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My Philips Freevents PC came up with the dreaded blue screen then shut down.It will not boot up anymore.when turned on I hear the HD starting but a few seconds later there is a click and the 'busy' light goes off and nothing more can be done.desperatly need to get it going again. Cheers. Jeff Yates

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    Jeff Yates May 19, 2009

    Thanks alot.I'll try this after work tomorrow and let you know.

    Using borrowed laptop at mo and it's soooo sloooow.

    Cheers again


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    Jeff Yates May 25, 2009

    Hi there.

    Finally got chance to try your solution.Unfortunatly didn't help.

    The PC is a philips freevents lx3000 and is quite small(unlike tower PC's). 280mm x 240mm x 45mm

    The motherbord doesn't appear to have a button battery as expected,Had to remove the dvd,But found RAM and cleaned as suggested. Also thought about removing HD and fitting to old PC to try and recover contents but it plugs directly into the motherboard and connections are different to other PC's i've had.

    Also the click after booting appears to come from the HD itself.

    Any other suggestions I can try.




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In my experiences its (the blue screen o' deth)related to one of several things,
A, bios, the battery is running low and cant maintain functionality.
B, a stick of ram is bad(it just happens sometimes)
C,weak or over taxed power supply or lastly
the "BAD" harddrive(20's and 40's are bad for this)
1st try to remove the closest ram bank to the processor then try to boot, if nothing, power down and swap the removed bank with the current one and try again to boot up, if nothing find the button cell bat on the Mother board and pop it out by releasing the tab and check is power level(should say on the batt if its dead geta new one and put it in and try to boot up as far as the power supply goes< im not going to say you should test it your self. if you suspect it youll need to take it to a coputer shop, but I will say that if you use usb's as apower out to charge you cell and run neat lights and so on you will snuff out you power supp.
it sound like your HD is fine being that it makes noise at boot(its trying)

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Hi Jeff.
Take the side panel off the computer tower, locate the motherboard battery and take it out for 10 mins, (remove the power cord from the back before you open the PC up) while the battery is out take the ram (memory) out. Get a clean, dry, soft paintbrush and clean the brass contacts on the memory also clean the dust (if any) from where the memory slots into. Once done reseat the memory and make sure its clipped into place nice and tight. By now it should be time to put back the motherboard battery and restart the machine, if it boots up you will have to reset the time and date.

Please post back if you have any difficulties.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on May 19, 2009


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