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I have a foxconn C51XEM2AA that suddenly failed to boot up ,with no previous symptoms. About 3 days before this non startup my wife in haste got her foot caught in the mouse wire and pulled the computer off the desk.The unit was fine for 3 days.I shut it down and whe i tried to fire it up again,nothing. No video screen,the HD.led comed on briefly then nothing.There is a debugging L.E.D on the Motherboard that has what looks to be a dA displayed. This is not one of the options in the manual.Any ideas? Thanks much.. Keith Kcrews@comcast.net

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Remove all connectors and fix the connectors expect mouse and keyboard ans start the system if dispaly comes connect the keyboard and check the system . if not comes again post

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It looks like something is loose .
open it up , take off everything , connect back everything .
ensure that everything is fully inserted and seated.
then turn on.
if nothing is damaged , it should come on.
if it comes on and shows no operating system , you need to reformat and reinstall.
good luck

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