Hi all, hope this post finds you in better spirits than I am. I just found this page and the forums tonight and already it has been extremely helpful. So thank you in advance for even just taking the time to read this. So let me get to it…..
The main breaker box for my apartment got tripped and shut off all power to my place. At the time I just happened to be downloading a game to my computer. Needless to say once the power was back on my computer would not work. I have traced the problem to my motherboard by using Compaq’s troubleshooting tools and have a few questions for anyone that can help.
I have a Compaq Presario S5314ST and everything is the same as when we bought it, no upgraded parts or anything. I would love to get it running again but as always money is tight so I need to do this on a budget. I will spend what I have to in order to get it running again and fixed right, just trying to find less expensive solutions. Can I just switch out the motherboard with any other compatible one? Do I need to order the exact same one? Is there any point to having it checked out by a repair shop? Any other advice or tips? One kind of not related question, can I use the hard drive and other working parts to just carry over the operating system and files I have on it?(I do have a project computer that could be used for parts and/or whatever is needed)
Well I think that’s about it, Thank you for any help you can give and hope to hear back soon. Thank you again.