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Question: computer turn wont turn on

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??.

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Hi, I have recently recieved my HP Split X2 back from HP last week because the docking station would charge but the computer would not and now it's the opposite. I turned on my computer it was working fine, I plug it in to charge and i notice that the battery icon didnt change to charging so i unplugged it and plugged it back in and nothing so i undock the computer and that charges just fine i place it back and next thing i know it shuts off on me. i press the power button and nothing but when I hold it down the Windows button on the computer stays glowing if i continue to hold the power button and if i undock it the led light is red. Also if i have it plugged it the windows button will flash 4 times and on the 4th time itll stay lit up until i release it I just got my computer back and  it's acting up again i would really appreciate a way to fix this 

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when i go to turn on my computer, the regular short system beep is longer and then nothing happens, then it beeps again... and so on and so forth. prior to this problem my computer was running pretty unstable, for about 2 days it would reboot whenever it wanted and a couplke times i got a bluescreen message that i dont remember.... i didnt write it down cuz im a moron, i have a feeling it has something to do with a surge and the power supply and im hoping i can just get a new better power supply. does anyone have any idea?

PLEASE HELP! my computer is my lifeline!!!
 

Answer:computer wont turn on

It's possible that a power surge screwed up something but I would try doing a system restore before anything else. If that didn't work I'd try booting with the XP disk and doing an XP repair.
 

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This has been hapening for a while, i go to turn the comp off and nothing happens, in order to turn off i need to go to switch users and then turn off!

Not a major problem, but a niggle none the less!

Help!
 

Answer:Computer wont turn off

Hold down the power button without letting go for 10 - 15 seconds.

This could be because of any of the many reasons like, stubborn programs or TSRs, virus, damaged drivers and so on.
 

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I recently tried ti reset my cmos by removing the battery for an hour then putting it back in. But m
Pc no longer turns on now... What did I do wrong?

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Hi xxsomethingxx,

It may not be the battery, have you checked that the power supply is plugged in correctly and that its switched on at the back? A simple mistake i know but i have found myself subject to it many times,

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hello,
i have a Compaq windows xp home edition and i went to turn it on but all it does is show the Compaq loading screen and nothing more and if i press the power button on the computer and it just turns off.
please help

thank you

Answer:My Computer Wont Turn On

Have you tired using Last Known Good Configuration or Safe Mode? Do you have a Windows XP Home cd, you may try booting to this and preforming a Repair Install

Perform a Repair Installation

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I shutdown my comp last night and this morning I tried to turn it on. It started for about 5 seconds then sut off.Now when I push the power button I get absolutly nothing... no power at all.Thanx,Cadsmarts

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Remove power cord from computer for 1 minute, then reattach and see what happens when you push power button.

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After shutting down my computer a few hours ago it will not boot up! (its an HP Pavillion
a302x) The back power light is on/off randomly ( though in not pattern... and not quickly altrenating) and the front power button, that gets backlit when the computer comes on, stays off. the task-light, as i call it (not sure what its really called, the orange light above the power button that flashes/illuminates when the computer is doing a task) is flashing very quickly.

Nothing appears on the monitor.
i've checked all the connections and they all seem fine.

maybe it just finally died? i hope not.
can anybody tell me whats wrong or how to fix it?

thanks for your time.

UPDATE:::::

Power supply light stays on until power button in pushed then turns off completely. then back on when unplugged to show that its dieing.
 

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sounds like a bad power suppy the light on the supply shoud be on not blinking not a big problem
 

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Here's the deal:
Put my computer into hibernation on friday night. Window is closed (my computer is right by a window). Leave the house. Come back Saturday afternoon. It's been raining all night and day. Find the window OPEN
It hasn't rained in from what I can tell, but the entire room is damp from the wet air.
Goto turn on my computer, it wont turn on.
The psu switch in the rear lights up, and the little green light on the motherboard lights up, so I assume the psu and mb are ok?

Does anyone have a step by step procedure they would suggest for me to go through to check why it;s not turning on?

I checked all the internal power connections and none seemed loose.
Not really sure what else to do...

Could exposure to moist air like that ruin anything?

specs if they help: custom self-built - windows xp pro 64-bit, 300gb seagate hdd, 2gb gelil ram, asus p5wd2 mb, Pentium 4 prescott 3.0ghz cpu, nvidia geforce 7800gtx, creative audigy2 zs platinum pro soundcard.
 

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When you press your power button:

Do you hear fans come on?
Do you hear any beeps?
 

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I need help.. i have a computer that turns on to a black screen that gives me the following options on how to turn on the computer:

safe mode
safe w/ networking
safe w/ command prompt
last known good configuration
start windows normally

No matter which one i choose it will load to the windows splash loading screen and go back to this black screen with options.

I think it's a virus. Also the computer never came with one of those recovery disks.

It tried going to F8 when it is loading from one of those options i chose and it would give me an advanced options menu with options:

enable boot logging
enable vga made
directory services restore
debugging

All of those don't work either.

I switched out the harddrive and put another one into that computer and it does not seem to be an issue with other hardware. So there should be a problem with the harddrive and some virus probably.

That's as far as my knowledge goes as to what to do. I would appreciate if anyone can give me any advice. Thanks in advance.

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sounds like you need to repair your os.

you'd need to boot to an Windows install cd (2k/xp matching the os on the HD). start a fresh install. it will search for existing OS's. repair the os found on your HD. You'll prolly need a cd key as well. this can sometimes be found on the computer case.

you should run windows update after performing these actions.

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I get an error message on startup and the error message is

Bluetooth keyboard and mouse recovery: LogonUI.exe - Application Error

The instruction at 0x0000000 referenced memory at 0x00000000. The memory could not be written.

Click ok to terminate the program.

when i click ok i get another error message.

explorer.exe - Application error

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000007b). click OK to close the application.
And when i click ok it is just a blank black screen.

Answer:Computer Wont turn on

Can try using a non-bluetooth keyboard and mouse?

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I was playing a game when all of a sudden my computer just shuts off.  I try to turn it on again but it wont work.  After a little while of messing with it i see that when i plug in the power the green light goes on but then when i try to turn on the computer the light goes off.  Anyone have any idea what the problem could be?

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So i was playing world of warcraft and downloading a torrent last night 3/16/10 3/17/10 i came home during my lunch break to see if my torrent was done and i tried to open wow and the log in screen was lagging it never lags at all so i restarted the computer and the resoultion changed from 1920-1200 to 800-640 so i thought it might be the video card. so i download this random program http://freestone-group.com/video-card-stability-test.htm to test the video card and i ran it and the screen would turn on and off so i left it on, i come back and the computer is completely off. So i check the back of the computer and the green light under the power cord is on. but when i push the on button it turns off along with everything else.
So i tried switching the power supplies and same thing happened. so i checked the vid card but it turned out i have been using the on board video card instead of my own because i rushed to put it together........
But now if i just put the cord in the green light stay on until i push power on the system.
Do you know why that is?
 

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Hi I have a HP m640n series computer and today i went to turn it on but when i pressed the button nothing happened. I noticed that the green light on the back of the power supply that is usually turned on when it is plugged in was not lit up. I figured that i need a new psu. Does anyone else know anything else that cuold be wrong with my computer?
 

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The power cord can become lose from the computer, on PC's it has to be pushed in really hard. Also confirm the plug in the wall is OK (plus confirm that outlet is working too - ie switchboard relay may be off)
 

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Hi 
 
I have been having some problems with getting my computer to turn on when I want it to. When I put my computer on sometimes it will start but wont let me turn it back on again the same day and I would have to wait for the next day to turn it on. But some days it wouldn't start at all.
 
