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Computer Won't Turn Off

Question: Computer Won't Turn Off

This problem is completely baffling me. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Here's what's happening. When I switch the power supply on, leaving the off position, the computer instantly comes on, regardless of the on/off state it was in before. The fans all come on, the GPU fan is at full blast (I've never seen it on so high). And it will remain to stay like this appearing to do nothing, appearing to be "locked". And then, if the power button on the front of the computer is pressed the fans go back to normal, and the computer sounds as if it's booting a normal boot.

Then most recently, after trying to debug this problem for a while, if after being in this "locked idle 'on' state", the power button on the front is pressed and the computer starts "booting", the mother board's speaker starts beeping. 3 long beeps, a pause, then a continuous repeating long beep.

What I've done to debug this is take out then video card, switch on power supply. This results in the computer instantly turning on into this locked state. Then I tried taking out the RAM, switch on the power supply. Locked 'on' state. Take out every single other device, keyboard, mouse, all SATA ports, and miscellaneous PCI cards. Power supply on. Locked 'on' state. And all leads to the same thing happening after the power button on the front is pressed.

Here are my system specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G
Processor: Core 2 Dou 3.0GHz E8400
Video Card: EVGA 9800 GTX+
RAM: OCZ2P10664GK PC2 8500 (2x)

Let me know if you are looking for any more information!

Any help or input to this problem would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
-Barry

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Answer: Computer Won't Turn Off

Continuous beeping typically signifies faulty hardware...motherboard or power supply depending on the BIOS brand.

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I have a bit of a strange issue with my computer. Forgive me if I'm a little too descriptive, but I'm not sure which details are relevant and which are not for such a problem. First, the specs:

Model: eMachines T2984
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel Celeron D Processor 340, 2.93 GHZ, 256K L2 Cache, 533 MHZ FSB
Power Supply Unit: Bestec Model: ATX-250-12E REV: P7
Motherboard: I can't tell, but it appears to be an Intel motherboard by the number of Intel labels on it
RAM: 512 MB DDR SD originally, added 1 GB a couple of months ago
Let me know if you need anything else...

Yesterday, I got home from shopping around 1PM, and I tried to start the computer. I pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I checked all of the cords, and they were all plugged in. Not knowing what else to do, I opened up the case to see if there was something obviously wrong. The only thing that I noticed (other than a bunch of dust) was that the power supply unit was still hot. I shut the computer down about 5 hours earlier after about 20 minutes of use, so it seemed strange that the power supply was still hot. I unplugged the computer just in case there was some sort of fire hazard.

At this point, I called a friend who suggested that the problem might be with the motherboard or the power supply unit.

A few hours later, I plugged it back in to try to get it to work. As soon as I plugged it in, the entire unit suddenly started "running" by itsel... Read more

Answer:Computer Doesn't Turn on, Fans and Some Lights Turn on Automatically

I would suspect that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is going south. If you have a spare one laying around, install it and see if the problem goes away.
You can buy a new,better PSU from Newegg for about $40.00. I have used a Thermaltake 430 watt in one of my machines for some time now and it works well.
You will have to check the size of your PSU to be sure a new one will fit into the eMachine.
Here's the page with that PSU on it. It's the last one on the list.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+50001379&name=Thermaltake
 

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Hi!
I have this issue that when I turn on my computer, the power LED does not turn on but you can hear the fans working properly. I don't the issue and I'm not much of an expert with computers. Please help me solve this issue because I'm completely clueless.
 

Answer:Try to turn on my computer but only the fans work and the power led does not turn on

How old is the computer, what was the last change you made to the computer and when you last shut it down did it shut down correctly?
 

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How to find computer turn on time off time. I want to know during last month how many times my computer was turned on , when it was truned on & when turned off.

Answer:How to find computer turn on & turn off time

Have a look in the System event log. Normally a few events are logged at shutdown and startup.

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How do I know that the host computer is being turned on or off?

The purpose is to know so that I can use all the bandwidth from the modem when the host computer is not turn on. Because there are no restrictions on bandwidth from the host computer, and I just wanted to use all the available bandwidth only when the host computer is not turned on.

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I was playing counter strike then all of a sudden the screen went blank then the fans started to make loads of noise so i turned it off and now when i turn it on the fans start the dials move and light up but it makes some beeps then nothing happens just the fans spining, its happened before and i sent it back and they put a new motherborad in but the company has gone bankrupt so carnt send it back is there any way i can tell for sure its the motherborad and help choseing a new one??.

Answer:computer turn wont turn on

1) Punctuation.2) More info on your system, OS and what happened prior to this and someone will be along shortly to assist.

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after serching all night to find out why his computer is in limbo, i leave my brother's house without finding needed help. his computer won't turn off...the fan, a couple little lights until he unplugs it from the wall. first, the computer did a restart all by itself, he said, then it would not turn on, except the fan and little lights inside that won't turn off. he took out the hard drive and it functions in his other computer...he puts the hard drive back into the new computer and it will not turn on or completely turn off that fan. he tried the "hold the on/off button for at least five seconds" step and nothing changes. he has had the computer for a year and a half, so he really wants to figure this out. how can he even get it to turn on so he could do a safe start up? so far we cannot find a way to troubleshoot. he have checked the cords, perhaps there was a freeze up that began this loop and that's why the fan stays on? please say this is something you have heard of and there may be a solution. the advice we have found usually goes back to buying a new computer. thanks in advance, tea
 

Answer:what's a girl to do when her computer won't turn off, or turn on?

Welcome to TechSpot

I'd unplug all drives and add-on cards (such as soundcard if there is one), and try booting then.
 

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Hello guysI am beginner on computers and recently my computer obtained a problem and i think its on hardware the problem.When i open pc it is open for 4-5 seconds and its turn off and few seconds later it's turn on automatically without me pressing the power button, also it;s doesn't send signal to my screen.Can anyone please help me?  Sorry for my english, its not my native language.

Answer:My computer turn off and turn on automatically

Could you please share the make/model number of the computer? Also if this computer is new and under warranty have you considered returning it under warranty replacement?

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I've had this message on screen, alternating with "Installing update 2 of 2.." for well over 6 hours now!

How long can it take? At some point I'm gonna have to bite the bullet - what should I do?

(Windows XP, SP3. I think the Windows update is something to do with the .NET framework?)
 

Answer:"Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hrs!)

Re: "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hr

If you have got an XP install disc to do a recovery if it goes bad, i'd just hit the reset button, and boot into safemode straight away [press F8 as it is booting] then schedule a chkdsk and restart.

to schedule chkdsk...



Go to "my computer" and right click on the drive windows is on.

Select "properties" then go to the "tools" tab and click "check now" on the error checking section.

It will tell you that it cant perfrom it and ask you do you want to schedule it for next time...
click "yes" and reboot.Click to expand...


 

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

Answer:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you
 

Answer:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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I use my laptop for school and, by keeping it on power saving mode, usually get through two school days without charging my laptop. Ever since I've downloaded Windows 10, (1) my computer doesn't shut off all the way when I close it, which drains the battery, and (2) every time I charge it, it turns off the power saving mode, which is really annoying. This is especially annoying when I don't notice it isn't on and my battery drains even faster. Is there any reason it won't turn off? Is there a setting I can use to keep the power saving mode on at all times?

