hp pavilion a1600n wont boot

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  1. srini0603

    srini0603 Member

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    I have an hp pavilion a1600n desktop. It turns on for a second or so then it turns off automatically. there is no beep sound or anything from the pc.

    could it be a corrupt bios or something else? If I want to update the bios? how do I do it? I am not sure on what brand the board is?

    any help?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. srini0603

    srini0603 Member

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    ok. I found out the board on the desktop. its Asus A8M2N-LA . Does any one have an .iso file for this? I want to update the bios using .iso file.
     
  4. styrafoam

    styrafoam Platinum Member

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    Your motherboard is most likely dead, updating the bios won't fix it. Unless you know someone who is handy with a soldering iron(and only have bad capacitors on the mobo) then its time for a new computer. Or a motherboard/cpu/ram & power supply upgrade in the very least.
     
  5. VirtualLarry

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    How old is that PC? The PSU may have given out. Or it might be the mobo.
     
  6. crashtech

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    That PC is circa 2006. Time to kiss it goodbye.

    Seriously, I have faster stuff than that in my junk drawer.
     
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    On the bright side, it looks like the case, though ugly, might accept standard ATX components. So depending on your goal, this might be a good beginning or learning tool.
     
  8. srini0603

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    its my friend desktop. they gave it to me to fix it. I have no clue on what the config on the desktop. on the good side it boots now and I am able to login to bios and it just hangs there.
     
  9. styrafoam

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    www.badcaps.net/

    I have seen so many nforce + amd store bought computers from the 2000's that behave the same way that I would probably put $100 on it sight unseen.
     
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    even if the mobo is faulty..would it still boot and would I be able to go in to bios??
     
  11. styrafoam

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    Yes, that is possible. Just open the case and look. There are pictures on the site I linked that will explain what to look for.