HP Pavilion won't boot - no video

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rfcjr

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Hello:

I am hoping to get an HP Pavilion 540N computer working for a friend. I have no software, recovery disks etc. and the computer won't boot. I see that the harddrive light flickers initially; but, that is it. There is no attempt to access the cd drive or floppy drive. The monitor displays nothing at all. The monitor is good since I hooked it to another computer and it worked fine. The computer had Windows XP loaded. Any suggestions as to where to start? Thank you in advance.
 
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Any suggestions as to where to start?
1. disconnect the power cable, press the power button (to discharge any capacitors). try again.

2. open the case, check all connections, re-seat any add-on cards and memory modules.
 

rfcjr

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Hello:

I did as you suggested with no real results. When I turn the computer on the lights on the dvd and cd drives flicker as well as the keyboard. I try to go into bios but am unable to do so. For a brief time I did have a blinking cursor on the upper left corner of a blue screen. Then I attempted to boot again and everything resorted to the original problem - blank black screen etc. Any further suggestions? Thank you.
 

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I reseated the memory module and internal connectors and the system seems to be working fine. Thanks.
 
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