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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Lance1, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. Lance1

    Lance1 Thread Starter

    Aug 4, 2003
    Hi All!

    Here’s what’s up. I have this computer I’m working on; (Compaq Presario SR2180NX) He started to have blue screens, he didn’t mark down the error so I don’t know what it was. He says he continually unplugged the computer and plugged it in again. He then says that he thought the computer was dirty and proceeded to, get this, Vacum it out! I told him that that could have irreversibly damaged the hardware of the system. He then calls me back two days later saying that the computer no longer boots! No surprise… I have the computer here and have been able to get it to boot only to have it freeze on the HP startup screen so I couldn’t do anything. I’m at a loss for this. I think that he fried the main board or caused hardware damage somewhere.

    Input please! Thanks…
  2. Zeppfan


    Apr 19, 2006
    Check to see if any of the MB jumpers or HD jumpers are still there. You may need to do some research on the motherboard to see where or if there are any jumpers.

    The vacuuming may have sucked up one or more of these necessary jumpers.

    Check this link to see if this is you MB. I think it is. If so, you may find jumper placement.


    As far as the blue screen prior to the vacuum, the MB may have been on the verge of going bad, and no boot after vacuum may have just been a coincidence.
  3. Arcadion


    Sep 1, 2004
    There is a good chance he would have damaged it with static discharge, as the end of a vacuum cleaner pipe builds up a charge.
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