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HP Pavillion not powering up

Q: HP Pavillion not powering up

A friend of mine phoned me tonight to tell me her old HP Pavillion had begun to struggle to power up over the last few days.

A big fat zero occured when she tried to turn the pc on over the weekend - it did power up after a couple of attempts. Gradually the number of attempts have increased until tonight when any number of button pushing would kick that monkey into life.

She has checked the power cable is fitting tight and the pc has not been removed.

Any suggestions?

B

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A:Trouble with powering up HP Pavillion 1620n

The power supply is the first piece of hardware to be hit by a power surge. it also may have been damaged
 

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When it isn't powering on, the mobo isn't receiving power either.
 

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A:Not powering on

Hey there,

I think my first thought would be the power supply in the computer is broken. I am sure quite a few people on here would agree with that. If you are fairly tech savvy then you will probably be able to switch a known working power supply from another computer into yours to test if that is the problem. If you are not then you could see if someone you know might be able to help you with it. Or take it to a computer shop to get it fixed by a professional.

Jack-O-Bytes
 

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A:powering on

Possibly the PSU has an intermittent fluctutation in voltage causing no post, BIOS flashes have also been know to solve cold boot problems...

If you can swap the PSU from another known working PC and if that doesnt yield a result and if you're brave enough try updating your BIOS.... bearing in mind if you **** it up you're not gonna get a post full stop
 

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Cheers, Chad
 

A:Powering Off on it's own.

Maximus 19

Seems like over-heating. Run it awhile with the case cover off and a floor fan blowing at it from the M/B side.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/powering-off-on-its-own.151143/
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A:Powering on/off

Turn it on in the morning and off at night, or when you are finished for the day.
Reasons:
Sudden burst of electricity is bad for components.
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A:PC not powering on

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A:Powering down...

Can be.
Please try Memtest (7 Passes)

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A:Powering Up!

Quote:





Originally Posted by Philold


"autochk program not found-SKIPPING AUTOCHECK" is the message that pops up before it starts all over again.




There is an excellent solution here. Very well written and easy to follow.

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A:Powering Over And Over

Well...it says that your boot drive is D:, is that correct?

Your boot drive should be C:, while the optical drive should be D:, assuming there are only those two drives in the system.

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Do you have an MS XP CD?

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A:PC keeps powering off

Post the rest of you system specs. Is possible that the thermal seal is bad on your processor/heatsink causing it to overheat. This was the case for quite a few Pentium 4 PC’s with a high clock on the Prescott core. If you have a P4, this could be your problem.
 

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A:PSU not powering on

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A:Help, PC not powering up.

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A:powering down

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What model Dell?

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A:my pc is powering on and off.

Hello neo1407. Welcome to the forum.

The could be a few reasons for this behavior.
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The only thing I can do for you is direct you the appropriate area of the forums, that this problem of yours belongs....

Try this link......
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Welcome to TechSpot and good luck!

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Thank You

A:powering up

You were NOT careful enough.

HOW did you clean the dust?

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When you power-on, do you get MORE than ONE beep from the PC speaker?

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A:PC powering off

Memory 2 x DIMM, Max. 2 GB, DDR SDRAM ,Non-ECC, Memory

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Reset CMOS
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A:not powering up...

have you tried to jump the power supply on to test if it is ok? first i'd check for a light on the mobo but then if you jump the green wire (usually the 14th pin on the 20pin plug) to a black one (a ground) it should turn on, if it doesn't the psu is more than likly dead and you should try another one.
 

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A:Powering UP

Hello Campinas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help to have your user account to be logged on automatically at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

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A:Not powering up

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A:PC not powering up

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Please advise. Thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-xp-pro-sp2-not-powering-down.337051/
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A:not powering on

Dear Customer,  Please try HARD RESET: Shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold  down the Power button for a full minute.  Plug in the AC Adapter ( leave the battery out for the moment ) and see if the notebook will start.  Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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First.... does anyone have any insight on steps I could do?
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19982412
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I've been a lurker here for a while and have finally come across a problem that I need some assistance with.

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Any suggestions?