Answer:Why won't my computer turn off all the way and why can't my computer stay on power saving mode?

Your system might have a virus, try to scan using Malwarebytes, Superspyware , Trojan-Killer. Restart your system then try to download Hitman Pro then Run it. Then optimize your system using Ccleaner. Hope this would help.

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Ok well, my computer is pretty old, but its not THAT old, it has always worked very well, and all of a sudden one day it froze and i tried turning it off but when i went to press the power button it wouldnt turn off, no matter how many times i pressed the power button. so i had to turn off the power switch in the back of the computer. it did this consistently so i decided to format my computer and delete the partition stuff like that, but it still did it, and i even virus checked and there were no viruses.

my computer freezes out of nowhere at random spots (startup, windows, my desktop, etc) and when i try to turn it off the power button doesnt work so i have to turn it off by turning off the switch at the back of the computer, please help me, i don't know whats going on!

Answer:URGENT PROBLEM: Computer freezes, but can not turn computer off

Try holding the power switch in for at least 4 seconds. There is a entry in BIOS for instant off and 4 second delay. Yours is probably set to 4 seconds. Delay is good as it prevents accidential power offs from hitting the switch by mistake.

If you are hiolding the switch in and it isn't powering down there are two possibilties. Switch is defective or connector has came off the header.
Charlie

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so recently i took everything out of my computer to clean it..i put eveything back where it was but when i turned it on its starts making beeping sounds and the screen stays black.. fans and power run but dont know whats the problem.

i also recorded a video of how its sounds like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_2mdNJFWxU
so please help/B]
 

Answer:Solved: computer beeping sounds when i turn on computer

There are three possibilities here, all related to your memory.

1) You have forgotten to fit your memory back in.
2) Your memory isn't properly seated in its slot(s)
3) You have killed your memory because of not following antistatic procedures.

I'm suspecting it is either 2 or 3.
 

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Had problem message on Microsoft edge that computer could be corrupted.  Now can't turn on computer even though power is going to it. What can I do

Answer:Microsoft edge crashed my computer and I can turn computer o...

Hi Method 1:Run the apps troubleshooter and check if it helps with the issue. Refer to the following article and run the Apps troubleshooter:Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps If the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 2:Try to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan to check for any file corruption. SFC scan will scan for corrupt system files on the computer and repair them.Press Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (Admin).In the Command Prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannowIf the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 3:You may check the same issue with the new user account. Try these steps to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:Go to Settings.Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.Select Add an Account.Enter a user name and hit Next.Click on Finish.Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.Check if issue persists. 

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New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.

Answer:BSOD after I turn Computer NEW Computer on, or whilst sleeping

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRealDanny


New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.


Hi TheRealDanny.

The crash dump (a Stop 0x3B one) is not saying anything in detail about the probable cause of the BSOD).

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.
If it does not show any error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.



   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.



   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.



   Tip

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I think it’s because the GPU is overheating, because that’s the only component that’s really hot. When I check the temp while playing it’s usually building up to about 60C (24-30C on idle) and stays around that number. And it fells really hot when I touch it after it’s happened. The only problem with that theory is that I can play every game out there usually on the best setting (haven’t tried every powerful game out there) and not a single problem with lag or such. Then again, I’ve never had that problem with MW3, and the temp stays around 50C on that. Not to say that the GPU is really that great. It’s average at best, but I’m not a hardcore gamer or anything so figured I didn’t need the best.
I built the computer myself in June 2011. And it went fine without any problems until maybe 6 months ago, not really sure when it happened.

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First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

But after some time, the flickering got worse. It went from 1-2 second interval flickers to a whole 10 seconds of blackness before it showed anything.

Now,Iv'e got a new cpu but still using the old monitor. After a day or so, the monitor exhibited the first symptoms of my first cpu, so I just dismissed it. But after a week, It got a hell worse, before I even start-up my computer, the monitor doesn't show Analog/Digital at the top-left corner of the screen. PLUS my cpu keeps restarting after I pushed the ON button after 10 seconds or so.

My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.

Answer:My Computer monitor doesn't show anything when I turn my computer on.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pokeman5


First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

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My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.


Welcome Pokeman5 to the windows 7 forums.

The graphics card might be your culprit. Please update your system configuration settings under user cp so that others can maybe help you.
Usually the monitor won't stop your machine from booting. The graphic card most likely be the cause.

There is also the possibility that your power supply could be defective or going bad. Lots of possibilities.

Rich

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I am having trouble with a 6 month old IBM R51 laptop - when I select TURN OFF COMPUTER from within Windows and the START button - the computer sometimes hangs and will not shut down. I have to press the power button to reset. Any idea what could be causing this?

Thanks!

Answer:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

Welcome to BC! There are many possible causes, however there is one common cause. Often XP's exit sound file gets corrupt and if it does not run then XP won't shut down. I am not sure based on what you have told us so far if this is the issue or not, but let's see:Go to:Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tabUnder Program Events scroll down until you see Exit Windows. Highlight Exit Windows by clicking on it once. Then under Sounds choose None. Click Apply and finally OK. Reboot if possible, or shut down computer and restart manually. Once it is up and running, shut down computer by going to Start > Turn Off Computer. See if it will shut down on it's own now.If it does, the only difference will be that you will not longer hear the 2 seconds of music that XP usually plays as it shuts down.

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Answer:computer will turn on and off when i turn it on need help

Is that RAM on iNtel's Supported Vendoe List for that MBoard ? ?<akes a difference with the higher speed DDR3 RAM....

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If I use the XP to shutdown it goes into this limbo stage of neither off nor on, same goes for the power button on the front of the computer. It will either start up the computer or turn it to the limbo mode. Upon starting up, I can use the mouse to get it all the way into a non password protected XP users screen but can't do anything without the keyboard working. In the process of setting up I have had everything working earlier today but this keyboard and limbo status has been an intermitent problem. What should I try?
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Hi everyone,

While turning on my computer the it turns on, fans are starting to move, but screen won't turn on, and the beep of the bios is not heard.

pressing the sleep/reset button next to the turn-on button computer goes off, pressing it again turns on the computer without any problem. (now I'm working with the same computer) i thought maybe it's the power supply that gives me problem but changed between computers, this still gives me trouble and other computer works good (besides its many problems ). any idea what to do?

Thanks in advance
Chaim.

BTW, while trying to write this thread I got all this terms that i didn't know how to call in English, like power supply - is that the box which connects to the power and to all the m-board and drives? is there an English computer terms dictionary?
 

Answer:Turn-on won't turn on my computer...

try wikipepdia for translations or google
 

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Hi,
i pluged in my hard disk to another computer to format it. Now when i was finished i pluged my hard disk back to my pc. Now when i turn on computer monitor just go to sleep and nothing happends. I dont have any OS right now and i cant modify anything. Maybe i did something with my hard disk wrong i dont know. please help me.
 

Answer:My computer monitor doesn't come on when i turn my computer on

Why did you take it to a different computer to format?
Do you have the o/s cd in the drive to boot from?
 

