Compaq Presario 6000 Desktop

Hewlett-packard / PRESARIO 6000
October 6, 2009 at 13:45:20
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I just recently had to replace my hard drive. My friend did it for me and we used the following hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM. Now it seems as though my power supply is fried and possibly the motherboard. Is it possible the hard drive used too much power and fried the power supply? If so, can I upgrade the power supply to a more powerful one? How can I tell if the motherboard is fried as well. I just bought a laptop for my bookkeeping business and I really need the Desktop for my sons to use. I can't really afford a new one at the moment.

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October 6, 2009 at 13:53:56
What makes you think the PSU is fried? Installing a new HD doesn't fry a power supply. What doesn't the machine do?

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October 6, 2009 at 15:10:23
I took it to a computer repair company, who seemed to know what they were doing, but in the end said the power supply was bad and so was the motherboard. After many days of not having my calls returned, I started to doubt their knowledge.

I guess the reason I thought the hard drive overworked the power supply was somethings I read on some other web sites.

The computer does absolutely nothing when I plug it in and turn it on. They supposedly replaced the power supply and said it seemed to have power, but nothing else happened when they turned it on. They suggested that it was the motherboard.

I don't really know what I'm doing...I'm just desperate...

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October 6, 2009 at 15:56:56
It's very possible that if the power supply blew, it took the mobo with it. If it's completely dead, it makes sense it isn't getting any power especially since nothing works. I don't understand why they put a new psu in it knowing the board was dead. I would look on craigslist for a used machine that can be had for $100 or so. Good Luck......

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