Question about Compaq Computers & Internet
If you've got lights, then you probably have power, and the power supply is not the issue. I'd check the monitor by swapping it out with another one, just to insure that it's still working. If you can hear your hard drive spinning when your computer tries to boot, then its possible your hard drive got fried somehow. If you hear nothing, or maybe just hear a fan buzzing inside the PC, there's a good chance that your motherboard is shot. I've had this happen twice, due to static discharges or power outages. If the northbridge chip on the motherboard is gone, you're probably going to need a new motherboard (unless you know your way around a soldering iron).
If you are comfortable with it, disassemble your computer, and check the parts against other computers, i.e., check if the hard drive works by putting it inside another working computer. And by the same token, take a working hard drive, power supply, ect and put it in your non-working computer, and see if it boots.
If you've still got nothing, i'd bet on the motherboard, but if you want a second opinion, take it down to your local computer store, and have them run a check on it. Most places will only charge $50 or $60 bucks to run a hardware diagnostic to see what parts may or may not be working, and knowing for sure beats buying new parts which may or may not be damaged. Good luck!
Posted on Mar 16, 2011
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
May 25, 2014 | Total Gym Cyclo Trainer
Apr 30, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet
Dec 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Aug 23, 2010 | E-Machines T3302 PC Desktop
Sep 03, 2009 | Freezers
Jul 21, 2009 | Tomtom GO 910 GPS Receiver
Jul 13, 2009 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player
Mar 04, 2007 | Mag Innovision LT776s 17" LCD Monitor
Feb 26, 2016 | Compaq TFT5015 15" LCD Monitor
53 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!