HP Pavillion a430 won't start

December 18, 2009 at 13:43:47
Specs: Windows XP, 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB

We have this computer that just stopped working. It is a hp pavillion a430 (so it says on the casing) with xp and there s not much more I can tell u. nothing happpens anymore theres a light in the back that flickers near the power cord and we hear a clicking sound (very faint). This wasnt my personnal computer so I do not know much more. except i opened the casing and all seems to be plugged (from what I can see.) Any help to tell me what to do or what is the problem would be appreciated. If not I guess its going in the trash and we cant really afford that so...

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#1
December 18, 2009 at 15:41:36

The starting point is always powersupply. Unless you can put a known good compatible powersupply in there you cannot even begin to tell if that is the only problem.

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#2
December 18, 2009 at 16:38:05

Well I just plugged aregular black power cord for it. The clicking sound seems to come from the back end where the powercord goes in. would it be the problem? if so I think they have anotehr one...I can try that...

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#3
December 18, 2009 at 16:56:02

This is a desktop system? Have you ever opened up the case of a PC and looked at the components inside?

I was not referring to the power cord but the box shaped component that the cord plugs into inside the case. That is the powersupply and is what needs to be replaced before you can figure out what else might be wrong.

1. Before opening up the case make sure it is disconnected from mains power
2.check out this tutorial: http://www.fonerbooks.com/r_power.htm
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#4
December 22, 2009 at 13:52:41

thanks I replaced the power supply (thanks for the tutorial but didnt need it just replugged everything as it was) and now it works!
Thanks again for your help!

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#5
December 23, 2009 at 15:21:29

Glad you got it working again, and thanks for letting us know. :)

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