Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:29 AM
My ol Compaq Evo 510 dies today of causes unknown.
Was working fine this morning before I left for work, had recent M$ updates, virus scan and spyware scan and not a glitch. Shut it down before leaving for work, got home, turned it on, CD drive goes, fans for processor and power supply, no video, nothin.
Took one stick of RAM out and tried, same thing. Swapped both, same thing. Plugged in 1 stick of RAM and unplugged hard drive and left CD-ROM, nothing. Plugged in everything, voila, we got a POST screen and we have WinBlows. Get into Windowes, everything honkey dory, open up FF, start surfin, crash goes Fox, send report to M$, click on more info after report, bam....computer bleeps down, no BSOD nothing. Tried above procedures, nothing. Put in AGP video card, hey, woo hoo! We see the XP bazr thingie, then , no monitor, no hard drive activity, just fans....
Anyone know whats going on? bad power supply I am guessing. Not going to find one on ebay, spend arm and a leg, try to figure out how it comes apart ( its a desktop not a tower) and come to find I have a bad board or some bad capciators on the board.
Compaq Evo 510 SFF
2.0 Ghz Pentium 4 Intel
2x 256 DDR PC2700 RAM
20 GB Seagate Barracuda IDE
Intergrated Intel graphics
Integrated Soundmax Audio
From what I hear, these things are tanks and are quite reliable. Maybe its my bad luck with Compaq's the last 3 years.
So anyone here that are familiar with these PC's, I could reaally use some help. I'm pretty computer literate but when it comes to hardware problems besides hard drives and memory, I am lost.