Desktop HP Pavilion M8000, Frozen at HP Logo, PSU Beeping Sound

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by percy, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi. My HP Pavilion Desktop wont boot. It is stock at the HP Logo and I can hear a beeping sound from the PSU not from the motherboard. I just replaced the 300W PSU to a new 600W PSU but the beeping sound still remains and still at frozen HP logo at startup.
    I already tried cleaning and re-inserting all wires and memory modules but still has the problem.
    What else could be wrong?
    What does the beep sound from the PSU means?

    Thank you.
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    PSU's don't beep the mainboard beeps. re-seat everything and see what happens. then strip it to bare bones and try again. Failing that contact HP support.
     
  3. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks for the feedback. I found out that my hdisk was the one making the sound. It is dead now, computer can't detect it, used 2 PC to check it. Tried also the freeze action and was not able to make it work. I will try to find a board online to see if i can fix it.
     
  4. LordOfLA

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    it's not the board - its the read heads :)

    Best chance is to send it to a disk lab if you didn't have a backup.
     
  5. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Read Heads? Had you experienced that same problem before?
    I am actually planning to get a hdisk with the same model so that i can replace the control board.
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    if its making a noise like beeping its the read heads in contact with the disc surface - I've had disk failures like that before.
     
  7. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thank you for the info. :)