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Help with motherboard

By hatelove23 ·
I am trying to fix a compaq pres- .The caompute has built in video(intergrated) My problem is I cant seem to get any picture on the monitor at all.I have checked the hard drive,memory,power supply,ribons(cables)and even changed out the monitor.I have came to the conclution that my motherboard has went bad.Do you have any idea what I can do.Please let me know,,Thank you

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by dmiles In reply to Help with motherboard

The problem may not be the motherboard but the graphics

Boot the computer,when startup screen appears,push the button to enter bios setup,disable the onbaoard graphics,now install a pci or agp card in one of the slots to see if you get video.

Mkae sure that memory in seated in slots properly

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by DouglasB In reply to Help with motherboard

When you turn on the computer are you seeing anything on the screen while it boots? If not, do as suggested by the previous post, but install a stand-alone graphics card first.

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by mikex In reply to Help with motherboard

Did you check if the CPU is firmly in the slot?

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by RCOM In reply to Help with motherboard


Do you hear any beeps? Do you have power lights power supply and other fans spinning etc.

Download the manual for the motherboard.

Reset the BIOS folowing the instructions in manual. After resetting and depending on the Compaq system you may need to download the BIOS operating software.

Try plugging power directly to the wall outlet.

Disconnect everything from the board. Only leave the memory and see if it boots. If so re-install devices one at a time until failure occurs.

As mentioned you can install a video card to see if it boots that way.

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