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Downed com a friend called and said the computer was working then all of the sudden the screen went white. she tried rebooting then unplugged it for 30 min and rebooted, still nothing the power is on the fans are running but the screen is white. any suggestions.

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It could be a few different things. When the computer is turned on is there any beeps? It maybe a power supply problem or video card...

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