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Can't start my computer

My computer does not start anymore but still has power. When I press the power button, the fans (i think it is the fans but I am not sure) are too loud compare as normaly. I don't have the beep noise either and the screen stay black. I unplog every devices even the power cable but still does not work

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Re: can't start my computer

It sounds like you have a bad power supply. If you can use a different one that you know is good, then you will know for sure, but it definitley sounds like a bad power supply. Hope this helps you.

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Computer will not start

Press power button down for 5seconds until the computer shuts down. Remove power cable, press power button down 10s. Connect cable, try to restart.

Aug 17, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

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I turn on my tower and the fans move and the disk try clicks like it wants to spin then i turn the monitor on and it turns green them orange right away and says entering power save mode waht do i do

1) Unplug the computer from power.

2) Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of 10 seconds.

Let go of the Power On button.
Do this same procedure two more times. (Or until the Power On LED does not light up anymore)

3) Plug the computer into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

The fans should spin at high speed for a few seconds, then settle down.
Let's see if the computer boots.

Post back in a Comment, and we will go from there.


Feb 26, 2012 | Gateway 702GE PC Desktop

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MY Gateway GT4016 Will not start anymore, i first replaced the power Suply and nothing happened. the fan runs and a light blinks then it shuts down again, i used to start it by just pressing the button and...

Make sure all fans are running power supply one to hehe Maybe a bad power button? I had a gateway that did some thing very close to that because the cpu fan was not turning and a hp that did that because the power supply fan was not turning. Thats where I would start then make sure the mem is seated good and not bad you know the drill ;) if you replaced the power supply with a factory replacment it should be a voltage or wattage problem. Might also try a hard boot the power plug take the cmos bat out hold the power button down for 20 or 30 secs some people say to leave the cmos bat out and try to fire it up. I know that works on some laptops but I always had better luck putting it back in for desktops cant hurt to try it. If you have two ram sticks in it pull the # 2 one and try to fire it up if nothing changes swap the # 2 one with # 1 leaveing slot 2 open and try it that will tell ya if it is a bad ram stick I dunno just my two cents hope it helps

Oct 08, 2010 | Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC

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Computer frequently shuts down unexpectedly/ fans very noisy

You might have a cooling problem due to a fan malfunction. It is not clear whether it's the power supply fan or the CPU fan; in the latter case you might also have a thermal coupling problem. The symptoms you describe certainly seem to point to such.

My advice would be to replace the fan (or the whole power supply; you might also want to purchase a "Silent Power" unit for quieter computing). If it's the CPU fan and you are comfortable with, or know anyone comfortable with a bit of PC servicing, you might want to also unmount the heat sink from the CPU and replace the thermal paste between CPU and heatsink. Clean the heat dissipator (the black metal grille over the heatsink) with hot water and a bit of soap and dry thoroughly, or wipe it energically with a dust brush, before mounting the new fan on it.

Feb 28, 2010 | HP KQ499AA Pavilion Elite M9360F Desktop...

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My emachine T1742 desktop will not turn on. When plugged in the power supply's fan turns on, cpu fan doesnt start, both hdd/power led's flicker and pressing power button doesnt power on/off system.

Disconnect all the devices from the computer(tower) including keyboard, mouse, monitor(everything)..even the power cable

Now keep on holding down the power button on the computer tower for 15-30 seconds..

Now release the power button, plug in the power cable, monitor, keyboard, mouse and turn on the computer...

If it works, great!!!

Otherwise, take it for repair..

Dec 03, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have a EMachine T6534 which won't start. I shut

I agree...sounds like a power supply problem. Typically a bad power supply will not damage the motherboard. It should still be functional.

Sep 02, 2009 | PC Desktops

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HP Media Center PC m1070n won't power on. Is there a fuse I can replace?

No - there is no fuse.
It is possible that your power supply is not working anymore - that happens sometimes. This is how I would test it:
  1. Unplug the power cable
  2. Open the computer housing (look into your manual how to do that. If you don't have a manual, look at the description here.)
  3. Plug the power chord back in.
  4. Do not touch anything inside of the computer!
  5. If you press the power button, the fan of your power supply should start spinning. If it doesn't, then the power supply is dead.
  6. If your power supply is ok, then the cause is somewhere else (motherboard, harddrive.) Try to listen if the harddrive is spinning (good) or making clicking noises (bad).
  7. Unplug the power and replace the cover.
Let me know what you found out.
I'm happy to help.

Jul 17, 2009 | HP PC Desktops

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When I shut down my computer, I think that it is shutting down completly. All lights are off indicating that it is shut down. Then a small blue window will appear and will say "Entering Power Safe Mode"....

If you are turning off your computer by pressing the front panel power button, it is probably just putting Windows to sleep but not shutting the computer off. If your computer has Windows Vista, the default is to hibernate and not shut down even if you shut down through Vista. The "power save" message you see is coming from the monitor, which is letting you know it isn't getting a signal from the computer anymore but the power is still on. Windows will start up again from sleep mode if someone or something moves the mouse or presses a key.

The solution is to make sure the computer is actually shut down. In Vista you can do this by clicking the arrow near the power icon on the Start menu. This gives you the option of shutting down instead of hibernating. In XP, shut the computer down using the start menu shutdown option instead of the computer power button. Then the power will shut down completely.

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if this happens even if your laptop is plugged in to a power source it could be that your battery is dead and you need to replace it

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