Having problems with your HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop ?

My Computer will not work fans did work but have also now stopped

\015 Hello everyone having some serious problems with my computer I've had it about fve years and never a problem untill now. Tryed to clean it the other day and made a mistake of rubbing off the heatsink greese because it was all dry and was missing in areas, replaced heat sink after cleaning the whole board with canned air. when I fired it up nothing. thought that i might of fryed the processor so got a new one P4 3.2GHZ upgrade on last which was P4 2.9GHZ. got some more greese and installed the new processor. Nothing, I found that the psu is giving power to all areas (Hard Drives, Floppy Drive, Mother board on switch and cd rom). I did take all the wires out and put them all bck in and one the second or third time the fans worked and hard drives spun then put it all back in and together and nothing just sometimes the a fan which is powered from one of the power ports out of the psu twitch's. the computer is a packardbell Imedia 1503. Please any help would be great I feel it's the mother board because the processor is brand new and sealed.\015

Answers :

Hello,
\015\012
\015\012You may want to make sure that both the atx connector and the additional 4pin p4 connector are tight. Also, either tighten or remove all expansion cards because one could be loose or bad. You may also try re seating the cpu. It could also be the voltage switch on the back of the power supply (if it has one -- some do some dont). There could also be something shorting between the motherboard and the case.
\015\012
\015\012Could also be the case that the initial cpu is fried due to no grease and the new cpu may not be compatible with that motherboard. Make sure that if that motherboard has jumpers that they are set correctly for you specific cpu.
\015\012
\015\012YOu can find documentation and driver for your product here.
\015\012
\015\012Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.
\015\012
\015\012Thanks
\015\012
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Asus Laptop freeze after starting


If the fan does not work... don't use the computer till you replace the fan with one that is working.... a good chance you will burn out the cpu. usually thermal shutdown occurs when the cpu gets too hot... you may also want to consider purchasing ... ASUS m6n Notebook

Packard bell imedia 1402 will not boot up power button is flashing amber twice every second also amber led right hand corner on motherboard


Sorry, I stepped out. Otherwise I would have answered right away.Your power supply changes your household, (Residential),or business electricity, into three main voltages. Also converts it from AC to DC electricity.1) 3.3 Volt ... PC Desktops

Overheating and sporadic shutdown - does this follow screen freezes and fan stopping?


I would suggest you have the fans/heat sinks cleaned as soon as you can. it is most likely shutting down because of heat (thermal shutdown). on some laptops the fan doesn't come on till close to melt down (my inspiron laptop is great for that). If ... Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

Computer won't load anything


You stated you removed the CPU. Did you clean the old theraml grease off & apply new before you reconnected your heat sink & fan? Did you reconnect the ATX 12V JPW1? power. This 12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU? Lastly ... PC Desktops

My Computer will not work fans did work but have also now stopped


Hello,\015\012\015\012You may want to make sure that both the atx connector and the additional 4pin p4 connector are tight. Also, either tighten or remove all expansion cards because one could be loose or bad. You may also try re ... HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop

Display failure after having lid closed while running


The solution to your problem is probably not the monitor, follow these steps:1. Connect and boot your computer with 2 different monitors.2. If it does'nt work with either of them the problem is from another computer component.Posibl ... Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

My hp presario v2000 battery/fan does not work


Viruses will not cause these symptoms....\015\012First of all, do not keep running the laptop in that fashion, the CPU will overheat and die on the unit. Have it serviced for the fan problem. The circuit that controls the battery also may be ba ... HP Pavilion dv2000t 14.1" Notebook Laptop PC (Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM, 100GB HDD, D... PC Notebook

Comp makes a buzz noise and wont show any start up


Suggest you,A) Look at the back of the computer at the Power Supply fan, and tell me if it's spinning. (Where the power cord plugs in, is the Power Supply)B) Open the computer case, look at the Processor fan, and tell me if it ... PC Desktops

USB drives stop working when repairing windows


\015\012One or more of the hints below will probably sort out most USB problems with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interface ... ViewSonic VG500b (Black) 15" LCD Monitor

A75 S2112 Shuts down after a few minutes.


