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02-01-2020 08:36 PM
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.
02-02-2020 03:25 AM
Results for "HP Pavillion 1230" (33)
LED blinks 6 times
BIOS authentication failure.
Restore BIOS if available.
Press the Windows + B keys to do a BIOS recovery or replace the Main-Board.
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.
02-02-2020 07:28 AM
If this is your model PC...HP Pavilion HPE h8-1230
...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...