When I put the plug on and check the power light at the back of the computer the green light would be on and when I press the power button I hear a slight noise maybe the fan? I'm not sure! Then it would not start and when I check the green light at the back and it has gone off.
 
I have checked all the wires at the back of the computer they were all fine and even vacuumed all the dust away inside , but still have the same problem.
 
Can anyone please give me any information on what the problem could be.
 
Thank you ^^

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It could be the on/off switch, the power supply or problem with the mainboard/cards.
 
From what you describe though it sounds like you need a new power supply.  They are pretty easy to install if you feel up to it.

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i dunno what happened to my computer but it was on overnight and when i got up it was off and it wont turn back on again. everytime i unplug the power cord then plug it back in and turn on the power supply it acts like its going to turn on like all my lights come on for a split second and the fans move and then just dies. i know the power supply isnt suppose to do this cause it shouldnt be trying to turn it on thats what the power button does so im not sure whats going on or what i should do. can someone help me troubleshoot this.

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Hello,

Did you lose power overnight? If so could have done some real damage to the PC if you dont have it hooked upto a surge protector.

Have yuo tried to turn off hte PSU with the switch in the back and then turn it back on?

Cheers,
Mak

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Ok ill start from the beggining. My computer has always beeped randomly when I turned it on. Sometimes it would be very fast and beep 20 times, sometimes it would be slow and beep under 10 and sometimes not at all. I assume it was trying to tell me something is wrong. So I decided to buy an extra 1 gig of ram and a sata 250gig HDD. I put the 1 gig of ram in and everything works fine but when I pluged my HDD in my computer wouldnt boot because it wouldnt read my IDE HDD. So I open my PC, unplug alot of things and replug them back in. I plug my powercord into the powersupply and see this flash from the back of my PC. And now my PC wont even turn on.

Also a note when replugging everything back in I decided to plug the temp-readers the PC case came with onto the front of my GPU and my HDD. I doubt it would cause this but just in case I figured I would mention it.

So I'm guessing

A) My case died
B) My PSU died
C) My mobo died

How do I figure out what happened?

My mobo

http://www.msicomputer.com/support/sup_tshoot.asp#1_1

Thanks!

Answer:Computer wont turn on. HELP!

Well I think, you made, however a short-circuit, which destroyed your hardware, first I would say it is your mainboard,
as I had kind of that problem, too, my PSU broke and destroyed the mainboard with it...

Just ask a friend if he can lend you some hardware, then you can look for the broken piece of hardware by trial and error...

Regards,
Michael

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Hi all,

When i try and turn my computer on they light on the front of my computer turns on but the pc doesnt boot up. At the same time the lights on the speakers flash on and then off they also make a noise like they have power for a second and then nothing. this has been happening for a few days now but at 1st it would do it and then you walk away and come back and it will turn on like normal but now its gone from that to it wont turn on at all. I changed the power lead into a different power socket in the wall but the same thing. I always scan for virisus and clean the pc and registry. Thanx ............

Im told it could be the power supply unit but If anyone else had any other info on what it might be please post their ideas, cheers
 

Answer:PLEASE HELP!!!!! My computer wont turn on

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

From your description, it sounds like your psu(power supply unit) may have failed. Try another psu and see if that helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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HEELP, my computer wont turn on

I have an HP slimline the really small pc's, like a month ago or so I had an energy power off, but I had my no break, which is really good, then when I was done using it i turneed it off, anyways wheen I trieed to turn it on again, it would't start so a couple of days later it turned back on, likee nothing happened, and for these last weeks this has been going on, sometimes it turns on sometimes it doesn't...The little green light on the back is on when it's plugged and off when it's unplugged, when I push thee power button it blinks once and if I keep pushing it, it sounds likee the computer is starting but the light on the front won't turn on at all, and if i stop pushing the sound stops and you can hear like your turning off thee computeer

p.s. Pls heelp mee!!! I really don't know that much about computers so...try to explain mee in the eeasiest way you can!!
 

Answer:Help, my computer wont turn on

I strongly expect this is due to hardware.

In reality, it could be anything from the PSU (Power Supply Unit) to RAM or motherboard. But i think it is a psu problem.

Put your hand over the rear PSU air exhaust vent. Is it cool or very warm?
If it's hot your PSU is undoubtedly running near its design limits.

Also, check to see that the cpu heatsink is seated properly. (Which is your cpu fan, and is quite big so you shouldn't miss it).

Regards Jase
 

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Computer sometimes turn on but rarely. When it doesnt turn on nothing happens. Fans dont spin and no noise etc. I think it is probably a Power supply problem because I hear a buzzing noise from it when my computer cant turn on. When there is no buzzing noise my computer can turn on. Also I have test the power supply on another computer and it works prefectly but that computer is older so it needs less power to run.Its not motherboard problem i dont think because it can turn on sometimes and the motherboard runs fine when it does turn on.

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Check all connections first if good i would start with swapping out power supply first.

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when i press the power button on my computer to turn it on everything runs fine untill i get to the xp loading screen...the one with the windows flag...and it gets stuck there...i left it there loading over night...and nothing....i am able to boot it up in safe mode but not in normal mode...i dont want t clear my hdd because it has my life on it...Music, Videos, Pictures, Guitar music, things that i have wrote...i cant lose that stuff...what can i do to fix my computer so it can start in normal mode again...also it wont let me do a system restore...it goes through the process of it but when it reboots it gets stuck at the windows flag loading screene...my computer is a HP Pavillion 513n running windows xp SP3.

Answer:Help my computer wont turn on

How long have you been running SP3 on that HP.... There are some issues with HP and Compaq Computers operating with SP3, or I should say... failing to operate soon after the SP3 updateIf you want your data and want your system back up and running asap, I'd buy an external HD enclosure, and an extra HD. Install the new HD in your sytsem in place of the old HD. Install clean build to new HD. And place old HD into ext hard drive case, and acces all your data via USB as an external drive. Simplest way to have your data back without taking the chance of losing it all especially since a repair feature will not work.The OS sounds hosed

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Hello, I built a brand new computer and things were working fine at first. I was getting BSOD's occasionally though. One day i went to go on the internet and the computer just shut off. I tried turning it back on and it would boot for a second, then turn off. And Now it doesnt even do that, it just does not start up.. I thought i did something to the power supply so i returned it and received a new one. I put it in today but it STILL doesnt turn on... no fans start up or anything, just the power button flashes for a quick second. The motherboard has two lights on it when i have the cpu, motherboard and 1 stick of ram plugged in, which the colors are blue led and yellow led. I dont know what to do or how to find out whats wrong with what... Its not the power supply, but maybe the MB itself?My Specs Are:Motherboard - Nvidia 780iPower Supply - Antec 650WRam - two 2gb Gskill DDR2CPU - Q6600Gfx - 9800gtx

Answer:My computer wont turn on

I would make sure the Cpu/Heatsink and fan are properly in place and seated correctly, and that you have used some thermal paste between the Cpu and heatsink.

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Hi, the last thing i did with my computer is that i had the message that tells you that the computer has been changed or is unworkable, so i was in the bios setup trying to fix it. not sure what i changed, except i remember i also changed the cmos passowrd to on, after that the computer booted perfectly, so i wanted to check the password thing, so i turned off my comuter and now pressing the power button does nothing. i hope someone can help me, thanks.
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX520 and when I press the on switch, the switch just blinks as if it was on sleep mode and it wont turn on. The monitor works fine and I tried everything like unplugging and plugging back in and stuff. are there any other solutions?

