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Q: Computer does not turn on

Hi. Recently, my younger brother, told me that his computer could not turn on. So, the first thing I did was to check if it was his charger's issue. It seems like it wasn't. Then, I decided to try again with my computer's charger instead on his computer. Well, I noticed something. When I plug my charger into the power outlet, there would be a light to signal power is flowing. And when I plug it into my own computer, it stays on. However, when I plug the charger into my brother's computer, the light vanishes. Is there something wrong with his computer? Thank you !

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A: Computer does not turn on

Sounds like his charger is bad. If your charger works, and his doesn't, it's bad.

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I have a bit of a strange issue with my computer. Forgive me if I'm a little too descriptive, but I'm not sure which details are relevant and which are not for such a problem. First, the specs:

Model: eMachines T2984
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel Celeron D Processor 340, 2.93 GHZ, 256K L2 Cache, 533 MHZ FSB
Power Supply Unit: Bestec Model: ATX-250-12E REV: P7
Motherboard: I can't tell, but it appears to be an Intel motherboard by the number of Intel labels on it
RAM: 512 MB DDR SD originally, added 1 GB a couple of months ago
Let me know if you need anything else...

Yesterday, I got home from shopping around 1PM, and I tried to start the computer. I pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I checked all of the cords, and they were all plugged in. Not knowing what else to do, I opened up the case to see if there was something obviously wrong. The only thing that I noticed (other than a bunch of dust) was that the power supply unit was still hot. I shut the computer down about 5 hours earlier after about 20 minutes of use, so it seemed strange that the power supply was still hot. I unplugged the computer just in case there was some sort of fire hazard.

At this point, I called a friend who suggested that the problem might be with the motherboard or the power supply unit.

A few hours later, I plugged it back in to try to get it to work. As soon as I plugged it in, the entire unit suddenly started "running" by itsel... Read more

A:Computer Doesn't Turn on, Fans and Some Lights Turn on Automatically

I would suspect that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is going south. If you have a spare one laying around, install it and see if the problem goes away.
You can buy a new,better PSU from Newegg for about $40.00. I have used a Thermaltake 430 watt in one of my machines for some time now and it works well.
You will have to check the size of your PSU to be sure a new one will fit into the eMachine.
Here's the page with that PSU on it. It's the last one on the list.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+50001379&name=Thermaltake
 

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Hi!
I have this issue that when I turn on my computer, the power LED does not turn on but you can hear the fans working properly. I don't the issue and I'm not much of an expert with computers. Please help me solve this issue because I'm completely clueless.
 

A:Try to turn on my computer but only the fans work and the power led does not turn on

How old is the computer, what was the last change you made to the computer and when you last shut it down did it shut down correctly?
 

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I just put together my first computer 6 months ago. It abruply shutdow in the middle of writing a paper for school. I couldn't turn it back on right away. after trying a few times, it turned on. All the fans are working even the fan on the power supply, the motherboards lights are on. My graphic card in on the motherboard. I think it might be my power supply because when I first put it together I didn't plug in the smaller power connection to the motherboard and the same thing is happening, black screen. It's like my computer isn't giving my monitor any feed. I will have more info when I get home. I can't get in to bios or safe mode.
 

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after serching all night to find out why his computer is in limbo, i leave my brother's house without finding needed help. his computer won't turn off...the fan, a couple little lights until he unplugs it from the wall. first, the computer did a restart all by itself, he said, then it would not turn on, except the fan and little lights inside that won't turn off. he took out the hard drive and it functions in his other computer...he puts the hard drive back into the new computer and it will not turn on or completely turn off that fan. he tried the "hold the on/off button for at least five seconds" step and nothing changes. he has had the computer for a year and a half, so he really wants to figure this out. how can he even get it to turn on so he could do a safe start up? so far we cannot find a way to troubleshoot. he have checked the cords, perhaps there was a freeze up that began this loop and that's why the fan stays on? please say this is something you have heard of and there may be a solution. the advice we have found usually goes back to buying a new computer. thanks in advance, tea
 

A:what's a girl to do when her computer won't turn off, or turn on?

Welcome to TechSpot

I'd unplug all drives and add-on cards (such as soundcard if there is one), and try booting then.
 

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I am using a client computer that is connected to a modem via a LAN cable which is in a neighboring house as far as about 50 meters. The host computer is there. The host computer is only using Internet Connection Sharing (without a router) to share its Internet connection with me. Within this network there are only two computers, the one I use (as client) in my house and the other one is the host computer as I mentioned earlier.

How do I know that the host computer is being turned on or off?

The purpose is to know so that I can use all the bandwidth from the modem when the host computer is not turn on. Because there are no restrictions on bandwidth from the host computer, and I just wanted to use all the available bandwidth only when the host computer is not turned on.

Both computers use Windows 7.

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you
 

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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Hi everyone,

While turning on my computer the it turns on, fans are starting to move, but screen won't turn on, and the beep of the bios is not heard.

pressing the sleep/reset button next to the turn-on button computer goes off, pressing it again turns on the computer without any problem. (now I'm working with the same computer) i thought maybe it's the power supply that gives me problem but changed between computers, this still gives me trouble and other computer works good (besides its many problems ). any idea what to do?

