Compaq Presario S4000NX approximately 4 yrs old.
Yesterday, I added a DVD player burner and everything was working fine. I was able to power up and down without any issue and use the all of the drives. It worked great!
This morning, I woke up to find that my machine was trying to power up. No one pressed the power switch.
At issue: the machine if plugged in will power itself up and then after a couple seconds, sometimes even making it to the Windows XP splash screen, it'll power down. The same thing happens when I press the power button. Although, sometimes the power button will not work.
The power button will work if I unplug the machine for a few minutes.
It usually dies as it's powering up the optical drives - BUT, when I unplug the drives, it doesn't make a difference.
Now, I don't have a boat, so I can't use the machine for an anchor. I think Id like to fix it.