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Hallo? when i start the computer i'll hear the fan sound turning only without any displaying on the screen plz help

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Re: hallo?

It sounds like there is a dirty in you RAM Cards. I suggest you do this.......................

  • Remove RAM Card(s) from their slots and clean them
  • Then plug the Cards back to the slots
  • Make sure they fit well into their slots
Try that and let me know thw proceedings.


Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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Model # 200PB101FREV00


Many times when a desktop is making a strange buzzing noise - it is due to a fan malfunction of some sort. Other reasons include a power supply that is faulty or possibly a bad internal speaker.

I would first check the fan(s) for the computer. Start by turning the computer off all of the way. Next, unplug the cords from the unit. You'll need to isolate just the computer tower itself. Next, you'll want to get some compressed air or a vaccuum and gently clean out the areas where the system case fan vents are. If you know how to open the case for your desktop, it wouldn't be a bad idea to make a quick visual check inside of the case for things that may be caught in the fans. Some desktops open via screws on the back plane, and some open with a pull tab/lever.

If cleaning out the dust doesn't resolve the buzzing noise - then you'll need to make sure that the noise is not part of the electronics. If you are hearing an actual electrical buzz and not a speaker or fan noise, then there is likely a larger problem with the computer. In that case - I would take the computer to a certified professional for diagnosis.

Another culprit of buzzing noise may be a CD/DVD drive with a disk stuck in it. Make sure that you have ejected the drive to ensure no disk is stuck in the drive.

I hope this information helps!

Nov 22, 2011 | Compaq PC Desktops

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I have a MPC ClientPro414 and I had turned it off when I went to turn it on the screen will not come on. We do not have the install disc and am not sure what to do? The screen dose not light up to see it...

Usually computers make beep sounds when starting up.

Do you hear any of the beep sounds?
If you hear two beeps with an interval of a couple of second, than the computer should be ok.

It could also be the monitor. Try connecting the monitor to a computer that works, or try connecting a working monitor to your computer. If the computer lights up with another monitor, then the monitor is faulty.

If the computer still is not starting up with a working monitor, than the videocard of the computer should be checked next.

Mar 05, 2011 | MPC Computers ClientPro 414 All-In-One PC...

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Hi My gateway gm5472, won't start. I can hear the fans begine to whirl but that is all it wll do?

Hello there,

we have many steps we can try to fix this problem but i also need to know if you get any type of screen at all ?

Starter steps

reset the power to the PC
check the connections
make sure you have the power button turned on To the Display

i get the feeling if you can hear the Fans start to turn on that this problem could be with the Display.

thank you don't forget to Rate

Jan 25, 2011 | Gateway GM5472 PC Desktop

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Does not boot up, fans start, internet plugs light, clicks on and off.....seems this is a common problem for these machines, what is the fix?

  1. When you press the Power button to start the boot process, the LED lights glow while the computer verifies that there is sufficient electrical power to activate the hardware.

    Effect & Solution: When you press the power button, the LED lights on the computer do not glow or the LEDs blink briefly and then stop. There is no sound of the fan or hard drive spinning, and the screen remains blank. The computer will not start if there is insufficient battery or AC adapter power.
  2. The BIOS queries various hardware components used for the startup boot process.

    Effect & Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow but there is no fan or hard drive sound. The LEDs may glow briefly and then go out.


    The LED lights blink, stop, and then blink a second or third time, but there is no sound from the computer and the screen remains blank. The sequence of the blinking lights indicates a specific error code.


    A series of beeping tones is heard. The sequence of beeping tones indicate a specific error code.

    If a hardware component has recently been replaced, or if the PC has been jarred or shaken, there may be a loose connection to the memory chips or hard drive which prevents the computer from starting.
  3. The BIOS loads the basic input (keyboard) and output (advanced LEDs / display screen / boot drives) devices into memory.

    Effect & Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow, the fan or hard drive sounds, are heard, but then the boot process stops and a black screen - with an error message - displays.

    The boot check has detected a communication error or conflict with a hardware component that must be corrected.
  4. The BIOS loads the Windows operating system and starts the services that allow low-level control of all of the background operations.

    Effect & Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow, the fan or hard drive sounds, are heard, the HP or Compaq Logo displays on a black screen, but then the boot process stops and a blue screen - with an error message - displays.

    The boot check has detected a hardware driver error or a software conflict that must be corrected.
  5. Control is transferred to the Windows loader to initiate the display of the advanced settings in the Windows environment.

    The Windows logo displays during this step.

    Effect & Solution: When you press the power button, the computer performs all the steps in the boot process, but after the Windows Logo displays, the moving Windows progress bar or the rotating cursor stops moving and the boot process stops.

    An error message may display on a screen with the Windows logo. In some instances, there is no specific error message.


    A black screen appears and the computer attempts to restart.

    The Windows self-check has detected a software conflict that must be corrected.

Jan 09, 2011 | Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC

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A sound appears to be coming from my computer but i hear can i fix it?

Since you reference "appears", you might be referencing seeing your volume display showing sound emitting. That would probably be either your microphone is turned on and it's picking up noises, sounds, ambiance.

Or you might have a device plugged in or connected via Bluetooth that is emitting audio.

Or you might be hearing the hard drive spin occasionally while other times it is idle. In addition, your power supply fan will turn on when you start up your computer. Some fans will automatically turn off if the power supply is cool enough.

Nov 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hallo to Experts plz any one will help me.dearz my system is gx270 dell.its back lights A&B remain orange while i start p.c plz any one tell me about it plzzzz...

This generally signify , that the memory modules are detected in the system, but there is a memory failure.
You can try the following steps
  • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer.
  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  • If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.
In case you need a user manual to know how to open the computer tower you go the following link

User manual

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Oct 13, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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Can u help plz?

Check the screen connections.If you have a graphics card in your PCI Exspress slot then your screen will be pluged into it ,remove the graphics card and plug it into the defult motherboard socket.Turn on . If you have a spare screen around plug it in and test. Test all of these ,depending on the results of any one of the solutions will i know the problem.

Jan 19, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8300 PC Desktop

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your RAM is not working.. open the cabinet clean the RAM and insert it again...

Jan 19, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8300 PC Desktop

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