Motherboard pooched on Compaq Presario (SP?) 6010 ca.
Capacitors need replacing
Part not available Will not fix on my own. Computer tech fellow has told me that new motherboard will not fit into the box. Hard drive is fine. My goal is to save proprietary software (legal!) on my hard drive and to use the XP Pro on my hard drive. Questions:1, fixing capacitors - non stater? 2, new motherboard won’t fit?!? How about getting a new box, putting all the same guts into it, with a new motherboard?
3, If I get a new motherboard will my programs not work properly in any event.
I understand that my programs will not work if I simply slipped in the hard drive into a new machine, it is not that dead simple.
Need to save computer and programs and data on it. Hard drive is fine - motherboard pooched - computer about 5 years old...XP PRO