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Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

Question: Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

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

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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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Hi guys, I live in Croatia and I am looking to buy myself a new gaming mouse.
I was looking at some web sites like Amazon and Ebay but prices there for a mouse I want(Razer Deathadder) are simply stupid so my question is where can I buy PC peripherals for a low price and they can be shipped to Croatia?
Thanks in advance.

 

Answer:Where to buy computer peripherals?

I think Amazon is the best bet. I am not sure how the policies change for you since you are in Croatia (return policies for example). But overall, I think they are the best option.
 

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Help! I am an avid Mac user, but have a couple of older windows PCs . I also have experience repairing computers. The computer I need help with is a HP Pavilion m9000. It used to have Windows Vista but I put Ubuntu 14.04 on it. It has worked since I bought it in 2009, but a couple of weeks ago, I tried to turn it on, and the tower booted, but no externals worked (I use a wireless mouse, plug-in keyboard, and HDMI/VGA monitor). I have opened the tower and cleaned inside, as well as looked for loose wires and other problems, but it still does not work. If I could get the keyboard and monitor to work long enough to boot to USB, I might be okay, but the keyboard does not do any input and the monitor does not receive a signal.

What can I do to fix my computer?

Thanks
 

Answer:Computer Peripherals Don't Work

nothing works in the back of the computer ???
how long ago did U install Ubuntu ????
I would say to try to print something but U can't get it to show anything on your monitor------
I would say its either something to do with Ubuntu drivers
or somewhere where the I/O ports block is soldered to the motherboard is cracked / broke----
and if the solder is cracked / broke then that would be a repair shop fix----
U could look on the motherboard to see if any of the capacitors are leaking or swelled
look burnt-----anything on the motherboard around where the I/O port block is looks wrong--

I'll leave it to the Linux guys here on the site to check Ubuntu with U-----
James
 

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So I ran virus scans I doubt this is the problem, but the monitor goes black in a middle of a game most the time when playing leauge or hearthstone. Sometimes when browsing I think one time while doing nothing. Usually happens anywhere from 1 to 5 hours and happens frequently 3-4 times a day, some days once or twice.
Monitor goes black I sometimes hear a loud buzzing sound through my headphones that seems to go on for a long time. The fans are still on and I'm force to reboot and I end up starting up the computer back up in normal mode.
Not sure how to pinpoint the problem or where to find logs of what happened prior to the monitor going black.
My guess is either graphics card, power supply or motherboard. I'm willing to check components and see if any pieces are rusted or damaged. I could use on tips on what parts to look at and what to look for.
But yeah helping me first find out what the problem is first seems whats best.

Answer:Peripherals Shut Down with computer still on.

The good folks here will need your system specs to proper guidance.
Use this tutorial by Brink to help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Please also list your power supply, security programs in you system specs.

Could you also put in a post any Tuneup, Cleanup or Registry programs you use.

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Answer:Upto 15% off Computer Peripherals!

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Forgive my ignorance but is it possible to connect a USB scanner or USB printer to a computer without a USB connection, merely the usual serial and parallel ports. If so, how?Can you connect a USB peripheral to a SCSI port? If so, how?kwang

Answer:Connecting USB peripherals to old computer

Not as far as I know.What you may be able to do is insert a pci usb controller card. This would give you 2 or 4 usb connectors. they can be bought for as little as Ģ10.They certainly work on win 98 and above and I think they will work on win95b.click hereclick here

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Hello,

For several weeks now, upon start-up, I would get a message that USB device was not working correctly. If I clicked on that message window, a larger one opened that was supposed to show which USB device was being bad, but it was always blank.

And.....everything worked, for the most part.

But now, if I insert a disk into my CD?DVD burner, the second the door closes the computer shuts down to a blue screen with lots of writing.
Same thing happened when I plugged in my external DVD burner.
Same thing happened when I plugged in both my Rio MP3 player and my wifes MP3 player.
However, my Wacom tablet and printer, both USB, work fine.....

On the above mentioned blue screen one particular file was mentioned.....
tfsnpool.sys

I have previosuly checked the archives and found a message instructing a person to remove all USB devices, uninstall all USB software and then reinstall after 2 reboots. But my internal DVD/CD isn't USB, or at least I don't think it is...

Also, a few times, the system shut down with a simple mouse click on a link in a web page....

Now I realize that Mercury has been in one bad-*ss retrograde lately, which supposedly screws with all things electronic (do I have stories...) but I need to get this thing working so I can get stuff done...

Please help

Oh....

My system is.............

3.2 ghz Pentium
1 gig of ram
200 gig HD (raid?)
256 meg NVidia
Win XP home
The CD/DVD internal burner is an Optorite or something like that.....
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Answer:Solved: Peripherals shut down computer:-( Help...

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So i recently built a new computer and it didnt turn on. After i unplugged the peripheral cords to the hard drive and the fans for the system, leaving only the cpu and motherboard plugged into the psu, it does work. It starts and i can see the cpu and psu fans running. For some reason if i plug the peripheral cord in for either the case fans or the hard drive, nothing works
 

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Hello,

Since about 4 months ago I've been having a constant issue with my computer. I would be playing a game (dirty bomb, csgo, arma, runescape) and randomly my mouse and keyboard will lose power and the lights will start flashing. The only solution I've found after this point is restarting the computer. My mouse also randomly drops out every now and again.
Any solutions will be greatly appreciated.

Here is a video:
https://youtu.be/nFPHp0SJP0I
 

Answer:Computer peripherals keep breaking/cutting out.

