No graphics output from HPA235-UK

By Niall
Mar 16, 2006
  1. hi from a newbie. Hope somone can give me some pointers.
    Trying to recover my mother-in-law's 'dead' HP Pavilion A235-UK.
    It standard off-the-shelf - AthlonXP2800+, 256M, 80Gb, ATI Radeon9200.
    First symptom was no response to pressing power button.
    After ensuring no loose cables, managed to get some life - suspected the power cable had come loose during their recent furntiture moves.

    However now the system seems to kick into life OK - CD drives, fans, etc whir into action, but no output from the Radeon card.
    Tried an old PCI graphcs card in all the slots, and even the (blanked-off) onboard caard, but still absolutely no signal after restarting (have tried 3 monitors just in case!).
    I've had to replace it with a new Acer, and after transferring the data I've not bothered re-installing the hard drive till I get some signs of life!

    Could the mobo have been fried by a loose power connector but only affected the slots?? Should the onboard graphics still work?

    Any pointers appreciated - would like to salvage what I can (ideally a working system!). Thanks all!
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    The PSU and motherboard are suspect.
    I would try each componant from the HP in
    another system, video cards, ram, hdd's, cdrom/dvd
    and cpu (if possible).
    Yes I would think the onboard video should still be working but not if the
    motherboard took a hit.
    If the psu looks standard and not proprietary you could try a different psu.

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