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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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HP 3500t Slim computer problem

Alright my gramps called me up with a problem he is having. He said his monitor doesn't turn on anymore but his computer powers up fine. I went to there to check everything out. Now the computer powers on but monitor says it has no signal. I checked the wiring and i used a different monitor and the problem is still there.
So i went to fry's picked up a video card for 40 bucks and put it in. I got nothing.
Once that happened I decided to hear if the computer even boots up with the sound plugged in, because even if the monitor doesn't kick on, wouldn't you be able to hear windows boot up? I have tried resetting the cmos and then resitting the RAM and nothing. Could it be a dead harddrive?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 08:43 AM
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Not being a dick, but I seriously am having problems making out what you said.

Have you tried an alternative monitor?

Have you put the existing video card in another PC to see what happens?

Do you see the machine POST?

If you don't see it POST, it likely is not a drive.

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Your motherboard is fried.
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lol sorry i just woke up. I've tried multiple monitors on it and nothing. What is POST?
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Your motherboard is fried.
aww man don't say that :\
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Any of the fans coming on? Check the power supply. Unfortunatly, Jedi may be right.

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yes sir. Checked all the fans with the case open and turned on, All fans power up and are good to go.
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POST is Power-On-Self-Test. The screens you see before it boots into the operating system.

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Well thats the problem, i can't see if the POST is coming up.
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Your motherboard is fried.
So how would I go about checking the motherboard to MAKE SURE its fried?
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So how would I go about checking the motherboard to MAKE SURE its fried?
Put that video card in another PC and see how it works. No need to install drivers, just see if you can see the POST and windows loading.

If that works, it is a good chance the mobo is fried. Not seeing POST eliminates the HDDs at this point.

If you hear fans and such, it sort of eliminates the power supply - so my vote is for the motherboard as well.

Not as big of a deal as you may think. You likely can get a decent replacement fairly cheap. The only concern is I think HP cases/mobos are proprietary (sp) and it may require a new case.

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Put that video card in another PC and see how it works. No need to install drivers, just see if you can see the POST and windows loading.

If that works, it is a good chance the mobo is fried. Not seeing POST eliminates the HDDs at this point.

If you hear fans and such, it sort of eliminates the power supply - so my vote is for the motherboard as well.

Not as big of a deal as you may think. You likely can get a decent replacement fairly cheap. The only concern is I think HP cases/mobos are proprietary (sp) and it may require a new case.
This is pretty much it because i tested the video card in another computer and it runs fine. I guess i will have to let him know the bad news. Thanks guys!
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Have you tried different ram or one stick at a time to check if it's a ram issue?





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Yup i tried that. Still nothing this motherboard is fried and its freaking expensive to buy. I think he is going with the new computer route lol frys has one for 275.
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what about the battery on the motherboard the cr2032?
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According to HP's site, those weren't produced till 8-Jun-2008. It's not that old.

Is this the puter?
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...t=3771815#N961

If so, here's the mobo.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Foxconn-Irvine-G...item3a5514c3c3





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thats the computer ! and thats the mobo! thats not to bad 100 bucks with the shipping.
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If in fact it is the mobo, that's a very good price.





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