We know nothing about your computer, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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I hope someone could make sense of this problem. I had severe malware/virus issues on my desktop a couple of years ago, and after cleanup my internet connection no longer worked.  Desktop wouldn't recognize router so I bought a wireless adapter, which it didn't recognize either.  I tried further cleanup/disinfection thinking it was some residual problem but still no luck until last month when someone on the networking forum told me to run the tweaking.com utility, and lo and behold, finally my computer recognized the adapter.  I installed it and things were smooth sailing for about a week.   Then the computer stopped recognizing the adapter again.  I ran the tweaking tool again and the adapter worked again.  However this lasted for only a day.  Since then the computer no longer recognizes the network adapter, no matter how many times i ran the tweaking thing.  And I ran the ipconfig thing too without any change.  But not only does it not recognize the network adapter, the computer also no longer detects my printer as being connected (wired) nor does it recognize any flash drive I connect, though interestingly it does recognize my android tablet. I am so fed up I don't know what to do.  I did have issues with my browser redirecting spontaneously during the week I was able to access the internet, so i suspect I may have a new infection on hand, but not sure if it's related to this issue.

Answer:Computer not recognizing peripherals, browser redirecting

For the connection try these...Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.ORGo to Start ... Run and type in cmdA dos Window will appear.Type in the dos window: netsh winsock resetClick on the enter key.Reboot your system to complete the process.If needed : type these one line at a time, press enter after each line. See if it works after each.netsh interface ipv4 resetnetsh interface ipv6 resetipconfig /flushdnsWIN7.. Please Download this file, Click MeRight-click on winsockfix.bat and click on Run as Administrator.If no connection try Safe Mode with Networking.If connected now run these.. If not you need to download off another PC to a Flash Drive and run from that.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip... Read more

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Any ideas how to fix this.

He had to reinstall windows 10.From a start.

I had asked him to make sure to run virus and malware scans.

Came up clean in the scans.

windows 10 no peripherals audio is coming up on system.I have all ready had him try to update the drivers and it did not seem to work.
Motherboard
Manufacturer HP
Model 2B28 (SOCKET 0)
Version 1.01(ECN1)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Bay Trail Host Bridge
Chipset Revision 0E
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model Bay Trail LPC Bridge
Southbridge Revision 0E
System Temperature 43 °C
BIOS
Brand AMI
Version A0.10
Date 1/15/2016
Voltage
CPU CORE 2.035 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 2.035 V
+3.3V 1.804 V
+5V 3.142 V
+12V 8.140 V
-12V -8.140 V
-5V -8.140 V
+5V HIGH THRESHOLD 2.513 V
CMOS BATTERY 1.441 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation Mini Card Slot
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 0

Would like some help ASAP on this.He needs this stuff for DJ.
 

Answer:Friends Computer Saying Windows 10 No Peripherals Audio

Never mind we fixed it.
 

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Good afternoon:

My computer won't recognize any of my external drives (flash drive, memory card, external device storage). I got the Vista Recovery Virus last month and this is one of the remaining problems I have not be able to solve on my own.

Any suggestions?
 

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I have a late 2012 iMac that was working mostly fine running Windows 8, but I wanted to do the free upgrade to 8.1 now that Apple has released drivers for it. First, I updated OS X (just to be safe) and then I downloaded and installed the new Boot Camp software/drivers for my computer directly from Apple. Then I booted into Windows 8, went into the app store, and upgraded to Windows 8.1. After the upgrade was done, my installation was mostly the same (it had to reload Office 2013 and it lost some of my folder view settings, but mostly everything seems okay).

However, after the upgrade, I am no longer able to wake the computer from sleep by clicking on the keyboard or trackpad as I was able to do before. They are the default Apple Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad. Windows is the only OS I use on the computer and I always put it to sleep, so this is a major hassle for me. I've gone into Device Manager and both devices are set to wake the computer from sleep, but that's obviously having no effect.

Can anyone help me with this? Thanks
 

Answer:Bluetooth peripherals no longer waking computer from sleep after Windows 8.1 upgrade

As a test, I brought home a wireless mouse (2.4Ghz, with dongle) from work and that wakes the computer just fine. It is only the Bluetooth devices that are no longer waking the computer since upgrading to Windows 8.1. Hope that helps narrow it down.
 

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* Components*

Case: Zalman Z11 Plus

Power Supply: Corsair CX500 500W

Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.6Ghz 4 Core

Overclocking: None

Processor Cooler: Xigmatek Loki

RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz/PC12800

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0

Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB (Replaced with GTX 750ti)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache

Sound card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD/CD ? Re-Writer Black

Network card: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps

Wireless Card: Asus N15 300MBPS

After replacing my faulty GTX 660 with a GTX 750i (budget issues, dont ask) it was all running smoothly, until the last few days. Seemingly at random my screen will go black and the PC restarts itself. My mouse and keyboard also turn off temporarily.

I've checked my CPU and re applied thermal paste. Sorted out drivers and reinstalled clean ones for most stuff.
 

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* Components*
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus
Power Supply: Corsair CX500 500W
Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.6Ghz 4 Core
Overclocking: None
Processor Cooler: Xigmatek Loki
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz/PC12800
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB (Replaced with GTX 750ti)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache
Sound card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD/CD ? Re-Writer Black
Network card: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless Card: Asus N15 300MBPS
After replacing my faulty GTX 660 with a GTX 750i (budget issues, dont ask) it was all running smoothly, until the last few days. Seemingly at random my screen will go black with a "cable not connected" notification on my monitor before restarting itself. My mouse and keyboard then stop working for moments.
I've checked my CPU and re applied thermal paste. Sorted out drivers and reinstalled clean ones for most stuff.
At this point it seems more likely to be a PSU issue but I really don't know. I bought a cheaper version that I was told would break just outside of warranty. (Its a week outside of it now but i cant find the order anyway)
Maybe more noteworthy is that it seems to work for several hours before going through its reboot and if i fully turn it off for a while (read 40 mins - 1 hour) it then works for hours again before rebooting. Yet if i try to reuse it after it reboots it will reboot again much easier than before, when web browsing for example... Read more

Answer:PC reboot w/black screen, Peripherals turn off.

