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Windows 7: HP Pavillion a6000

26 Apr 2011   #11
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
As for turning on and the comp turning itself off after ~ 5 secs: It might be a long shot but I had that happen at several HPs/Compaqs so far:
HPs are notorious for having the main switch on the comp failing. Those plastic switches are garbage. If you press them too hard or off center they have a tendency to get stuck in the front plate so that the contact never get's released.
(That's just like when you do a hard shut down by holding the power button for 4 seconds) Thus turning on and off without any chance for BIOS Beeps and the likes.
Try turning the computer on with just your fingertip, avoid to push in the button too deep.
Or try to power it on with the front cover of the mini tower removed so that you have to press that little "stick"

That is a very good suggestion....check for a stuck power button

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26 Apr 2011   #12
Richard Martin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

i had a similar problem a couple of months back, mine was caused by the 4pin ATX power plug not being pluged into the mother board correctly, this is a seperate plug in addition to the 20+4 mentioned earlier if this is not pluged in or not making a good connection then the motherboard will show power but the machine will not boot, maybe worth a look.
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26 Apr 2011   #13


thank you all for the quick and very helpful responses.

I have just tried re-seating the Ram. I notice that there is a component that deals with the whole "powering the computer on" ... i say this because thats where the wire that the button is hooked up to.. which is sort of like a card?...

Well i traced all the ends to the motherboard and made sure that those where seated tightly, even all the small connectors and such. Either way i dont beleive that i touched any of the small little details other than the two main plugs to the power supply that i had unplugged with the other power supply i switched to... which by the way... is another story, but ill try your suggestion @SledgeDG and try to figure out how to manually press the button on the case...
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26 Apr 2011   #14


I just called friends over at Reddit and Facebook for help
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26 Apr 2011   #15


i took the front cover off and found the "stick"

still same results... now to disassemble the SD/ mini SD card reader? that's where the button is located at...
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26 Apr 2011   #16

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

In your earlier post, you said you did not take a pic of the original PS connections.
Can you take any pics of the old PS connectors now, as it is not in the computer presently?

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26 Apr 2011   #17


Will do, give me 6 minutes
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27 Apr 2011   #18
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

It's beginning to sound like a power good wire issue.....
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28 Apr 2011   #20


As requested... power supply pictures. Sorry for the long wait... school/work

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