HP p7-1446s powers on but does not boot (no video output)

Hewlett-packard Hp pavilion p7-1446s pc
March 8, 2014 at 14:41:33
Specs: Windows 8.1, AMD A10-5700/8 gigs
Hi everyone, I've got a tricky issue with my p7-1446s.

Specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...
Was running 8.1 at time of death.

The fans spin, the power light in the back is a solid green, and the disc drive opens and closes.

The backlight of the front on/off button does not turn on when the PC is powered on (it's typically backlit green for active use or orange for sleep). This button will power the PC on, but doesn't turn it off.

I've tried multiple monitors (DVI and VGA), unplugging the hard drive and starting with a boot disc in the drive, and plugging in a video card, to no avail.

I'm getting the impression from solutions to similar problems on other computers that this is a this is a CPU or motherboard issue - is this something reflowing could solve?


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March 8, 2014 at 15:20:40
Hit F8 a few times. If you get to the menu, try a few things, Last known good config, VGA or safe mode.

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March 8, 2014 at 15:56:12
No luck with F8- the monitor isn't receiving any input, so I even if I access the menu I won't be able to make changes.

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March 9, 2014 at 07:18:56
Are there any beeps at startup? If not, the problem is with the CPU (in your case, it's an APU), power supply, or motherboard. You're wasting your time switching drives, video cards, monitors, etc.

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March 9, 2014 at 08:39:54
No beeps at startup. I think the power supply is ok- hard drive and fans spin and the disc drive opens. I tried unplugging all the nonessentials from the psu and powering up (in the event it was somehow overextending itself) but nothing changed

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April 30, 2014 at 16:35:01
Well, I had a problem with my Monitor not wanting to come on, I too have the HP Pavilion P7-1446s desktop pc. I tried similar things like what you did, but no luck, I tried talking to the HP experts, they wanted to sell me a tune-up plan, for about 200 bucks, said that I could send it to them and they would fixed it for free, my Unit was just pass 40 days on the warranty.
So do a complete recovery from the hard drive, let it do its thing, then load up any window updates, and it works just fine.
So no matter what the problem rather sound picture etc. just do a full recovery, Its easy and just follow the prompts. You don't have anything to lose?

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