I need to replace the motherboard on my computer.

November 3, 2013 at 19:14:32
Specs: Windows Vista
It is a Compaq Presario SR5210NX with a 945gct-hm rev-1.0 b motherboard that is no longer functional. I need to know what motherboard to get and where best to look for it.

Also, since I'm replacing it, I was thinking on getting a different processor too. It currently has a Intel Celeron 420.

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November 3, 2013 at 21:11:49
What makes you so sure the motherboard is bad?

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November 3, 2013 at 22:11:48
I've changed the power supply and all I get is the fans working.

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November 4, 2013 at 06:29:08
"I've changed the power supply and all I get is the fans working"

That still doesn't mean the board is bad. What prompted you to change the PSU in the 1st place? And what did you replace it with, a used one or a new one? Is it a quality name brand PSU or $20 generic cheapie?

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November 4, 2013 at 14:40:15
Sorry to have troubled you. I just wanted an answer to my f*cking question, not a holier-than-thou type asking me questions. I didn't ask you to fix it.

It's really none of your business why I want to change the motherboard is it? Who do you think you are, the government?

I'll write this 'help forum' off my list.

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November 6, 2013 at 05:24:56
You didn't provide enough info so I'm asking followup questions to try to determine what the problem is. Plus I have absolutely no idea of your background, troubleshooting skills, or computer knowledge. No reason to get your panties in a bunch.

Motherboards don't go bad nearly as often as people think but power supplies fail all the time. And just because the fans are working doesn't mean the power supply is good. If you understand the inner workings of a PSU, you know that there are 3 main voltage rails. If any one of them fail, the system will not boot, but it might still spin the fans or light the LEDs. Now let's try this again...

Please post the make/model & specs of the original 250W PSU & the replacement PSU so that we can rule out the PSU as the problem.

Here's your system specs: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...

Did you do a visual inspection of the board to check for bulging or leaking capacitors?



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November 6, 2013 at 11:19:29
So "one person" asks some questions in order to get the full background in order to help you best. Rather than give the information, you then swear and write off the whole forum. Kinda illogical because stacks of folk come from far and wide to help on this forum for free in their spare time. It's not some tower block run on your taxes.

Try that nasty attitude with a repair shop instead because at least you will be spending your money with them.

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November 6, 2013 at 16:26:50
I went elsewhere and got the info I needed without the questioning.

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