Had a client bring me an HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1414 desktop. When PC boots, it is stuck on the HP logo screen. (see photo below)
Here is what I have tried already...without success:
Replaced the CMOS battery
Removed and reseated RAM (one stick installed)
Ejected CD tray at boot (found this tip on a Google search)
All components removed (graphics card part of motherboard)
Note that a USB keyboard does not get recognized, (I think), because I can't get numlock or caps keys to show indicator lights. So since I don't have a keyboard, F2, F8, F11, F12 do not work. Can't seem to get to BIOS.
Don't hear any beeps at boot.
Sometimes I have to unplug the AC cord 5-6 times before I can even get to the HP logo screen.
I'm thinking motherboard is dead.
THANKS in advance!