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No boot - constant fan

Hi, machine won't boot this morning, just fan noise, was working last night.
Took it apart and put it back together, could see nothing out of place or unplugged.
any advice you could give would be more than welcome

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  • gaslamps Feb 17, 2008

    1 x AMD ATHLON 64+ 3000 Venice Core
    2gb - Ballistix Memory
    1 x Seagate 80gb IDE 2MB
    1 x Seagate 300Gb Sata
    BFG Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS (Oc)

    Windows Xp Professional (Sp2) Version 2002


    no nothing on screen, no screen activity at all, just constant fan noise.

  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem! I did get two flash back tries that I can see the setup. Once I even got into it! But it soon goes halt afterward. I've tried swapping in and out stuff and only had floppy left in. Still nothing. Since it didn't even pass the POST, the OS (XP) shouldn't matter. Any suggestion?

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    Excact same probs: Removed everything one by one. And all I can guess it has something to do with dimm slot 2.

    memtest86+ 2.10 passes both memorys in slot one. But with two mems in it can be played hours of game or with out prroblems and total reboot in just web browsing. Or not even entering to bios. the stupid shutle logo prevents me to see what is in happening in "long boot" option. I can see some white dots jumping lower part of the screen but no idea what happens.

  • John Carey May 11, 2010

    Do you hear any beeps when you turn it on?

    Could be a bad ram chip. My customers have had similar problems and the solution was to replace the ram.

  • Jason bates
    Jason bates May 11, 2010

    what operating system are u using? and did you recently install any new software or updates. Is there anything that appears on the screen?


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Update from my immediate post today: I've looked at other post that is suggesting memory or battery problem. To my surprise, after removing one memory from bank2 of DIMM, the PC came back to life! Whenever the second bank has either memory stick in it, it will stuck. So I ends up with half the memory, but get my system back. Not sure how long this will last though.

I Had similar history as the initial post: runs OK, and started random shut down 2 days before final stall. I am putting back my HDD and system, should be working, for now at least.

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