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10-01-2009 03:50 PM - edited 10-01-2009 03:53 PM
HP Pavilion a230n
Was functioning properly only moments ago and has been for quite some time.
I popped open the case to insert a PCI wireless card.
Decided to check the RAM type while there. I popped out one RAM stick and reinserted it, making sure the wings clicked back as they should.
Used a can of compressed air to blow out some dust around nearly all of the components (I had already cleared out most dust a while ago anyway).
Closed case, reattached all components, pushed power button.
Here's where the unusualness comes in:
The normally ever-blue-lit power button glowed blue for a quarter of a second at most and then turned off.
My monitor (which, I have tested and am sure functions correctly) is receiving no input.
Both fans run when the computer is on.
The power supply light on the back of the computer is illuminated while the computer is on.
Below the power button light, an orange light stays lit while the computer is on.
My attached USB keyboard shows lights.
The CD and DVD drives flash their lights for a few seconds after power-on.
The computer turns off by holding the power button for 5 seconds or so.
The computer turns on by one press of the power button, again with only a momentary blue light.
I have tried removing and re-inserting the RAM stick and powering on.
I have tried removing the wireless card and powering on.
I have checked to make sure that all component cables to the motherboard are attached and secure.
Hope I've been as helpful as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
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10-01-2009 05:01 PM - edited 10-01-2009 05:02 PM
I removed and wiped with cloth the RAM module in question then blew out the RAM slot on the motherboard. I reseated the RAM and let the wings click firmly, then ensured the RAM was firmly inserted. Victory!
Let this be a topic for others with my problem!