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Unfortunately your patient is dead. The power surge has almost certainly burnt out one or more connections on your motherboard. The power supply is still functioning as you have a light on, but the only solution is a new motherboard. It's also probable that your memory has been trashed, and the only way to tell if the hard drive is still OK is to try it in a working PC. Power surge protection sockets are very cheap and it's worth plugging your new PC into the mains via that next time :)
Posted on May 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I'm having problems starting my
When you say you hear the computer working and working do you mean that the fans are going and the lights are on?
i ask this because the fans and power lights can come on just from the power supply coming on when you push power but that doesn’t necessarily mean the cpu is functioning.
Do you hear a post system beep and the hard drive reading files also?
Or does it just sound like only the fans cam on ?
If you think that possibly only the fans are working then try this
Shut down the computer and unplug the power cable.
Check to make sure monitor cable is connected all the way
Open the case and check to see that the video card is inserted all the way into the board properly
Remove the memory (RAM) and then put it back in to make sure it is properly seated in the slots
Plug in computer and try it again and if it still does not work then try clearing CMOS
on some systems you can clear the CMOS very easily by just holding down the insert key on your keyboard while pressing power button and continue to hold it down when releasing power button until you see something on the screen but since this does not work on all computers you might have to do it manually by moving the CMOS jumper on the board
(the CMOS jumper on the motherboard is usually the one closest to the little battery that you see on the board. with the computer off move the jumper over one notch to the other pin for a second and then put it back where it was (there are usually only three pins so this is easy step)
You should now be able to boot but you will need to go into the CMOS setup and set the clock again and other settings
If you still have a blank screen then let me know and i will take you to the next diagnostic step...
Hope this info helps
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
Hold down the power button until the machine completely turns off. Then turn the machine back on and let me know what happens.
Posted on May 26, 2009
Plug in ONLY the regular wired speakers and ONLY to the green port on the back.
Make sure they are powered up and the volume is about half way.
Ok now you need to call up ether the sound card application or preferably the windows volume control from the bottom toolbar.
Click Open Volume Control.
A box with sliders in should appear. make sure that volume control, wave, sw synth, aux, cd player, line in
are all about half way and that none of them have ticks in the box at the bottom.
If any of those are missing click options then properties from the top left and put a tick besides any that were missing (nothing else)
Now close the slider box.
Put a normal music cd in your cd/dvd player on the computer and set it to play with windows media player.
You should now have sound out of the speakers.
Double check that EVERYTHING is ok.
If there is still no sound check the control panle for any hardware issues and rectify those
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
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