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12-19-2008 07:21 AM - edited 12-19-2008 07:24 AM
For some reason my system quit recognizing my PCI-E slot. At first I though it was a bad video card but it will not work with a new one either. I tryed unplugging the system cord from the power supply and removing the battery, but as soon as I put the battery back in and plug the cord back in, the system boots up with out pushing the start button. I have to remove the CD drive to get to the reset jumper on the MB so I have not tryed that, I thought removing the battery was the eqivalant.
Any ideas whats going on with my system?
12-19-2008 11:34 AM
first... did you go into the Advanced settings of the BIOS settings and make sure the default Primary video adapter was set to PCIe? Make sure you have the card in when you do it.
To clear CMOS, see this:
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12-19-2008 03:53 PM - edited 12-19-2008 03:55 PM
03-18-2009 08:19 AM - edited 03-18-2009 08:42 AM
03-18-2009 09:24 AM
For others with same problem, READ THIS -> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docnam
You have right for enhanced HP Limited Warranty Service Enhancement if you have same symptoms on your computer and you work within the timelimit of this warranty enhancement. Hope this will help others too.
I found too many similar cases, so it was obvious there was some common hardware problem in case.
04-07-2009 10:47 AM
This company dont want to honor the document posted by themselves regarding the PCs affected for this manufacturing problems on the motherboards. I spoke with 3 reps and they denied to fix my Pavilion s3020n even when the model, product number and purchase date complies with the requirements. I made another phone call posing as a buyer for that motherboard and they said is out of stock. Finally I requested to speak with a supervisor called Jason, he listened carefully and apologize for the incomptence of their reps and promise to fix the situation, gave me a case number to call later and he said the issue is going to be taken care; when I call later another new rep told me that the only thing added to my case is a note "motherboard not booting up". So, I was fooled again.
To who I should call or write? they dont back their product. Somebody should stop this nonsense. Here is the link to help others with same problem: No boot up or no video display:
04-08-2009 03:40 PM
The reason a computer turns on by itself when u replug the power cord is because u didn't turn if off before uplugging it. It's just how most/all pcs do it. It doesn't mean there's a problem with that part of it.
Now for the pci-e slot. What pci-e video card do u have?
Try taking out that pci-e card and use the onabord VGA port and see if that works.
If the video card works fine an another pc then either the pci-e slot is not functioning or BIOS needs to be resetted to default (you can do this within the BIOS by pressing F5 once, then F10 and reboot when inside the F10 BIOS menu).
Also make sure you connect your VGA/DVI cable into the actual pci-express port and not the onboard since the pci-e disabled onboard video when the card is connect in the slot.
I know this sounds obvious but many people think they're pc is a lemon by not plugging the video cable into the pci-e port like it should be if the pc comes with one.
04-11-2009 06:59 PM