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My computer is maybe 2 years old, and this problem only starting occuring recently. I turn on the computer and all is well until it gets to my desktop when the screen just goes black. I tried blowing the dust out and my computer worked again for a couple of hours, but now blowing the dust out doesn't work. I can login to safe mode, but I cannot get into my regular settings. What do I do to fix this!!
 

Answer:When I turn on the computer, the screen just goes black but the computer is on!

Hi and welcome to TSG try using your install or recovery disc to run a repair http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CB0QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vistax64.com%2Ftutorials%2F91467-startup-repair.html&ei=jjkZTLHJM5z60wTm4MDQCw&usg=AFQjCNFF8Qw4KfElupT6ouPZpnIehttTTw
 

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Hi all.
I moved out of a 14-year-old case (Gateway) and into an Ultra brand Gladiator mid-tower.

I have an EVGA nForce 650i Ultra Motherboard, and a "Power Up" brand 450-Watt power supply.

The setup worked fine in the old case, though Windows was freezing regularly after 15 minutes. I figured that was related to the hard-drive, since it wasn't tightly mounted, and I wasn't using enough cooling fans. So I got a new case and cannabalaized a fan from an old computer.

The power outlet and cord are good, and I swapped out the power supply with a 230 watt unit, and pulled the switch from the old case, but neither powered on the computer. Nothing seems out of the ordinary with the switch on the case I bought.

Did I buy a defective unit? Is there something I'm missing or should try again? Something else? Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Changed computer cases, now computer won't turn on

Have you considered that going from a 450 psu to only a 230 might have something to do with it?

Is the motherboard shortening out by any part of it touching the case?
 

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I just got this HP pavilion 762n last year. Now whenever I turn the computer on it won't respond(Goes to a Blank Black Screen) and the only way I can make the computer respond is to go to safe mode and UN-install the Graphic Card, then restart the computer back again. Once I've done that the computer would work, but I can't watch Videos or play Video Games on the computer. There also would be these little blue lines on the computer screen (Sometimes their would be alot of the lines and sometimes the lines would be made by the trail of my mouse).

I've tried lots of ways to fix the computer. I've tried:

- Un-installing and re-installing my graphic card (Nvidia Geforce4 MX420 graphics card with TV-Out) that came with the computer.

- Rolling Back My Graphic Card.

- Updating My Drive from Windows Update.

- I've tried using a program that test my computer and tells me whats wrong with it. It said I got a problem with something like the VIDEO MEMORY CARD and I don't know what that is.

Is the Only way I can fix this is to buy another Graphic Card. I do not want to waste $200.00. Please Help Me!

Thank You.

Dang Le

Email: [email protected]
 

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Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats the process. A box prompts up with an error report saying:

System has recovered from a serious error. I view the technical information it says:

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\Mini082010-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\systdata.xml

I click do not send two boxes have popped up indicating a problem they are:

The procedure entry point JS_IsDebuggerFrame could not be located in the dynamic link library Js3250.dlll
and
The instruction at 0x7c80c621 referenced memory at 0x00df0009. The memory could not be read.

Can some one please help me out here, much thanks; i am running windows xp

Answer:Computer starts up then restarts (Safe mode freezes)Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats...

Have you tried the Lask Known Good Configuration option?

I think it might be a Mozillla issue (damaged), calling for the uninstall/reinstall routine.

Louis

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Anyone have any idea how or if it's even possible to turn this into a gaming computer (MMO's mostly). The cheaper, the better (but I plan on doing this over a long period of time as opposed to quickly).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
PC: Compaq Presario CQ5300F
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1918 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295192 MB, Free - 253458 MB; D: Total - 9949 MB, Free - 1497 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA5, 5.00,
Power Supply: 250W
 

Answer:Would it be possible to turn my computer into a Gaming Computer?

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Hello there, recently, I've been having an issue with my PC. Randomly, all peripherals (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, etc.) turn off, but the computer stays on, and I need to turn it off by flipping the power off, and once I turn it back on, it boots normally and such. Like I said, the times this happens seem to be completely random, though I believe it has only happened at night, but that may be just coincidence. I have used virus scans, and nothing has come up, so I don't believe that's the issue. I haven't made any significant hardware changes recently either. Does anyone have an idea of what could be happening?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

Get into the motherboards bios by pressing a key noted when you first power up the computer. Look for "hit F? for setup" or something like that. Reset the bios to defaults
 

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What could this be ??? I tried a new power supply and zip. Is it the board?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Boot up failure

There are many reasons that could cause this problem. It could be a faulty power switch, solution, find where the power switch connects to your motherboard and trip the two pins with a screwdriver. Your motherboard could be grounding out somewhere. In that case you can take everything out of your computer, set it all up outside the case and try it then. It could be the motherboard which means you would have to replace it. Try those things and get back to me if it still does not turn on.
 

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I just opened my computer to try and install a new hard drive, I put it in and when I tried to turn it back on the fan spun for like 1 second or two but then it wouldn't turn back on. I then had to go somewhere and left the computer unplugged from everything. I came back and tried to turn it on again and the same thing happened, and everytime I try to turn it on nothing happens. Can anyone help me please? I was just using the computer this morning and now it doesn't want to work... any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on...

well u can see if you have a short . or maybe disconnect a cdrom or two . and try it that way . clean it up recheck the cpu hsf and make sure it is clean and well seated .
 

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I have a HP Pavilion a705w.  It has 512 mb ram, 40g hd, pentium celeron 2.0 ghz.  I tried connecting my laptop (new Acer Aspire) via USB.  A bubble came up that said usb power surge.  The computer locked up so i turned it off via the button on front of tower (ctrl alt del did not work).Now when I turn it on nothing comes on the monitor.  The fan comes on and the blue light on the power button comes on.  The lights on the keyboard do not come on and nothing on the screen.  I tried unconnecting everything except the power supply and the monitor and still nothing came on.This is a seperate and now far less important question but how do i connect my laptop to desktop?  I need to transfer about 20 gigs and i do not wish to try the usb again.If anyone has suggestion I would greatly appreciate them.

Answer:My computer will not turn on

Alright, alright.. this happened to me once before.. although it wasnt exactly the same situation.Im not 100% sure why this happens, but sometimes plugging a device into the USB can cause it to completely lock up (freeze), after wich u can only close it via the reset button on the front, or in extreme cases the power cable on the back.Now, when this happened to me the first time, i thought it was something faulty with Windows so i have it installed again. However the problem came back, somehow the PC would totally freeze every time i plugged in that device. The only thing that does not overlap, is that u say ur PC does not turn on. Mine turned on but then froze again after only a little while.You say that ur PC DOES turn on, but the monitor dosent display anything. Does this mean that the monitor displays the "no signal" colorful hovering box, or is the monitor competely turned off and not even displaying the orange light next to it's power button. As in, is there no difference beetween when its ON or OFF?The PC working but the monitor staying blank (ON, as in the light near the power button is working.. but u DONT get the "no signal" box, as in its just black and nothing else) means that there is probably something wrong with ur graphics card. If there IS "no signal" then its probably not ur graphics card but some bigger problem.Can u answer my questions, and also get another monitor to test with this PC in order to see wich one is fualty?If ur ... Read more

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I recently bought a brand new case, and put my old computer into it. Everything seems to be connected right, and when I turned it on everything runs for a split second and turns off. Any suggestions? The motherboard is an ABIT AT7-MAX2. I believe the Power SW and Reset SW are the only ones neccessary, so I took out the LED's until I can figure this out. Both Power SW and Reset SW's were put in the way other friends has told us, but the same problem occurs. Any suggestions?

