Diagnosing a computer that arrived DOA
by Johnr1976 - 11/15/12 1:47 PM
I ordered a refurbished HP Compaq dc5850 Desktop PC - AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR2, 750GB HDD, DVD-ROM, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, Mouse & Keyboard (Off-Lease) from TigerDirect.
After attaching a cheap used VGA monitor and the supplied USB keyboard and mouse, I powered it up. Lo and behold, nothing showed up on the screen. The screen was powered on, but it showed as having no juice.
The DVD roared alive. And was able to open and close.
The mouse and keyboard were not lighting up.
When I placed in the Windows 7 Rescue disc, and reset, same story. Nothing.
So I tried hooking up a DVI monitor, that I knew for sure was working. Again, nothing.
So what do you suppose is pooched?
If it's not worth trying to resurect this PC, I'm in the market for a used, reliable low-end PC with similar specs. I'll be grateful if someone can point me in the right direction.