 

Answer:My computer wont turn on

Check out the manual to see what your blinking light means?

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx520/en/ug/tools00.htm#wp1114432
 

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I was givin a computer that wont turn on....i figured something was wrong with the power supply..any ideas or is it junk???
 

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First off the power supply is brand new and the only way it turns on is when I hook it up to a tester. The power supply works perfect. I did the bench test and still nothing happens. Every now and then when I push the power button the exhaust fan will start to spin for a split second and even more rare, the heatsink fan will start to spin for a split second. The motherboard is also new and the cpu and heatsink is also new. Ive tryed booting up with only the motherboard and processor (and heatsink) hooked up, still nothing happened. So I guess the only possiblities are a faulty motherboard, CPU, or maybe the RAM stick? Since the cpu and motherboard are new i'm thinking about returning both of them. I would feel much better though if there was a way to figure out which one of these components is bad though. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Just try Process of elimination first, That can tell you the problem about 75% maybe More of the time.
So try different memory stick and processor, MAKE sure all fans and the heat sink is on properly.

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Can anyone tell me why a computer would not turn on. The mouse and the keyboard both light up but the computer does nothing. I found your site while looking for an answer to my question. I know that is next to no information but I am at work and the computer is at home. EricS

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On

When you get home, post the computer make and model, components, what happened prior to this, etc.Bad power supply is a possibility, as well as poorly seated components. Has it been moved or monkeyed with?Again, more details are required for a solution.

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Me and My Father today were trying to Install Memory and a New DVD Burner into my Computer.
An Emachine C1904.

The New Ram I got was PQI DDR 266 RAM, two 512 MB sticks.

The new DVD Burner I got was a Pioneer one of some sort.

We put in the new Memory and Burner, turned it on and a Lound BEEP emitted from the Motherboard, we took out the new ram and put in the old, and it still made it, and we unplugged the DVD Burner and the sound still emitted

This is not going to be the happiest of Birthdays of this doesnt work out.
Thank you,
l0s71
 

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Hi,
I had just installed a liquid cooling system on my computer. I checked it after a couple of hours and found that one of the connections wasnt water tight and there was a couple of drips on the graphics card. I took ou the LCS, the GPU and dried it out. It was all working fine then. I then proceeded to use my new computer and cracked vista with a timer stop crack. The os then downloaded updates and asked to restart which I allowed. However, when the computer restarted it would come on for about 2 seconds then turn off and do this again. This happened every time I turned the system on.
I stripped it down and checked the motherboard and processor, both seemed ok. I turned it on and it was coming back on so 1 by 1 I put the Ram, HDD etc etc back in. Everything seemed to be ok. I moved it back up to my computer room to check everything was really back working. BUT, when I started it up it wasn't POSTing again and there was a strange noise coming from it, like the hard drive spinning up, however the computer didn't turn off. There was no POST and when I plugged in the monitor and it wasn't picking it up. Can any1 advise me on what component's could be causing this or if the LCS dripping on my graphics card could break my mobo? All the capatitors on the mobo seem fine.
 

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water and electronics don't mix. That's why i don't recommend water-cooling. This is the risk you take. Some of your components have most likely shorted out. You will have to replace and swap out components until you have found the one(s) that have failed. good luck.
 

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I am having problems with my usb connection on all ports X4 on my Dell Inspiron 5150, opened the case to look inside and disconnected it. when i tried to start it up again, all i get is a flashing light on the startup button and thats all. Apart from disconnecting it plus the other connections, mouse keyboard etc, i never touched a thing.

Answer:computer wont turn on

something may have been disloged when you took the case off. try opening it up again and disconnecting all wires and reconnecting them again.

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Hey guys, first post to the forum, can't seem to find help anywhere else so i'll try here.

I got a new gfx card for xmas, a 9800GTX+. I plugged it in my old crappy mobo, what make im not sure but a Gigabyte and my computer would alternate between either: turning on for about 10 seconds without posting, screen stays blank, then turning off OR turning on, doesn't post, then does nothing.
Assuming it was just my motherboard, I bought a few upgrades but im still having the same problem except sometimes the light on the monitor, to indicate wether its engaged or not, will light up for 1-5 seconds, then computer turns off again.

THe specs im running at the moment are:

600W Vantec iON2+ PSU (NEW)
ASUS GeForce 9800GTX+ (NEW)
1GB DDR2 Kingston RAM (NEW)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB
Intel P4 3.0ghz (I don't know the exact model)
Gigabyte GA-EG31MF-S2 motherboard (NEW)

I suspect, after upgrading the PSU, mobo and RAM, and still no relief, that either: the cpu is imcompatable with the motherboard OR the psu is not sufficient enough to run my system.

My old PSU was a stock 350W and my old gfx card was a Sapphire Radeon X300.

Any infomation is appricated as this is killing me

Answer:Computer wont turn on.

The suppy certainly lacked there. The 600w is quite adequate while there is one other thing to look at there. Did you plug the power feed into the card?

The newer high end models require the 6pin 12v feed to power the larger vpus seen on them. If you forgot to plug that in... oops! you won't get very far.

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One day I was watching hulu on my laptop and my slipped out my hand and fell from like 2 inches over my computer and my computer started glitching. So, I turned it off and it wouldn't turn back on. So i left it off the charger overnight thinking that maybe it was too hot and the next morning i plugged it back in and it turned on and it was working well. Well, about a few hours later I went to get back on but it didnt turn on AGAIN! i did the same method that i did before but it still wont turn on. I also tried the 30 second thing but that didnt work either! please help, i really need my laptop

Answer:My computer wont turn on

Hi,Attempt to perform a hard reset to remove all the excess static using: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768 if the above doesn't work:Attempt to connect the charger to an alternate power outlet, alternate power cable and if it doesn't work either You may need to contact HP on 1800-474-6836 for further support as you may need to get the pc sent to an hp repair center (ensure the pc is under an ADP warranty as otherwise there may be a charge included as the issue occurred after the accident you had).




Although I work for HP Inc -The views and opinions I post here are of my own.If my post helped you out, give me the Thumbs up, i deserve #HPExpertDay

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I need help asap! 2 days I came home from school and went on my computer. I clicked on my mouse and keyboard to get off sleeping mode but it didnt. My monitor was on standby and something didnt feel right about all that. My computer was on but I didnt heard none of the fans running. So I turned it off and tried to turn it back on anytimes but nothing happen.Next time I did was disconnect all the plugs for like 5mins and plugged it back but still nothing. After that I took a long in my computer and there were A LOT of dust built up so I tried my best to remove them especially the fans. I havent bought a can of air yet but im goin too. The computer isnt turning on and each time I connect the power plug the green light on the back is turn but when I press the turn on button is goes away. This happened before but I let it rest and cleaned the inside, soon it worked again.

SO I NEED HELP ASAP! I have important files in them that I need soon! ALSO CAN I GET A LINK OF REMOVING THAT HARDWARE TO ANOTHER TOWER.

THANKS!
 

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Well for the past few weeks my computer has been not turning on. I really need some help, im running windows ME with a 1ghz athlon processor. 256mb Ram. 64mb vid card. I can rule out the video card because when i turn on the system, after it does a few beeps it has a blinking bar on the top left of the screen that looks like this _ . I can open up the cdrom drives fine but this is just killing me. I cant think of what it could be. Anyone have any ideas?

