete power-drain from the system. Completely remove the video card and blow-off any dust. Inspect the card for blown-capacitors, if none found; re-install the card, and reconnect everything and try it again.

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Oct 21, 2014


Dear Sir,

Welcome to Fixya Support.

According to your problem description,it seems that you formatted your computer hard disk by connecting it to another PC.If it is yes.
Your Hard Disk completely formatted along with your windows drive i.e C drive. So you have to reinstall operating system by using recovery or restore plus CD supplied along with your PC.Restore plus cd means a CD which is having operating system files,and needed when operating system fails to boot.If you purchased Genuine operating system along with your PC,you should have recovery or operating system CD.
if you are not having recovery CD,you can use windows XP CD for fresh installatin of your operating system

I think it helps.

If you any difficulty leave a comment,we were happy to assist you.


Have a Nice Day!

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Jan 22, 2014


1st ur desktop is too old to run windows 7 since ur hardware is not compatible
2nd u must reinstall ur windows xp operating system and then head to the hp website and download the drivers responsible to run ur system normally http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=90862&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Dec 21, 2013


Right click on the desktop and a pop up menu will appear. Three items off the bottom select 'Screen Resolution' and click it. A new window will appear, in the centre are 4 options, choose the drop down menu (small black triangle) against Resolution. It will most likely be showing 640x480 in the window. Click the drop down menu and select your required resolution, the best one for your video card will have (recommended) against it. Click OK and wait for your screen to refresh. You should see a confirmation message asking to OK the change. If you do not see that DO NOT TOUCH any keys or buttons for a minute or so. If the screen went black and stayed that way you have chosen the wrong one. By leaving the keys alone for a minute, the display will automatically revert to the last setting thereby giving you the option to try a different setting. If you touch anything whilst the screen is black you may not see anything again, be warned!

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Dec 21, 2013


Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer


You could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue

You might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs

accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work


If the system restore fails


Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/f/powersupplytest.htm


Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan power lead can cause you problems



motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail



check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working



also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in


check you CPU central processing unit make sure its securely seated and has thermal paste it might be getting to hot the thermal paste will help disperse the heat

Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU.


Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.

check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490


hope this helps

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Oct 18, 2012


Nope. No fuse.

It's either the Power On switch, or the Power Supply.

The main transmission lines coming to your block, and residence, has line transformers. These transformers step down the power coming to your residence. (Ummm, 1440 Volts single phase down to 240 Volts)

There is an adjustment on the transformer. A 'fine tune' adjustment.
120 Volts AC can be anywhere from 108 Volts AC to 127 Volts AC.
No problem. Your appliances, and computer power supply can handle this amount of voltage range.

Same if your country uses 240 Volts.
Range allowed is 208 to 248 Volts.

Guess what happens if the nimrod lineman doesn't check the voltage, before tripping the line transformer on?
Poof!
You may have 164 Volts AC for a 120 Volt system, and brownout your stuff. (Or equivalent for a 240 Volt AC system)

No. The utility company is not responsible. !O_O!

{ I would, or have an experienced electrician, check the voltage coming in to your house. I had to do this on two occasions now.
Yes. 164 Volts for a 120 Volt system. Lineman got two sentences out to the contrary, until I showed him the volt meter readings. Lol!}

Time for you to diagnose.

See if the problem is a $5 ATX Power On switch, or the Power Supply.

A jumper wire is used to bypass the Power On switch.
Does Not directly involve the Power On switch, nor it's wires.

HP Support > Pavilion 533W Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=90862&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us


Nope. No fuse.

It's either the Power On switch, or the Power Supply.

Diagnose:

1) Unplug the computer from power. Remove all cables.
Looking at the front of the computer is how directions on the computer is given.

The left Side Panel removes. There are two Thumbscrews on the edge of the panel. These are loosened all the way. (Not supposed to come off of the Side Panel)

Pull towards the back of the computer, by the preformed fingergrip in the Side Panel.
Should only pull so far back, then is brought out to the side, and removed.

FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07845&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=90862#N835

The above is an illustration of your motherboard from a Top view, and no hardware components installed.
Scroll down for a photo of the motherboard.

In the illustration look at the top right corner, at Super I/O.
Come down to the vertical placed - ATX Power Connector
Looking at the motherboard photo, you can see it is a White long connector, with 20 socket holes. 10 in each column.

