Having problems with your HP Pavilion Desktop a6300f Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180 Desktop, Refurbished ?

My HP Pavilion a6300f powers up but no signal to the monitor

\015 My HP Pavilion a6300f desktop powers up but no signal to monitor. Tried a different monitor with no luck. The PC powers up, the DVD drive is accessed, the hard drive appears to spin. No beeps or sounds at all. Tried a different power supply and that did not make a difference. Could be the motherboard? Any suggestions? \015\012\015\012If I replace the motherboard with another brand, will the System Recovery disks from HP work?\015

Answers :

It could be the motherboard, try resetting the the bios first by either taking the lithium cmos battery out and then replacing after 30 secs or finding the the cmos jumber and unshort it for 30 secs, and reboot the mechine.

If the same and no monitor responce then the onboard graphic electronics may have failed, the motherboard does have a AGP expansion slot which you may want to test with a graphics card to see if that will work.

If you find that you do have to replace the motherboard, try to find one that uses the same processor and memory that you already have, that way you will keep expence down to a minimal.

Replacing the motherboard will mean you will have to contact microsoft to give you the installation codes for the operating system to work with the new motherboard, when you boot for the first time with the new motherboard fitted you will have to phone the number on the screen to reregister the system just follow the instructions, it is quite self explanetry.

Once all booted up and drivers installed the computer should run as normal, as for the hp recovery disks it should still work as all the information on the disk is on the harddrive any way, the only thing you would need to do is keep the motherboard installation disk with all the drivers on.
hope this helps.
Can you please tell me what model Motherboard you used and/or where you got it from? I have this exact problem and exact same PC.
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