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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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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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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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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 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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As the title said, my computer freezes during games. When it freezes the screen just stop at the last frame (so no black screen or anything like that) and I can hear the game for about a second before it turns to a low clicking sound. At which point I have to manually shut down the computer and restart it. Nothing else works. Then I get the usual question of how I want to start the computer, I always pick “start normally” and it’s like it never happened.

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.

Here’s what I’ve done so far
I’ve... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

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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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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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I just put together my first computer 6 months ago. It abruply shutdow in the middle of writing a paper for school. I couldn't turn it back on right away. after trying a few times, it turned on. All the fans are working even the fan on the power supply, the motherboards lights are on. My graphic card in on the motherboard. I think it might be my power supply because when I first put it together I didn't plug in the smaller power connection to the motherboard and the same thing is happening, black screen. It's like my computer isn't giving my monitor any feed. I will have more info when I get home. I can't get in to bios or safe mode.
 

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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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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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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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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 am using a client computer that is connected to a modem via a LAN cable which is in a neighboring house as far as about 50 meters. The host computer is there. The host computer is only using Internet Connection Sharing (without a router) to share its Internet connection with me. Within this network there are only two computers, the one I use (as client) in my house and the other one is the host computer as I mentioned earlier.

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.

Both computers use Windows 7.

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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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ive done something to my computer to screw it up i think i unplugged something i wasnt supposed to. . this is my last option before sending it in to the shop. and i dont have the money to afford that.

ive tried to fix it. but i had no luck. help me plz. i know few things about computer hardware so the more information the better
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

I bit more detailed info would help to narrow down the problem
 

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Answer:Can someone help me my computer just won't turn on I tried c...

So something is wrong with my computer it just won't turn on I tried charging it but the light won't turn on id everything to make it work but nothing so just please help me

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I am rebuilding my little bro's computer and it decided that it does not want to turn on? I installed a new geforce 7800 gs video card two dvd drives and another hard drive. I made sure that one was a slave and one was a master. It is an older comp. it is a pentium 4 with a 300 or 350 ps, think its socket A, 1 gig of ram. I know the power is working because the motherboard has a light on it which lights up whenever i turn the ps on. I have tried to disconnect both the dvd drives and it still did not trun on???? I neeed some help!!!!!!
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn on

Are the front case switches correctly placed on the motherboards front panel connector? Did the system power up before you applied the upgrades?
 

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Over the last week or so I have as always gone to start and then to turn off computer only to find that it wont, can anyone help me with this please, I have an Evesham machine with XP.Thank youColin

Answer:turn off computer

Have you tried a system restore?

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My computer won't turn on it was working fine but i decided to give it a rest and shut it down. When i pressed the power button the enxt day my fan lights came on the power light came on and the cd drive lights flashed/ came on for a couple of seconds then my HDD light stayed on and the computer jstu sat there... The fans were running.. but the monitor stayed in stand by mode.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn on.

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on

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

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I fear that I've done something extremely stupid to the CPU. The CPU cooling fan has been extremely noisy, so I was wanting to change it. I'm living in Kenya and finding a fan to replace it was not as easy as in the USA.

Someone suggested using WD40 on the fan. So I removed the fan (No I didn't spray WD40 inside the computer!). Wiped the fan dry and allowed it to sit for a few hours. Then I connected the fan to the MB (only the electric connection, I didn't put the heat sink or fan on the CPU) and covered the fan in a paper towel to catch any WD40 that might spray out. I turned the computer on for maybe 30-60 seconds maximum to allow the fan to spin. The computer shut itself down. It never did begin to boot. It gave me an odd one line message that I can't remember. It seemed to mention something about pooling.

Now it won't restart at all. Sometimes when I push the on switch, it lights up briefly and the internal fans begin to spin, but for 1-2 seconds is all. Then nothing as if there is no current. I've checked all the electrical connections, the UPS, etc.

Could I have ruined the CPU? Any other possible sources of this problem?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on - CPU?

Um, well i can say unless you ran it for hours you shouldnt have damaged the cpu. I acidentally ran a P4 for 1 1/2 hrs with the fan off because of a bad fan port on the mobo didnt hurt it just really bad performance. Try clearing the CMOS by pulling the battery or moving the jumper that is around the battery over and back.

and wd40 attracts dust its like a film of dust grabbiness, i put it on my ceiling fan to see if it worked and it attracts dust...
 

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when i turn on my computer all that happens is the fans start turning and that's it
 

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First hello everyone. My problem is this. Just a few days ago I tried to turn on my computer and it seems like it tried to start up but went dead on me. I have taken the side panel off to get a better look at what was going on and here is what I notice. When plug in, there is a power light on the motherboard that is light up. When I press the on button, for a few seconds, the cpu fan, psu fan and case fan come on and then shuts down. Pressing the on button again will do nothing unless I shut the PSU off and turn it back on, press the on button once again and the fans come on for a short second. Nothing else happens, the hdd will not spool up.I have metered the power supply and there is 115 v going to it. Could anyone help me in trouble shooting this problem, thanks.Specs,The computer is about 6-7 yrs old.Intel 3.0ghz450 w power supplyWindows XP80 Gb hard drive1 Gb DDR2 ram

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

I am thinking age here - and possible failure of one or more PSU rails.I would wish to remove plugs on supply rails from their respective devices and see if all give feeds - looking for 3.3v, 5v, and 12v.  The mobo LED suggests I think 5v present but if something else is missing you possibly won't go beyond fans.Check this out first - seems you know how to use a meter, which helps.  If PSU is OK then maybe BIOS - wonder if BIOS battery has expired.