Thank you,
Ross
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Powersupply may not be strong enough... unplug things like CD drives and floppy and see if it still does it.
 

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Hello, I recently installed my new PSU(Corsair RM 1000) and GPU(GTX 970). I have experienced some problems with it but today my pc didn't turn on at all. You can read more about the previous problems in my Corsair's forum thread: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=135737
I just thought I would post a thread here as well since in Corsair, there is only one person helping me and he isn't always online.
I checked all the wires and they look properly connected.

Here is a couple of images of my pc:
http://imgur.com/RZRFcpH
http://imgur.com/CnCwOCr

Should I try and return my PSU? Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer does not turn on

Have you attempted to overclock anything (CPU or GPU)? If you are improperly overclocking, it could cause issues.
Just like mentioned in the other forum, you should look at getting at least 2 fans into your case. One in the lower front to intake air, and one in the back (by the cpu / power supply) to exhaust air. There are arrows on the sides of the fans to show you which way the air flows through the fans, so make sure you pay attention to that when installing. Without knowing for sure (would need to know what kind of computer case you have), I believe you could put two 120mm fans inside. Once you know for sure that you have the fans installed correctly, I would test it and see if your problem persists.
 

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Last night I was having trouble starting Adobe Illustrator - it would freeze during startup. I wound up trying a bunch of different troubleshooting techniques to no avail, so I reinstalled it. Still froze. I tried restarting my computer and it took forever, so I held the power button in to force it to shut off.

Well, it won't even turn on now. I unplugged the computer overnight, plugged it back into several different outlets, messed with the I/O switch in the back, nothing. Nothing lights up, there's no sound, no fan running, nothing at all.

A few years ago I had an issue with the power supply. Is it safe to assume this is the culprit this time?

Answer:Computer won't even turn ON...

I don't think it's safe to assume anything about no sign of life in a system...but my first guess would be something related to power. Power supply, power switch...things which pass the power on to components...that's where I would begin my guesswork.

System manufacturer and model?

Do you have (temporary) access to a power supply you could use for a few minutes?

Louis

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Hi everyone,

Just got some new components for my PC after a failure. I have got an ASUS P4V8X-X motherboard with a 2.4GHz Celeron D and 256MB RAM. I connected everything up (inc. BOTH ATX connectors) and plugged in the power. The little power LED on the board was lit showing power, but when i pressed the switch, nothing happens??? Connections are right, and i believe the switch works. The PSU is also brand new.
Can anyone help???

Thanks

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

Did you install the pegs that go under the mobo when you install it in the case?

Also, try using a screwdriver to touch the 2 pins that turn the computer on. If that works, then something is up with the connection or the button

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Hello all,My roommates computer will not turn on.  He can not remember the last thing he was doing on it or when he turned it off last, but now it will not turn on.I do not have another PSU to check but their is a LED on the motherboard that indicates when the power is connect and it is light up.  Still, when I push the power switch nothing happens.  I have taken a switch out of an old computer and tried that, which doesn't work either.It is a custom built PC:COOLMAX V-400 ATX v2.01 400W Power SupplyAMD Athlon 64 FX-55 ClawHammer 2.6GHz Socket 939 ProcessorEVGA 123-K8-NF47-AX 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX AMD MotherboardTwinMOS 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop MemoryGECUBE GC-HM13GE2-D3 Radeon X1300 512MB(256MB on Board) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video CardWindows XPI have no idea what could be going on here.  Maybe burnt out mobo or CPU?  Any ideas??Thanks!!

Answer:Computer will not turn on

That tiny LED on the MBoard is no indication of the health of the PSU...i would borrow another PSU of the same or greater wattage and start from there...

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Hello everyone,

Well my name is Nick and I've got a problem and I hope this the correct section to post it.

I don't use any antivirus I just run malwarebytes once a week. I ran it a couple of days ago and it found a virus but said it couldn't delete it so I tried but was told I couldn't either because the file could not be read. So I ask some people what to do and someone recomended to run the malwarebytes in safe mode. So I tried but could not get into safe mode from start up so I googled it and found a way to open Run and type MSCONFIG and tell it to always open in safe mode. So I did and it prompted me to restart so I did and now my computer won't turn on. Everytime it tries it goes to a blue screen and turns off. Then it turns on and gives me a list of options and eveyone results in the blue screen and restarting. What can I do to fix

Sorry if this is hard to read but I had to type it on my iPod.
 

Answer:Can you help me turn my computer on?

It could be the virus or you may have some corruption on the HD. If it's the HD, boot the WinXP installation CD and at the first screen hit R for the recovery console. You may have to select which drive or partition your Windows installation is on. At the prompt type "chkdsk /r" without the quotation marks and hit enter. This will run an extensive test on the HD and make any necessary repairs. It could take a long time depending on how many problems it find and how big the HD is.
 

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My Dell Desktop with Windows XP will not even restart anymore.  The windows xp loading screen opens, then the screen goes black and a blue screen appears.  On the blue screen it reads "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down...".  It also says that "the video driver failed to initialize".  And on the bottom under technical information it has the codes 0x000000B4 (0x832853B0, 0x8321C000, 0x8322E000, 0x00050000).  Also Safe Mode will not start up.  It just returns to the blue screen when I press F8 during restart.I figure it has something to do with the video driver, but I have no idea what the video driver even is. haha. I really do not feel like taking my computer to a computer expert only to spend $100's on repairs, since its only a $400 computer.  I was hoping someone could help me out. I also don't want to completely erasing everything on it and starting from new, if its possible.  I have a lot of documents on it I'd like to be able to save.Thanks!

Answer:Computer won't even turn on.

Have you tried the "last known good configuration" startup option? Tap F8 on startup and select it in the menu that appears.

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I just bought ram for my computer. I checked everything and it is the correct ram.
What I did was, I turned off the computer. Installed the new ram. Turned on the computer.
What happens is. It turns on, then off for 3 seconds, then turns back on. The computer is running but nothing is showing on the monitor, and the mouse won't work, the keyboard etc. The light on the monitor is just blinking.

When I take out the new ram and add back the old one, my computer works fine.

My old ram is: DDR2 PC2-5200 (512MB)
New ram: DDR2 PC2-5300 (2GB)x2

I bought 2, 2gb rams.
Yes I already tried installing only 1 of the 2gb at a time. Also I tried using different slots. Nothing worked They are both 240 pins, they fit in the slots.

Im 18 and you could imagine how desperately I was waiting for this ram (I ordered it).
Now to be disappointed because something seems to not work.
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on when I put in the new ram?

