My Computer will not work fans did work but have also now stopped
Hello everyone having some serious problems with my computer I've had it about fve years and never a problem untill now. Tryed to clean it the other day and made a mistake of rubbing off the heatsink greese because it was all dry and was missing in areas, replaced heat sink after cleaning the whole board with canned air. when I fired it up nothing. thought that i might of fryed the processor so got a new one P4 3.2GHZ upgrade on last which was P4 2.9GHZ. got some more greese and installed the new processor. Nothing, I found that the psu is giving power to all areas (Hard Drives, Floppy Drive, Mother board on switch and cd rom). I did take all the wires out and put them all bck in and one the second or third time the fans worked and hard drives spun then put it all back in and together and nothing just sometimes the a fan which is powered from one of the power ports out of the psu twitch's. the computer is a packardbell Imedia 1503. Please any help would be great I feel it's the mother board because the processor is brand new and sealed.
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You may want to make sure that both the atx connector and the additional 4pin p4 connector are tight. Also, either tighten or remove all expansion cards because one could be loose or bad. You may also try re seating the cpu. It could also be the voltage switch on the back of the power supply (if it has one -- some do some dont). There could also be something shorting between the motherboard and the case.
Could also be the case that the initial cpu is fried due to no grease and the new cpu may not be compatible with that motherboard. Make sure that if that motherboard has jumpers that they are set correctly for you specific cpu.
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First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
Your computer could be over heating.
Put a Fan next to your computer to stop the heat.
If that's not the problem, You will have to reinstall your computer, Or reinstall the ATI drivers and reinstall them.
I hope this works for you :)
- Steven ASAP
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I had 1 long beep, 3 faster beeps, then 2 beeps *I think*, and also my fan was going crazy fast - like someone else said "a vacuum cleaner"...
Well, I reseated the memory and problem was gone - it did seem like the memory was kind of "loose" - perhaps from shipping (bought this used).
The link to Dell's website was good for the beeps AND the "ABCD" codes reading on the back. Thanks very much! God Bless.
You may have some machines with the bad capacitor problem. Check out
saome pictures from my web site at www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm Open your
computers and see if you have any capacitors that look like the
pictures. The Dell GX270's and the GX280's have the problem. There are several places on the internet that can repair your boards if you find that this is the problem. I hope this helps.
Buddy Corporate Computer www.ccl-la.com Over 21 years providing PC and printer support/repair
Try opening your computer and cleaning the fans around the CPU and the other fans in your system. Computers have a sensor that shut computers down when they get too hot. Clean all the dirt inside and you should see a little performance boost also.
Have you checked that the card is not over-heating?
Remove the side panel of your computer and then when you can see the inside of your computer and see the card clearly, turn on the computer...
WARNING...observe only, do not at any time attempt to touch any interior hardware parts under any circumstances whilst your computer is powered on, this is dangerous and could lead to serious electrical shock if you touch any parts whilst the computer is powered up!
Observe the following: is the fan on the card working? When the screen goes 'funny' is the fan working, is it running slow etc? If the fan seems to be working perfectly fine then it is an onboard circuit problem in which case you will need to replace the ATI card or go back to using the onboard ATI.
The hard drive does not have a fan unless you put one on it. The hard drive is inside the computer and had a company name on it such as Maxtor, Seagate, Toshiba etc. Did you unplug the fan that stopped working? If the fan is your processor fan, it might have burned up your computer. I have seen the entire motherboard go bad on a computer, just because a fan stopped working. What make and model computer is it? If it is a laptop, it might be damaged beyond repair. Let me know more information, and I will keep trying to help you get the problem resolved.
This is a serious problem that can harm your laptop if you don't resolve it. Sometimes, a BIOS update can solve fan issues. Go to the manufacturer's website and search for your computer's model number, to see if they have a BIOS update in their support section.
Most likely though, you'll need to have physical work done. If the BIOS update doesn't help, take it to a nearby computer shop to have it looked at.
First, make sure you have anti-virus software that is up to date and the computer isn?t infected with anything.
If it?s not a virus, restart the computer and enter Safe Mode (press F8 while the computer is loading), and wait a few minutes. If the computer doesn?t restart itself in Safe Mode, then you might be having a software problem. If it does, it?s a hardware problem.
There are a lot of possibilities. The problem with windows is that it restarts automatically every time there?s a problem and it?s hard to see the message that appears detailing the problem. To change that? go to System Properties in the Control Panel and click on Advanced>startup and recovery>settings. Remove the check no ?Automatically restart?. Next time the problem occurs you?ll get some more information about it that would help you solve it. Good luck.