HP Compaq Motherboard - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


let me read all 3 posts, why not just have one and comment to one?
symptoms for all, do nor read posts from folks telling you to find fuse clips seen in 1980s, PC, forget that. this is all SMD parts.
wiki that....
  • previous owner used a AC/power pack and blew up this LT..
  • its 19vdc not 24vac, or you WILL BLOW IT UP.
  • fixing that if true is non trivial to say the least.
  • it will not power on with battery removed, and with correct 19vdc pack attached,
  • or it does turn on sometimes but locks up in XP screens.
  • This is a 13 year old LT. so fixing one this old is dicey.
  • (reason is XP is dead OS and parts hard to find)
  • why look for fuses. if a fuse works on 1 boot why would it fail 2nd boot? answer its not a fuse its dream of a fuse. (hope)
  • Does BIOS screens work,
  • Does using a DT screen on the rear 15p, VGA port work can the external screen be made to work.
  • Does booting to any bootable CD work, HP windows install or live LINUX cd, or window live PE CD work. if yes the LT is ok
  • just has bad OS or BAD HDD.
  • Power dead totally and 19vdc on the MOBO input pins
  • is a dead mobo, no BIOS,on both screens, 19vdc in is a dead mobo. The fuse if present are SMD fuses F1,F1, if mobo marked, L1, L2, those are inductors not fuse... nice try though.

http://jeepdied.com/look/puters/dead-screen.html

HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 04, 2017 | 135 views


Every driver for your motherboard can be downloaded from: Driver Update Software for XP Vista 7 8. Wish you best of luck. Cheers

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jun 19, 2015 | 5,862 views


If you post what model I would suggest what link with let you download the appropriate drivers and if that doesn't work next step will be disassemble the computer and replace the speakers itself and the last solution would be change the motherboard as it will bring bring new working audio port on it.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jul 05, 2014 | 100 views


Pavilion dv9734tx

HP Compaq... | Answered on May 25, 2014 | 56 views


it is a power plug that goes hear the cpu socket area

HP Compaq... | Answered on May 25, 2014 | 38 views


nesecito una targeta de video que tipo de tarjeta debe de ser

HP Compaq... | Answered on May 20, 2014 | 1,888 views


Care este modelul Compaq?

HP Compaq... | Answered on May 13, 2014 | 17 views


check to see if it is plug in board the right way

HP Compaq... | Answered on Mar 22, 2014 | 39 views


download /driver identifier

HP Compaq... | Answered on Feb 17, 2014 | 64 views


Rich, there is no info on that number. I need the name & model# of the computer it came out of. If it is a Compaq, then it is old and may be difficult to find, but we can't go anywhere without that info.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Dec 05, 2016 | 114 views


http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00358730.pdf
This is the manual for an HP pc using that motherboard, the second page has more information about it including error codes.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Aug 04, 2013 | 140 views


Buy a no-name PC . They have the most upgradable lingth of time. No one can give you specifications because we canot tell the future. I personaly would go with one that has a 45 nm  CPU with many( 4?)  cores.Both intel and AMD have one now. MEMORY at least 1000 and preferable a board that   would accept DDR3 RAM.  Hads to have a Gigabyte Ethernet function and accept at least 8 Gb of Ram.     I hope this is what you were asking about and wanting to know. If you are not technicially aboe to build it yourself , almost any computer shop will build it for you or you can order on one line. 

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jul 21, 2013 | 125 views


Go to the HP website and look in the support section.

HP Compaq... | Answered on Apr 24, 2013 | 485 views


HP part number 5188-5473 brings up the Asus A8N-LA motherboard, made especially for HP,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00647121#N413

The rest of the number/letters do me no good.

I will elate some information based on the above, and see if it does you any good;

1) The Asus A8N-LA has connectors for two types of Harddrives;

A) IDE. Also known as PATA.

This type of Harddrive uses a flat ribbon IDE(PATA) data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nappe.svg

Another look,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ATA_cables.jpg

(The Asus name probably won't be on it. These two IDE data cables just happen to be made by Asus )

The connectors on each end have 40 socket holes. One socket hole will be blocked off. (Or should be) ONLY 39 socket holes are used.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PATA-cable.jpg

A look at the connector on the motherboard;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ATA_on_mainboard.jpg

Looking at the motherboard illustration, look at the Bottom/Right corner. There are two IDE connectors. They are marked as IDE 1, and IDE 2.

Scrolling down a little bit to the motherboard photo, you will see IDE 1 connector is Black in color, and IDE 2 is Blue in color.

The IDE (PATA) harddrive's data cable goes to IDE 1.
Optical drive/s (CD/DVD drive) goes to IDE 2.

This is the type of power cable from the Power Supply, that goes to an IDE (PATA) harddrive,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

NOTE*
There is usually a square, or rectangle, or two bumps; used on the IDE ribbon cable connector, to line up with the connector on the motherboard, or harddrive, or optical drive.

It is called a Locating Lug.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PATA-cable.jpg

This particular IDE data cable connector, has two raised bumps, for a Locating Lug.

It lines up with a Cutout in the motherboard's connector, or the harddrive's connector, or the optical drive's connector.

IF, there is NO Locating Lug, use the faint Red stripe on the side of the IDE data cable.
The red stripe is on the same side as Number 1 wire.