DannMann
 

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Hello. I have a Asus cg series desktop computer. It is a 64 bit, and I am running Windows 7 home premium. I was doing a system update, and after I used it for like a half-hour. Than after that my computer turned off and when I start the computer up it stays on the Asus startup screen. I tried booting my Windows 7 recovery discs and when I try restoring my computer it says that my computer has no partion memory. Idk what that means. Than when I click restore computer to full HD it says error code. No memory. Idk what to do. I think it's the hard drive but I don't know it's a new computer

Answer:please help my computer wont turn on.

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it says that my computer has no partion .....it's a new computer




No partition means, that the Hard Drive has probably failed. How "New" is this computer? If you just bought it from a store in the last 30 days, you can take it back and get another one.

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I recently put together a new computer. I have used it for about a week now, today I got home and my computer won't turn on. I am guessing bad power supply but wanted to check if it might be something else.
The mother board that I have is a Biostar K8NHA GRAND Socket 754 ATX Motherboard, DDR400, 1394, SATA RAID, 6ch Audio & GB LAN

I am using a AMD 2600 sempron

I received an error message two days ago saying there was a problem with the processor and the setting adjusted. When going into the Cmos (hope that’s right) I found that everything was on the lowest settings. My computer froze up once since then but no other problems. When I press the power button my computer lights flash for a brief sec and then nothing... Could this be the power supply or the processor?
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on!

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Hey all,

The problem I have is that my computer wont turn on. I have had this problem before but it would only happen once every few weeks or so, I try and turn the computer on but nothing happens. All the other times this has happened I have pressed the power button a few times and then it will turn on, or I have pressed the power button a few times and left it then it will turn on a minute or so later by itself.

Yesterday and today though it has decided to do it again, although yesterday it took about 20 minutes of me pressing the button a few times then leaving it for 5 minutes to come on, and today the same but it just hasnt turned on. There is an LED on the motherboard which lights up all the time even when the computer is off (but not when its unplugged) I think it tells you there is power to the motherboard but I'm not sure. Once the computer is on its fine though, it wont restart or anything.

I have looked on the internet for people with the same sort of problems and the cause for most of them is the power supply, which I think is the same in my case, as I got all new parts for my comp a year ago, except the power supply which I kept and is about 5 or 6 years old.

Does anyone else have any other ideas on what it could be? Or could confirm what I'm thinking? Also if I need to buy a new power supply, should I buy the same one or doesnt it matter?

Thanks for any help
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on

This is a comprehensive explanation of how to test your PSU
it will explain it better than i can.

http://aphnetworks.com/lounge/turn_on_psu_without_motherboard_the_paperclip_trick

The other thing you can do is take out the CMOS battery and leave it for 10 min then replace it.
 

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My laptop won't turn on. The power light turns on when I connect the charger. When I press the power button the power light turns on and then goes off again. I dont hear the hard disk or fan working. Please help

Answer:computer wont turn on

agbey7 wrote:My laptop won't turn on. The power light turns on when I connect the charger. When I press the power button the power light turns on and then goes off again. I dont hear the hard disk or fan working. Please helpSometimes electrical components needs to have all power sources removed and reintroduced to work properly.  Try performing a hard reset first, if it doesn't work then use this troubleshooting document to see if you can resolve the problem on your own.  To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for  5 seconds); (if the computer doesn't power on, move to the next step)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook.  There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.

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okay i've had the computer for about 3 weeks now, well i built it myself, this is the second time i've built a computer and im confident i never stuff it up. Well with the second computer i built when i first put it together, the wires had been loose and it kept turning off when the ground was shaken then one day when i was going to fix it, my brother turned the computer on when my hand was in the computer fidling with it and it fried.

So what i did was replace both the motherboard and the PSU and replugged everything back to normal, but this time the computer didnt turn on at all

any suggestions of what to do now ?

Answer:New computer wont turn on

Take the RAM out try to boot.

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I have another computer that is Xp Home that wont turn on, I Press the button to turn it on and it'll only go so far, So i decided to reinstall windows on it and when it goes through it detects the windows disc and installed it. But when i restarted the computer it still did the same thing it wont boot, i changed the bios to boot from the Hard Drive but nothing happens.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On

How far does it go? What do you see before it fails?

If it boots ok from disc, but not from hard drive, that suggests to me that it is a hard drive or mobo problem, reset CMOS? Might help, im just guessing here.

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It is a HP Pavilion running on Windows XP. When I press the power button nothing happens but the green light on the back goes on, however none of the fans or anything goes on. Right now I think it might just be the switch, or at least thats what im hoping it is. Would there be any way to check that or turn it on without the switch working properly? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer wont turn on

We'll need to no more info about your computer setup, give us your system details, be as complete as possible. It could be your psu, or LED wires may have come loose from connection.
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my computer wont turn on after i think too many viruses due to adult videos.

is there any way i can fix this without getting my parents involved ?????

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On

Oh boy! How far will it get before it shuts down? If it won't come on at all it's not a software but a hardware issue. If it's a hardware issue check the power cord at the case and at the wall. Sounds simple but a lot of the time the simple answer is the right answer. Also the switch on the power strip.

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I have an intermitent problem with my computer. It seems to work fine but every now and then it won't turn off. It's stays on the shutting down screen forever and I have to shut it down manually.

I have Vista Home Premium Service pack 2 64 bit. I've been having this problem for a little while and I scaned with Avast, Spybot and Malawarebytes and everything was fine.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

Answer:COmputer wont turn off.

there could be multiple problems causing this, but try reading some of these articles and they might help you out.

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This morning I turned my computer on and went through start up....did a little in my email and then started playing a game that I play everyday. All of a sudden my computer shut down and I can't get it to turn back on. Help what do I do.

Answer:Computer wont turn on

It might be a virus, seeing as how it shutdown all of the sudden.

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I just rebuilt my computer which I installed a new Power supply last night and for some reason its not turning on at all. Is a 115v power supply and I have a 125 volt power cord. Does that make any differnce?? All my cables are securly plugged in the right spot. I have a power sw little cable that connects to the motherboard along with other cables such as power led and HDD led. Does it matter when I connect them to the motherboard which way they are facing?? I really want my computer working today!!!!! Any adivse would be wonderful.

Joanne
 

Answer:My Computer Wont Turn On

As for the case interface wires yes, it does matter which way they are facing so make sure that they are properly connected. The voltage rating of the power cord does not matter as long as you are running the psu on a standard 115v power source.
 

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last nght computer was fine this morning tried to turn on it wont the power light is blinking the mouse is blinking my monitor says my computer is in power safe mode i on hooked everything hooked it back up nothing all day i tryied pleeeeeaaaasssseee help what is it ????????
 

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help me please so confused need my computer
 

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The only way I can get it to turn off is to hard power off(Hold down button) twice.
I have checked all BIOS setting and turned off restart on BSOD I just can't seem to get it to stop restarting. When I Shut down it does actually turn off but then right back on which is what makes me think its a BIOS setting or something.

Full Specs in sig.

Thank you for any help,
ßeta
 

Answer:my computer wont turn off.

If this is a new build the first thing I would recheck is to make sure the front I/O panel header is connected properly. If that doesn't work, try flashing your bios to a newer version. Finally, are you sure your not pressing the "sleep" button,on the start menu, instead of shut down?
 

