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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 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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