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Hp pavilion a4600f bios problem


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#1 superking75

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:25 PM

I didn't know where to post this but here it goes.
 
I have a older desktop from a relitive I finnaly started up and got what you see in the pic.

I tried pluging in differant key boards and I could not do anything, The keyboard would not even turn on. 

 

At one point the pc did work and ran on windows vista.

I think it is ether the bios or a hard drive crash, but I really have no clue.

thank you in advance.

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:41 PM

Pressing F9 will let you perform hardware diagnostics on the computer.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:41 PM

The standard hp splash screen. If it gets no further, does it have a card reader? If so, unplug it.
otherwise, unplug the hard drive. Any difference?
Know how to reset the bios?

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:04 AM

Pressing F9 will let you perform hardware diagnostics on the computer.

Thank you for the answer, but The keyboards I have used do nothing, they don't even turn on when I plug them into the pc.


Edited by superking75, 26 June 2015 - 07:04 AM.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:27 AM

The standard hp splash screen. If it gets no further, does it have a card reader? If so, unplug it.
otherwise, unplug the hard drive. Any difference?
Know how to reset the bios?

ok I did Try unpluging as you said and It did the same thing.   I noticed 1 thing though, Even with nothing unpluged when the pc starts  the lights on the keyboard flash.   And no I do not know how to reset the bios, Is that what I should do?



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:24 AM

Can you double check the model number. I can't find anything on the a4600f. There should be a sticker on the back of the computer.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:40 AM

oh oh oh sorry, It is ''a6400f''  

 

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:58 AM

Here is the support page for your motherboard showing how to clear your CMOS settings in BIOS. Remove your power cord and hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Remove the side panel and touch some bare metal of the case before moving the jumper.

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-a6000-Desktop-PC-series/3677047/model/3686669/document/c01324212/



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:00 AM

So will reseting the bios Help me here.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:04 AM

I can't say for sure but it is worth a try. Right now you are dead in the water as even the keyboard does not work.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 04:28 PM

There is a possibility that the keyboard could be the problem. Superking said the lights flashed, so it seems the keyboard was initialised. Got another one, SK?

 

Never mind, you already tried that?


Edited by Mike.Tech, 26 June 2015 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:42 PM

Yes I tryed with 2 differant key boards. each with a differant connection type.

 

I have not tryed reseting the bios yet, But I found this on the hp website,

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04126730

I was wondering what you think of it.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:53 PM

Give it a go!

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:22 PM

Ok will do tomarow when I have time.

will say something when I do.



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Posted 27 June 2015 - 02:10 PM

''http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04126730' Did Not affect any thing. Nether did clearing the cmos settings as per the instructions from  the motherboard website. I accualy tryed it 2 times. 






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