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I don't know if this is the right place to post it in but I couldnt find any other place. Well I went out and left my computer on I came back and I saw it was off. I clicked the on button on the tower wouldn't turn on. The safe guard cord couldn't of burn out because the monitor and printer would turn on. I disconnected everything and than reconnected and still wont turn on. While doing that I noticed a small green light on the back of the tower. About the site of a out of order light. It was flashing at a kind of medium slow level. If i was quiet enough I could of heard it ticking at the pace the light was flashing. I unplugged the master cord for the tower and the light would still shine but faster and the ticking was faster too. I wondered to myself how could something be flashing if no power was attached to it. This computer is only about 4 years old. Not even. I can't tell you the specific model yet because im at my friends huse but ill soon tell you. But I do know it is a HP Pavilion. Thank You

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We'll need to know the model of the HP and the location of the flashing light. Is it on the power supply (near where the power cord plugs in) or lower like by where the network cable plugs in?

Do you hear any beeps?

Are the fans spinning or is it as if you never hit the power button when you try to turn it on?

Post back with the info requested and we'll go from there.

BTW, this post should've been in the Hardware section of our forum, so I'll have it moved to Hardware Support> Motherboards, Bios, and CPUs.

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Everytime Id play a game itd freeze or shutdown on me. So I switched the direction of the psu fan to blow in instead of out. I then started playing lfs again then it just shut off on me again. Now when i hit the power switch it wont turn on. Nothing runs. THen i hit the psu switch off then on again, press power and hear a very small sound inside the case but its very short and nothing turns on. Why wont my stuff turn back on?? how can i use it fine, it shuts off now it wont even start back up?? I need quick help. thx!!
 

Answer:My computer wont turn on at all.

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My motherboard power light is on, but the PS fan does not move. I did the test where u stick a paperclip in the PS ports, and the PS fan and tower fans start up. but when i plug the PS into the motherboard, the PS fan or comp fans dont start. im thinking maybe the PS has enough power to run fans when i jump it with a paperclip, but doesnt have enough power to run the MB.

Anyone have any ideas what could be wrong ?
 

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This was in the XP forums untill i realized this wasnt a Operating System malfuntion as much as it is obviously a Hardware malfunction... ANYWAY
Okay well here's the deal. I recently formatted my computer not... 4 days ago. Anyway I first noticed a problem when I was playing BF2 online... My computer would randomly stop displaying picture and sound. First thing I tried was reseting the computer but that didnt work, I had to hold the button and power it down for 3 seconds before turning it on again.
Then after this happend the second time. It would take me 2 attempts of turning the power off completely in order to get the video card to display anything.
This happend to me last night.. Now I cant get the video to display at ALL or get a startup BEEP

So I'm really quite concerned at the large array of problems i could be facing. If you have any tip's I'd love to hear them...


Also. I Checked the connections on everything and pulled the battery off my Bio's and replaced it 40 seconds later. Still nothing

*later I posted this*

I put all of my hardware into another computer untill i got a comboniation that worked... and now its displaying video and turning on when a different video card is in it. So. does that make sense to anyone?

*then*

Ok... now it gets even better I placed everything back where its supposed to be.. and just put my friends video card into my motherboard with my Power Supply, my processor, my ram... everything...... Read more

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On

I've got a similar issue and I suspect I might have a dodgy power supply unit. So check that/change it out and see if that makes a difference
 

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i just bought this system for 15 bucks from a local pawn shop sorta...anyway, it had no hard drive... i put one in and tried to turn it on...all that happend was the front light went on, nothing else. power didnt even go to the hard drive, and the power supply was makin a low noise....and then i tried another power supply, same thing happend...but this time it didnt make a noise...so i tried ANOTHER power supply and the same thing happend...im not sure wats wrong, i dont kno if the motherboard is fried, but i think one of the capacitors is blown, cuz the top of it isnt flat, the top looks round and bloated, can someone help me out?
 

Answer:i need help i need help i need help..computer just wont turn on...at all.

The top of many capacitors are rounded... what you look for is splits and bulges on the side... or reddish brown powder or dust sprinkled around. But if the capacitors near the cpu are bulging in an uneven way, you have a dead machine.
What you neglected to tell us was the brand and model of computer, or in lieu of that, the brand and number of the motherboard.
Motherboards seldom fail, unless it is an eMachine or Tri-Gem board, but somebody could have become reckless with gaming or whatever, and fried it.
Do some simple things like carefully examine the cables, and the wires between the power switch and the motherboard.
Does the CPU fan look OK? You will get the signs and symptoms you report if the CPU fan is bad, or poorly connected. Look for loose heat sink.
Look very carefully for a rainbow-like look on the mother board... If it has been fried, you will see an uneven color or a rainbow moire pattern sometimes... Look closely at the larger chips. See if any of the tie-downs or clamp-downs have pulled out of the board. Give it the sniff test to see if anything smells burned or strongly odd.
 

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so i go to bed last night and shut down my computer like usual and everything was running just fine so i wake up this morning and go to press my power butto and nothing happens when i press it its like im not even pushing it. plz help me :(

Answer:My Computer Wont Turn On!!!!

Hi and welcome to TSF,open the case and check that all leads cards and RAM are seated firmly if they are have got another Power Supply you can try, this will eliminate the most obvius cause. Let us know how you go and we can proceed from there

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ok i had the same problem as this person:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...923&hl=howei did what u said and after installing combofix it ran and it said it was going to restart but it basically froze and now my computer wont start at all it gets to the windows and it restarts and then it says woudl u like to do last known configuarion safe mode etc and ive tried everyone and nothing happensit just restarts and goes to the same screen and everything happens all over again..can u please help me asap

Answer:Help- Tried To Fix & Now Computer Wont Turn On At All

no one is going to help me?

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Good afternoon.
I have a Lenovo G570 laptop. I have installed windows 8 and it automatically updated. The thing however is that after a couple months I was typing a document and It told me that there wasn't enough memory to save even though there is nothing on it. I restarted and it reached to the folder that said Welcome and blinks, turns off and repeats this... I am without a Lap top since February. HELP
 

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Ok well I have a biostar mainboard. It is only like 2-3 years old. I just installed a wireless card. After installing the wireless card my computer would not turn after i hit the power button just once it takes multiple presses to get it to turn on. It also would not send a video signal to the monitor after installing the card although after starting and restarting eventually I could get the video signal. Now it will not even display the bios for the video card like it always did when I turned on the computer. But yes is it a bad video card or bad mainboard? The video card is a geforce 6600 256mb pci-e. Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Computer wont turn on

The reason why a computer would not turn on would usually be associated with a problem with the power supply or wiring. What kind of power supply you got? What all you got hooked up to that power supply?

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Could a slightly low Power of 16.7v output from the external power supply be preventing the computer box turning on, it should be 19v 130W  ? 

Answer:computer wont turn on

@vkfisherman, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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I have had some trouble trying to get my tower to turn on. I have gone through 2 cases and 2 motherboards trying to get it to turn on. It started when i went to get get a new case. I also ordered a new motherboard too. I made sure everything was correct, I turned it on and it stayed on for about 4 sec, died, and never returned. I learned later that i was using the wrong RAM for that motherboard(i have ddr) so i bought i new one along with a new cpu. I made sure everything was set, exactly to what the manual said. And not even a spin of a fan. So i figured it may be the case. So i purchased another case, tried it, put everything on their exactly where it should be, and still no start. please help me as to why my computer will not start, as I am on the verge of suicide lol
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on

would you mind listing the make and model of the components your using on your final setup.
 

