20 Most Recent HP Pavilion A250n (DF253A#ABA) PC Desktop Questions & Answers


these posts are endless here, truely
had to google it ah a DESKTOP
old Pentium 4 processor
circa 2003 , tiny HDD, and memory. old, Goodwill has 1000s parked.

well it can be many things,
did you remove all the cards first, (yes all)
does that hold up power? now?
it will beep, like that, if video car is pulled
and then pull memory, and it will give the ram missing beep codes
all this is covered in the great HP service books.,
beep codes and all
the power switch can be bad or the line cord. to wall. bad.
the power switch unplugs and you can short its 2 pins
to turn on PC< hold up now>?
hold up, means stay running,

you can strip it down, to just mobo and PSU
sure can,.
the CPU can overheat, sure can. and can be checked.
cpu fan works so is not that. im sure. and new thermal grease.

data sheet shows. (pull it,?)
nVidia GeForce4
GeForce4 MX
MX
440 440 AGP
AGP 8x
8x graphics
graphics card
card

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 12, 2017


It sounds like the CD audio cable....used only when playing audio CDs. Many PCs don't even use these anymore, since the audio can be played by media player apps thru the normal data cable. However, if your machine had one, and you want to reattach it, the connector is normally located on the mainboard at the bottom rear. It may be labeled CD-IN or CD-AUDIO. It will not affect the CD Drive if you don't have it connected, so if you are worried about connecting it wrong, leave it disconnected and you most likely will never miss it.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 16, 2015


Well, I just prepared the diagram for you, I hope you know at least to make the connections..
Left > Right direction 3c6dd5f.jpg

If you have problem, let me know.


Your rates and testimony will be highly appreciated.



Good luck

Thanks for using FixYa.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 18, 2015


Check you are fitting the same specification of RAM into the expansion slots as you have in the others. To make doubly sure fit the same make and size, this will swerve any compatibility problems.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 12, 2013


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards Remove the memory modules from their slots. Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors. Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth. Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components. Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r Allow the pins to dry. They will air dry in a matter of minutes. If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer. Check the memory module and memory slot contacts. They are either copper tin or gold. The colour will tell you which they are. Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact. Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard. Reseat the memory modules. You should hear an audible click when they are in place. Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard. The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.


The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible. Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB http://www.onepcbsolution.com/ There is a connection problem such as a bad cable for internal hard drives
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide this will be the first to fail Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy (If Applicable) have secure connections and are not faulty. or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

Hope this helps.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 12, 2013


@lizegim

HP laptops have a built-in recovery mode on the system wherein you don't need to use a disc to restore it to factory default. The hotkey for the recovery is the F10 key. After you press the power button, you need to simultaneously press the F10 key to start system recovery. If this one won't work and gave you like an "I/O Error" or "Error 0x000000E" or something similar then that means that the HDD is already defective and needs replacement and you need to order the recovery discs from HP at 1-800-474-6836. If you're still under warranty, they'll replace the HDD and give the Recovery Discs to you for free.

Good luck.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Sep 06, 2011


hello wmcoston,
no processor means no work... so also no picture, no startscreen...
regards

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


Hi!
Usually what you'll find is that the fan will turn on and off as the computer heats up and cools down. The fact that it turns on and off every few seconds could imply that either: a) Your computer heats up and cools down very often (not likely) b) Something is causing your computer to not sense the correct heat c) There is something impeding your fan from working properly (most likely).
I would recommend using an air duster to blow all of the dust out of the fan area and see if that improves anything.
Additionally, you can download free software which will monitor your CPU temperature, and that should let you know if you're within a reasonable range (Google for specific numbers).
Good luck! -SJ

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


restart and repeatedly tap F1, loads to BIOS, press F5, press Enter, press F10 and press Enter, allow to restart.
If problem recurs, run a test on the hard drive to check for errors,

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 12, 2010


Mine also broke,so I decided to pull off the cover and do the repair myself. The on/off switch hadn't broke,it was the plastic button.It had become dislodged from it's housing, then became jammed. I was able to do the repair quickly and easily with a hot glue gun.I just put the guides back on the front cover and haven't had a problem since.I did speak to the family about being a little kinder to the button though.If it is the actual switch Radio Shack can hook you up with a new one.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 01, 2010


Sounds like your windows installation was corrupted. Try booting into safe mode from BIOS. If that doesn't work you will need to re-install Windows.
Please rate, Thanks!

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 31, 2009


no
open your cpu cabinet.
then refix ram and nvidia card into its position after clean dust from it.
when u refix proprerly your problem is resolved.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Oct 03, 2008


try a CD-R, also, under system tools, there should be the back-up option at the top of the menu.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jun 07, 2008


you can try going into your control panel and look for the speaker icon click in there and you should be able to set your sound settings.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 15, 2019


The 0xc0000185 error simply means that the computer can't communicate with the CD drive. It could be due to a faulty CD drive or media, a bad connection, faulty interface, bad memory, power supply etc. You will need to isolate the problem further, why couldn't you boot normally? check the BIOS settings again and try clearing the CMOS memory correctly as described in the manual (just removing the battery may not be good enough).

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 02, 2019


I am assuming you are wanting install this on a HP machine, so all you should need to do, is go to the HP website if you use the machine you want to install it on, the web site should be able to detect, your make and model, and if any software is missing it will direct you to the page where you can download the software, and install it in the same way you install any other application in windows.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jun 12, 2019


which email service you use go to it
type in your ID name & in the same menu box
look for CAN'T LOGIN TO MY ACCOUNT
and follow the prompts

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 12, 2019


old post, I do only 2018 posts)
first off why the huge contradiction even HP and ASUS mixed.
photo of laptop, and title, NOTEBOOK
and texting a Desktop, but must be a so i moved you....
p6126f PAVILION. it is. no monitor stated, at all. no errors show on monitor, like no signal?
the PC blue light means it thinks its one.
the fans must blow, both PSU and CPU or you have no 12vdc power.
the uSB ports have power, but that happens even with PC in standby mode, or even turned off, that is how I charge my cell phone PC off, using my USB ports,
what matters is:
1: monitor errors, seen
2: Fans.
3; you clicked shut down via what< windows, linux what?
if you CLICKED shut down and the fans don't go dead
that means your OS is corrupted. for sure.
top reasons are bad drivers, and vista can't shut down.
or worse. there is always that. (virus)

I'd DUMP vista, nobody on earth wants to help anyone with a dead vista , horrid VISTA, did you know MS in there great wisdom failed to add recovery mode to vista, yah sux, swap gas. that.
upgrade to w7 and end this silly mess called vista.
w7-64bit is best here, with full HP support seen here.


this is not spam, its the real HP, the place with no malware,etc.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-p6100-desktop-pc-series/3942799/model/3999655/product-info

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018


Take it back to the retailer. Unless it is more than a year old. The graphics chip or screen has failed.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

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