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Computer Won't Boot (Anything?)

PC was shut down for several weeks and power was removed from unit. After restoring power, unit would not boot. The back-lit power button is flickering. One of the two status lights below button remains on, this is not typical (The lamp with the "Battery or Cylinder" object next to it). The internal speaker beeps for two seconds at five second intervals, this is not typical, it should beep once, quickly, at boot-up. There is *NO* video, no Hard disk or CPU sounds that are generally associated with booting. CD Drives spin up at first, then ceases. Floppy drive doesn't check for disc as it should (There is NO disk in the Floppy Drive!). Hard disk has power and is spinning, CPU recognizes RAM (indicator lamp on Mother Board). Unit is receiving 115VAC @ 60hz from wall. Fans are running.... Help, Please!

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  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    I have the same exact problem, I bought a new power supply unit, did nothing.

  • jcmccormack Jan 19, 2009

    turned off and unplugged computer for 1/2 hour. Once plugged back in back light under power supply cable has flickering green light. There are no other signs of life......

  • smj76 Jan 20, 2009

    Poweredup my Vaio and 2 seconds later died on me. No life. Dont want to waste money if new power supply will not fix it. Help.

  • angry_amazon Mar 25, 2009

    Not sure if mine is the same, or just similar problem. I have a Dell 3000. It worked just fine before moving to Korea. Went to plug it in here and no power to the tower. It will act like it wants to boot up, or will boot up for a few seconds and then cuts out. Thought maybe it was the crazy wiring here, or the power strip I was using so I tried different outlets and got it to work in one that is extremely inconveniently placed. It was doing well for a week until I decided to try to move it to a more convenient location, and alas there is no power again.
    The power indicator light stays green and blinking, the other two lights on the front will flash green for a sec and then the whole thing peters out.


  • Jemuel Osorio Sr.
    Jemuel Osorio Sr. Nov 07, 2016

    Please check if the power supply 12V 4 pins is connected to mother board. Remove the memory to the slot and clean the memory slot from the dust and insert the memory properly to the slot.for the dell 3000 problem maybe your memory or some external card are loosen and you need to insert this properly by pressing down the card

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If the beeping is never ending, the problem is likely that your ram is faulty. check your bios manufacturer and check the beep codes for the particular beep you are hearing.

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Ok sounds like a bad power supply , i would get a new one

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