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while i was on my computer, it suddenly turned off, thinking i had hit the power button with my toe and held it, i reached to turn it back on, but after pressing the button, absolutely nothing happened, no fans running, no status lights. I gave it a 24 hour break, and switched spots on my surge protector. Everything that draws power from that surge protector with exception from the tower is running fine. Could anyone help me find out how to get this thing back on? thanks

Answer:help computer wont turn on

Sounds like your power supply kicked it.

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Ok, just a couple days ago my computer started acting weird when I turn it on it turns on (but doesnt make the beeping noise like it usually does) but nothing comes up on the screen and its not the monitor or video card because I tested them on another computer and worked fine does anyone know what could be wrong?

Answer:Computer wont turn on right

You gotta be waaay more descriptive.

List your full system specs, and explain exactly what happens when you hit the power button.

Dont get lazy on us when describing your problem. Remember that people here help out of the goodness in their hearts

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Im having a problem with my pc, sometimes when I turn it on it fails to get to bois and does not even turn the screen on. I just try it after awhile and it works again. I have recently bought a new case and it came with an Omni 550watt power supply and the problem started after a couple of weeks of use. Does anyone know if the power supply is the problem?

Specs:
Asus K8VSE DELUX
AMD 3000+ 64bit socket 754
2x512 Kingston HyperX
2x200gig Seagate SATA HDs
1x120gig WD IDE HD
MSI 6600GT
Omni 550W PSU
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2

Answer:Computer wont turn on

It might be the power supply, since Omni is an unknown brand, without any history behind it.

What PSU were you using before it?

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Help.My Lenovo G850 wont turn on.After pushing the on/off button it shows the Lenovo loading screen and after that its just a black (Grey) screen and wont turn on.I didnt try anything yet but H.E.L.P

Answer:My computer wont turn on

Hi LenovoFanz , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
How was it if you remove the harddrive (page39)?
Would pressing caps lock and numlock respond?
 
Alternatively you can try booting on a live rescue media and run diagnostics (bootable) .
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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i have a computer that i got from an old friend so i wanted to c if it works, i plug it in and it turned on but it gave me an error and it ask me to press f1. i cannot type in c: or a: so i installed a hard drive that i had into the computer and turn it on again and it gave me another error turn it off and i just went back downstairs and try to turn it on and the monitor or the tower wont turn on.. can someone help me with this problem
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Yes. Give us the brand and model, and what you have for software... we will c if we can hep.
 

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I have recently purchased a coolmaster dream 3 heatsink.

After i installed it i pressed the on button and my pc didnt turn on.

I checked inside and the motherboard power led was alight but still the computer wouldnt start up. what can i do?
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on

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Computer wont turn on its plugged in light is white but when I try to turn it on nothing happens

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I'm sure you guys might have seen this before but i searched and looked for some things on this site and I have a different problem.

In my computer upstairs I have a NVIDA Geforce 6600 GT Graphics Card.
I went to play my game and it said your graphics card is outdated.
So I went to the site and installed NVIDA Geforce 6600 GT graphics card.
At the end of the instalation my computer restarted,
When my computer was loading up it was working fine, then when it gets to the part where it says windows, it doesnt show that part and stays black almost a really really dark blue color.
Is there any solution to this?
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on

WAT WAIT!! EDIT: When I Try Going Into Safe Mode. A Blue Box Comes Up That Says Choose A Boot Configeration And If You Put Defualt Boot Then It Does The Same Black Screen And All.
NOTE: Reformating my computer is not a problem but it's a hassle. Thats why I'm trying to figure out a way around this problem because if i dont i have to reinstal my sound driver, my 2 antiviruses, my steam, my games, my yahoo, my macros, my pal talk, My bots. Those are hard to get back in a short ammount of time. Ps: i reformatted this computer atleast 7 times.
 

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Hello everyone I just built my first computer and connected every wire to its slot now my problem is I cant seem to get the bloody thing to start as it wont turn on at all when i press the power switch so i am not really sure what the problem is but to help you guys help me here is specifications.

Cooler Master case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

Rosewill power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182043

Foxconn mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186059

Amd Athlon 64 X2 4400+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103626

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Plug it in...



LMAO I Kill me...





ok seriously, check the powersupply connection and all MOBO connections... You may need to start with just the essentials and then try powering on.


please make sure you have checked the power switch in the back (if you have one)...


Report back

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Hey,
I've had this issue in the past and it turned out to be my ram. the computer did the beep thing when i tried turning it on and i replaced the ram, and bingo no problem. Now I tried turning it on and nothing, i hear the fans getting up to speed, then very anti-climactic, nothing. any ideas? i realize it could be anything. what are the symptoms of a blown cpu? i'd love some advice. thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Out of no where computer wont turn on!

I take it by "nothing" you mean the system stays on but nothing appears on your monitor? You are right in that the problem could be many things. However, power supply would be the first thing on the list and the CPU the last.
 

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HELP MY COMPUTER SCREEN WONT TURN ON.  Our family computer usualy works just fine even though it's a bit old. A few days ago it was working perfectly no issues or whatever. But yesterday, I tried opening it but it won't start. The CPU was working (I think it was working) the light on the back was turning on, the fan was working and overall i think the CPU was working. But, the monitor wasnt. It kept saying no signal and then the monitor is going to sleep. HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP What do I do with it? 

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so i turned on my computer today, it worked fine for a bit, then it just shut off.
the led light for the power button started flashing
even after i unplugged my computer from the wall it kept flashing.
then it stopped
now no matter how many times i plug it in it wont turn on, or even blink now
im usually pertty good with computers, and im thinking its the power supply, but i wanted an experts opinion before i go buy myself another power supply.
 

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i am having problems with my computer... i went away for two days leaving my computer off... but turned on at the mains. when i came back this evening my computer just wouldnt turn on at all... there was a green LED on inside the computer however pressing the on button wouldnt do anything at all...

im not sure what the problem is at all...

my computer :
DEll dimension 5100
4GB RAM
512 ATI RADEON Gfx Card
250GB SATA HDD

if anyone can help i would be very thankful

cheers.
sontommo.
 

Answer:Computer just wont turn on.

read the guides: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html
 

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Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Well i originally posted this in the Asus motherboards support forums but frankly i havent gotten all that much help there i was hoping you guys could give me some more help getting my computer to work and im hoping i dont have to rma some parts but i will if necissary. I troubleshooted myself while waiting for awnsers on the forum so the last post is most up to date (so i suppose you could start there if you wanted although may miss some background information.

Asus forum posts-

1 ) Ok so i was building my new computer here are the specs
conroe e6600
Asus P5b Deluxe
2 x 1gb corsair xms2 ddr 8000
evga gts 8800
gamexstream 700 watt power supply

I had it all put together and when i plugged in the power to the motherboard the light went on. But when i pressed teh power on the case the fans would spin for a second (including the cpu fan) but then would stop. I decided to trouble shoot by taking out components until it was just processor, mb, ram, and case. I even undid many of the screws. I booted it up and voila everything seemed to be working (i dont remember if the cpu fan was spinning). Next i added more screws tested again and worked as far as i could tell (i dont remember if the cpu fan was spinning). Finnaly i added teh vga card and i tried connecting a monitor. I booted it up and get no video. When i am inspecting it running i notice the cpu fan is not spinning. I immidiately turn it off. I dont know why... Read more

Answer:My computer wont turn on :(

Well... I read MOST of that

First question, are you CERTAIN that your motherboard is not shorting out on your case? The motherboard CAN NOT touch the case at all. If it does, your system will not boot. When you screw in the motherboard to the case, there are special "stand off" pins that you are supposed to be using.

