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Old 11-27-2008, 10:46 AM   #21
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Default Re: Help! Compaq won't boot.

Motherboard. As everyone has said If its the ram it will not post. Get try a new mobo. You have an old one sitting around?

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Old 11-27-2008, 10:46 AM   #22
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Sadly I'm afraid to say that it's most likely a bad motherboard. Is the computer still under warranty? They might fix it if it is under warranty. If not or they claim it to be misuse, I guess ya gotta get a new motherboard and drop it in. Or maybe might be a better idea to just start fresh and take your data off the old hard drive. Sorry mate, these kinds of things happen.

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