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02-16-2013 06:46 AM
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02-19-2013 01:56 PM - edited 02-19-2013 01:56 PM
Review this document since you are receiving a blink code on the caps lock key. I doubt connecting the S2 to the notebook is a part of the issue.
Does the blink pattern match any of the ones listed?
|AC power adapter LED||Constantly on||Power adapter||OK. Power is being supplied.||None. The power adapter is likely not the problem.|
|AC power adapter LED||Constantly off||Power adapter||Power is not being supplied||Try a different power outlet.|
Replace power adapter.
|AC power adapter LED||Continuous blinking||Power adapter||Insufficient power||Try a different power outlet.|
Replace power adapter.
|Caps Lock/Num Lock||1||CPU||CPU not functional||Reseat replace CPU.|
|Caps Lock/Num Lock||2||BIOS||BIOS corruption failure||Restore BIOS from onboard backup (jumpers)|
|Caps Lock/Num Lock||3||Memory||Memory module error not functional||Reseat memory modules (see next section).|
Test memory from UEFI or BIOS.
Replace bad memory modules.
|Caps Lock/Num Lock||4||Graphics||Graphics controller not functional||Service|
|Caps Lock/Num Lock||5||System board||General system board failure||Service|
|Caps Lock/Num Lock||6||BIOS||BIOS authentication failure||Restore BIOS from onboard backup (jumpers)|
|Beep||Varies||Varies||Varies||Reseat memory modules (see next section).|
For more detail on the exact code, search the Internet for "beep code" and the manufacturer of your BIOS - such as AMI or Award.
Here are some examples of a blink pattern.
Blink, pause, blink, pause, and it continues.
Blink, blink, pause, blink, blink, pause and it continues.
Do note that a pause is usually 3-4 seconds long.
02-27-2013 01:39 PM
If the blink code is blink, pause, blink, pause, then that indicates the processor has failed the POST test.
I am afraid this will require the processor to be replaced to correct the issue. Sorry. :(
You can try contacting HP to get a quote for how much it would cost to repair and compare that to the cost having a local PC shop repair it.
02-28-2013 09:03 AM - last edited on 02-22-2017 01:58 PM by OscarFuentes
Some have the processor embedded, but most do not. You are typically going to see embedded processors in smaller devices such as minis and tablets.
I may be able to provide a more detailed answer if I have the product number.
NOTE: Do NOT provide the serial number.
02-28-2013 09:56 AM
It looks like this unit does not use an embedded processor based on the part store.
The processor is part number 532121-001.
The motherboard is part number 578254-001.
Let me know if that is the information you needed.