Im new to this forum but any help I could get would be great. I have two computers that don't work but I want to get one working from them. They are but P4 im pretty sure. They both use DDR Ram.
Neither of the PC's would boot up. What I have setup right now is I have taken the CPU Chip from computer A and put it in computer B. Took the power supply from computer A and put it in computer B. Now computer B will boot up with 256 Ram, no HD, no CD drive, no Floppy. The pc will boot and say "no hard drive detected". Now this is the strange part. If I hook up a HD that I know works, the PC will not boot anymore. What happens it the fan on the CPU will turn on for about 3 seconds then BEEP, then everything shuts down. If I unhook the HD then PC will boot. I have tried two HD's and two different power supplies. Well the second did not work.
Any ideas? I have tried every combo on the power cables and the ribbon cables.