Question about HP Compaq Presario SR2038X PC Desktop
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.
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Attempt to boot the machine in
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:
Let us know
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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 Pc
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
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
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