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My HP Energy Star has been having trouble starting up. It would charge up after a few hours or days of "hibernation" and then work ok. Recently, it has been charging up but when I try to turn it on it just quits and does nothing. What can I do aboput this? Thanks, John.

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Hello,

I am new here and I really hope somebody can help me. Any advise will be greatly appreciated

I have this problem: My Laptop (HP) does not want to turn on since yesterday. Every time I attemp to turn it on, the screen goes black and it gives me three options:

* ESC (boot order)

* F2 (set up)

* F12 (set up by LAN)

I have tried everything and every option to see what might be the problem...and I also chose to start in safe mode, but once it attempts to start Windows, it suddenly shuts down Please, if someone has any idea of why this is happening, let me know.

Thank you very much
 

Answer:Please Help Me... My Computer Does Not Want To Turn On!!!!

BTW: I don't have the Recovery CD and I don't wanna lose my Info Is there any possible solution?
 

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alright well my computer won't turn on.... I was playing gunbound and then my dsl modem turned off on accident... gunbound shut off and then there was an error in explorer.... So i turned it on and it said something about put in the windows startup thing and i didn't know what to do so i put in my hewlett packard restore cd's (crappy premade computer!) and then it said it couldn't read a file in it for some reason when the other day it worked perfectly fine. Now when I turn on my computer it just says put in a restore cd that works and the cd isn't even in the driver

Answer:computer won't turn on

put a windows install cdrom in and boot from it, then theres gonna be an option to restore ur system... follow the directions

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Hi All - I'm hoping this is something I can do myself, but my desktop computer won't turn on. After pressing the power button I here a quiet high pitched squeal leaving me to believe that the power source is bad and the fan doesn't spin

Can you please let me know what my first step would be to try and get the pc back up and running.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

I'd try another known good power supply in this PC, try one from another PC if you have one otherwise you will need to borrow one or take it into a repair shop to be tested.
 

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Alright, so I'm new to this forum, so please excuse if I'm doing something wrong. But a few months ago I purchased a custom-built desktop from someone. My intent was to use it for minor-gaming, and so I did. It worked for a month or maybe a little more than a month and all of a sudden one day I got home from school and I tried to start it up, and it didn't turn on. It was working fine the night before, and the next day, nothing. I don't know what could have happen, but my father unplugs things every morning before going to work, maybe that could have done something. I opened it up to look around. One thing was unplugged, that was the power LED, the other thing is the ATX SW however, that was plugged in. I messed around with it for awhile and nothing seemed to work. I then shifted the wires a bit, and what I got from it was a blue LED light on the power button when the system is powered on. That didn't happen before from what I recall. I also took out the PSU and tested it using the paper clip method, and the method worked, the PSU fan was spinning, but when I plug it back into the MOBO, it doesn't work, nothing turns on but that blue LED light on the power button in the front. No sign of power, no fan, or anything. I also tried to remove my 4gb of ram memory, that did nothing. I don't know what else can be done, help please? I spent a decent dollar on it..
I don't remember specifics on specs, all I remember is that my MOBO is a BIOSTAR ... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

Not sure what the paper clip method is, but it sounds like the PSU is bad. It puts out a number of different voltages so testing one part may not work. Do you have another one to try in its place?
 

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So I turn on my computer, and it turns on, but then it stops at a windows page and the fan goes on forever. Once in a while it will actually turn all the way on, but otherwise this is the normal behaviour. What can I do to make it turn on?

Answer:computer does not turn on

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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I got out my old PC because I need a file on it and I set it up and it won't turn on. Where should I look to try and fix it? Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Power switch or power supply. Watch the fan blades at the back opening of the power supply as you press the power switch. If they turn 1/4 to 1 turn then quit, it is the power supply.
Used ones for an old machine will work fine. About $5.00 Easy to replace with a Phillips #2 screwdriver, removing four screws, then unplug a few cables, plugging new ones in the same place.
 

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Hey everyone,I have owned my computer for about two and a half years now, well three months ago it died so i had the motherbored replaced and i finally recived it.  Well i hooked everything up like its suppose to be, turned on the computer and it booted up just fine.  I started pulling some files of it onto my ipod so i could get it off.  Well about half an hour to an hour and it shut off.  So iwas like ok, maybe it over heated.  I did my best to check the fans, i even touched the heat sink to see if it was to hot and it wasn't bad.  I took off the other side of the case and put a fan into.  Well i waited about fiftieen minutes and i tryed to turn it back on but nothing happened.  Now could of the CPU burned up, i thought that it was programmed to shut itself off before it did that.  I have checked the video card, sound card, the power supply, the only thing i havn't checked is the motherbored its self.  I have taken the motherbored out of the case to make sure that it wasn't getting grounded but its not.  Any suggestions please thank you.  Im going to let it sit for a day to see if anything changes

Answer:Computer won't turn on

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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after 3 hour watching cantonese movie online, I turn my computer off, but then when I turn it on again, it doesn't work. The yellow light of the monitor stay for 1s and turn to orange, and the CPU start running so loud like it gonna explode. Can I get any help here?
 

