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JBFletcher
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HP Pavillion 1230 Turns on Beeps 6 Times and Does Not Have a Display

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HP Pavillion 1230
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My computer was on and I left for a few minutes. When I came back the display was black, it was making a funny whirring noise, and it made six beeps.  Successive attempts of turning it off/on resulted in the same error. Is this a graphics card issue? Does anyone know how to have this fixed or if this is fixable? I did take it down to get my files off the hard drive, but would like to know if I will be able to fix the PC. Thank you.

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Lil_Boy_Blue
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Hi

Results for "HP Pavillion 1230" (33)

 

So

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07107

 

Possibly...

LED blinks 6 times

BIOS

BIOS authentication failure.

Restore BIOS if available.

Press the Windows + B keys to do a BIOS recovery or replace the Main-Board.

 

OR

Power button LED blinks 6 times with 6 beeps

Video Card or Graphics

Reset the graphics card (if applicable). If the problem is not resolved, remove other accessory cards, and replace the graphics card or Main-Board.

 

 

OR

 

 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi, @JBFletcher 

 

If this is your model PC...HP Pavilion HPE h8-1230

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-hpe-h8-1200-desktop-pc-series/5187019/model/5231568...

 

...it comes with an add on Nvidia GeForce GT 620 graphics card, which apparently has failed on you.

 

That is why you are getting the 6 beep error code and have no display.

 

Remove the graphics, card, and connect your monitor to the onboard graphics port (which may have a plug on it right now).

 

Then you can run the PC off the onboard graphics adapter permanently or until you can buy a replacement video card.

 

On your model, you cannot go beyond the Nvidia 6xx graphics card model series unless your PC has a BIOS revison 8.xx or newer installed.

 

Here is the link to the service manual...

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02871896

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Thank you! I could not find anywhere to bypass the graphics card.  I did find and order another to see if it will work with a new one.  I will update the post after it is installed to see if it works.  Thanks for your help.

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Replaced the graphics card today and it dis not work.  I am still getting the same error.

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Sorry that replacing the graphics card didn't resolve the problem.

 

If the onboard graphics didn't work and replacing the graphics card didn't work, then the motherboard is no good.

 

 

 

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