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#1 johnnyjleal

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

OK, recently my monitor port broke off my motherboard it doesn't look like it damaged the board at all, but I bought a new graphics card,.500Watt power supply and a new cmos battery, and switched monitor and still I get no signal. When I turn it on everything sounds like it's working fine, except my USB keyboard isn't turning on at all. I have a hp pavilion a6600z if any one can help out in any way that would be awesome, oh yeah the graphics card I bought is a radeon HD 5450


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#2 johnnyjleal

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

One more thing can I take out hdd and put it on another computer and add drivers or change BIOS settings?

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

Topic moved to Internal Hardware from Win 7 forum.

 

<<... can I take out hdd and put it on another computer and add drivers or change BIOS settings?>>

 

If you are asking inf you can take a hard drive with Windows installed...and use it in another system with no expectation of problems with the Windows install from a different computer...the answer is "no", unless there is an exact match of the components installed in each system.

 

The drivers and settings...and activation data...will not match.  A clean install of Windows with attendant appropriate license would be the way to go.

 

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#4 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

Hi Johnny,

 

You say "The monitor port broke off my motherboard". I strongly suspect that your motherboard is damaged, especially as you say that your USB keyboard isn't working. The USB ports on the motherboard are mounted next to the monitor port, and it would be reasonable to expect that if there is damage in this area, the USB ports would be affected. If you have other USB ports, perhaps front panel ones, plug your keyboard in there and see if it works.

 

Motherboard damage is very difficult to spot - you have very fine tracks runnig very close together with the added possibility of damaged solder joints. Probably the only answer is a new motherboard. If you can still source one that is basically the same model you may be able to get away without having to buy a CPU as well.

 

Sorry I can't be more positive,

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:44 PM

I actually tested the USB ports with a different device, and the device charged up, I wonder if when I took the cmos battery out it messed with the keyboard some how, Cuzco I know that when I first got my computer the keyboard didn't work until I installed drivers on it




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