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Compaq Presario S3200NX Desktop starts but black screen and no beeps. Is it fixable?

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February 11, 2014 6:11:02 AM

Compaq Presario S3200NX Desktop starts but black screen and no beeps. Is it fixable? Can troubleshoot problems usually. Is the desktop dead?
February 11, 2014 4:04:57 PM

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.
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