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Desktop PC issues...

Hi, Matt here!
~My desktop is acting up: meaning I turned it on this morning and it sounds like it's running, but it has not started up....

...any idea as to why this is happening?


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  • matt_bones19 Dec 28, 2008

    Its not the's the tower. As I mentioned before, I turned it on this morning and it sounds like it's running (fan sounds), but it's not starting up.

  • matt_bones19 Dec 28, 2008

    No beeps, the normal blue light isn't on...

  • matt_bones19 Dec 28, 2008

    No beeps, the normal blue light isn't on...

  • matt_bones19 Dec 29, 2008

    Well the tower would need to come on first to tell the monitor to come on, right?

    So 'no', there aren't any 'error' messages.

  • matt_bones19 Dec 29, 2008

    I plugged my monitor into my laptop's docking and its working I'll check everything else out, with a follow-up report.

  • Roy Lonsinger
    Roy Lonsinger May 11, 2010

    Any beeps or flashing lights?



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Verify that the monitor is on and that it is connected correctly. Monitor cords can often come disconnected

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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    Adam Dec 29, 2008

    Are there any error messages at all on the display or is there anything that shows up on the display.

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    Adam Dec 29, 2008

    Ok you have said that the computer is making sounds like it is on right - This tells me that the computer may be on.

    As soon as the computer starts to boot it will start displaying images on the screen but the monitor has to be on first - Are there notmally any lights that are on on your monitor? typically a green light or an amber/orange light.

    If not make sure that the power button is turned on on the monitor - just to be on the safe side if it is already on or if it is not on turn it off and then on again.

    Then look at the back of the tower and make sure that the cord that goes to the monitor is still plugged in you may want to unplug it and then plug it in again as well.

    Since there are no beeps at startup when you first turn on the computer this may mean that you either do not have a post or startup issue or you do not hace a PC speaker or motherboard speaker in your tower.

    You will typically get beep codes if your:

    Video card is not plugged in or has gone bad

    Memory is not plugged in or has gone bad

    You may want to try another monitor just to verify or plug your current monitor into another computer.

    You may want to start up your computer in safe mode in the event that display properties or a bad driver has changed your settings try turning on the compuer and tap on the F5 key for a few seconds and see if anything changes.

    Since you are not seeing any lights on your tower and not getting any beep codes I would recomend checking your power supply, Processor, and motherboard.

    Please keep in mind that of all the parts in a computer, the only part that can make everything else look broken is the power supply.

    Good Luck



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