Question about HP Compaq Presario SR2038X PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer won't do anything, keyboard does not light up, screen is blank

Push power button fans run, light on Cpu comes on, nothing on screen, no lights on keyboard, nothing from keyboard, computer is on, but only fans running, nothing starts up at all.

Posted by on

  • bill Oct 27, 2012

    Well get nothing on screen, F8 does nothing, there is nothing on screen at all, saw two lights flicker on last start up, but all fans run, but with nothing on screen I can't see anyway to tell what is happening or even see any error message.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    computer switches on, fan starts, nothing else happens. Screen blank

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 247 Answers

So there is not so much as a BIOS message on screen? Any beeps?
If there is no life at all, you have a CPU/motherboard failure. This may be direct or indirect (e.g. no power to MoBo). Check your connections.
Otherwise, your boot device may not be operating. This is usually a dead or disconnected HDD. Check that it is plugged in. Does it get warm? Can you feel any vibrations from it? It should spin even if your cpu is dead but MoBo is alive.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
DickCanFixIt
  • 948 Answers

SOURCE: my cpu got a power surge during a lighting storm

Your computer has been damaged by lightning. The power supply passed some of the surge on to your other components and damaged them too. Without checking every component it is impossible to tell everything that was damaged, but most likely the motherboard since it is the next thing the power supply touches (along with your hard drive and optical drive.)

Take the computer apart and test every component (motherboard, memory, and drives) with known good components. Even if they test good, an electrical surge might damage them so they only work sometimes and it might be very hard to tell if performance will be satisfactory all the time.

Post back with your test results.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

NitrusInc
  • 326 Answers

SOURCE: PC shuts down while running Windows

Attempt to boot the machine in Safe-Mode.

While powering up continuously hit F8.

You will get a Boot Option Menu, Select Safe-Mode boot

If you can get into safe-mode I would suggest to try doing an online scan, as it sounds like your issue could be related to malware:
www.trendmicro.com/housecall

Let us know
Good luck

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

bob_computer
  • 3153 Answers

SOURCE: when i push the power button on my desktop, the

Disconnect all devices from the power supply EXCEPT the motherboard
Remove any extra cards including video etc.(plug monitor into the onboard)

If you hear any beeps these can indictate where the fault is.
either of these sites below will help you further with that

Beep codes P
c

More beep codes

Power up the pc and see if the fans are working.
If not then double check the power connections to the board.

If you still have no fans it is time to suspect the power supply as the probable cause.

If the fans worked then you should have gotten a display which told you there was an error and offering you a chance to go into the BIOS. ignore it and shut down the PC.

Now connect one drive only and boot again.

Repeat that until you identify the component that is giving you a problem.

Once you find the problem then remove or disconnect and carry on with the rest to see if another component might also cause a problem

If there is only one problem device then you may want to investigate that device further, Unless you don't mind replacing it

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: HP Pavilion M9040N Elite, power lights come on, will not boot

Boatin4me is correct on the process of elimination. I had the same issue and it was related to a bad modem.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

Sunnyrepairs
  • 808 Answers

SOURCE: I have a HP 6720 desktop. When I turn it on the

Psu or motherboard fault and use reginout

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Laptop won't boot - Compaq


Do you see anything on the screen? Does the HDD LED blink? You can start by removing the HDD and testing it or have it tested.

Jun 06, 2013 | Compaq Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dell Dimension 3100 won't boot; keyboard fell off the table onto the tower; am getting 1-3-2 beep codes. Is this fixable?


Just because they hit the tower should not have hurt anything.

But, you should turn it off, pull the power plug, then hit the power button, then again and make sure the lights don't turn on or flash.

This make's sure that all the power is gone from the motherboard.

Before you touch the inside, make sure you touch metal, so you don't static shock the motherboard.

Now open the the side up. I would remove the two power connectors, one should be a 20-24 pin and another 4 pin.

Reset them to make sure they didn't come lose.

Check the HDD, hard drive plugs, fan plugs, the CPU fan plug.

Then check the monitor connection, and any on the back.

Try the monitor on another PC, or a monitor from another PC on this PC.

A hard shock to the power supply unit (PSU ) can kill it, it can still turn on the lights but not have the voltage to run it.

If you do all this and are safe and careful checking inside and out, then you might have to take it to someone who can test it.

You can also download the manual so you know what it looks like inside the PC and what the motherboard looks like and how you would set it up when new.

Good luck.

Mar 31, 2013 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Blank screen


Check keyboard for 'F' keys which relate to screen Functions. Look for brightness UP or DOWN keys and if nothing else works hold down POWER button until it shuts down. Then push button and allow it to start up again. It will run through self-diagnostic testing and will ask if you want to run computer in Safe or Other Modes-pick Normal Mode.
Very often this will fix the problem.

Sep 15, 2012 | Packard Bell NX.BWTEK.002 EasyNote TS 15.6...

2 Answers

Gateway dx 4320 wont turn on


It could be a few things:

a faulty power switch - you say that you've changed the PSU, but did that include the switch?

it could also be a Faulty Motherboard or CPU. If either of them are fried, you won't see anything come on either.

I'd suggest checking the switch first because that's the cheapest and easiest to replace

Sep 14, 2012 | Gateway DX432019 PC Desktop

1 Answer

My hp v75 monitor doesn't come on. All the lights


Make sure the VGA cable is properly inserted to your pc and monitor

Jun 29, 2012 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I seem to have a problem with the power to my computer. After 2 days of searching all kinds of forums I still haven't found a solution. The computer won't power up, no fans are spinning, not a...


First remove the power plug from the smps and press the power switch few time and wait for few minutes the re plug the power connector to the smps and switch on the computer if you still dont have power then you will have to check whether the smps work to test that its not enough to test the voltage in the 21/24 pin you will have to short the green wire and the black wire and see whether the smps fan is working if the fan is not working then the problem is with smps

Jul 30, 2011 | ASUS Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Pc Seems to be dead wont load bios post moust doesnt work or keyboard or monitor


I have the same problem, the CPU fan spins, keyboard lights blink, no start up screen, or bios.
But, when I push a few times on the pc reset button, then the CPU fan is becoming still, the keyboard light are out and I can start the computer again in a normal way.
Can this one be a temporally solution for you too? Do you have any suggestion about?
I guess it can be an electricity dysfunction of a wrong fixed cable.

Oct 15, 2008 | Biostar P4M80-M4 Motherboard

3 Answers

Only the cpu fan spins


I guess it's a powersupply issue. what wattage and amps on +12v is your powersupply?

Jun 10, 2008 | Biostar P4M80-M4 Motherboard

1 Answer

Compaq Presario 4400us


Either the new power supply you purchased is not functioning correctly. But, assuming it is now that you are getting some form of power to your PC, it is very likely the motherboard. Whatever fried your old power supply (or it could have just been the power supply itself) most likely fried your motherboard in the process. Probably not the CPU since the MB can't even post.

Jun 21, 2007 | Compaq (388746-001)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Compaq Presario SR2038X PC Desktop Logo

166 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18407 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...