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A:HP PC Powering Off

I would initially try removing the side panel and directing a fan in to supply more air and see if the problem still occurs.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-pc-powering-off.422292/
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A:Laptop not powering up

It looks like you are not able to Power ON the Notebook and wanting to fix the issue Please perform below shown steps to find out if this is a Software or Hardware Issue:1. Remove all Peripherals and Cables, Disconnect them and try to Power ON the Unit 2. Check for LED Light Status and ensure Power Button spring action is normal 3. Swap with a known good Power Cord and Power Adapter 4. Incase no Adapter is available, Check if the Power Adapter is slightly warmNote: This will give us a hint that the Power Adapter might be fine 5. Do you know if the Notebook was in Battery or Power Adapter Mode when you used it for the last timeNote: Ensure there is no liquid spillage or Power Outage 6. Check if the AC Adapter Port is loose/broken Note: If the Notebook doesn't Power ON even with a known good Power Adapter this confirms the Hardware fault with System Board or the DC Power Circuit  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on left to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R K

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A:Problem with powering down

Let's have a look at your system. Please post the information that's detailed in this post: http://www.techsupportforum.com/1871981-post2.html (even though it's for BSOD's, it'll contain a lot of troubleshooting info that we can use).

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A:New rig randomly powering down?

I would check your power supply with a digital multimeter. I have a Sears Craftsman that I go for $20 at KMart (great investment).
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-rig-randomly-powering-down.158683/
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A:Laptop powering off

Something is overheating... see here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000780.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-powering-off.687370/
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A:T420 not powering up

Before spending money in a new mobo, have you tried this good 'ol trick? 
 

Remove the battery
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Try to boot again

You're also sure the AC adapter works fine? 
 
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T420-not-powering-up/td-p/3374727
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A:Powering up issues

or possibly a way to test the connection between the power switch and mobo?Click to expand...

There are two pins on the main board that comprise the power switch (which are connected also to the on/off switch). If you can determine which those are, you can try shunting them to eliminate the switch as the problem.

But, if you disconnect the wall plug from the system for about 10 minutes or so and the system fans try to spin for a split second either when the power is plugged in again or when you press the power button, the power switch is most likely okay.

Other diagnostic: Disconnect all devices and cables from the board except power, memory and video to see if the board will light up. Disconnect even the keyboard and mouse.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/powering-up-issues.830595/
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A:Over-powering a Laptop

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A:ASUS K8S-MX not powering up!

Could try swapping round the connections for reset/power switch to see if the switch if faulty.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/asus-k8s-mx-not-powering-up.25900/
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A:Computer not powering on

Welcome to Techspot

First thing that comes to mind, is to check that the cooler is properly seated on the CPU. If the cooler would be loose, the CPU overheats in seconds, and some mobos switch everything off automatically, to prevent a burnout.

Also, the CPU could have overheated already and may be dead. Check it in another PC if you can.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-not-powering-on.16211/
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Nah, thats normal for alot of systems, including desktops, I wouldn't worry.

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A:Laptop not powering on

I'd suggest you run diagnostic tool on the system. It will scan for any possible hardware issue that might be causing the system to act up
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A:Computer keeps just powering down....

Have you checked your computer for the Blaster Worm?

http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.mspx
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-keeps-just-powering-down.240832/
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A:Powering up problems

Hi bhath19
Try hooking the motherboard up outside the case. Something on the motherboard could be shorting out. Are you sure the sound is comming from the power supply and not some type of system board overheat alarm?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/powering-up-problems.249478/
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A:Powering on inconsistently

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/powering-on-inconsistently.444081/
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A:Battery/ Powering on my PC

Hello MrsM and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you didn't give any info about your computer I'm guessing you have a laptop. It's OK to run a laptop with the battery installed and using the AC adapter. Are you saying with the battery installed you can't power up the computer with AC power?

It's also OK to remove the battery and use just AC power. Will the computer start with the battery removed? If yes, it's likely you have a bad battery.

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A:Xp Home Powering Up

Create a new profile (user account) and then go to C:\Documents and Settings\, find the old folder for your old account, the documents are in My Documents and the desktop stuff is in Desktop.