This sounds like a high possibility as to what is causing your problems, as you mention screws not being screwed in a few times.
 

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I have a compaq presario 6000. One day i was just typing a document then all of a sudden it turned off on me. When i went to turn it on again a red blinking light is now showing..and nothin else is on not even the fans on the computer...can someone give me some info.
 

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OK whenever i push the button on my pc the light turns for a sec then it dies WHAT DO I DO please help

Answer:COMPUTER WONT TURN ON please help

Maybe theres a problem with the power supply, I'm not sure either, if you have other pc try to use the working pc's power supply

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My desktop wont power on. The numbers 3 and 4 continue to flash, but nothing appears in the computer screen.

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Hey guys I have another problem that I cant solve. I had 2 hd's on my XP pc and they were working fine. I unplugged one of them to see if I could install it on a different pc (needed to copy the data from on hd to the other and I figured that would be the easiest way) but that pc wouldnt turn on after I had plugged in the hd. So I replugged in the hd on the first pc (the one I origionally took it out of) and now it wont turn on. I checked all the cables, nothing there. I removed the hd and tried restarting the comp. it booted up fine. Well, no, thats a lie. I'm getting a error message saying that it cant find hard drive 0, it says that twice then it says something like cant find hard drive 1 and then it says press f1 to enter setup and f2 to continue. I press f2 and it boots up fine. I tried going into BIOS and setting all the dectection to auto and it still is giving me that message. Any ideas?

Answer:Have second hd, now computer wont turn on.

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Hey guys I have another problem that I cant solve. I had 2 hd's on my XP pc and they were working fine. I unplugged one of them to see if I could install it on a different pc (needed to copy the data from on hd to the other and I figured that would be the easiest way) but that pc wouldnt turn on after I had plugged in the hd. So I replugged in the hd on the first pc (the one I origionally took it out of) and now it wont turn on. I checked all the cables, nothing there. I removed the hd and tried restarting the comp. it booted up fine. Well, no, thats a lie. I'm getting a error message saying that it cant find hard drive 0, it says that twice then it says something like cant find hard drive 1 and then it says press f1 to enter setup and f2 to continue. I press f2 and it boots up fine. I tried going into BIOS and setting all the dectection to auto and it still is giving me that message. Any ideas?




I would guess that your boot order is wrong, setting it to auto isn't necessarily going to work.

In the BIOS you should be able to choose the order in which types of devices (optical, HDD, network, etc) are checked. If you're not the type of person who is always installing new OS, you should set HDD at the top.

Also in the BIOS, you should be able to select the order in which the individual HDDs are checked, you will need to put the HDD with the OS at the top here.

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Hi Folks, A friend of mine asked if i could help, He has a compac presario f500 laptop 64-bit with vista, He said it was working fine,He came home from work plugged it in, pressed the on button, It comes on for about two seconds then shuts down, I said it sounds like maybe a loose connection, We unplugged the memory cards and then seated them back in, unplugged the only other connection we could find and plugged that back in, still the same thing, comes on for about two seconds then shuts down, can anybody point us in the next step we could take, thanks.

Answer:computer wont turn on

Im sorry Patch
Mabye this will help
How To Troubleshoot a Computer That Won't Turn On

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My grandson tells me that his computer will not turn off [close down]unless he swiches it off from the mains

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last week befor i left for thanks giving i was shutting down my computer, and i hastally leaveing when i triped on my power cord(i should really move that). My computer wasnt totally shut down and it got unpluged from the wall. When i got back to try and use it my computer wouldnt turn on. The outlet works and i have power to my monitor(which is in the same surge procetor), but my cpu wonk turn on. I am at college so i have no access to test any of my parts. What do you think my problem is?

Answer:Computer wont turn on HELP!!!

worst case scenario fried mobo, I would try the following:

1.Make sure all connections are secure and none are loose maybe the plug itself is hanging out etc.

2.try a different power cord might just be damaged now. And check the power connector pins in your PSU are ok.

3.use a different PSU from a friend or other pc you may have.

4.Check inside the pc to make sure the power switch button pin connector hasn't been knocked off.

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Hey well i bought a custom computer from the local shop here and i decided to buy a new case for it. I switched everything to the new case that i bought and now the computer wont turn on. Everything looks like its plugged in from reading the motherboards manual. Before switching cases, everything was working perfect. Now when i try to press the button to turn the computer on, it wont turn on. But when i put it to ON position in back of the computer case the fan on the power supply & cpu will turn on and off. The computer just wont turn on. Whats is the problem here.

Here are the specs:

Intel P4 3.2GHZ
Intel D915GAG Motherboard
1.024 GB of RAM
550 W Poaer Supply
160GB Hard Drive

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Sounds like the motherboard could be shorting out on the case, make sure the standoffs are set up correctly and no metal is touching the case. There is a slight chance that the PSU has failed but this is unlikely. Is the PSU Generic, it probably isnt because of the high wattage rating but is it an Antec, Thermaltake or OCZ or brand name like that?

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I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to post this but I'm new t the site so take it easy on me. Anyways I woke up today and tried turn on my computer, it starts to turn on and after about 2 seconds it shuts down(just loses power or something). My comp is running on Windows XP, I'm not too sure about the make (i think it was a custom job), and this is my mother's comp so I don't know too much about this. Apparently this has happened before and to get it to work again they just kept hitting the power button and it started up after about 15 mins. of this. I tried to repeat this but for fear of damaging the computer I decided to not keep trying that. What I have tried was removing and turning off all power to the comp but that honestly didn't do anything.Please help! I don't know what to do!Thanks! ^_^

Answer:Computer wont turn on!

Welcome to puterhope narutoman! Yeah, I would suggest not pressing the power button repeatedly. Do you have access to another power supply that you can try in the computer? Also could you give a list of your computer specs? (go to "start" "run" then type in "dxdiag" and it will give you a list of them) But if you have access to another working power supply, try to replace it and see if this works.

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Hi everyone,I have just bought a new motherboard, graphics card and CPU fan after my computer went dead, it would turn on but nothing would show on the screen except the split second of BIOS but nothing else.I fitted all the new parts myself today correctly and reffering back to instrucions to double check and now its even worse.When i press the power button; Nothing!its like turning it on if it wasnt plugged in, the only thing i get is a constant fast clicking sound from the PSU and a blinking LED on the LAN port on the new motherboard that is consistant with the clicking PSU.But if i try the same PSU with another motherboard it starts up like its supposed toSo just wondering if anyone can help me PLEASE!Foxconn SKT939 Nforce4-SLI chipset DDR400 Dual Gigabit LAN SATAII ATX MotherboardSapphire X1950Pro 256MB 256bit GDDR3 Dual DVI TVO HDCP PCI-EMaxtor DiamondMax 250GB HDD550W PSUAMD X2 3800

Answer:My Computer Wont turn on

Disconnect EVERYTHING from the motherboard except the CPU with heatsink, PSU, power switch and case speaker. See if the computer then starts up as far as a POST error beep.

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Hey everyone.. as the title suggests my computer wont turn on. Obviously i am aware the power supply is working lol and to verify this the motherboard LED is turned on when i turn the power on.

