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HP Phoenix Control for LED Lights on Envy 860

Q: HP Phoenix Control for LED Lights on Envy 860

The LED lights on the front of my HP Envy Phoenix 860 only change colors in Red and Green even if those colors are not any of the 4 colors I have chosen in the HP Phoenix Control software. There are no settings or other menus in the Phoenix Control software. Just the 4 different modes. Trying each mode the colors never change to anything but Red and Green. Turining it off and back on has makes no difference either. Based upon the Programs and Features area the version of HP Phoenix Control software that came installed on my computer is 1.1.1. I know Christmas is coming up but only Red and Green all the time is gonna get old. Thanks for your help. Scott

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A: HP Phoenix Control for LED Lights on Envy 860

Hello @Scott1515?, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the LED lights, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with teh Product Number of the desktop? Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? In the meantime, have you tried using the HP Support Assistant, to check for updated drivers? Did you always have this issue, or did it just start to happen recently? Looking forward to your reply. Have a great day!
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avoid the control and traffic limit set on the TP LINK router by the adminClick to expand...

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Josh86 said:

I bought a gaming PC, and I am wondering if my graphics cards and the computer itself are pulling to many watts, Will the lighting inside the box put a demand on the power supply??? I am debating about taking them out, I don't even have the lights on anyways I find them a waste they came with the computer I boughtClick to expand...

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andy06shake said:

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You need a Cable to connect it to the PC output.
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You mean they flash and then eventually stop?
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Well sounds like your power supply took a power surge. Well to start with i would try a power supply. Now about replacing the power supply cheap is not the best way to go, learned from experience. Here is my recommendation:
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If the thing is still under warranty, then you should have it repaired by an official HP representative.

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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

mit006 said:

(aside from cooling pads which seem like a half-*** solution, if it's a hardware solution you're suggesting ideally it'd be an internal one.)

so yeah, please let me know... all help would be greatly appreciated.Click to expand...

If you'll listen, cool pads do work (I'll be it 1/2 way) Good selection
LAP top is a misnomer without a cooler, however on the internal part of cooling mods, I hope you're up to the task....
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You should have looked in the Guides and Solved Issues section -
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Welcome to Techspot
Go into safe mode and can you see the desktop features?

Reboot the PC
Press F8 click on safemode
type in the admin and password
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Then you might have to delete profile you use to login
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