10-05-2013 05:24 PM
On a Pavilion g4-1117dx that won't start, the caps lock blink code appears to be a repeating pattern of 4 blinks, each one shorter than the previous.
The error codes list doesn't describe anything about the duration of the blinks, and indicates that the blinking stops after the code.
If I assume that this pattern corresponds to the 4x blink related to the graphics adapter, does anyone have any recommendations for initial attempts to correct?
I see that this may have any of a number of CPUs and graphic adapters. Is there any way to find out what it is equipped with?
(I am a CET electronics technician servicing other types of electronic equipment, so please include any technical recommendations.)
10-07-2013 12:32 PM
I understand you are getting Blink code on Caps lock, with your Pavilion g4-1117dx.
This Document should help steer you in the right direction.
Please let me know if you require further assistance.
10-07-2013 01:18 PM
All those preliminaries have been done.
Part of the problem is that the description of the blink codes on the support site is rather vague, and the behavior of the machine does not match the behavior described. The support page says the blinking will stop, and the machine blinks continuously.
I am also getting different blink patterns from one time to another. Often it is a 1 second blink repeated about every 4 seconds.
I am going to try to obtain another memory module and try that next.
10-07-2013 02:57 PM