Number 1 wire goes to number 1 pin.
On a harddrive, or optical drive, number 1 pin is ALWAYS closest to the power cable connection,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Looking at the photo number 1 pin is on the Right side. It is closest to where the 4-pin Peripheral power cable plugs in.

B) SATA:

Looking at the motherboard photo, the Yellow, and Blue, and Black, and White connectors; to the left of the Blue IDE connector, and Black IDE connector; are SATA connectors.

SATA 1 is Black. This is where the SATA harddrive's data cable, is supposed to plug in.

The BEAUTY of SATA though, is that you can plug the harddrive into ANY of those SATA connectors on the motherboard, and BIOS will find the harddrive. (Or any other peripheral device)

An example of a SATA data cable, and it's connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

The red SATA connector shown below the SATA cable example, is just a different style of SATA motherboard connector; than what your motherboard uses.

Note the L-shaped opening in the SATA data cable's connector.
Lines up with the L shape on the motherboard connector, or harddrive connector, or optical drive connector.

Most SATA data cable connectors, also have a Lock on them.
Sometimes it's a Lock you can easily see.

Most times, it is a small depression you depress with your thumbnail, or a little 'bulb' you depress.
Depress/unlock to plug the cable in, or remove the cable.

The 90 degree angle connector end, (As shown), plugs into the harddrive, or optical drive. The Straight connector end plugs into the motherboard.

This is an example of a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

Between it, and the SATA data cable connector, it is the larger of the two.
SATA power cable connector has 15-pins.
SATA data cable connector has 7-pins.

Also note the rectangular depression on the SATA power cable's connector. That is where you depress to unlock the connector.
The SATA power cable's connector also has an L-shaped opening.

2) IF, you are trying to hook up a laptop harddrive to this motherboard, you need to determine if the laptop harddrive is an IDE (PATA) type, or a SATA type.

How?
Easy.

There is a label on the laptop harddrive. It has the manufacturer code on it. Type the number/letters in your browser search bar, and click on the search icon. (Magnifying Glass)

Now purchase an external enclosure.

The external enclosure opens up, and the laptop harddrive goes inside, and plugs into an interface.

Close the external enclosure, and plug it's USB cable into any available, open USB port on your computer.

It will be a 2.5 external enclosure.
Harddrive's are measured across their width.

A desktop harddrive is 3.5 inches across in width.
A laptop harddive is 2.5.

Example of a 2.5 IDE (PATA) external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1086960&CatId=2782

Example of a 2.5 SATA external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

HP Compaq... | Answered on Feb 04, 2013 | 80 views


rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours


http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html

it might take some time being a freeware driver solution

note: it will find all of your outdated drivers

this is a free driver solutions
this will automatically search for and find the correct driver
you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated

also at cnet
http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
IE: motherboard name sound drivers
you might have to try a few times to get it right


http://download.cnet.com/drivermax/3000-18513_4-10572602.html

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 free driver program


http://download.cnet.com/drivers-for-free/3000-18512_4-75548155.html

Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8 free drivers



http://www.downloadcollection.com/device_doctor.htm

Device Doctor is a freeware Windows application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates available for your devices. It also locates drivers for Unidentified Devices in the Windows Device Manager. This tool was designed to be very simple and easy to use


http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/
free program, paid update available



hope this helps

HP Compaq... | Answered on Sep 11, 2012 | 1,858 views


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to

reinstall drivers

click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the

(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have selected the correct speaker settings there

click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it

hope this helps if you dont have a motherboard disk you will have to download the drivers
http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for

IE: motherboard name audio driver you might have to try a few times to get it right
hope this helps

HP Compaq... | Answered on Aug 23, 2012 | 18 views


http://download.cnet.com/wireless-lan-driver-intel/3000-2112_4-162231.html

http://download.cnet.com/wireless-lan-driver-802abg/3000-2112_4-162326.html
if these drivers are not right
http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
you might have to try a few times to get it right
hope it helps

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jun 25, 2012 | 50 views


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers
if you dont have a disk with the drivers you will have to download them

http://www.boxdrivers.com

using this link you will be able select your drivers
http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-AC-97-Driver-Windows-98-Me-2000-XP-2003/3000-2120_4-10238712.html
Realtek AC'97 Drivers & Applications. The package includes: Driver/Application Setup Program; RtlRack for Win98/Me/2000/XP and AvRack for Win95/NT4; Realtek Sound Effect Manager. DirectX 8 is required to enable advanced features.

http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-AC-97-Driver-Windows-Vista-Windows-7/3000-2120_4-10962344.html


http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-High-Definition-Audio-Codec-Windows-Vista-Windows-7-32-bit/3000-2120_4-10788600.html free sound drivers
Realtek HD audio driver package. The package includes: driver setup program, drivers for Vista 32-bitedition.
http://download.cnet.com/als100-windows-sound-driver/3000-2120_4-10053066.html


if these arent right you will find free sound drivers
http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
IE: motherboard name sound drivers
be precise you might have to try a few times to get it right

hope this help you

HP Compaq... | Answered on Jun 06, 2012 | 1,253 views

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Compaq Motherboard Logo

349 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18429 Answers

Thomas F. Schneider

Level 3 Expert

2715 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...