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A:powering up system

The first thing I would try is another power supply. You can test this by using another power supply from another computer if you have one.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/powering-up-system.326086/
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just recently one of my computers are currently switching off every so often and or from running certain programs or none at all it started once it made a hdd that was not even a year old die and since then it happens reguraly was just wondering if I was to clean the fans would this solve the issue or powering hardware down shoudl I just buy a new cpu fan and hope for the best my current one that I have just built is running better from day one then the one my friend built me the specs for it are as follows gigabyte p titan intel celeron chip ddr ram nvidia gforce think that is that should be needed to help solve the problem also I just noticed that it switches off the monitor when viewing wats on screen now n then also but all cables are plugged in and working orderly also as I work nights I have no time to take to a computer shop to get it checked out also as they are closed when I finish work and when I wake up for work also nbsp

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A:powering up my laptop

Hi Almaalou,

The new battery may not have any charge at all. Check the adapter if it is giving the correct output voltage as per its label. If you do not have the tools to use to test this, use the AC adapter in a similar laptop perhaps from a friend.

Also try removing battery and AC adapter then press power ON button for 30 secs. at least. Put back the battery and plug in the AC adapter then power ON as normal.

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Thanks!
-Breedo_
 

A:Question about powering down

Yes. If you power off the system without going through the normal shutdown procedure, you run the risk of file corruption.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-about-powering-down.422079/
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It can be running a program and often if I'm trying to do a lot of CD reading it can happen but that might just be a red herring.

I've tried it with a different graphics card and with a different CD drive but the problem persists. I've upgraded from Win98 to WinME and still the problem is there.

I *think* in tghe past I tried a differnet power supply and different memory but I can't be too sure about that. I've still those tests to do again but what can cause this machine to suddenly switch itself off?
 

A:Computer is powering down!

Other than a Power Supply issue - what are the system temps like ? Any sign of overheating as the pc would (hopefully) shutdown if temps built up too much. Are the fans spinning ? And is the inside clean ? Check the vents and the heatsink for clogging.
 

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A:HP Spectre x2 Not powering On

Hello @eugenespectrex2, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums! The forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I understand that you are having an issue with the notebook starting, and wanted to assist you!  I see that you are interested in sending the notebook in for repair. First, try reviewing the following document, to see if the issue can be resolved without sending it in.  Please post back with the results: HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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A:computer keeps powering off

tell us-
-what hardware is your PC (or model number)
-Have you made any recent changes to your PC
-What do you use your pc for
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-keeps-powering-off.596180/
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I have just completed building a new build PC , with a new case and a used board , board is a GIGABYTE : GA-EQ45M-S2 rev 2.0 , 600W PSU , CPU , Intel Core 2 Quad 8200 , incl HDD , DVD RW .

I have double checked the "F" Panel conections ( lots of times ) changed the CPU from original Board , cleared the bios , put a new bios battery in , but still no luck , the led light on the board comes on but when I press the start button nothing happens , checked the switch on the front panel it is ok .
there is a chassis intrusion terminal on the board , there was no jumper on it . so I put a jumper on , again no power up .

Not sure what else I can check , does the power button connect a positive or negative feed back to the board ! .

If any one can give me anything to test , that would be great .
spike
 

A:New Build PC not powering up

The pw switch leads do not matter which way they go on. Same for the reset switch leads. The pw led and hd led leads do matter however if you get one on wrong, no problem. Just switch them around.
Next have you read the guide at the top of the page for problem builds? If not, do so. If you follow ALL steps of the guide, you will find the cause of your problem.

A very common problem with inexperienced builders is to forget the 4/8pin aux pw connector.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-build-pc-not-powering-up.1155870/
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My computer is powering off during gaming. I have suspicions what the problem could be but I wondered if someone could take the time to analyse my diagnostic files.

(fyi: I have just removed the heatsink/fan and turned it round, and used arctic cleaning solution, preparation fluid, arctic silver 5, but its still powering off)

Many thanks in advance,
Rave

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A:powering off for no reason

Hi,
Sounds like a faulty hardware issue.
How did this begin to occur? Can you associate with any hardware\software change?
Try

Start your computer in safe mode and
Using Last Known Good Configuration to check if you can log in the system.
 
If it is notebook, remove battery and check.
 
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