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System will not boot up - fans are working

Powered machine down for the night - powered it up the next day and nothing on the monitor. Fans are working - nothing on the monitor - no beeps

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  • Ken Clemmer Mar 30, 2008

    Terry,

    Thanks for the info. Yes, I have reset everything known to man in this system. Hard drive is fine, I was able to connect it to another system via Slave and extract the critical information off of it. One thing I will do is the RAM cleaning thing of the contacts.

    Thanks again.

    Ken

  • majordadsage Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same problem. If I unplug the power cord for about 1 minute and then plug it back in, the system comes up fine. I replaced the power supply and thought I had it fixed but, it started doing it again after just one boot.



    I think it might be a motherboard problem?



    John

  • Ken Clemmer Apr 27, 2008

    I raised the white flag and kept the hard drive, memory, and power supply and trashed the rest!

    Shame, it was a good system for 2 years.....

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    I had the same problem, system will not boot up - fans are working at full speed and nothing happens. I replaced the Mother board and that solved the problem. I got a Mother board out of Legend Micro in Cleveland Ohio.

    $74.

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If the pc posts

(power on self test) and you see stuff on the screen, no matter how short , do the following: (this checks for a software problem)

  • when booting up press F8 and when you get to the menu, boot up into safe mode,
  • then restore the pc back to a date before you had the problem, and/or remove any program you installed prior to you having the problem,
if that don't work Try
  • a bootable anti virus disc use it to check for any viruses , if not
  • try a recovery disc, or operating system disc ,
  • both disc's will try to access the hard drive. if they do not work,
  • (nothing has changed) nothing comes on the screen.

laptop does not post:
(then it is a hardware problem)

  • Remove any hardware you may have installed prior to you having the problem.
  • remove the ram and clean the gold edges both sides, with rubbing alcohol or a pencil eraser,
  • and re-insert them, (not an ink eraser as it will do damage)
  • swap them around if you have more than one, try one at a time.
  • if you only have one, borrow one from a friend or try the ram in your friends laptop ,if that's possible,
  • or take the ram to your local pc shop and ask them to check it for you (they may do that for you)
  • if you can establish that the ram is ok, and recovery /system disc's do not work, then it is most likely, that the motherboard has failed .
  • Generally a dead hard drive would not stop the laptop from posting.
good luck with that and let me know how you get on.
Terry

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

  • terry Mar 30, 2008

    i have assumed you have checked all cables from the monitor, to the pc are seated properly,

    replace LAPTOP with PC

    Terry

  • terry Mar 30, 2008

    it may be that the monitor has died

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