This is the motherboard connector for a 20-pin ATX main power cable, coming from the Power Supply.
This is a general example of a 20-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

Note the photo to the Right.
Where the wires go in that 20-pin ATX main power cable's connector, is the BACK of the connector.

The wires go down in the socket holes, and end in a metal terminal like this,

http://www.molex.com/molex/products/datasheet.jsp?part=active/0002081202_CRIMP_TERMINALS.xml&channel=Products&Lang=en-US


The wire goes down into the tube shape. The left side is then crimped over the insulation of the wire. It is this side the jumper wire must touch.

The front, or right side in the view, is seen in the middle photo. You can see the tips of all 20 metal connectors.

The preferred jumper wire is a straightened out paperclip, then bent into a U-shape.
The top of the U is wrapped a few times with black plastic electrical tape. This taped area is for your fingers, and thumb to hold onto.

Turning the U-shape upside down it is the 'legs' of the jumper wire that you are going to use.
One 'leg' goes down into a socket hole with the Green wire.
It goes down RIGHT NEXT TO the insulation of the Green wire, and touches the aforementioned metal terminal.

The other 'leg' goes down into a socket hole, with ANY Black wire in it. It also slides past the insulation of the Black wire, slides down into the socket hole next to the Black wire, and touches the metal terminal.

The Green wire is the Soft Power On wire. Abbreviated PS_ON.
ANY Black wire is a Ground wire.

The contact made is no more than 2 seconds.
The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch.

[ The Soft Power On circuit uses 5 Volts DC.
In comparison two D cell flashlight batteries store 3 Volts DC.
Low, low DC voltage, in case you are worried about being shocked.

The high dangerous AC voltage, is contained inside the metal case of the Power Supply.
However when the jumper wire touches there may be a spark.
Warning you in advance. You may wish to wear a glove, to make you feel safer ]

IF, the Power Supply comes on you have a bad Power On switch.
Yes. This IS a common occurrence after a situation like yours.

IF, the Power Supply does Not come on, you have a bad Power Supply. Replace it. Need guidance just post back in a Comment.

The Power On Button is an assembly. The Power On switch is part of it, and is replaceable.
Power On button assembly removed, I use a hair dryer to soften the plastic of the Power On button assembly, and ease the old Power On switch out.
Warmed again to install the new one.

(I'm an old tech)

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Oct 12, 2012


Hi.

I dont know either *********** board recognize dvd/cd if not do all.
Set bios save as default .To set the bios follow the link= http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000192.htm after configure press F10>yes.
If it is same, then change the dvd/cd cable.


If can not read any cd
It could be a problem withthe lens, you should try cleaning the lens, it's already gone bad there is noharm in trying If you take a little riskcan solve . follow the instruction: Don'tpanic its very simply. 1. When running yourpc , open the drawer.> 2. switch off the acpower 3. remove powercable & sata or pata cable 4. remove all thescrew from the back side 5. press clip toopen the font panel 6. reverse thecd/dvd rw 7. just remove thecover 8. clean the optical lance 9. http://www.howtodothings.com/computers/a3631-how-to-clean-a-cd-rom-drive.html 10. use a little ( not much )oil place on two steel shaft 11.cover all the equipment 12.now you can fit to your pc Ifit does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance hasdefected. Hopeit will help you.

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Sep 06, 2012


what error message do you get, if it just says the service isn't started then go press with windows key and the r key at the same time. in the run box type services.msc and press enter. scroll down the list until you find print spooler service and right click and click start service, and make sure it's set to automatic.

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HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on May 19, 2012


Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive


Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or fan lead can cause you problems

computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly


motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail

check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working


also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in


hope this helps you

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Nov 29, 2011


Off the top of my head, I'm not sure if there are any interlocks on that model, but in the absence of any other ideas take a look around the case and storage cage for one. Also go on the HP website , support section and have a look at the faq's for your model...also there is some stuff on Youtube worth a look at! Regards, nicam49

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Jul 18, 2011


I found a solution that was helpful to me.. thanks fixya community....for the HP 533w you can always go here on someone elses computer as another possibility: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&dlc=en&product=90862&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
hope all worked out. they seem to deal with a lot of the issues re: memory in general. Good Luck..