Answer:I can't turn on my computer

Have a look at this guide
Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
 

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My computer went off in a storm was on a power strip. Wont come on. HP has green power light on back lit while plugged in but does nothing

Answer:Computer will not turn on

have you tried to change the fuse in the plug socket ? .. make sure its the same amp as the one that is in ther or you could have some problems

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Hi..Well heres the story...I can turn my computer on running Windows XP..but after I leave the computer off a while..I try to turn it back on and it wont POST right away..ie theres no screen action..I have to turn it on and off like 10 times before I can see the BIOS screen..Is this a motherboard problem ?? I changed the PSU, put a new HD and new XP installation, tried different memory..any info is appreciated
 

Answer:Computer does not turn on right away

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We were just in the middle of a big storm and finally the electricity is back. I tried starting up my computer and it didn't even boot up. My monitor - which is plugged into the same outlet set - is turning on fine. Before power went out, my dad disconnected my computer from the wall and nothing was plugged in.
I assume it got surged somehow, which would suck so bad since I have no money and it was a $1,000 computer. How do I check and how do I see what works and what doesn't? I've tested the computer in multiple outlets and I'm sure it's the computer itself. I've heard about rebooting the PSU or something but I have no idea how to do so. I built it myself so I can easily get in the computer.
Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Please help, computer won't turn on

ok, if the computer was disconnected from the wall there is no way possible to blow the psu. i would check that the switch on the psu wasn't turned off by your father when he unplugged it. next i would try resetting CMOS. i'll be back in a second with a link to a guide on doing so.

edit: here you go How to Reset Your CMOS

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Ok I don't know to much but I know a little. I can't figure out how to wire my power button and reset ect pins to my ECS 915P-A motherboard. I lost the book so I can look up what pin goes wheres. Please Please Please Please help.
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on

The link to your manual: http://eudownload.ecs.com.tw/dlfileecs/manual/mb/eng/p4/915P-A(3.0).zip

The pinout's will be in there.
 

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Hi,

my problem is that my computer turn himself off, usually at night (few hours after no one touch it), but even worse, after it i cant turn it on.
pushing his power button do nothing, only if i'm tring to move it (maby turn it on the side) the pushbutton returns to life.

anyone?

thanks.

Answer:computer turn off but not on

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Sounds like you are not "turning it off. just leaving it on and doing nothing does NOT turn it off. Only if you manually force quite(not recommended) or click the shut down button in the start menu.

It is desighned that if you leave it along time on. then it will go into sleep-and that is a blank black screen(It looks like it is off). and movement of the mouse can wake it up.

P.S. I recommend shutting it down. If it has been in sleep, and not shut down for x amount of days or week, even in sleep, it could be severly DANGEROUSE.

also, the reason the power button is doing nothing is because, to turn it of that way, you have to hold it down for 10 seconds.

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I just got a used computer that wasn't used much.  It was in a garage for 4 years or so.  We hooked it up a few times over the last few months and everything worked fine [smiley=thumbsup.gif].  The computer didn't have anything in it, except what was pre-installed.  We decided to keep it so I hooked it up and played around with it (not online) for a few hours.  I shut it down.  2 days later it wouldn't turn on.  It's a Dell with Windows 2000.  The power button blinks yellow, the keyboard lights come on and the monitor lights come on.  That's it.  We have tested the outlets where it  is hooked up and that's all fine. I know a little about computers as far as programs and things like that, but this has me and everyone I know, baffled!! :question  This was the second computer in two days that quit on me [smiley=angry.gif].  They were both fine until Monday.  The other is an OLD Gateway with Windows 98.  That one gets as far as the boot screen and shuts down.  If anyone can help me, please, I would appreciate it.  [smiley=cry.gif] I need one or the other to work, preferrably the Dell.

Answer:My Computer won't turn on!!

The previously unknown Y2K4/3 bug!! *Seriously, are you getting any beep codes from the Dell?Are you getting any error messages from either machine?* As you might imagine, I am not serious.

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P4 2.8
1gig ram
XP


I know there will be alot of different possible answers but I figured I would at least post it up. I built my own computer a few years ago and it's been running great. I was having a heat issue at one point but I layed down some arctic silver and that fixed the problem.

Well two days ago my computer just started freezing randomly. I'd have to turn it off and back on only to have it freeze whenever it felt like again. (It could be 3 minutes in or 2 hours in).

I opened up the case and blew a bunch of dust out. Was hoping that it would fix this issue. It didn't.

I took the heatsink off the cpu and figured maybe I should clean off the CPU and heatsink and place new arctic silver onto it. Well when pulling off the heatsink the CPU was stuck to it and I bent two prongs. After swearing at myself I carefully straightened them out so they looked like all the others. After that I completly cleaned off the heatsink and top of the cpu. I place the arctic silver on, spread it out evenly and placed the CPU back on the motherboard. It fits back into it's spot nice and the little lever goes down to hold it in place. I attached the heatsink, closed up the case, re-attached all the cords, flipped the swith in the back of the computer, hit the power button..... and nothing! I checked to make sure everything was plugged in ok and everything seams to be in tip-top shape.

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Answer:Computer won't turn on!

1. did you slapping yourself loudly? If you does, can we have a video of that?

2. Welcome to Techspot, Fetter.

3. Sound like your power supply is shot. Please have the power supply tested to confirm that problem. If it does, here you go. Buy another one, it should cost you 20 to 40 bucks for generic one ( last 5 to 1 years ) or you will have to fork over 50 dollars for a quality one, such as enermax.

4. Like you explained, that you have a heat issues in the cpu area, i suggest you to go out and buy the dual fan power supply to eleminate the air circulation waste.

