Having problems with your HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop ?

My computer stopped showing anything on the screen.

\015 The fans still operate. The hard drive still sounds like it boots up. but i replaced the video card and that was not the problem.\015

Answers :

Usually if the fans come on, you have no video output and not much else it is indicative of a motherboard (mobo) problem or failing power supply (PSU). You can self-diagnose this by removing (with the power off - of course) the memory sticks, the power plugs for the hard drive and cd-roms, etc. If you do this the computer should beep and give you different error messages on the screen. If you are getting no video output and you have tried another video card then it is more than likely a bad PSU or mobo. If you have another PSU handy you can swap it out (if it has the correct connectors). While you have your case open look at the capacitors (caps) on the motherboard. They look like small soda cans. If any of them are swollen on top or are leaking stuff then they are bad.
\015\012If you do get error messages on the screen then add components back one at a time and see what changes in the computer's start up. Write down the beeps (see if they are long ot short). Also make sure you have one hand touching the metal case to dissipate static electricity, before touching internal components.
\015\012Post back with what you find out, or for more diagnostics.
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