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SSD Replacement gone bad

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HP Compaq Elite 8300 USFF
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)



I clone my current HHD into an SSD, but know PC won't boot nor provide access to BIOS screen.

I installed the previous HHD and still won't boot BIOS screen.

I have replaced the internal battery, installed RAM in the alternate socket, disconnected all peripherals but monitor & keyboard (wired) and nothing.

I can see & hear the fan working, but in about 8-10 segs fan speed is about 10 times spinning faster.

As far as lights; there's a steady LED light up near the RAM sockets and power on button, the usual flashing bulbs (stating reading internal drives is not light up nor blinking)


As far as beeps; none. Nothing beeps in sequence or any sort of dings



Intel Core i3 3rd Gen 3.3GHz 

8GB DDR3 1600 MHz PC3-12800


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@Drazined , welcome to the forum.


It sounds to me like you have purchased a SSD that is not compatible with your system.  I suggest that you contact the  SSD manufacturer's Tech Support to see what they have to say.  They are the experts on their products.  When you are adding new components to older computers, they aren't always compatible.  Your computer was released in 2012.


Here is the Hardware Reference Guide for the computer:


On Pages 155 thru 157 is the section on replacing the battery.  This is what it says about removing the battery:  CAUTION: Before replacing the battery, it is important to back up the computer CMOS settings.  When the battery is removed or replaced, the CMOS settings will be cleared.


Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

I am not an HP Employee!!

Intelligence is God given. Wisdom is the sum of our mistakes!!
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