5. Did you bent your Pentium 4? Did you break off any pins? Can you please take it off and confirm that?

6. To make sure, your motherboard and power supply is on, you will need to refer to # 5 and # 3. Try # 3 first.

7. If you have to buy new pentium 4, the used pentium 4 should cost 15 to 70 dollars, no big deals. Make sure to check it up on tigerdirect.com

By the way, I can see the Pentium 4 3.0gHZ for 77 bucks. It is affordable. Plus, I don't think you have a HT compatible motherboard, since you haven't indicate what kind of board you are using. Please give us your motherboard information, so we can determine if you are able to run in HT.

Here is the link.

Thank you and please come back here more often.

Regards Lucan
 

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I built the computer with all new parts about 3 weeks ago. It had been running fine on a daily basis. I get home one day and go to turn it on. I touched (did not press) the power button and it starts to power up, fans and lights come on but then it stopped and turned off. Now the power button does nothing. The light on the motherboard is on. If i turn the power supply off and then on the lights and fans come on and then turn off. I tried clearing the CMOS and nothing.

I am thinking I must have static shocked the power button and fried that part of the MoBo.

Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Power Supply has gone bad? Borrow another power supply, or a power supply tester to check it out before you mess with other stuff. Having brand new power supplies fail is fairly common... and it is the first component to check.
New motherboards also fail. But I doubt what you proposed with the power button... They are protected from this unless it is a very crummy case.
After power supply, strip down to the most fundamental install... a floppy drive, perhaps, or another drive with a simple install. Disconnect everything. See if you can get something to run with just the power supply and a floppy disk or USB thumb drive.
Prepare a check list and run down all the possibilities as you go. Be sure to look for other failures that can cause this... bad memory, bad cpu fan, cpu fan not connected exactly right, CPU heat sink hold-down has slipped....
Do this with plenty of rest and a check list. Your enemy is frustration and panic. Just calmly go back to basics.
Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
 

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My computer will not turn on and i have a new PSU and still nothing happen. Is it the fan because it will not come on?
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
 

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My computer was experiencing some issues over the weekend where it would report an error and either lock up or shut down.  I ran a virus scan (norton) but it did not report any errorsI shut the computer down without any issue last night.  This morning, it would not turn on. I have:unplugged and plugged back inverified the power supply is workingtried a new cordunplugged every connection and plugged back inI am looking for suggestions as to what I should do next.The computer is an eMachines basic computer that is 3 years old.Any help is appreciated.  Would love to the the machine running, or at least rescue the data from it.Thanks, Slacker

Answer:Computer will not turn on

hmmm...  sounds like a motherboard issue to me,,, can you try unplugging all the devices installed inside your pc including the processor and then plug all the devices back,, if it doesnt work probable cause would be the motherboard,,

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Hey Everyone,I have an old HP Pavilion a815n. The only upgrade I have ever done to it was Ram about 2 years ago. I just recently returned from Iraq and the Computer needed a restore. I did a back up of all the nice stuff, pictures and what not, and reset it back to the factory settings. My wife and I both have Laptops so this computer was not our everyday user. I got my wife a new desk for Christmas the other day so I unplugged the computer and everything else on her old desk and set it to the side. After completing the new desk I hooked everything back up the way it was before I had started. The desktop wouldn't power up. I pulled the side of and blew years of dust out of every little place, then checked all the connections. Nothing was unplugged, out of place, and there was no leakage of any of the capacitors. The light on the power supply blinks randomly. I live in Germany, and the power in my house is 110 and 220. The power supply has settings for both. At first I though that there was not enough power going to it so I tried to turn it on plugged in to 220. The light would still just blink. Its funny, because when I unplugged the power cable, then unplugged the motherboard, the green light was solid. Do any of you have any other suggestions as to what else I could try? Like I said before, it is not my main computer, but I had my set up to just brose the internet and message and stuff. All my tech buddies from the Army are home in the states or on leave for the Holida... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

I would borrow a known good PSU of the same or greater wattage and swap it in there...This will let you know if it is the culprit.

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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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Ok, I've just got home and my computer will absolutely NOT turn on. I press the power button and nothing happens. Tried checking the power button connection to the motherboard and that the plug socket works correctly but all seems in order.

What's going on!??
 

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I have connected everything, the stand offs on the p35 ds3p the fan, with thermal paste, the 8600gt, the drives, and all the plugs, with the power supply. after pushing the power button, it flashes on for about 1 second, the fan in the supply moves slightly, and then it stops. its happened about 3 times now. what could be the problem? could it be a faulty power supply? do the wires touching the case cause a short? or is that negligent? also, could it be the motherboard being shhorted? thanks for any help...
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

Could be many things. I'd say could be a short. Also, this happened to me and it was because the processor was fried.
 

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Hello everyone. Ok, here is the deal.... Today a bad storm started rolling in, so I shut down my computer and unplugged the surge protector from the wall.

After running into town and back (approx 1.5 hours) I plugged everything back in, and my computer would not start. EVERYTHING else plugged into the surge protector powers on: speakers, monitor, router and hub, external HD, desk fan, everything except my computer powers on. The only thing that is on is a little green light on the motherboard.

I have tried the following:

Flipping the reset switch on the power strip

Flipping the power supply switch on and off

Reseading various hardware

Checked, rechecked, and rechecked any / all cables inside and outside of the computer

Unpluged the computer's power cable from the surge protector and plugged it directly into the wall.

Nothing is working.

Now, I did not unplug the ethernet cable from the computer, but if it had been hit by lightening, wouldn't the cable modem, hub, or heck even a TV have gotten fried?

