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#1 JeannineP


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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:04 PM

Just wanted to say hello to the group. I found this site searching for an issue I'm having with an HP Pavilion 8870. Adopted the thing from my brother - it had more dust and dog hair in it than a lifetime's worth under a refrigerator. Anyways, I tore the thing down to the chassie, being extremely careful with all those important parts. Got it all back together and now it won't go thru the POST. It powers up - no beeps or video, but fans run - then waits a minute or so and shuts down. Everything is OEM and tested in another machine which produced a complete boot sequence. I've read a few posts and will start with just the vid card & hdd to see if there are any bad leads and move up the component list, but in the mean time - anyone have any ideas?

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#2 Darthy


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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:48 PM

Thanks and :thumbsup: to BC JeannineP.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 07:49 PM

Welcome to BC,

It may be an obvious one, but have you plugged the 4 prong CPU power in? I have forgotten that one before....

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 01:31 AM

If it was running prior to the house cleaning, go back and make sure that all of your connections are good.

Does your CPU have a fan, if so, is it running when you start up?

How far did you go in cleaning, did you remove anything off of the motherboard?

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:29 AM

Did you replace the thermal paste between the processor and the heatsink? It is very cheap and very easy to over look. If you removed the fan from the processor then you we need to clean off and re-apply thermal paste.


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