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HP Pavilion Slimline - Stuck On HP Logo Screen At Boot

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Hello Experts!

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)

Screenshot at boot
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.

Warranty expired.

I'm thinking motherboard is dead.

Thoughts\advice\solutions?

THANKS in advance!
Mick
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