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my son has a toshiba satellite L55-B5276 he charged it and when he went to turn it on all we get is flashing green lights. We tried removing the battery holding down power button for 20 seconds and re-installing battery but it still won't turn on . Thank you we again tried taking the battery out. unplugged it, held power button for 30 seconds, turned it back on with just power cord, no battery and it did not work. Did first two steps with battery in it and it did not turn on. Any suggestions. All help welcomed.
 

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I'm having a serious problem. My computer seemed to have died on me last night and I'm not entirely sure of what the problem is. These are the specs for my system (incase it helps):

CPU: P4 2.4, HT enabled
Power Supply: 480watt Axio Technologies
Mother Board: Asus P4P800
Memory: 1024 MB, 133 Mhz
Hard Drive: Maxtor Diamond 9 120GB
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
O/S: Windows XP Professional

I've had the computer for about 2-2 1/2 years and keep the computer on almost non-stop (the only times I shut it down is if I'm moving it, doing maintenance or software updates). As I said, I dont exactly know what the problem is. As far as I can gather, it could either be the power source, the mother board or the processor. I have a strong suspicion that its the power supply but just want to be sure before I got out and drop a hundred bucks on a new one. If anyone can give me feed back it would be greatly appreciated.

-Darien42
 

Answer:Cant turn on my computer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

It could indeed be a faulty psu.

However, before spending your hard earned cash. It might be a good idea to borrow a psu from a friend first.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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At all.
Yes, it is plugged in
I press the "on" button, and NOTHING happens, no fan, no lights, nada.

One thing, there was like a red switch above my power socket on the computer, (where the lead goes into) with 230v and 115V, and I switched it, from 203 to 155, and then it didn't work. That might be the problem, I don't know. But when i switched it back to 203v, still, nothing happened.

The last time I turned it off, I'm pretty sure I just shut it down, like I usually do, instead of putting it on stand-by.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on!

Not sure where you are located but if in US, and you turned it on after switching that, then you blew out power supply though it sounds like it was blown anyway and is your issue. I hope it was blown before you threw the switch because if not you may have done considerably more damage then that. Personal;ly it is time to take the power supply out and to a shop fopr testing...perhaps the whole tower.
 

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HP 19 All IN ONE PRODUCT NO. G4B06AA#ABAMOD NO. 19-2113w  I have a all in one desktop computer for my business. Probably not the best one to have for the job, but it works! Until we put it to sleep one night. Came in the following day moved the mouse to wake up and nothing happened. So I unplugged it held the power button for 30 sec to drain the power and do a clean reset but still nothing. However-  the back light comes on when plugged in, the top power button comes on and when I do pushthe power button I can hear the fan come on as well as the hard drive work. But agin nothing else power/lights to mouse or keyboard lights to the Ethernet port even back to my switch! I've since bough a new computer but would like to get this computer back up and going just for the hell of it! Anyone out there know what's going on with it? 

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My acer aspire will not turn on at all. it was working fine last night and then i accidently let it go flat during the day. I plugged the main power in but it would not turn on. The power light at the front lights up but that is all. How can i fix this? the battery works because without it not even that light will work. I seen a couple of tricks on the net to fix this with acers but it does not work with mine. i can not really affort to do a big repair so is there a way i can fix this?
 

Answer:computer will not turn on

I have moved to hardware forum

take the battery out and the power lead off and hold the power switch on for 60 seconds
 

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My computer won't start, and this is why I'm posting today. My computer worked fine up until this one night it stormed and the roof leaked. It didn't seem to touch my computer (the water), it didn't seem anywhere near it or inside of it from what I've observed. So, the rainy night "could" be coincidence, I hope.The gist: ever since that night it hasn't worked.I've noticed some things that do work still like the Cooler Master fan works, and tends to be incredibly fast, loud and cold. The "on" button won't illuminate when I go to start for some reason at all. The CD disk drive opens and works, and the monitor works fine ???? I think, according to the fact it lights up and (notifies me on screen) as it goes into Power Saving Mode. The green light in the back of the computer by the other fan seems to light up (I'm assuming that is good?)Could it just be a dust problem? Besides the fact my monitor is LG, everything that came with the computer is still intact.Please help, thank you! P.S if you need more information, let me know. I'm sorry if this is somewhat confusing. Or maybe it's easy, I just genuinely don't get this.

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Please help!

I have a Compaq Presario SR122NX using Windows XP.

I usually leave my computer on most of the day. Lately when I try to turn it off, it won't. I try clicking the off button on the tower, but no response. I have to unplug it to get it to turn off.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Answer:Can't turn off computer!

http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

might help

joan
 

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I had just recently purchased this computer;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229340&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4082247&SID=skim3687X620620Xb850093c847b4a3fb46e88d1dfdf50b4

I had only used it for a day and then the next day it wouldn't even turn on. I have tried everything that I can think of to fix it. From unplugging it and plugging it back in, changing out the power cord with a different one, trying to plug it into a different location in the house, turning the surge protector on and off, etc. I opened the side up and everything seemed to be in place and nothing was obviously unplugged.

Any suggestions / ideas? We do have a warranty but when we called we got put on hold for an hour + and gave up. We will probably call them again Monday I just wondered if there was something else that I should try before calling it quits and switching the computer out completely.

Thanks for any help~!

Answer:Computer won't turn on.. ):

Time to go write a review.

Is the switch on the back of the power supply on?

Totally Dead?

Warranty, then do nothing that could give them an way out of the warranty.

Good Luck
Roger

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I just got a new motherboard, cpu, case, and memory i connected everything and plugged it all in when i turned it on it booted up ok except it said floppy drive failed
so i turned it off and turned off the power switch on the back of the power supply. I put in a new floppy drive, and turned the switch in the back on, and pressed the power button, but nothing happened except a green light on the motherboard went on and there was a blue flash inside the power supply, because of the blue LEDs in the PSU fan. How do i get it to turn on?

By the way, I have a Soyo Dragon minitower case with the side window
with a P4I845PE V1.0 Socket 478 motherbboard
with a ULTRA 400 watt ATX power supply with 120mm Blue LED fan
and a Celeron 2.7 Ghz 128k 400Mhz FSB with a ULTRA FIRE petium 4 CPU fan
I also have 256 MBs of PNY PC2700 DDR 333 RAM
a GeForce 4 MMX graphics card with 32 mbs of memory
and a 40 gig maxtor hd
 

Answer:my computer won't turn on

also i forgot to mention when it try to turn it on the computer on the fans twitch. i have windows xp pro installed on the hard drive.
 

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Question: Turn computer off.

Rather perplexed over here.  XPS8910 with a new M.2 drive installed with Windows 10 Home Edition.  If I select "shut down" or "sleep", the computer will shut down and then two seconds later it will start for a second and then go into either "shut down" or "sleep" as selected... I'm quite annoyed with this.  Is this a BIOS issue or is this a Windows issue?  What should I do to fix this?

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Somehow last night I kept my computer on through the night and it mysteriously turned off. Now when I try to turn it on nothing happens. Sometimes I see a little flashing of the system lights but then it just dies again. I am wondering if the heat somehow fried my processor or something since it gets pretty hot here in California. Anyone have any idea what is going on?

