Question about Computers & Internet

5 Answers

Power Supply I just purchased a compaq presario 6000 desktop on ebay and i think something must have been dislodged during shipping because when i try to turn it on, it comes on very briefly but then goes back off and a red LED light in front begins to blink. Ive opened it up but i dont know what to look for. Any ideas?

Posted by on


5 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

This problem occured for me. The Presario 6000's Power Supply has a small two prong power connector that hooks to the motherboard. Without this plugged up I found that the CPU fan wouldn't work and the CPU overheated causing the PC to cut off. So if this is of any help, look to see if there is a two prong power connector on your power supply and if so, plug it into the two prong connection slot and see if this helps your problem.

Good Luck! Jeremy

Posted on Nov 19, 2007


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

We had the same problem with our Presario 6000 when it was fresh from the box - within the first week. After haggling with Compaq they exchanged for a new one, but soon after replacement we had the problem arise again intermittently. We tried troubleshooting it for several years to no avail.
Eventually we broke down and took it to our very trusted tech repair man said that the power supply was a POS and replaced it with another -completely autonomous - power supply and it has been fine since. Good luck!

Posted on Nov 12, 2007


If the processor is installed. It sounds like the CPU is overheating. Remove the heatsink and put new thermal compound on and reinstall Processor

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

I have the same problem. I even opened the power supply where I think the problem may be. Before I start to measure electronic components I will try to vacuum clean it all: sockets, components with care. In my case the computer was working and suddently it shut-down with no warning or error messages. Simply went off. If you have news about this log here. Today I will try to make it work. You spoke about a shipment: that gives me one idea: it may be broken solding points. With an hot solding iron try to rectify (with care and after all capacitors in the power supply are discharged to avoid electric shock) those soldures. Best regards, Daniel.

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 17 Answers

I would to make sure all the power plugs on the inside of your computer are snuggly secured. Also check to make sure the RAM sticks are plugged in correctly and that the processor is present and in place.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

1 Suggested Answer



Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Presario won't power up

If you see no lights, hear no fans running, no disk drives running then the problem is probably a bad power supply or motherboard. Get a quote from your local computer shop then try the guys at:

They will fix it and ship it back by Fedex or UPS. They are very economical and good.

Mar 10, 2012 | Compaq Hewlett Packard Presario SR5152NX ...

1 Answer

Compaq presario desktop sr1503wm fan at rear of cpu box won't turn. can it be fixed or replaced? apparently the other fan is overworking and causing a loud buzzing which goes off and on again every few...

If it is the fan in the power supply, replace the power supply.
The case fan is easily replaced. Measure it (in mm) and purchase a new one. The standard fan is usually 40 mm, I think.

Oct 07, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1503wm PC Desktop

1 Answer

I think it was hit by a surge during a thunderstorm.

In that case, I would suspect that the power supply has failed. Do you know if the computer was on during the surge? If not, then probably only the power supply is bad. If the system was on, then ..... could be damage to other parts.

Power supply is easy to replace. In most cases you only have to remove 4 screws from the back of the computer. Then of course there are anywhere from a few to many connectors from the power supply to the components in the computer. Each connector is unique so.... you will not be able to plug the wrong connectors together.

You can also buy a small power supply tester if you want. It will allow you to run a rudimentary test of the power supply checking all the voltages for the motherboard, drives, etc. Here is an example,
$12 dollars including shipping. You may be able to find a better price and brand, do you own checking before you buy.

Mar 12, 2010 | Compaq Presario S6000NX (DQ178A#ABA) PC...

2 Answers

Compaq Presario 6000 desktop powers-up for 1 second

check your ramm also use s start up disk to check your drive boot sector

Jan 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

COMPAQ Presario v6000 Died during Tstorm

My 6000 also died in a thunder storm with power surges.  Power seems to be coming in to the cord, but the ON/OFF button on the front does not turn the computer on.  Totally black screen, with no response.  Hoping for help too.

Feb 27, 2009 | Compaq Presario S6300NX PC Desktop

2 Answers

Dead compaq presario 6000

try a different power lead and if doesnt work it sounds like the power supply has blown, had it on a few pc's

Jan 13, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Tower compaq presario 6000 will not power up

after reading your query i can understand that there may be no issue with the power supply,
can u hear any kind of long beep? if yes try cleaning the ram, if this also doesnt help then try changing the ram.
if this is not helpful please check the cmos battery,
if battery is ok, then there may be a problem with your motherboard of Processor.

Dec 15, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Help compaq presario 6000 tower will not power upkbvs

By power up , do you mean no lights. no fans,no sounds? If correct then:
 Check 120 volts going into the power supply.  Check  that the power supply switch is on 1 and not 0 If this fails. Change power supply.

Dec 15, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

AC charger for a presario v2000

use ebay, same thing but cheaper in prices... i got my presario v2000 ac power charger for 24.50 with shipping and handling.... took 3 days and it arrived unless u want to do overnight shipping which is like an extra 12 bucks which is good too... WELL WORTH IT EBAY IS THE PLACE... i think his name is "honestworks" or something like that buy it from him he has a one year warranty if any defects occur...

Oct 18, 2007 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

2 Answers

No Power!!

Double check the switch in the back of the pc on the power supply. If their is a switch, you can try it in both positions. It is possible their is no switch, older compaq's are iffy. The switch will be black. Also check the 110/230 switch. I don't know what country you live in, however you may need to make sure that switch is in the appropriate spot. 110 for USA and 220/230 for UK

Also, try unplugging your pc. Let it set for about 1 minute. Plug it back in and try again.

Oct 11, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

297 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85223 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18165 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides