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Computer won't boot

When I try to boot the computer, the fan comes on, the harddrive turns on but the monitor does not come on. I've tried putting in a video card and it didn't work that way either. The hard drive is ok because I have tested it as a slave on another computer and it has all the data on it. Any suggestions?

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  • Bkstroud Oct 04, 2007

    This is an eMachine W2260

  • Bkstroud Oct 05, 2007

    did that too.. figured out, its the motherboard. I learned if you uninstall the memory your supposed to hear 3 beeps when turned on .. *no beeps*

  • Bkstroud Oct 05, 2007

    tried that too. thanks... It's the motherboard. I learned that if you uninstall the memory, you should hear 3 beeps when you turn it on....*No beeps*

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    i need help

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Set the jumper of the mother board.
set the jumper of the harddisk make it slave.
format the harddish and install fresh OS.
if not solve then update the bios.

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Ok, try another monitor now.

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