Built a few pc from used parts harvested on the free Craigslist, know my way around hardware, the type you can kick around if it doesn't work.
Mother in law told a friend and neighbor across the street that I could take a look at her dead laptop and tower. SHe bought both at best buy. The geek squad did her dirty 3 times over "dirty" to remain polite
She had a dv900 laptop which they (geeksquad) told her that had motherboard had fried. DIagnosed the problem through search, bad heatsink configuration, killed her video display. Then said the same thing about her hp pavillion p6210y pc. Motherboard fried. Screw her dumbnedd, I warned her not to do business with BB anymore.
I did gave her my word tho...
Took her tower, plugged it in, booted up as it should (GS lied through their teeth) defragged her HD, ran Memtest 4.x for 64bit system, everything passed with flying color, no error. Decided to do her a favor before returning a perfectly working PC to the neighbor by uninstalling the norton anti virus utility, know a few people that had their pc/laptop behave erratically because of nort AV. During the previous diagnostic process, I was prompted to reboot a couple of times which happened with no problem. Uninstalled Norton, pc prompted to reboot then, the beeps of death occurred, one short and one long. According to HP, it is a RAM issue.
Uninstalled 3x2GB stick DDR2, tested them individually on each slots. It was a no go, keeps beeping one short one long. Unplugged all the cables connected to media card reader, dvd drive, usb ports, still no luck. I know for a fact that the mobo is not "fried" and have a hard time believing that an uninstall of norton AV would cause the PC not wanting to boot, cannot even access the bios.
I am stumped, went to the store today to get canned air in hopes of blowing the RAM slots.
Beyond this, what else if there left for me to do to spruce up the biatch tower? I am at a standstill, the mobo is still good, the PS still powers up the PC cooling fan and Processor/amd fan.
I am at a loss.