Having problems with your HP Compaq Presario S5200NX (DM173A#ABA) PC Desktop ?

COMPAQ PRESARIO S5200NX WON'T START - Press start button, led's light up for about 5 seconds - hard drive starts to spin, then led's go off and every thing shuts down. Power supply is ok (swapped power supply - no change in problem) Disconneted DVD, CD and floppy drive - no change in problem.


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Make sure that the CPU fan is clean and free to turn. The main fan should have a connector with 3 wires. Two are for power and the third returns the fan revolution count. If the fan is not being seen as spinning, the system will shutdown.
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\015\012Dan
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\015\012Since you swapped the power supply already, and have disconnected the DVD, CD, and floppy, that leaves the hard drive and motherboard!
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\015\012Look the motherboard over, and see if there are any capacitors that are bulging or leaking out on the tops.
\015\012Is the inside of the computer very dusty? Check and make sure when you power up the tower, that the cpu fan is spinning up.
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\015\012Your CPU could be overheating, so removing the Heatsink fan and re applying thermal paste is an option too
\015\012If it is, try resetting the CMOS on the motherboard, or pulling the CMOS battery for a minite.
\015\012Do you get anything to display on the screen?
\015\012If you have more than one stick of memory, take out one of the sticks if possibleif possible.
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