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Hello, my computer is not booting up and the screen is black. I can hear the fans and I believe the hard drive running but it won't go into the splash screen or show that it is doing anything. I took the motherboard battery out and replaced it, and I reseated the RAM. When I rebooted the machine, on the screen it said I needed to fix the time and date by entering F2. While I was doing that, the screen went blank again but nothing inside the computer shut off. I know my monitor is all right because I've tried it on a different computer. Please help.

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Check your video adapter, Check whether your fan has enough power to work. May be a power failure. Check your power supply. If the fan doesn't work properly the system will shut down some times. If e'thing is ok then check your processor.
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It could be the video card.

Is your video onboard or do you use a separate video card?

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