My brother has already tried to reset C Mos (whatever that means) and he has attempted a manual override. Still not working =(
Hes gone now so i have no idea....i just want to play games please..

Help!

Answer:Computer wont turn on =*(

welcome to tsf
please give us the computer specs
you might need to take off the panel to check the power connections from the power supply
do any fans spin?
does the hard drive spin?
does the rom light up?
does the floppy light?
does the cpu fan spin?
post back

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my sister tried to send a picture she had scanned to her email address and now the computer wont turn on. well it turns on then gives an orange window saying "It is now safe to turn off your computer". Have checked hard drive with virus scan and the power settings and still nothing. please help?
 

Answer:computer wont turn on

Unplug the computer (not the monitor), wait a few seconds, plug it back in, then push the power button on the computer (not the monitor).
 

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Hello, Im not very good with computers and my home PC is rather slow. I thought i was being clever last night deleting some files that i thought were not used anymore. After doing this and emptying the recycle bin i couldnt connect to the internet. I tried turning off and turning on again but now the computer wont get passed the drive error check. It thinks there is a disk in the cd drive which there isnt. It is making funny banging noises like its trying to load something. It is quite old and i dont expect miricals but i wondered if there is any point trying to save it or should i just throw it away?Thanks in advance for any help or advice anyone can offer.

Answer:My computer wont turn on

Do you  have a Windows CD to reinstall? That sounds like a good place to start and would be a great time to check the hardware as well. What computer or motherboard make model, processor, RAM, etc. is involved?

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M< friend cant turn off computer. when she clicks on "turn off" nothing happens. she must turn off by holding power button for 5 seconds.
i checked hijack this log and everything is fine. there is no faulty process. we run spybot and other programs and everything is fine.
what can be the cause of that?

can i use shutdown.exe to by pass it?

Answer:computer wont turn off

when you click shutdown, does it look like its about to shutdown, like the whle desktop disappears then reappears?

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My computer specs are:
Intel Pentium4 660 Hyper Threading 3.6
Gigabyte LGA775
G5 looking Case with Enermax Noisetaker 485w ATX12v v.2.0
1GB ddr2 Dual channel
XFX Geforce 7600GT
2 Dvd drives
320GB
Zalman Heatsink/Fan
2 80 mm Fans

A week ago I added a 120mm fan to the outside of this case(on the side) http://www.epcbuyer.com/products.asp...ase-qtec-14452 screwed it to the bottom vent, the fan is pluged to a 4pin cord. I didnt didnt have time to test it until the next day to find out that my computer wont turn on, no lights, no fan movement, monitor is black but asks about monitor connected? when i unplug it from the PC. I dont know why there is a problem because theres a 80mm fan in the fan rack in the case plugged into a 4pin cord too, which ran fine.
People tell me its the PSU(485w should be plenty of power to support a extra fan thats 120mm right? ), motherboard or both. I searched the net and read about shortcircuts, and using anti static bags. Which at the time i was sitting on carpet when installing the fan but would any of this be related to the computer not turning on I need to find out why it wont turn on, whats causing this and whats the solutions. It will be Greatful if someone teaches me hows the right way to install a fan.
 

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On<<<

Hey there, and welcome to Techspot.

Yah, opening up and working on your computer on a carpet is really a dangerous thing to do. So much static electricity in carpets, that there is a chance you may have zapped something.

Can you give us some more details?

When the computer is OFF, do you see any LED lights lit up on your motherboard?
When you hit the power button, what EXACTLY happens? Fans spinning? Beeps?

Also, just to be sure, remove and re-seat your PSU connections, ram, video card, HDD connections etc. Something may have simply come loose.

Good luck!
 

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okay so it all started like 3 weeks ago when my fan stopped running in my computer. this is the fan that works with the liquid cooling system. i figured i would talk to my buddy about it and have him fix it or something but until then i could probably keep on gaming.

(i realize the stupidity in this now but then i just wanted to play man!)

Then sunday morning...
i was turning on my computer ready for some intense gaming when the monitor did not acknowledge my system was on.

i had no idea what could be wrong so i researched a little and started playing around. i opened up my PC to find some blue liquid all over the place, mostly on my top video card. further investigation showed my liquid cooling system had begun leaking, what could i do but try and clean up. so i cleaned off the caked on blue **** and plugged everything in and stuck a towel under the leak and started up my computation system. Everything seemed to be working now.

(yah again i see how retarded this seem but at the time i just wanted to play...)

alright so today i was playin some games when quite suddenly my computer turned off. it did not shut down it just turned off. i felt around in the computer(grounded of course) and it was quite hot inside(particularly the box thing i think is the CPU). i let it all cool off then i tried to turn on my computer. nothing happened at all no lights no fans no noises. the only light i see on is a tiny red flashing light on my motherboard that seems to b... Read more

Answer:computer wont turn on help please

I think you already know the answer to your question.
 

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Well if you read my other post I couldn't get the OS started, now the computer itself wont start.

Just when I thought It couldn't get worse it did. My PC won't turn on at all now. I didn't do anything, I went downstairs for a half an hour or so and it was off, I try to start it and nothing. I've done the typical outlet check and plugging the cord back in and stuff but nothing.

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So how's your day been so far?

If you try to turn it on if you don't see any lights come on or hear fan or the HD start up then

1/ is the plug outlet supplying power ie is something else working from that plug?

2/ check the fuse in the PC power chord plug

3/ if no joy the power supply, supplying the motherboard needs to be checked with a multimeter.

When it rains it **** pours.

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I have a HP computer with winxp and i unplugged everything and then plugged everything back in because my sound wasnt working and now my computer wont even turn back on the little light just keeps flashing even after i unplug everything it still flashes for around 2 minutes. Is it because i broke my monitor some how? i have no clue and i am definetly not a computer type of person i just use it to play online games and talk to friends so any help would be nice my email is [email protected]and if you need any other information i can give it to you i dont know what really you need to find the problem or whatever any help is greatly appreciated thank you =D

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Which model of HP and which light is flashing?When you say you unplugged everything, did you open the case and unplug things?

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Not exactly. It does turn on... Just not always. Details - Intel E7500 CPUIntel DG35EC MbdXFX Nvidia 9400 GT graphics2x HD's(1 tb + 500 gbs)Windows XPThis is how it starts... 1. I try to turn it on. It doesn't. This goes on for about 10 minutes, in which I turn the plug on and off a few times and pushing the power button. Keep trying.2. I open up the cabinet, pull out the CMOS jumper and Battery. Re-position the jumper. Check for the MBd's LED for power. Check connections, any loose cables.3. Once it feels like it.. It turns on, but won't do anything. Just powers up. The hard-disk have powered-up (I can hear them humming) bu it doesn't boot. No monitor signal either. 4. I repeat Step 3 and plug out my Hard drives and DVD drive...and try to power on. If I m lucky, it will power on and then I'll have to set things up and again. And then try starting it this time again...With HD's and hope it boots which, after a few 'non-booting' power ups and tries, it does.So basically...There's like a 15-20 foreplay before it starts up. In which, I have to check things, watch it power up without Boot and eventually..Power up normally.I have changed the CMOS battery. But tonight, it showed up an error of CMOS Battery checksum error when it booted. I hit the reset button and next time it booted fine. Any idea why its being moody like this? Been happening for about 2-3 weeks now.

Answer:Computer Wont Turn on ...

Disconnect everything from the motherboard, except PSU, graphics card, monitor, & keyboard.  See if it will POST.

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