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Power light on but computer won't 'fire-up'

Hi, I have an NEC Powermate (ES slimline), when I try to start the machine the green power light comes on and the orange (to tell you the hard-disc is doing something) light flashes as does the cd drive light but the computer won't start. Any suggestions? I have tried unplugging the machine and starting from scratch but it doesn't seem to matter. It did this before but worked after several attempts - I have now been trying the machine for 4 1/2 hours but to no avail. Any suggestions would be most appreciated - thank you for your time. Pam

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  • Pam Coulter Jun 04, 2007

    Thank you for your help but I have since learnt that it was the motherboard/memory problem - I have just ordered a new computer...problem solved!!!!
    Thanks again.

  • stevinant8 Oct 08, 2008

    hp 390n power light is solid orange and will not start

  • dannyd3 Nov 11, 2008

    my computer actually beeps 5 times but wont fire up. my computer is your basic home pc pentium 4 made by MDG

  • eightofninek Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem ,when i swich my pc on .I can hear it working but nothing comes on screen it takes a few restarts before it boots up

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    HI, I recently moved across the country and after having set up my PC again I'm having a problem. When I turn the power on the status light for the monitor stays orange (it usually turns green and the monitor powers up). The tower seems to be running fine, I can hear the cooling fans and there is the normal light that flashes at random intervals like normal, but the monitor doesn't respond. And then when I turn off the tower the status light (which stays solid when tower is on, flashes during Sleep and is off when tower shuts down) stays on. What does this mean, any ideas as to whats wrong?



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Can you tell me a little more? Do you mean windows wont start? Do you hear any beeps when computer is booting up? Does the computer go to a prompt screen? Email me @ [email protected] if u still need help.

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