HP Compaq 220 MT Desktop given to me by a friend. He said the motherboard is bad.
Emits a 4 beep cycle at power up and never posts. I also notices that one of the memory slots has had the ears that lock memory in place busted off. I have 1 256 M of memory, the PC2700.
Here's what I think. Memory has to be loaded on one of the two slots before the other and, since that has had the ears busted off it, nothing will work. I shove it down in place and it seems tight . . . .but if the clamps are busted off, who knows what else happened when someone tried to take memory out incorrectly.
If I take the memory out of the busted slot and put it in the other, the computer will start to power and the beep-beep-beep-beep ceases. But it still never posts.
Can someone checl me on this???