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Can not view monitor when the power is turned on

The cpu turns on. none of the disc drives power up. this started after a power spike.

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    how do you mean the cpu turns on if nothing works?

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Turn it off and un-plug it from the outlet, "otherwise it still draws power", then clear the cmos, that can be done by removing the battery that looks like a quarter on the motherboard, if you aren't comfortable taking the cover off your computer then don't. But if you are leave that battery out for a minute or two, that is where the settings are stored. Put it back in, and re boot. You will need to put back some of your settings, but if it still won't run, it's really hard to tell without running a volt meter across some of your internal connections. I hope it just lost the settings for your pocketbooks sake, or you may need a new power supply, if you do please let us know there are stores online that can save you 50% over what the retail stores charge, merry Christmas and hope it works for you

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Cmos fried. New motherboard or PC required.

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Hello,

Thank you for using fixya, my name is Carlo.

You have two possible problems.
1. Monitor
2. Computer

Here's what you can do:
1. Unplug the cord which connects the monitor and the chassis or the CPU of your computer. It's the blue one.
2. Let the monitor to turn on even if it's not connected to the chassis or the CPU of your computer. If you can see their a box which is moving around the screen, then, your monitor is working fine. If none, then you should buy a new monitor.
3. If your monitor is working fine because you can see something on the screen after unplugging it from the CPU, then it's the CPU that has a problem on it.

If the monitor passes the test, then, the CPU needs some troubleshooting. Opening a chassis is not that hard but it still need some troubleshooting hands for you to do that. If you are not that techy, I suggest you get a technician to do that or any person who can do the troubleshooting.

Here's the troubleshooting that should be done.

1. Unplug the CPU the drain the power by pressing and holding the power button for 5-10 seconds.
2. Open the chassis. Then re seat the memory stick. Check if it works by turning it on, you have to connect the monitor while checking it.
3. If no go. Unplug, do the same with the hard drive, but most of the time, if the Led is orange, it's the memory that is not working fine.

Hope this helps.

For any questions, leave a message her. But if it helps, please rate and leave a comment and suggestion on how I am doing or on how I can improve my service.

Thank you for using fixya - your best online technical support site.

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3. Reconnect the power button and the monitor cable at the back of your computer tower and turn on the computer (if it turned on that means that one of the device plugged at the back of your computer tower is faulty)
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