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Computer switches on but does not boot (processor fan can be hear

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  • kiwigales Nov 19, 2008

    Computer switches on but does not boot up. The processor fan can be heard running fast. It will stay in this state for hours until you hold the power button down to force it to power down.

  • jjimenez Dec 10, 2008

    I have the EXACT problem, I checked the pwer supply and it is good, I checked the video card and it is good, I checked all possible connections and they are good.



    nothing Any one out ther that can help?

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Plz try by resitting the ram

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