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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Surrey, UK

    Computer not starting - sometimes

    What ho one and all,

    My wife has an HP Pavilion 23 all-in-one computer with W8.1.

    Sometimes, when pressing the power button on top, although the cursor appears, the screen remains blank. Can always hear the HDD spinning quietly in the background.

    Usually, by tweaking the power cord and/or holding the power button down for a few seconds, then trying again, it starts.

    I realise it is almost impossible to give a solution, but what is the most likely cause? Faulty switch or a start-up capacitor needs replacing?

    Thanks and toodle pip

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Largo, Fl.
    Holding the power button down for a few seconds -> every time to start it is what I would do.
    If you're happy and you know's your meds.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
    Possible causes:

    Faulty power cord
    Faulty power cord socket
    Faulty power button
    Faulty AC adapter

    Swapping out the AC adapter and power cord with a known good setup could let you test those possibilities.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2023
    The loose connection or damaged cable between the display and the motherboard is the most likely reason for the problem with the HP Pavilion 23 all-in-one computer. Additionally, there can be an issue with the graphics card or driver. To see whether it fixes the problem, think about verifying the connections and updating the graphics driver.

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