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Power lite is on cd spins up, no hd lite, no screen come on

Is the bios working is the hd bad?

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  • EvilJoe May 11, 2010

    A dead HD rarely will kill the video signal too, you don't need a HD for the bios to work and at least get to the command prompt. A dead processor on the other hand won't let the video signal come through, blank screen and no POST beeps are a big clue. Check the memory in another unit if possible, that's the easiest place to start.

  • zabrina liang May 11, 2010

    Are you getting anything on screen?
    Something funky could be goin on with the ligths OR


    Your hard drive crashed.  If you cannot bring up the bios, you will need to have it serviced. They may be able to salvage the data and files, but all depends on the state of the hard drive.


    Also, What were you working on/doing prior to this episode?

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