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It doesn't boot up - Sony VAIO PCV-RS312V PC Desktop

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    Is it plugged in?

    Does the Fan spin?

    Do you see a text start up configuration screen?

    Do you get the XP logo?



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Shoot it... Or give a little more information... ^.^.
USUALLY, this is power supply related. If a PS is not working, or not working correctly, your machine will fail to start. If you hear fans and see yellow lights, but no green lights, that usually means the Power supply's CPU-power is not working within acceptable limits. If there are no lights and fans whatsoever, that usually means the ps is toast. But, just to be sure, make certain that the little red switch on the back is set to 115 instead of 230.
If you see a start-up screen (something that says SONY or VIAO when you turn it on) that means that you could have a faulty hard drive, or faulty memory. Your best option is call Sony or let a pc tech give it a look-see. Without more information, I can only make general suggestions.
If you DO decide to shoot it, make sure you do it ONLY during computer-hunting season, and make sure you have a license to hunt computers. ^.^

Posted on Oct 01, 2009


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