The only things I can think of doing is A) Buying a new power supply, or B) a new motherboard. What do you guys think? Please help, this is just super frustrating....I have a two thousand dollar footrest.
 

Answer:My Computer Will Not Turn On, Please Help!

The motherboards NIC (network Internet Connection) could have been fried... Do you have an on-board NIC or a separate PCI NIC?
 

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My computer will not switch on at all. I have tried charging it, trying all the diagnostic people are recomnding and nothing seems to work. The power button is on but there's nothing on the screen and no sound when it turns on.

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When ever I go to Start -> Turn off Computer my computer will just restart. If I hit the power button it will just restart.

What the heck can I do besides pull the power cord everytime I want to turn my computer off?
 

Answer:My computer won't turn off!

Welp, you didnt give your specs, but heres a starting point:

http://search.microsoft.com/search/...8&View=en-us&qu=computer+reboots+on+shut+down
 

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Hello. I'm having a very weird issue with my laptop. I put my laptop into standby when I was using it earlier because I was moving it from one location to another and I was going to be using it in the other location. When I tried to power on my laptop, it wouldn't power on! Nothing was wrong with the laptop when I had used it earlier; I was on the internet with it and I even used it during one of my classes at college. I tried holding down the power button for a minute without the battery or power cord in, but nothing! Is there anything I can do?

UPDATE: The laptop is dead ; gonna back up my data and get an RMA
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on!

did you get it sorted?
 

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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

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t151169/s958874f4ee290f774bd4ce045dc6236a.html
 

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Hi, my computer won't turn on. It's weird, i've tried to diagnoise it, but can not come to a conclusion of where the fault is.


I have been usin my self built amd dualcore/asus mobo computer for several months now. Works perfectly very stable with no problem.

The other day when i was usiny my computer, i suddenly smelt this burning smell from my comp, it immeadietly turned it off. I looked inside, couldn't see where was wrong, so turned it back on. A while later the smell came back, then my comp just shuts off, and will not turn on again(no twitch wat so ever when i press the power switch).

I opend the case and had a look inside, the onboard fans seem to twitch for a second when i press the power switch, but thats about it.

I suspected it was PSU problem. I had a new skyhalk 500W psu lying around so i plugged it in. Same deal as before, but however this time, the fans(cpu, mobo, vidcard) will spin up fine as long as the power is not plugged into my SATA hd. As soon as power is connected to my SATA hd, nothing moves at all as before(when i press power switch ).

So i go pull out a old ATA hd from my other comp, and plug it into this dead comp, now everything spins up, but still i can not get my bios/mobo screen to load up(monitor no signal).


Can anyone suggest what possibly could be wrong? is there a chance that the mobo or cpu is dead? but why would they just die for no reason, i mean if it always has been working really well and i have never touched the... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on, HELP!!!!!!!

Never heard of Skyhawk, which means it's GARBAGE. Yes, 9 chances out of 10, it is your PSU, and I would replace it as soon as possible, because it can (if it hasn't already) fry your other parts.

Get a quality brand name PSU.

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hi plz help i put new memory in and it did not work so i put origanal memory back in now when i start compter it just beeps all the time and nothing on screen i dont know whats wrong

Answer:my computer won't turn on

disconnect power to your comp and pop out the CMOS battery. leave it out for about 5-10 minutes, then re-insert it. what is the RAM make/model?what is your motherboards make/model?

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I have an Acer 1-431 Chromebook 14 I took my computer to a computer repair because I was having problems when I went to re install windows. It stopped around 50% and would not go no further to continue reloading everything. I am not a computer whiz sorry. Anyway not only are my PCI controller drivers missing now I have to turn my computer on and off again to get it to boot on up. When I turn it on the first time it just shows the Acer window and sits there. so I turn it off and then it will cycle through and boot up. I have tried and tried to load the PCI drivers also from the windows update cannot find them went to the Acer site and didn't see the PCI driver but seen Chipsets? Even if they had the drivers i do not know how to Zip them are what the heck you do to get them on your computer. I am 66 years old. I live alone and this computer is the only thing I have for entertainment, Can anyone help me with the booting problem and help me to find the PCI Controller drivers I have searched on my computer and the windows update and the web. No luck since I am not to smart I need away I can just push a button and Poof Poof they are loaded. Is that possible. Thank you so much for helping people it is a blessing to me.
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3060 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 4
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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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I have a second computer which has a 478 chip,video card etc. For a longtime I have noticed when I go to and run pcpitstop it says my video card is performing badly...56 pixel while the average is 124.

Recently it wouldn't start properly and my monitor would flicker and die so I changed the monitor but got the same problem.

I had already changed my power supply so I took it back and asked if they would check my video card.

They said they had found a problem with my motherboard and solved the problem.

Although it starts up ok initially, after about 15 minutes it blacks out .

However the thing is still going even when I try to turn it off with the switch.

If I hold the switch in, it does go off after about 15 seconds, but when I let it go it immediately starts again but nothing appears on the screen. Eventually I get it going again and it boots up perfectly only to crash again within 10 to 15 minutes.

Video card is a nvidea 9700 GT driver is right up to date as are my other drivers.

I have virtually nothing on the computer as I transferred everything to my new one.

2ND PROBLEM: I have two separate drives C and D, I had windows xp and ubunto onmy D drive and Windows xp on my C drive.

I decided to re-install windows on both and while I was doing it remove ubunto.

I fixedmrb formatted my hard drive "D" not a problem.