Hey guys, welcome to Toshiba's private little joke. Its just the nature of low cost high volume and laptop basics.Thing is laptops are REQUIRED to be cleaned at certain intervals in their life because of the dense nature and close quarter ... Toshiba Satellite A75-S2112 Notebook

Computer dies on me (can't say it better due to no technical knowledge; pls read :-)


The 'click' sound you hear when your computer goes off is the hard drive head parking itself.  It does this whenever the machine shuts down to prevent damage.As for the problem itself, I believe your computer is overheating.  Th ... Acer TravelMate 290LCi Notebook

Dell dimension 4700 power supply fan has gotten very loud


All the above answers are correct to some extent. Problem is that your fan hasn't stopped. It's hard to diagnose something that isn't broken.Depending upon how critical the computer and your finances, your fix could be:\015\012 \015\01 ... Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

Monitor reads: PC entering power saving mode then shuts off;PC on


First do not take the hard drive out and put it in another computer. It is configured to run in the computer it's in.\015\012\015\012Next, you probably did have a power surge either from your power supply or the power in your home. It s ... HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

Turn off without warnning.


I believe your first diagnoses was correct, and your second diagnoses is correct also. 1.Laptops have a poor cooling design. For one, all the hardware components are crammed into a small box. Very little room, for the needed airflow to ke ... HP Pavilion DV6500T Notebook

A few problems


The lines are either a bad screen or a bad graphic card. overheating could be related because it does happen when the chip overheats. \015\012\015\012Overheating \015\012 \015\012Basically every ... Acer Aspire 9300 Notebook

Hp computer. hard drive light is solid yellow pc non working


What has transpired is the power supply is bad. Electrolytic Capacitors inside have failed. These capacitors relate directly to the voltage power rails of the power supply. They are filters.Little more detailed.Your computer power s ... Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RX540 PC Desktop

EMACHINES won't boot


RE:" When hold power button on the 2 fans spin freely, but when release it both stop"That means that there is an hardware fault.Try first unplugging power cord, and pluggign back power after one hour. This will drain power fro ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

Gateway desktop 506gr power issue narrowed down?


That was pretty unclear.  Is there a kind of burning symptom that suggests a short to you?  It seems to me that what happened is that either there was a power outage and your system thus shut down...all you'd have to to would be hit the com ... Gateway 506GR PC Desktop

Power not on


\015\012First if you have move the computer recently, check that nothing has moved inside box and unplug cards if any including memery and replace again.\015\012\015\012 ... Acer Veriton 7600GT PC Desktop

Laptop acts like CPU is overheating - after ~ 15 mins. computer slows to crawl, both fans start and never stop running.


I agree with Joe Boss. with only 1G of free space, you don't have much room for a swap file. Removing your keyboard and using compressed air can be good and bad. Some heat sink/cooling fan assemblies need to cleaned out from the outside in (to remov ... Intel Pentium IV M, 3.06 GHz Pentium 4-M (SL77P) Processor

Toshiba satellite p105-29722 overheating/vid car


I recently had the same problem. I had just updated the drivers for the Nvidia card and after that the fan stopped working. It would cause the computer to overheat and the screen to shut off. I reverted my computer to just before I updated the driver ... Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 Notebook

Usb flash disk not detected


There can be several reasons for Flash Drives not being detected \015\012by your computer. \015\012First your computer is not able to provide drivers for your Flash \015\012Drive. Now, for your information, you do not need to install any driver ... HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook

Computer won't reboot


I recently had my toshiba repaired at Computer Rennisance in nashville, I had the dc in jack replaced. They charged me 170.00 for the repair. about 45 days after their repair, the laptop did the same exact thing. I discovered that by applying downwar ... Toshiba Satellite M35X-S111 Notebook

Display Driver Stopped working and has successfully recovered!


Sounds like a common over-heating issue. Make sure your laptop is getting enough air circulation, both under and around the unit. Most laptops draw air from underneath and displace it out the sides or rear. Places like carpets, lounge chairs and beds ... Dell Inspiron 1720 17" Widescreen Notebook, 2.0GHz INTEL CORE 2 DUO, WiFi, 2GB RAM, 500GB, CDRW/DVDR... (883585945740)

Sony Vaio pcv-rs 312v


Check whether your SMPS fan is running the back side of the cabinetand also the cpu fan if you can open the system case. if the both fan is running fine then rmove the CMOS battery and start the computer after 2 or 3 sec the cpu fan will stop that me ... Sony VAIO PCV-RS312V PC Desktop
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.9344 seconds