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Computer wont boot

We recently had a power failure while the computer was on.when I tried to start the machine it would start the fan above the cpu for about 2 seconds and stop. The display showed C1 and then F. followed by nothing. Any Idea's?

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This is a memory detection fault. Remove and reseat memory, try one at a time. If no joy then reset the bios at the JBAT1 terminal put jumper from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3 for a few seconds then back to pins 1-2. Restart your pc hopefully then set time and date in standard bios settings and check hard disk is recognised.

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