Thanks in advance
Chaim.

BTW, while trying to write this thread I got all this terms that i didn't know how to call in English, like power supply - is that the box which connects to the power and to all the m-board and drives? is there an English computer terms dictionary?
 

A:Turn-on won't turn on my computer...

try wikipepdia for translations or google
 

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Just got a new to me P3 computer up and running. Sometimes during star up it does not recognize the PS2 keyboard. Which makes it hard to go into my password protected User ID. When trying to shut down it will keep a few things running like some fans and the CD drive. But it does not sound like the Hard Drive is spinning.

If I use the XP to shutdown it goes into this limbo stage of neither off nor on, same goes for the power button on the front of the computer. It will either start up the computer or turn it to the limbo mode. Upon starting up, I can use the mouse to get it all the way into a non password protected XP users screen but can't do anything without the keyboard working. In the process of setting up I have had everything working earlier today but this keyboard and limbo status has been an intermitent problem. What should I try?
Thanks
 

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so recently i took everything out of my computer to clean it..i put eveything back where it was but when i turned it on its starts making beeping sounds and the screen stays black.. fans and power run but dont know whats the problem.

i also recorded a video of how its sounds like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_2mdNJFWxU
so please help/B]
 

A:Solved: computer beeping sounds when i turn on computer

There are three possibilities here, all related to your memory.

1) You have forgotten to fit your memory back in.
2) Your memory isn't properly seated in its slot(s)
3) You have killed your memory because of not following antistatic procedures.

I'm suspecting it is either 2 or 3.
 

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New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.

A:BSOD after I turn Computer NEW Computer on, or whilst sleeping

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRealDanny


New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.


Hi TheRealDanny.

The crash dump (a Stop 0x3B one) is not saying anything in detail about the probable cause of the BSOD).

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.
If it does not show any error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.



   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.



   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.



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As the title said, my computer freezes during games. When it freezes the screen just stop at the last frame (so no black screen or anything like that) and I can hear the game for about a second before it turns to a low clicking sound. At which point I have to manually shut down the computer and restart it. Nothing else works. Then I get the usual question of how I want to start the computer, I always pick “start normally” and it’s like it never happened.

I think it’s because the GPU is overheating, because that’s the only component that’s really hot. When I check the temp while playing it’s usually building up to about 60C (24-30C on idle) and stays around that number. And it fells really hot when I touch it after it’s happened. The only problem with that theory is that I can play every game out there usually on the best setting (haven’t tried every powerful game out there) and not a single problem with lag or such. Then again, I’ve never had that problem with MW3, and the temp stays around 50C on that. Not to say that the GPU is really that great. It’s average at best, but I’m not a hardcore gamer or anything so figured I didn’t need the best.
I built the computer myself in June 2011. And it went fine without any problems until maybe 6 months ago, not really sure when it happened.

Here’s what I’ve done so far
I’ve... Read more

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Ok well, my computer is pretty old, but its not THAT old, it has always worked very well, and all of a sudden one day it froze and i tried turning it off but when i went to press the power button it wouldnt turn off, no matter how many times i pressed the power button. so i had to turn off the power switch in the back of the computer. it did this consistently so i decided to format my computer and delete the partition stuff like that, but it still did it, and i even virus checked and there were no viruses.

my computer freezes out of nowhere at random spots (startup, windows, my desktop, etc) and when i try to turn it off the power button doesnt work so i have to turn it off by turning off the switch at the back of the computer, please help me, i don't know whats going on!

A:URGENT PROBLEM: Computer freezes, but can not turn computer off

Try holding the power switch in for at least 4 seconds. There is a entry in BIOS for instant off and 4 second delay. Yours is probably set to 4 seconds. Delay is good as it prevents accidential power offs from hitting the switch by mistake.

If you are hiolding the switch in and it isn't powering down there are two possibilties. Switch is defective or connector has came off the header.
Charlie

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I am having trouble with a 6 month old IBM R51 laptop - when I select TURN OFF COMPUTER from within Windows and the START button - the computer sometimes hangs and will not shut down. I have to press the power button to reset. Any idea what could be causing this?

Thanks!

A:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

Welcome to BC! There are many possible causes, however there is one common cause. Often XP's exit sound file gets corrupt and if it does not run then XP won't shut down. I am not sure based on what you have told us so far if this is the issue or not, but let's see:Go to:Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tabUnder Program Events scroll down until you see Exit Windows. Highlight Exit Windows by clicking on it once. Then under Sounds choose None. Click Apply and finally OK. Reboot if possible, or shut down computer and restart manually. Once it is up and running, shut down computer by going to Start > Turn Off Computer. See if it will shut down on it's own now.If it does, the only difference will be that you will not longer hear the 2 seconds of music that XP usually plays as it shuts down.

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First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

But after some time, the flickering got worse. It went from 1-2 second interval flickers to a whole 10 seconds of blackness before it showed anything.

