A friend of my mothers had some PC problems lately and wanted me to do the work, instead of hiring a company. I know a modest amount, but I'm not an expert.
It's a Compaq Presario SR2173WM Desktop:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docu ... 352589#N65
I have come to the conclusion that her Motherboard is the culprit and I would like some help getting one, for cheap. I have been out of the PC world for a few years, so not sure the best place to shop anymore. I would love it if you guys could post some links on a new one that would be compatible, for less than $75USD, cheaper the better. She doesn't want anything fancy, no games or anything, just browsing the Internet.
Let me tell you about what's going on with the PC. A couple days ago she was getting no signal to her monitor, she called me over and I unplugged the monitor and PC, it booted right up afterwards. A few weeks later she called me about the same thing, this time unplugging didn't help, it would not POST. I grabbed a working monitor from my house, that didn't work either. I then took the PC to my house and tried various things, nothing helped.
The only hardware change that was made to this PC, was a few months ago I installed 4gb of RAM over her 1gb.She uses onboard Video btw
Here are the things I have tried so far:
Clearing CMOS, Jumpers & Battery
Changing RAM around
Tried with no HDD, tried it with a different HD
Tried with a PCI GPU
Used different power/monitor cables
Tried a Barebones boot
Reseated CPU/made sure everything was pushed in completely
The PC turns on..Lights, Fans, HDD Lights - but no signal on Monitor. This PC doesn't have a Speaker to hear POST Beeps, so the only thing I can think of is the MoBo is bad.
Thanks in advance for any insight you can offer, sooner the better!!!