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No power I have power in the outlet and the surge bar, just nothing in the computer. I have changed the power supply with two different ones and nothing. Will pulling the modem have any to do with it, some one at work suggested that but I didn't see the reasoning for it. Thanks CArol

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  • urbo4 May 28, 2008

    MY monitor is black that has "no signal" across the middle of it. Thanks Carol

  • urbo4 May 29, 2008

    I had a chance to look more at the computer, the test button kicks on the fans, the only light any where is s little green one by the small round removable battery. The green light on the cd drive will flash a couple of times when you use the test button. I tried all the connection to make sure they were snug. So when I push the start button there is no noise ,the fans do not kick on and no other lights that come on in the inside. The monitor stays black and just says no signal and then nothing. Is it hopeless? Thanks Carol

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The Modem I what connects your computer to the internet. Now the next possibility is that the system board that controls all of your information is bad because of the surge. Also have you checked to see if the screen will go on?

So I recommend first checking to see if the screen will go on, then looking at a new computer because if the system board is gone your computer is almost worthless. You may still be able to save the information off of the drive. Do you have another computer?
If this doesn't work I will see what else I can do.

Hope This Helps
All The Best,
RCF

Posted on May 28, 2008

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    Ryan Frame May 29, 2008

    No this is not hopeless because there is some power getting somewhere. Now is the data recoverable i can't say untill we solve the problem. First of all do you know anybody who is envolved in a computer business? A friend, family member, or child? If you know some body ask if they can lend you an antistatic brcelet. If not you can buy one at Best buy for about $7. Once you get an antistatic braclet I will walk you through. what you need to do.



    All The Best,

    RCF

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