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My computer (which is of said series) stopped working recently (turned it off, never turned back on). Here's the details... When I turn the computer on, I get no display on monitor (black screen). The computers fans kick into high speed (like in startup) but it stays in that state and no beeps or anything else is heard. The power button lights up, the green light on the back lights up (the psu?), but the yellow cpu light (idk the one marked by a bin symbol) doesn't blink once. The green light of the disc drive blinks and the disk drive appears to function (i put a disc in there and it sounds like it reads it but nothing happens). Any ideas as to what the problem might be?

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  • bryden001 Dec 28, 2010

    i tested the computer with a working monitor, but to no avail (still black screen). I'm no expert, but I think the problem is with the computer because the computer stays in standby when it starts and doesn't load the BIOS.

  • bryden001 Feb 20, 2011

    i gave up about 2 months ago but i'll try your suggestion just for the heck of it. i need my xp back. ill repost after i try it.



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Sounds like a problem with the monitor itself--check all cables and connections---check with a known good monitor (you can use lcd tv)

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    mrninja Dec 28, 2010

    can you boot to the BIOS? or SAFE -MODE?

  • bryden001 Jan 03, 2011

    nope, nothing and the fans just whir away.

  • mrninja
    mrninja Jan 03, 2011

    ok you have to start disconnecting all drives and expansion cards and memory chips and try to start--you should hear the "MEMORY BEEPS" if ok put memory back in and try to boot to BIOS

  • bryden001 Feb 20, 2011

    I gave up about 2 months ago but ill try again for the heck of it. i need my xp back. i'll repost after ive tried it

  • bryden001 Feb 20, 2011

    I disconnected the hard drive and removed the RAM modules. No beeps of any sort were heard upon startup, just whirring fans.



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