My system specs
Amd 2100+ 1.73 ghz
512mb RAM
180 gb
Nvidia TNT2 32mb
Windows 2000 pro
 

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Press the power button, no go.

It's plugged in. I don't know why this is happening.
 

Answer:Why won't my computer turn on?

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I have a computer doesn't seem to load up when ever i press it the start button, i hear my tower making the noise but the montior just shows "no signal" i made sure everything is plugged in properly, usually ihave to press the start button like 10~20 times then it would start up, i am using windows XP

any help would be good thank you!!

Answer:MY computer won't turn ON!

have you put the video card - screen cable?
is your hard drive (or drives) connected to the power supply?
have you tried to make any configuration (i.e. changing a cooling system) lately?

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When I turned it on in the morning. It booted normally and then it got a blue screen and then I turned it off and it wouldn't turn on anymore. The mouse and keyboard and monitor won't turn on. The only thing that works is the CD drive it opens and closes. Where the power button is I kept pressing it and the light won't turn on anymore now I don't know whether it's on or off.The error that I got was 000000000*15?

Answer:Computer won't turn on?

Try to disconnect everything from your computer apart from the mouse KB and monitor remove the power cable then press the ON button for 30 seconds or so to discharge whatever power might still be in the system and let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes then reconnect the power cable but not anything else you disconnected and see if it boots. If that doesn't work there are other things to try but try this first. Also it's always helpful if you complete the details of your system in your System Specs section of your profile

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I have a Acer Aspire and while I was working on it, it just cut out and won't turn back on. I did try removing the battery and holding down the power button while it was plugged in and nothing. It had been working fine and I keep it maintained. Please help. Don't know what to do.l
thanks
Tricia
 

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I got up to change the YouTube on my computer had it connected to my TV and when I went to unplug the charging wire and hdmi cord the computer shocked me and turned off and won't turn back on when I press the power button it just flashes and then goes off. I tried to put the charger in it to charge it and the light on the side doesn't turn on saying it is charging 

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Hi everyone!
I need some serious help!

I have just bourght a new Motherrboard and Pocessor and can't for the life of me get the damn thing to turn on with anything apart from a blank screen! The Fans inside the PC all start ok, but no on screen action.

I have aN abit KT7 MOTHERBOARD
AMD DURON 600 (week 35)Processor
Matrox G400 grapics card
Seagate ATA66 30 GB HD
300W PSU
AMD approved heat sink and fan
31/2 floppy

I have tried evything...like with just floppy drive in or just HD drive in...I have tried an old PCI grapics card instead of AGP.

I found out that I need to close 4th L7 Bridge of the CPU as AMD changed the voltage after week 31. My BIOS needs flashing to sort this voltage problem out. SO with a pencil I have closed the bridge, but IT STILL WON'T BOOT!!!!

Has anyione experiance with this set up?? if so pleas help me!!!!

Thanks
 

Answer:Can't turn computer on!

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I had somebody that was going to upgrade my desktop for me, deal fell thur, but he had already taken the RAM cards out. I put them back in, but when I turn on the computer nothing happens but the fans turn on and the yellow light flashes and the dvd drives cycle thru, but nothing else. I can turn it off and on but it refuses to boot up

Answer:when i turn my computer on

Pull the RAM sticks out and then power on.If you get beeps, that's good. That means your motherboard/bios is working and has detected the missing RAM.If you plug in the RAM and do not get a display, and do not get any beeps, the motherboard/bios is not working. One of the RAM sticks is bad, or you are not inserting them correctly and it's stopping the motherboard from operating..The three most important things in computing:1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.

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After being gone for six weeks, I came home and my hp all-in-one computer won't turn on. Tried several plugs. The power box is not warm

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I'm building a computer for my parents for christmas to upgrade their archaeic thing they call a computer and i put everything together and it won't start up. Everything is connected right to my knowledge and i think it could be a bad mobo. Its technically my first build although i replaced nearly everything when i customized mine, so i'm not completely ignorant. I thought it might be the PSU so i swapped out the 420 watt psu that came with my old computer that worked fine with the 350 watt psu that came with the case... same results- An interesting note both PSU's make a high pitched hum when the switch is turned on and the cable is connected. No juice tho. I have reseated the cpu twice, all the pins are straight- its my old cpu from my computer that i upgraded and it worked fine the day i took it out. I have checked all the cables to make sure they are secure, and the PSU is set to the proper voltage on the back. I'm stumped- i ordered all parts from newegg and the packaging was fine- no dents and everything was brand new. I removed the soundcard-and left everything essential connected and tried powering up but still nothing. Does anyone have any ideas on what i could do or what i havn't tried?

-Syn

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Why dont you put all your specs so we might better be able to help.Did you put the motherboard in a new case.If so try to take it out with everything still on the mobo and lay it on some static wrap without the drives hooked up and see if it powers up.It could be grounding out on the case.

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The light near the charger keeps blinking but the rest of it is off. What does that mean?

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Hello,
My Dell Desktop computer will not turn on anymore. First off, it started going into sleep mode and then it finally just would not turn on anymore. Any suggestions on what could be wrong with it? Thank you.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Hi Renee2014, and welcome TSG.

Was the computer displaying a message that it was going into sleep mode before doing so or was it just suddenly shutting down?

Is it not giving any kind of indication that it is trying to turn on when you press the power button?

These days, power supplies are not totally powered down when the computer is turned off. They provide a small amount of power to the motherboard, if for no other reason, than to allow the computer to be turned on using the front panel power button. Many power supplies and motherboards have LED indicators that indicate the presence of this voltage. You would need to open up the computer to see if such indicators exist and if they are lit.

What is the full model number of the computer?
 

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Hi, I recently built my first rig and now when I press the power button the computer won't turn on. However if I remove the power cable from the back for about 20 seconds and then reconnect it, it does turn on. Anyone have any ideas about this? Any help is much appreciated
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

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Hey guys, interesting topic isn't it? My dad has this computer, well I have NO Idea how he did this, but he set the computer in such a way that when he goes to Start > Turn Off Computer > Shut down the computer shuts down into a sleeplike mode. I can see the mouse is still on, but the computer is half shut, it's still running cus you can hear it.

When I hit a key on the keyboard, the compter starts up. What is this, sleep mode? I never used any of these options such as hibernate, so I have no idea how it works. How do I turn this off? As of right now the computer is at half shut down or w/e it is. Any help will be greatly aprreciated!.
 

Answer:How to turn off the computer?!

if you tap the power button it should turn off. if it sleeps again, then there's probably a setting in the bios that made it do that. reset the CMOS and then see what happens
 

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Hey everybody

When I got into work today, one of the computers here at work would not turn on. When plugged in, I hear a high squealing noise, not really loud, but a high pitched noise. When I hit the power button, nothing happens. No lights or anything.

Any ideas on what is going on here? And is it feasible to fix?
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

The noise you hear may be a power supply failing OR if could be an alarm for a no fan / low fan speed. The first thing I would do would be to open the case and see if your fans are spinning when you power on. Once you are sure you have all fans running and it still will not boot, I would try swapping out the power supply with a known good unit.
 

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we just moved and now when i turn on a few secs. it turns off?
 

