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Give the memory slots a brush out ith a small paint brush, and change your cmos battery, as it may be losing settings and causing a faulty POST

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CANDY CLD 135-86S will not boot, blinking lights two


More than likely you have a memory or video card issue.

Whenyou plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the computer?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the computerand why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when youhear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is withthe memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note oftheir pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. Maybeyou have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, then Press andHold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the powercord back in and hit the power button to see if it boots. Maybeyour memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.Removethe Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set thechip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you knowthe memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and tryrebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put theother chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just toverify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the openmemory chip slot and try booting.Maybeyour power supply is bad. Sometimes there is enough power to make thepower light or some other lights come on but not enough power to make the fanturn on or hard drive spin.

Jun 09, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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NO DISPLAY on screen but processor fan is work


If it seems like the computer booted up all the way except the screen is blank.

If so try connecting another monitor to the computer. Borrow a monitor from a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker and connect it to the computer. If the Borrowed monitor displays ok and works, then the video card inside the computer is good, but the original monitor is bad. If the Borrowed monitor does not work, then the video card inside the computer is bad.

If it does not seem like the computer booted up all the way try the steps below.

When you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the computer?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the computer and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoever when you press the power button.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, then Press and Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in and hit the power button to see if it boots.

Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.

Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

Maybe your power supply is bad. Sometimes there is enough power to make the power light or some other lights come on but not enough power to make the fan turn on or hard drive spin.


Jun 09, 2012 | Intel Computers & Internet

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My medion desktop model pc mt 14 wont switch on from the mains


Whenyou plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the laptop, wherethe plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the power cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problemis with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and takenote of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, then Pressand Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the powercord back in and hit the power button to see if it boots.

Maybeyour memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.Removethe Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set thechip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you knowthe memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and tryrebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put theother chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just toverify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the openmemory chip slot and try booting.
Maybeyour power supply is bad. Sometimes there is enough power to make thepower light come on but not enough power to make the fan turn on or harddrive spin.

May 27, 2012 | Medion Computers & Internet

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My Acer 6800 on button light comes on, wont shut off! Wont boot up all the sudden!


When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problemis with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and takenote of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

May 02, 2012 | Acer Veriton 6800 PC Desktop

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I have a dell dimension 4600. It has original memory cards installed. 2 256 MB for a total of 512 ram. I recently tried to install 1 GB memory card. When I start up computer it beeps several times,...


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several beeps in a system is caused by a memory issue -- If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.

Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.

If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.

If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.

the specs can be found at this link
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/specs.htm

the system you have is upgradable to 4G of RAM, and this RAM must be installed in equal pairs
so if you have 4 slots to insert memory in (assuming you will retain the 2 256M) , you must install the other slots by 2 512M, 2 1G or 2 2G DIMMs -- make sure you isntall exact same DIMMs, dont mix memory makers or specs, other than what Dell specifies

memory type must be
PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM
(non-ECC)

i hope this helps --

Dec 09, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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When I turn on my computer it beeps 3 times and the screen stays black then turns off what could I do to fix this?


check your video card is fitted correctly ( if you have 1 )
Then make sure your memory is full seated, if you have more than 1 stick of memory, try them 1 stick at a time, 1 may be faulty.
You could also remove all your leads to your hard drives and refit them.
If you do this, and still have no joy, write in with more details of your system make and model, and when it last worked ok

Oct 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Took the cover off to clean the dust off the fans put it back together it will turn on and fans will run but wont boot


1) Side Cover off; Observe whether the fan that pushed air over the Processor is operating.

2) Remove all ram memory modules, and reseat them.
Doesn't take much to bump a ram memory module ('Stick') loose.

Although they may appear to be correctly seated in the their individual ram slots, it is just added assurance to remove, and replace them.

3) Computer was unplugged from power, and if you reached inside, you did observe Anti-Static Precautions, correct?

Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
You must relieve your body of Static BEFORE, reaching inside your computer.

Computer unplugged from power, Touch the metal frame of the open computer case, to relieve your body of Static.

As also has been stated, make sure all cables all plugged in tightly.

This is Sony eSupport > Vaio PCV-RX650 desktop computer >

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=PCV-RX650&region_id=1

Left-click on Manuals, Specs, Warranty

Under the Manuals heading, left-click on System Reference Manual

Jun 30, 2010 | Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RX650 PC...

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How to repair memory ? means that how to test the memory chipsets ? how to sholdering & removing them ?


if you shut it down open the case you wil see 1 or 2 memory cards standing up in sockets off of the motherboard.
there is a white clip on either side of the memory card you pull them back away from the memory card and that corner pops up do same for the other side after you get 1 out you can try booting up to see if it boots up if it does chances are that memory stick is good.
then pull that 1 out and try the first 1 you took out to see if it boots up on that stick if it does not boot then memory is bad.
if it is bad you will need to buy another stick of ram if memory serves me you can get a set of 2 matching cards for around $35 dollars.
If you have vista on it you can run mem test goto start then in the search box type in memory and click on Memory Diagnostic Tool and it will ask to run mem test now or the next time you start computer up.

Jun 26, 2010 | Famous Brand Dell Optiplex GX280 Intel...

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Computer wont power up. Light stay amber and fan come on


Hi. No I think mobo is ok as you've got power to fan and lights. Are the drives kicking in? if yes then I think its your memory. Also if the drives are kicking in then your cpu is also ok. So that leaves the memory and graphics card. Good luck

Mar 31, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Wont boot correctly


Typically, a system that won't pass POST (Power On Self Test) will beep in a pattern indicating what the problem is. Here's the beep codes for Dell systems:

Beep Codes Possible Causes Corrective Action 1 - 2 No video card detected Reseat the video card 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 BIOS ROM checksum error 1 - 3 - 1 - 1 DRAM refresh error Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 1 - 3 8742 Keyboard Controller error Reseat the keyboard connector 1 - 3 - 3 - 1 Memory defective or not present Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 4 - 1 RAM failure on line xxx Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 4 - 3 RAM failure on data bits xxx of low byte on memory bus Reseat the memory modules 1 - 4 - 1 - 1 RAM failure on data bits xxx of high byte on memory bus Reseat the memory modules

Jul 08, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4500 PC Desktop

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