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Have to hold down power button, Fans spin, but no display

I have to hold down the power button ( if i let go it just turns off), and the fans spin, and the led lights in the pc flicker, but there is no display. Im not sure if only the fans are getting power, and the rest of the pc is not....and im not sure why there is no display. I also have to hold down the power button the whole time for just the fans to spin but there is no display or anything else. what is the problem???



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  • Andrewt328 Jan 02, 2008

    If i bring it in to my local pc shop, will he be able to find the problem and fix it?

    Thanks for the comment....are there any other things it could be?????

  • Andrewt328 Jan 02, 2008

    Because i bought it off ebay, and he said it worked "flawlessly" but when i got it it didnt work and it did what i described. I sent him several messages but he has not yet to respond.

  • Andrewt328 Jan 02, 2008

    I tried, and i have to wait 10 days to report him, and im also going to file a complaint with paypal, and leave him negative feedback. because working "flawlesly" does not mean broken.

  • Andrewt328 Jan 05, 2008

    The computer guy said that the mother board and ram were bad. Is there any way shipping could break those parts?

  • uxp2000 Sep 20, 2008

    I also have to hold down the power button the whole time for just the fans to spin but there is no display or anything else



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Flash your bios by moving jumper pins

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You may be looking at getting a new Power Supply.

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    Thomas Christopher Jan 02, 2008

    If he is good he will.
    As long as no one has been inside playing around, that would be the first thing I would look at.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 02, 2008

    If you dont hear from him in a few days, report him...

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 05, 2008

    I really doubt it. I guess that we got some cowardly crook mad....



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