HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Clear CMOS Setting Printed Incorrectly on the Motherboard
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Information in this document applies to the following:. On any systems not in the failing state BIOS revision 2. Power off system and unplug power cable. Remove side panel and locate "Boot Block Recovery Jumper" on side panel label. The jumper will be on a 3 pin header where 2 of the 3 pins will be loaded by the jumper.They have a different number of pins and jumper setups than are on the actual motherboard.
The incorrect diagrams on the HP support website assume that the viewer is looking at the pins from a specific, unknown rotation. Go to Solution. That information is held close to the chest. The posted information doesn't reflect the jumpers on the actual Formosa motherboard.
Unplug the PC, hold down the power button for 60 seconds and now remove the CMOS battery for 60 seconds should get the job done. The Formosa motherboard was also used in the Pavilion series.
Hopefully this is not the tip of the iceberg with other motherboards. I think that's wrong. Maybe one piece of information might help in identifying Pin 1 on any printed circuit board: PIN 1 is usually indicated by a heavy thicker printed usually white line.
You'll notice one corner of the rectangle has a thicker line to it in the bottom left of your photo. That would seem to indicate that your motherboard is rotated 90deg to the right of their schematic's orientation. If your PC isn't booting anyway, it can't hurt. Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask the community or Ask the Virtual Agent. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.
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New member. Message 1 of 4. HP Recommended. Product: Envy Ht. Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 bit. I have the same question. Tags 7.
Tags: CMOS. Level Message 2 of 4. I'll let HP know about the documentation discrepancy. Level 1. Message 3 of 4. Tags 2.Before to begin: it's the first time in my long life that I had so many problems to install Windows on my computer. I had to replace 2x Z Motherboards because they didn't want to reset after they frustrated me with black screen after several blue screens at the end of the Windows 7 installation process.
I've tried to reset bios having black screen using all the technical solutions And the graphic card perfectly works, in fact every time I replace motherboard it works. The second motherboard I have bought reached to install Windows 7 but So now I am buying a 3rd motherboard praying god that I will be able to install Windows 7 and use the Turbo Drive G2 too You can imagine how I am happy to replace 3x workstation motherboards spending money to install Windows 7 because the motherboard won't reset its chip.
I had a similarly elusive problem with a z after updating the BIOS from v. After a long battle, which included buying a new motherboard, I learned that the z has a crisis recovery jumper- which is not mentioned in the manual nor shown on the z or z system board diagram but was indicatied and described for the z The use of the crisis recovery jumper is somewhat involved, but I was able to recover the original motherboard and return the replacement.
Details of it's use by forum friend SDH:. Your post mentioned fussng with jumpers, but I will note that the crisis recovery process is very particular as to setup, sequence, and timing, for example, done with no drives installed and the partition of the insllation USB containing the BIN file should be at least GB but no more than 1GB.
I was fortunate that the process worked on the first attempt, but others have reported that the process required several attempts. Looking at the system board and manuals for z,andthere is again no specific mention of the crisis recovery jumper ot it's use, but consider studign the z and researching the ppossiblity of a crisis recovery jumper as that may lead to saving the motherboard and restoring the system use as it did for my z Similarly, SDH rescued a z thought to be defunct.
If successful, do not alter any of the default settings. The situation with the z is so similar to my troubles- over two months! Result 1: After some beeps it started to run MB Fans at full speed without any other reactions, keeping that so Result n. And waiting One of the important steps was not mentioned in your post, that is; the installation USB must be removed from the system at a particular point.
Also, recheck the configuraton of the USB drive and consider reducing the partition to K. I read a few posts on other forums that advocated a K partition.Woke up the next morning and wanted to work on some stuff, and it would not POST. I ended up after 2 hours of insanity, doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result pulling the CMOS battery for 5 minutes and pulled the RAM.
I also held the CMOS reset button for 60 seconds during this time. From what I saw somewhere on HP's website, 5 beeps indicates memory issues. Kinda obvious, but there's no ram installed, so it makes perfect sense. I wanted to use the BBR jumper, thinking it may have somehow lost the update, but there are no pins there. I'll take a picture of it the next time I'm by the machine, but I am open to other tests to figure out what is going on.
Proprietary power connectors so I can't test the psu with a normal tester, but if someone can give me a pinout I'LL check all wires. I had a Quadro k installed, but I've removed it currently to rule out GPU issues, but it works just fine in my z HOW was bios update performed? WHAT happens on power up? Didn't take note of old bios that was installed, but updated to 1. Updated through bios, updated successfully.
I continued using the machine after updating successfully for another hour, and shut down for the night. With ram installed, powers on, after about 30 seconds fans ramp up to full speed. I have tried both VGA and displayport, and the k and the screen never wakes up. I have not read the service manual to do a "full" reset, can you provide a link to it? I read a procedure to recover from a bad flash, and thinking that maybe it lost the flash somehow I wanted to try reflashing with the bbr jumper.
When tryig to flash using the BBR jumper, I do not have pins there, it's as if there were never pins soldered to the board there. I do have a cmos button that I held down for 60 seconds with the battery out, but there was no change. Sorry for typos, I'm on my phone and autocorrect does not work well on the website.
I've tried making sure I correct all errors but I'm sure a couple will make it through. Yes, I prefer to always update bios from USB key. That way I can confirm it updated successfully before going back to work on whatever machine is in front of me.
I own my own computer repair business and this one has me stumped. My gut tells me it's a bios issue, but I'm not sure why it would have performed normally after the update but crap out overnight and not post in the morning. This is the CMOS reset button, for reference. This is the button I held down with the battery out.If it is possible, what secret magic trick or specialized hardware is required to do this task? Go to Solution. Hello; Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! I wish I had good news for you -- but I don't Neither one could see or use USB-connected mice or keyboards anymore.
In one case, I isolated it to the use of the HP keyboard. But when I then reconnected the owner's HP keyboard, after a reboot, the problem returned. I asked for addition help on these forums -- and did not get any, as I was told resetting the BIOS was the only "solution". Turns out, I did not have the battery out long enough.
I removed it and went to do other things, then came back, popped it in and started it up. I was able to get back in the system. Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask the community or Ask the Virtual Agent. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.
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