Question about HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim PC Desktop

3 Answers

HP D530 Will not start:

My hp d530 slim factor will not start: Power LED does not go on but 5v led on mother board is on:

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: HP D530 Will not start:

I had the same problem with my HP D530. It would not start but the motherboard green led light stays on. At first, I thought its the power supply. I DISCONNECT the power plug and removed all my RAMS, AGP video card and I then took off the BATTERY (bios) and replace it with another one from my old computer that had the same battery PART NUMBER. Place the power cable back on and turn on the PC. If the CPU fan comes on, your motherboard is ok. Now UNPLUG the power cord again and place the RAMS. Plug the power cord again and check if the CPU fan comes on. If it did, the computer is properly working. I had mine working but for some reason, it stop working when I install two different AGP video card on it so I had to use and settle with the built in video.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers
Re: HP D530 Will not start:

It can't be the RAM, it would be beeping if the RAM was not installed properly. If it was and they were bad, it would fail in Windows.

We've had numerous similar problems to yours with our D530's. Check the motherboard to see if any of the capacitors (round barrel shaped components) are swollen (round on top) or leaking. It is a known manufacturers defect and they were replacing those motherboards for free, unfortunately that program just ended.

If the capacitors are all flat on top, its probably the power supply. We've had four go bad in the past month. They sometimes smell like something is burning before they go bad. The D-530 model is unfortunately our most unreliable model ever, they are junk. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 500 questions.

  • Expert
  • 508 Answers
Re: HP D530 Will not start:

Hi ETOKibungo
well, Two things arise here, RAMS, or bad power supply. another, really stressfull things cab be bad motherboard.
if you have warranty for the D530, I recommend change your system.
or go near computer shop to see if the RAMS are the culprit.
Good Luck

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How much i can upgrade my d530 ultra slim desktop RAM and HDD

You can install up to a max 2 GB RAM and can add a 2nd hard disk
See the following Specs for your computer.
dotclear.gif HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim (Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, XP Pro) Type Personal computer
  • Product Form Factor Ultra-slim desktop
  • Built-in Devices Speaker
  • Width 12.4 in
  • Depth 13.1 in
  • Height 2.8 in
  • Weight 15.4 lbs
  • Color Silver
  • Type Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
  • Installed Qty 1.0
  • Max processors supported 1.0
Cache Memory
  • Type L2 cache
  • Installed Size 512.0 KB
  • Cache Per Processor 512 KB
  • Chipset type Intel 865G
  • Data bus speed 533.0 MHz
  • Installed Size 256.0 MB / 2.0 GB (max)
  • Technology DDR SDRAM
  • Memory Speed 333.0 MHz
  • Memory Specification Compliance PC2700
  • Form Factor DIMM 184-pin
  • Upgrade Rule Max 2 x 1 GB module
Storage Controller
  • Type 1.0 x IDE - Integrated - PCI
  • Controller interface type ATA-100
Storage Controller (2nd)
  • Type 1 x Serial ATA - Integrated
  • (2nd) storage controller interface type Serial ATA-150
  • Floppy drive type None
  • Hard Drive 1.0 x 40.0 GB - Standard - ATA-100 - 7200.0 rpm
  • Hard Drive (2nd) None x None

Dec 08, 2009 | HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim PC...

1 Answer

My D530 will not start up there is just a green flashing led

First check num lock key on key bord when u press it numlock led is on and offf.if that led on and off then your cpu is ok then you need to change screen resolution
when you power press F8 key then enter in enable vga mode then go to control panel ->dispaly ->settings then change screen resolution to 1024*768 then aply and ok then restart it.

But if num lock key not onn and offf then you need to open cpu cabinet then reattch all connection to mother bord also reattch connection to harddisk.
Also pull cmos cell for 15 minutes then refix it then all settings of bios are reset to defaults.
then check.
Please rate my solution if you tihnk that i help ful to you.
Thanks for using fixya.

Jul 17, 2009 | HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim PC...

2 Answers

Hp compaq d530-start button

check the hp site,,and links from that,,try ebay

May 17, 2009 | HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim PC...

1 Answer

LED light is orange but computer is on.

it sounds like you may have overloaded the PSU, best thing to try would be to take out the dvd burner and and try booting again, if this doesn;t have any affect it may mean you need a new psu (power supply).

Mar 18, 2009 | HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim PC...

1 Answer

My problem is


there are 3 computers that come up with d530 have a look at this list

Select the right one from the 3
HP Compaq d530 Convertible Minitower Desktop PC, HP Compaq d530 Small Form Factor Desktop PC or HP Compaq d530 Ultra-slim Desktop Desktop PC

You can open the above page, click on any of the 3 available computers and see a picture of it.

if you can't find it there, could you send me all information you can get from the case of the computer, model numbers etc all text.


Feb 25, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Hp530 Ultra Slim starts and stop after 3-20sec

I have had this once before, and then it was one of the hard disk cables which was interfering with the fans inside the case. In my PC it was the PSU fan which was being halted. Try moving the cables around inside the case and ensure none of the corners where they are folded are protruding into any of the fans.

Feb 03, 2009 | HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim PC...

2 Answers

Hy hp d530 won't turn on


I have a similar problem:

My Compaq d530 was running fine until one day during plugging in a USB device (MP3 player) the system completely stopped working. The only thing which is active is the green LED on the mainboard.

I have checked several things and have found the following:
- IDE cable had burn marks!! (nasty)
- USB connection cable which runs from the front to the motherboard has changed in color. (darker green while all other connector have e more light white color.)

These are the signs of a brun out, but I do not have any solution to repair this.

Economically the best thing to do is buy a second hand (or new) system. (d530 are about 60 euros these days (march 2009). Hardware parts can maybe salvaged.

Dec 09, 2008 | HP Compaq d530 PC Desktop

3 Answers

5 beeps HP Compaq d530

5 Beeps
CPU or motherboard problem

Apr 11, 2008 | HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim PC...

4 Answers

HP Compaq d530

it all depends on the number of flashes , pause, repeat.
Since the problem did not indicate any beeps her is the following info

Power LED blinks RED 2 times, one every second, followed by a
2-second pause. = Processor Thermal Protection Activated

3 blinks 1 second apart = Processor not installed (not an indicator for a bad processor).

4 blinks 1 second apart .= Power Failure (power supply is overloaded)

Other possibilities are:
5 blinks 1 second apart No memory
6 blinks 1 second apart No graphics
7 blinks 1 second apart System board failure (detected prior to video)
8 blinks 1 second apart Invalid ROM

Nov 07, 2007 | HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim PC...

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Compaq Business d530 Ultra-Slim PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

893 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP PC Desktops Experts

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

john smith

Level 2 Expert

366 Answers

 Mike M
Mike M

Level 3 Expert

3320 Answers

Are you a HP PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides