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My dell desktop is just making a ticking noise and won't turn on

The green power button lights up, but the desktop doesn't power on it just continues to make a ticking noise

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  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    You have a bad hard drive it sounds like plus maybe a bad motherboard. With the computer turned off, unhook the power connector and the IDE cable from the hard drive and see if the ticking noise goes away.

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So the computer will not post! Try these steps.

So basically you cannot get the pc to POST. Meaning you have just a black screen when you power on the pc, right?

First off, did you attempt to update BIOS before this happened. 90% of the time this is caused by a corrupt bios.

If you did not try to update BIOS before the problem started then try these troubleshooting steps.

1. Full power down. Unplug the power cord from the Power supply. Then hold down the pc power button.
Try to boot the pc.

2. Open the case and reseat the graphics card, hard drive, and RAM.

3. Take out one of the RAM sticks if there is 2 or more. Swap the RAM sticks in different RAM slots.

4. Set the Cmos jumper to clear. Power up the pc. Power down the PC. Set the Cmos jumper back to normal position, power up the PC.

5. Unplug and replug all the power supply cables.

6. Check the powersupply function. Either by a powersupply voltage checker, put the powersupply in a different pc, or try a different powersupply in the problem computer.


That covers almost everything,,

If still nothing then possibly bad Motherboard or CPU.

Brian

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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If it is beep sound the problem may be with the Ram. Remove the ram and refix it. If the problem not solved replace the ram

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