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because of the move, first thing that comes to mind is loose conections and/or overheating
 

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Title says everything. My computer was working at my cousins place yesterday at around 7:00pm and connected it at around 10:00pm and it wouldnt turn on. My connections are in the right place and my internal connections arent out of place from what I have seen so far. I had just solved the problem with my computer not to long ago with my HDD issues. Now its fixed to the point of how i want it to be but it wont turn on. Please help.

Bloodyskullz
 

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How old is this laptop ? ?If it's less than a year i would be taking advantage of the Warranty immmediately.

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I have an older Dell that I decided to add more memory to and to update. I turned it off and after I added the RAM, it won't turn on! What could be the problem? I opened up the case and when I plug it up, there is a light that comes on the motherboard but when I push the button to turn on the computer, nothing happens.

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What happens if you take out the RAM. Does the computer turn on?

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I was having problems with a video card(ATI 128 All in 1 wonder Pro) and my motherboard(POWER COLOR PVK7). When I installed the win2k drivers and restarted the machine the screen would go blank after bios. But anyways that is a whole new problem. When I was reformatting my HD (because of the video problem) the computer just lost all power for some reason. It would not turn on and it is getting power. I tested the power supply and it is OK. I get it to turn on for about 5 seconds then it shuts off again or it won't turn on at all. I don't know what to do????????? Bad Motherboard????????
 

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Ok, so my problems all started a couple days ago when my internet connection kept going from "Network Cable Disconnected" to Now Connected status alot, every second sometimes. But then it started to randomly stop sending a video feed, and my monitor would go to power save mode. It seems whatever it is doing is not just affecting the video, because it also won't shut down, I have my computer set to shut down the computer when I press the power button, but when I press it it does nothing when it goes into this Blackout. The computer seems to be running, it's not making any weird sounds and the MB isn't beeping at me.

But now it won't even start up anymore, I'll turn it on and it will just immediately go black as mentioned above. I'm not sure if it's the motherboard failing, or maybe the Power Supply not supplying enough power to everything? I can't even get to the Bios screen anymore.

I should note that while trying to fix it before, I turned off the power supply while the computer was powered down, letting the light on the motherboard go off, then flipped it back on, and it worked fine for a while, but that doesn't work anymore.

Any ideas? My specs are in my sig.

Answer:Turn Computer on and.. Nothing

i would say you're correct in saying its either the psu or the board. if you can borrow a psu from a friend and see if their psu powers up your system. if it does then get a new psu, if not, i would say your board is shot.

i'm leaning more towards the board being shot though.

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Quote...well three months ago it died so i had the motherbored replaced and i finally recived it.  Who replaced the motherboard?  

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Does anyone have any ideas what to do? Everything else plugged in is on but the computer itself won't turn on.
 

Answer:computer won't turn on

What brand or model of computer, and how old is it? Give us the information off the label on the back. Desktop or laptop?
Are you good with a screwdriver?
Do you live in a big city, or a small town, because we need to help you find parts or a tech help.

Did you do something different? Like add a new video card, or memory, or other component?
Do any lights come on anywhere? Red, orange, blue. Is the screen totally dark at all times.
Can you get it into a position where you can see the back of the computer?

Usually, the problem is one of these:
Failed or dirty power supply.
Failed or dirty power switch
Failed memory module
Failed video graphics port, if PCI
Failed hard drive, though most will give you something on the screen
Failed or dirty CPU fan.
In some cases, a failed audio card or modem, or usb card in a pci slot, if it fails electrically, will cause everything to stop.
There can be other problems such as a bad CPU or bad motherboard, but they are exceedingly rare.

To begin checking it, it is helpful to look at the back of the machine. At the top of the back is a power supply with a fan. Get somebody to attempt to turn on the power while you watch with a bright light.
If you see the fan blades turn 1/8 turn or up to 3 turns, then stop, that usually means your power supply is bad.
Next, are you sure that wall socket is good? Strange things happen. Plug something else in there to be sure it is working.
You can buy and replace the power supply for $30 to $50. But if... Read more

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(The power button sticks if that helps)
 

Answer:Computer won't even turn on

When you say it won't turn on do you mean nothing comes on. No fans, LED on the Motherboard ( if it has one). It's just completely dead? Some more info
on what you mean stripped wire or something. Is this a guess or do you actually see a problem.
 

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Hey, looking for some help here.

Recently while I wasn't home the power went out, and when I came back, my computer won't turn on. The light on the computer just flashes between orange and being off. I do have a surge protector. I tried plugging the computer power cord directly into the wall, but that didn't help. Is my computer fried? Are any parts of it likely still good? Does it probably have nothing to do with the computer? Any ideas? Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

try plugging the charger in and removing the battery from the bottom then try turning it on again as you normally would
 

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Now to make things even worse, I foolishly changed the input from the standard 230 odd volts or whatever it is, to the american one, 113 odd. Which made the psu explode. I was shocked and annoyed, but bought another one the next day, probably for the same price, a trust one (probably crap) with 570w. Still no sign on life as before the explosion, the only sign is that the cpu fan apears to move a tiny tiny bit for less than a second before it stops, you hear the psu click into gear for a milisecond too but other than that, no sign of life thanks to the lack of motherboard lighting. No beeps, no going into the post or bios screen, nothing.

I tested my graphics card which survived the pop, but I'm not sure if anything else is alive, I'm really worried it took out my cpu, and I have a feeling it may have taken my motherboard. But the odd thing is that you can see it twitching when trying to turn it on. I've tried everything I can think of, clearing the cmos/bios with the jumper, pulling out t... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

Heh, this isn't my first motherboard and cpu upgrade I've done, but I'd say it's the one that's been the most problematic.
 

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So about three weeks ago I was watching a movie on my computer and it crashed. It resarted and continued to run for a while but it crashed a second time and the second time I could smell what I thought to be burning popcorn and realized it was coming from the computer. Now I thought it was the power source since the power light on the computer would come on but nothing was turning on. I just installed a new power supply and tried to turn the computer on but all I got was the fans to spin for a second or two and after that nothing would happen. So basically I'm wondering if you think my processor fried or my motherboard? Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Hello and welcome to techspot!

It does sound like either a CPU or motherboard is toast. As a last resort, try the following:

1. Test some different ram in there.
2. Take everything out of your motherboard except, CPU/heatsink/fan, one stick of ram and your video card (unless you have integrated of course) and see if you can get into your bios.
3. Try resetting your CMOS.

Good luck!
 

