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Does not boot to the Bios and to the hard drive.

The computer does'nt boot at all but there is power to the motherboard ans to the fan. The only thing I can hear the hard drive just spinning from the inside but nothing come out to the monitor.

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You might have a Mother board problem
Try changing you Ram with a new one

and if you are using a graphic card remove your graphic card and use the onboard VGA to see if the card is giving you the display problem.

and if none above solution is working you might have to test your motherboard but we have to go through this step by step.
Leave a comment on this problem so that we can test your board stp by step

Posted on Feb 23, 2009


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