When I went to reinstall XP in C by booting from the disc I got the normal "press any Key: Next page show... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn off

I have seen many times where the BIOS did not see a USB keyboard.
if the MB has PS2 ports i have used them to move on
I have seen also that if you wait like 2 3 minutes it will find it

AS for the shutdown there must be a background service windows is waiting for


Good Luck
 

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Hello,My old computer will not turn on no matter what I do. The power button is pressed, and absolutely nothing happens. I recently replaced the power supply to remedy this problem but that didn't work either. The power supply is on, the motherboard's light is on. Nothing power's up however. What could be the issue?ThanksSpecs:Gateway Desktop running Win XPRecently replaced power supply: OCZ StealthXStream 500WNot sure what other info I can even report on, it's an old computer. (6-7 years I'd say)

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Recently, I switched the cpu fan's connector and it seems to be running now... It still does not seem to boot however. The power supply is on, the cpu fan is on, the motherboard light is active, but I am getting no response from the system, not output through the vga port. nothing. Any solutions?

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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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About a week ago my mobo fried and was smoking, so I got a new one. Today I put it in, and now the computer won't turn on. I turn on the PSU's power, and the switch lights up. (No fan turns on in the PSU, is one supposed to?) I hit the power switch in the front of my case, nothing. No lights, no noise, no nothing.

I'm thinking that my PSU is dead, but I want some imput before I send it back for a replacement.

Thanks.

Answer:Computer won't turn on

mb dead may affect the processor too, if computer wont boot, there is no reason for psu fan to be on.

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I have an emachines T3256 windows XP that won't turn on.
I don't remember the make of the computer, but it has been 2 weeks now.
The power in my house had completely turned off (computer was on at the time), and when it restored the next morning the computer had no sign of life.
Please let me know what I need to do.
I checked all the cords and power switches...
 

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I canīt know when it is going to turn on... Sometimes it happens, and the most of the time the power button turns on and keeps twinkling, they keyboard twinkles... but the screen is all black. The twinkles are aleatory.  Could you please help me?Regards,

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Hi Guys,
I have a Compaq D510 SFF with 1.8 P4/256RAM/80Gb IDE HDD , which isn't turning on, no motherboard light, no sound, no nothing, just blank.Then a few hours later everything would be fine, its been doing this for about two weeks now. If any of you have any suggestions it would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

Sounds like a Power Supply issue. Try to remove the power cable, wait 15 seconds so it can drain the power, move the voltage switch (red switch on back, you will need a pen or flathead) to 230, wait 10 seconds then move it back to 115. Plug in the power cable and test it.
 

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I have a problem with my computer. It just won't turn on! Its an eMachines desktop with a Celeron D at 2.93 GHZ, 512 MB of RAM, and a 80 GB hard drive at 7200 rpm. It can't be more that 13 months old, and I think the model number is something like T4010.

Yesterday evening I went to turn it on only to find that it was totally unresponsive. Nothing happens, *at all*, when the power button is pressed. No sounds, no lights, no internal activity.

The computer and all accessories are plugged in. No wires/cables are damaged.

The only thing I can think of - and quite an obvious cause of damage - was the giant lightening storm we had here. But the computer was plugged into a UPS battery back up and surge protector, a very expensive one (Sigh). It was working and fully charged during the period I was away form the desk. Further, the power to the house never went out and the lights never even flickered. I tried another PC (which was also on and running during the storm) with this PC's cables and the UPS, it works.

It is completely protected by Norton antivirus, and supplemental AOL protection. (Not conflicting.)

I opened the case and didn't observe and physical damage. The power button is mechanically functional. (A small green light is visible on the motherboard when plugged in, but everything else looks totally dead.)

Any ideas what this might be? Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on.

You could trace the power button wires back to the motherboard and make sure its seated on the pins securely. There is a tiny chance that it somehow worked loose (heating/cooling cycles). The switch also could have gone bad. To test that figure out what 2 pins it goes to and short those out with a flathead screwdriver, it doesn't have to be a continous connection (in fact that won't even work) just needs to make a connection between those 2 pins for about the same length you leave your finger on the power button.

If that fixes it then there you go. But it probably won't, in that case your power supply or motherboard could be screwed up. Check the cord plugging into the computer to make sure its getting 110-120V that little green light won't always indicate a good power supply.
 

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I don't know if this problem is already in here but I wasn't about to look through 50 pages of topics to find it if it is.
Last night the power went out at our house, my computer was on, and obviously it went off, I had a surge strip hooked up to it and all that stuff, but for some reason my computer won't turn on. When I press the power button the lights will flash on and the fans will start and will seem to turn on but there are no external beeps. Then I can't get it to do that again unless I flip the power switch in the back a couple times unplug it and press the power and restart buttons again. Then maybe I will get it to flash but not always.
I have a pretty powerful computer with a nice video card which uses up a lot of energy, I was wondering if it maybe was my power supply. My brother is very good with computers and I called him he said that maybe I need a more powerful power supply. Mine is 370.5W and he said maybe put in a 400W one. Is he right? Or is it another problem?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

if you had a power surge, it could have goofed up your computer. just beacuse you have a power strip doesn't mean you have a surge protector. it probally is your psu but the psu could have burned out somthing int eh computer.(no likely, but it could have happined) and if you do get another psu, jump up the wattage a bit more than just 370W to 400, go for at least 450, if you decide to upgrade later you will be happy you got it.
 

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Re:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...-on-76410.html



Hey guys,

So its a year on and guess wots happened, i formatted the pc to improve it and get rid of all the bugs.

Burned a cd, not remembering the cd drive probs, and the computer is black again. So i think the psu is broken again, any ideas of what wattage i'll need to avoid this again, broke the 350W before now the 400W, is there too bigger wattage?

Thanks again,

JWils

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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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