The computer was working fine and shut down on its own, green power indicator light on the tower still on, monitor went black ith 'no signal' flashing. I took the cover off of the case and it smells funny, and looks like it's burned out.
This was just replaced in Feb of 2006 - by Geek Squad - how do I find out if it's still covered under warranty?
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I would try shutting down the computer in the normal way, and turning off the monitor. Boot up and turn the monitor back on. If it still doesn't work, then I would check the cables and power plugs and wall plugs. Check the mouse and keyboard cable and any other cables plugged into the computer. The next step requires a seperate monitor or laptop. Try unplugging the monitor and pluging in another monitor. Most laptops have a common VGA adaptor jack or even an Svideo jack. If the other monitor does not work, Then take to a qualified technician for repair. It could be your power supply in the computer or video controller.
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If the outlet is good and the cord is good, you may have indeed blown the fuse in the power supply. That is the only fuse. The fuse in the power supply is usually "hard-wired". Not necessarily, but usually. You would need someone familiar with them to replace it if it is blown.
Some computers have a green LED on the back of the computer near the power cord. Do you have one? Is it on? You can also look to see if the small green LED is on on the motherboard.
If you get no indication of power, the power supply is probably gone. A new on is about $25 and pretty simple to replace.
detarch all accessories or hardware connected to the system , then bring out the power pack itself out completely look for a soldering led to test the functionality of the power pack itself if it rotates the fan of its pack by looping the first hole to the third hole cable in the power pack connector that will head into the motherboard. therefore, check the mother board if there is any damage on it like some component if all this is false . then plug the power pack to the outlet and fix the connector of the power pack to the motherboard after detaching both cd drive , floopy disk drive leaving the hard disk and the memory . then change the memory card and press on the system there should be a solution from all this . the problem should be from the Memory not to be able to start up the system but go through those process i have given you before concluding it was the memory ok....
The power light is flashing green can indicate start/restart of the power supply due to shorts circuits or failing power supply due to bad caps, look for bad caps with bulging top first, see example of failed monitors due to bad caps: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see insdie so we can guide you furhter.
Try unplugging the power cord to your computer tower, click the power button to drain the capacitors in the mother board then plug the power cord back in and try to boot up. Has helped me repair several similar black screen problems. Chuck Housecall101@aol.com
erickalin - it sounds like your computer might have shut down and failed to come back up again. If you have access to another monitor, try hooking it up to your computer instead of the one you normally use (that won't stay on). If the second monitor won't stay on, the problem is your computer. You might have to take it to your local computer geek or computer store to get serviced. If your computer DOES work with the second monitor, you might need to have your monitor serviced or replaced. Good luck!
supposed2b, I think you have the same problem, although your computer doesn't even sound like it's powering up. Your power supply might be faulty or an internal component (CPU or memory most likely) of your computer has died. Double check your power connections and ensure that when you press the power button you hear the computer start up and the light on the front comes on (hopefully green or blue, but not yellow or red). Again, you might need to take your computer in for service.
My sister's monitor wont turn on at all. She was shutting her system down due to a storm rolling in, and it said windows shutting down installing updates, while she is shutting it down. She turned it on today and the little light came on then it went off and hasn't been on since then. The Tower works fine but the monitor isnt turning on at all. What should she do? She has had the monitor at least 2 years no more then 2 1/2 years! And it is a LG Flatron 20". HELP
Is the green flashing on the tower or the monitor?
If it is flashing on the monitor, then it might be tht the monitor is not gettign signal from the tower.
To check, disconnect the monitor from the tower and check the monitor. If you get a msg on the screen like no input signal or check video cable, then 99% monitor is fine.
Check for the power supply light at the back of the tower.
Disconnect everything from the computer and then press and hold the power button on the comp for about 30 seconds.
Then connect the cables and check if it is working.