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I haven't seen many hardware specific (non-Windows) questions, so I'm not sure how much of this you can answer. Basically, my computer quit turning on. Nothing happens. I am a tech support person (hardware & software), so I am trying to figure it out myself. I have a generically put-together pc. Here is what was happening before it refused to turn on: A few weeks prior, it started periodically shutting down by itself. It also started giving me periodic Windows 98 blue screen OE errors periodically about the same time, forcing me to reboot. Also, the CPU fan would make a lot of noise, particularly when booting up; sometimes I would press on it and it would stop. I upgraded my CPU and motherboard shortly before all this started happening(AMD 550). The most recent thing that happened, about a week before it crashed, was the on-off button would not turn the pc off (the button in the front, not in the rear). So, here are my guesses: 1) the power needs to be replaced, or 2), the cmos is frozen (highly unlikely since I didn't change any jumpers), or 3), the
broken CPU fan caused the CPU to overheat and fryed it (although a friend of mine says the pc should still turn on at least if this happened), or 4) the on-off button is broken (which I doubt since the wires behind it look intact - I don't have one of those voltmeters handy or I would check the wires for power, at this point I haven't yet cut the wires in order to put them together to test for power)... Read more

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Usually I have seen a bad motherboard cause this but it might be the cpu also. Try reseating all boards and processor and connectors and see if that helps. If you still have the old motherboard you could connect it up and see if your power supply switch etc are ok. I think AMD processors require a 300 watt power supply. See the AMD site for approved ones. When connecting your old motherboard you dont need to put it in the case just make sure it isnt shorting to anything. Just a note if a atx power supply wont shut off normally hold the button in for about six seconds which will force it to shut off. BOL
 

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My computer won't turn off. What I've been doing is sitting on the off botton for 4 seconds, which works. syrk
 

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Hi Syrk,

You don't say what OS you are running. In most all the 4 second shutdown is standard and can be altered in CONTROL PANEL, POWER OPTIONS. Leave it alone and just tap the Power button. It should shut down same as if you went through the Shutdown procedure. Easiest way.

Good Luck, Jim
 

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Hi
I am ahveing a challenge turning on my computer. When I turn it on, one of the indicator lights blinks and then there is no more power. I then have to unplug the computer and replug a few times as the same theng keeps on happening, until the computer starts.

Can anyone tell me what the problem is?

Tks

 

Answer:Cannot turn on computer

sounds like a short in the connection to either your walll or to the powersupply. could be a faulty powercable.. seems like the most logical thing, try using another cable to connect from your pc to the wall. if that doesnt work, its a problem with the PSU or wall outlet. you can test the outlet with another device to eliminate that.
 

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Answer:Computer won't turn on

unplug everything (cable from power source,The HDD,RAM)& try re-connect it.Could be loose cables.Same with the graphic card or it's even better you try without it.It could be your motherboard if all the cables OK.Try connect your HDD as a slave in other computers & backup all your data while you can.Maybe others here have they own though

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My daughter's computer (which I work on) won't turn on at all.
the computer is 2.0 gig processor, 128 meg ram, Radon 9000 video card, on board sound. Creative labs modem, windows 98.
For about a week or two, every time she turned it on, the computer would go into safe mode. she would have to reboot about two to three times before it would go into normal mode.
she checked the device manager and no conflicts.
Someone said it could be the CMOS battery needs replacing and someone else said maybe the power supply. The power supply is only about 3 months old.
Can the CMOS battery being dead cause the computer not to turn on at all. I have never encountered a dead CMOS battery before, so not sure what the computer will do if it goes dead.
Also, Can a virus keep the computer from coming on at all.
(when she pushes the button to turn it on, nothing happens at all...dead)

what do I look for?
thanks
Barbara
 

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Hello! Recently, I experienced a storm and my power went out for a good almost 17 hours. At the time my power went out, my computer was shut down. When my power came back on, I went to go turn it on but nothing happened. It's plugged in and there's a tiny green light at the back that's solid on.

I have an HP TouchSmart 300 PC. Which I'm not a computer expert or anything, but that probably means it's old - which it is. The computer and monitor are built into one. I unscrewed the back of it to take a peek and there's no physical damage that would suggest that it's been fried, but I know that's not always the case.

I tested the outlet with other devices and it's completely fine. I'm mostly certain that it's my computer.

Currently, it's unplugged and I'm just letting it sit, hoping that it'll somehow be resolved by time.

What should I do? Any expert advice? Thanks!
 

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I have had some issues with my computer. Supposedly all is fixed says the tech I was using. Sadly this is not the case. He said my mobo was bad and it was still under warranty so got it replaced. He said my hard drive was bad and it was still under warranty so am getting it replaced. In the meantime I am using my back up slave drive now as my master drive. I try installing win2k on it but no go. After it says it is installed and reboots I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor. Tried that several times. Now when I turn on the computer I get a high pitched whining sound. This tech guy has taken up close to 6 weeks of time and as far as I can see with no resolution. So I have come here to see if anyone can give me any suggestions or directions to procede. Thanks.
Debbie
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

That's a weird one..I couldn't tell ya. I've never heard of that problem. It can't be a video issue since you do have a visual. Sounds like you'll have to wait it out until you get a new hard drive.
 

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My computer won't automatically turn off, am using XP, go to shut computer off and it stops at a blue screen. Have to hold the button in for 10 seconds b4 computer turns off

Answer:Computer Turn off

Try a virus scan and use a program like "registry mechanic" to see if there are any problems in the registry!!!Also look at the "power" management to see if anything looks abit "iffy" (I know that last one is a long-shot, but you will never know!!!)

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In a nutshell, my desktop computer won't turn on anymore.

This is a system that I have built. It has been working with the current CPU and Motherboard for over a year. The last hardware upgrade I made was a new power supply and an extra stick of RAM, but it's been working fine with those things for a few months.

Last week, I when I was trying to plug something else in near my desk I somehow pulled on the other cords and my system all went off. I pushed all the plugs back in, and everything else powered on - speakers, monitor, etc. but not the computer. I wiggled the cables, unplugged them and plugged them back in, all that stuff, and it still won't come on.

I don't think it's the power supply because I noticed that when I flip the power supply's switch to "on" my optical mouse lights up.

I'm just not sure what else I can try or how to test what else it might be. Any suggestions would be helpful. thanks!

Answer:Computer won't turn on?

hmmm...

does the computer turn on, and you just have no video?
Are fans turning?
Green Light on Mobo?


~CRaZY

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Recently my computer would turn off if it wasn't plugged in to charge, so I would have to always keep it plugged in. Whenever I would disconnect it to move the laptop to a different location it would shut down. All of a sudden when I moved the laptop, it shut down like always, but i plugged it in to charge but it didn't turn on at all. The charger light turns on but the laptop won't turn on. What could be wrong with my laptop and could i loose the files saved? Please any help is welcomed.

Answer:My computer Won't turn on?

Seems like it needs a new battery for starters.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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everytime i turn on my computer, it will not load my desktop and crash.
I've done a system restore but it still wont work.

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Sorry for this odd question, but someone who knows a lot more than me about computers, told me that it's not good for a computer to be turned on and off a lot. Let's say, for example, I use my computer 5 times per day, and I turn it on and off each time, would it be better to leave it on all day, and just turn it off at night? To me it shouldn't matter other than the on/off switch getting a little extra wear. So, is he right? Thanks. Ed.
 

Answer:Is it ok to turn computer on and off a lot?

Well i would say no it would not harm it.I do it some times but most of the time i leave mine on all the time.Turning it off and on should not harm the computer.Its kina meant to be turned off lol thats way they invented the off and on button just make sure you log off with the windows it self not the button unless you don't have any other option.
 

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When I click on the "Start" button, then on "Turn Off Computer" then "Turn Off", it doesn't turn off it reboots.

What gives?
TIA
 

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