|I have an HP Slimline 3713w that hangs on the HP welcome screen. NO Post, NO Beeps. My client told me the last thing done was transfer of pics from camera to PC. I have done the following:|
Removed the connector from the multi-card reader device.
Removed hard drive, cd drive, pulled memory sticks. I did get a beep from the motherboard. (MB should be ok).
Replaced one of the memory sticks (still hangs at hp welcome screen)Tried each stick in each RAM socket
Reset Clear CMOS jumpers (no help)Also did a long reset leaving jumpers in clear position for 24 hrs.
reset clear bios password (No Help) knew it was a long shot but thought it might trigger me to get into bios.
Created a bootable thumb drive. Placed the files unzipped from HP's sp37379 on thumb drive as well as the self extracting sp37379.exe trying to flash the bios. Still hangs at the hp welcome screen.
This computer has a M2n61-ar motherboard but I cannot find the bios chip manufacturer from hp website or searching the web. I tried to read the chip itself but there is some sort of black marker across the top and down the side of the chip . I can only make out part of the writing.
I also wanted to note there is a ROM RECOVERY jumpers next to the bios chip, but cannot find any thing on the web about how to set the jumpers. I did pull the jumper from the original location and did,nt have any effect on the cpu starting.
Any ideas on what to try next?