Compaq Presario S3200NX Desktop starts but black screen and no beeps. Is it fixable?
Compaq Presario S3200NX Desktop starts but black screen and no beeps. Is it fixable? Can troubleshoot problems usually. Is the desktop dead?
Sounds to me like the PSU is dead... replace it with a known working PSU... if the problem persists, check all motherboard power and digital connections and reset the BIOS with battery off for 5-10 minutes. If the problem still exists, the motherboard is probably dead... the computer is an old model so a dead motherboard wouldn't be surprising.
If a dead motherboard should be the cause, upgrading it with a modern Motherboard, Processor, RAM and a compatible Power Supply would be a great improvement in system performance. You could buy a motherboard with SATA and IDE support so you can reuse your hard drive and save on the total expense.