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011


I would suggest that you try another monitor. If the monitor continues to light up with these colors and you do not see your computer desktop, then I would tend to think that your computer may have a problem with the video card or driver. Do you get a message on your montor with words like "no connection" or "No signal". If so, this means that the monitor is getting no video signal from you desktop. Try disconnecting your monitor plug and removing power from the monitor in an attempt to reset the monitor. Try also to turn off and unplug your computer. Leave the computer unplugged for about 10 minutes and start it up again. This may reset your computer. If you monitor video cable will disconnect from the monitor, you may want to get a new cable. These cable do go bad sometimes and are available and inexpensive on Ebay.com

Try these ideas and let me know how you do.

If you found this answer helpful, please remember to leave positive feedback. If you need more assistance, let me know.

Thank You,

Brian

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011


try to change your vga monitor cable.... sixthreezer0_0.jpg

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011


make sure that the cd rom is getting enough consistent power test all leads that are attached to the cd rom including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd rom then plug them back in this will activate found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your cd rom or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
if this does not fix the problem might be a registry problem
control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.




hope this helps



HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Dec 04, 2010


On the motherboard. But you knew that right?

It's a CR2032 battery that is a watch style of battery.

One example,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3882052

It's about the size of a U.S. nickle.

Getting to the battery, now that's the fun (?) part!

Remove the computer case. (Power unplugged first)

Slides towards the Front, comes off like a hood. On the back of the computer in the TOP middle, and down on the sides are 3 screws to remove. One in the top middle, one on each side.

(The ones on the sides are approximately,... no wait, here let me measure it.........yep, two inches up.
The screws are 2 inches up from the bottom, on each side. I just pulled a Pavilion XG843 out of my shop, which has the same style of computer case)

Look at the computer case frame from the back of the computer.
Notice how it looks as though there are two metal frames?
One of the metal frames makes an L shape. This is on the left side.

See how there's one screw at the top right corner of the L, and one screw down in the right middle of the L?
That's all there is. The other three Philips head screws are for the Power Supply on the right.

Remove the 2 screws in the L shape.

Now looking at the back of the computer once more, go to the Left side. Towards the Front there are two more screws to remove. One 2-1/2 inches down from the top, one 2-1/2 inches up from the bottom.

See the formed 'Bump'? Has a half-moon hole next to it. Place your finger in the hole, raise up under the 'Bump'. The Support Plate swings out from the Front.

(The metal plate the motherboard fastens to, is a Support Plate. Whether it is a separate unit, or an integral part of the sheet metal which compromises the metal framework of the computer case.)

Now look at the inside top right. The CR2032 CMOS battery should be next to the 20-pin ATX main power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

[PS. Watch the cables, (wires) when you go to put the Support Plate back into position ]

Regards,
joecoolvette

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Nov 12, 2010


Your computer is not POSTing often described as a no POST. Power On Self Test. One beep from the onboard speaker represent all is in good working order. However if you hear no beeps then some-thing is wrong, like in your case. Start by removing the side panel of your case. Remove the BIOS/CMOS battery for about one minute and the reinstall it in the correct orientation. This will load default settings. Now power on your computer. Does it work! If no then ensure that the fingers of the RAM modules are clean, use tissue paper and ensure that they are correctly installed. Remove the graphics card and reinstall it applying even pressure throughout the card and gently push it into the slot. There may be a little clip ensure it locks into place. If you can it is recommended to use the onboard VGA for your testing. Limit the number of variables by disconnecting all hard drives and DVD drives. Install RAM modules one at a time in alternate slots. Clean the computer of any dust, pay special attention to the CPU cooler as this must be kept cool at all times.
If you turn on your PC and you press the on button and nothing happens then it is most likely then mainboard that is faulty/dead.
A computer shop would know exactly which board to get and they will install it for you, if on the other hand it is under warranty then return it and they will sort it out.

Thanking you
damnor01

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010


The only fix would be to find and install an updated device-driver.
Either look on the "support" page on www.intel.com
or access http://WindowsUpdate.microsoft.com
clicking "custom" scan, and then clicking "optional hardware",
to see if Intel has posted an updated device-driver into the Windows Update system.

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Oct 09, 2010


I understand you can't find that pin hole that's supposed to be there. but just to clarify it's supposed to be on the face of the cd/dvd, not the case. also, just trying to help, did you try opening it WHILE your pc was booting up? maybe try from windows explorer and right click on the drive from that window and try eject or open option.

HP Pavilion 533w... | Answered on Sep 16, 2010

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