Now,Iv'e got a new cpu but still using the old monitor. After a day or so, the monitor exhibited the first symptoms of my first cpu, so I just dismissed it. But after a week, It got a hell worse, before I even start-up my computer, the monitor doesn't show Analog/Digital at the top-left corner of the screen. PLUS my cpu keeps restarting after I pushed the ON button after 10 seconds or so.

My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.

A:My Computer monitor doesn't show anything when I turn my computer on.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pokeman5


First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

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My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.


Welcome Pokeman5 to the windows 7 forums.

The graphics card might be your culprit. Please update your system configuration settings under user cp so that others can maybe help you.
Usually the monitor won't stop your machine from booting. The graphic card most likely be the cause.

There is also the possibility that your power supply could be defective or going bad. Lots of possibilities.

Rich

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Had problem message on Microsoft edge that computer could be corrupted.  Now can't turn on computer even though power is going to it. What can I do

A:Microsoft edge crashed my computer and I can turn computer o...

Hi Method 1:Run the apps troubleshooter and check if it helps with the issue. Refer to the following article and run the Apps troubleshooter:Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps If the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 2:Try to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan to check for any file corruption. SFC scan will scan for corrupt system files on the computer and repair them.Press Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (Admin).In the Command Prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannowIf the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 3:You may check the same issue with the new user account. Try these steps to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:Go to Settings.Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.Select Add an Account.Enter a user name and hit Next.Click on Finish.Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.Check if issue persists. 

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Hi,
i pluged in my hard disk to another computer to format it. Now when i was finished i pluged my hard disk back to my pc. Now when i turn on computer monitor just go to sleep and nothing happends. I dont have any OS right now and i cant modify anything. Maybe i did something with my hard disk wrong i dont know. please help me.
 

A:My computer monitor doesn't come on when i turn my computer on

Why did you take it to a different computer to format?
Do you have the o/s cd in the drive to boot from?
 

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My computer is maybe 2 years old, and this problem only starting occuring recently. I turn on the computer and all is well until it gets to my desktop when the screen just goes black. I tried blowing the dust out and my computer worked again for a couple of hours, but now blowing the dust out doesn't work. I can login to safe mode, but I cannot get into my regular settings. What do I do to fix this!!
 

A:When I turn on the computer, the screen just goes black but the computer is on!

Hi and welcome to TSG try using your install or recovery disc to run a repair http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CB0QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vistax64.com%2Ftutorials%2F91467-startup-repair.html&ei=jjkZTLHJM5z60wTm4MDQCw&usg=AFQjCNFF8Qw4KfElupT6ouPZpnIehttTTw
 

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I just got this HP pavilion 762n last year. Now whenever I turn the computer on it won't respond(Goes to a Blank Black Screen) and the only way I can make the computer respond is to go to safe mode and UN-install the Graphic Card, then restart the computer back again. Once I've done that the computer would work, but I can't watch Videos or play Video Games on the computer. There also would be these little blue lines on the computer screen (Sometimes their would be alot of the lines and sometimes the lines would be made by the trail of my mouse).

I've tried lots of ways to fix the computer. I've tried:

- Un-installing and re-installing my graphic card (Nvidia Geforce4 MX420 graphics card with TV-Out) that came with the computer.

- Rolling Back My Graphic Card.

- Updating My Drive from Windows Update.

- I've tried using a program that test my computer and tells me whats wrong with it. It said I got a problem with something like the VIDEO MEMORY CARD and I don't know what that is.

Is the Only way I can fix this is to buy another Graphic Card. I do not want to waste $200.00. Please Help Me!

Thank You.

Dang Le

Email: [email protected]
 

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Hi all.
I moved out of a 14-year-old case (Gateway) and into an Ultra brand Gladiator mid-tower.

I have an EVGA nForce 650i Ultra Motherboard, and a "Power Up" brand 450-Watt power supply.

The setup worked fine in the old case, though Windows was freezing regularly after 15 minutes. I figured that was related to the hard-drive, since it wasn't tightly mounted, and I wasn't using enough cooling fans. So I got a new case and cannabalaized a fan from an old computer.

The power outlet and cord are good, and I swapped out the power supply with a 230 watt unit, and pulled the switch from the old case, but neither powered on the computer. Nothing seems out of the ordinary with the switch on the case I bought.

Did I buy a defective unit? Is there something I'm missing or should try again? Something else? Thanks for the help.
 

A:Changed computer cases, now computer won't turn on

Have you considered that going from a 450 psu to only a 230 might have something to do with it?

Is the motherboard shortening out by any part of it touching the case?
 

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Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats the process. A box prompts up with an error report saying:

System has recovered from a serious error. I view the technical information it says:

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\Mini082010-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\systdata.xml

I click do not send two boxes have popped up indicating a problem they are:

The procedure entry point JS_IsDebuggerFrame could not be located in the dynamic link library Js3250.dlll
and
The instruction at 0x7c80c621 referenced memory at 0x00df0009. The memory could not be read.

Can some one please help me out here, much thanks; i am running windows xp

A:Computer starts up then restarts (Safe mode freezes)Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats...

Have you tried the Lask Known Good Configuration option?

I think it might be a Mozillla issue (damaged), calling for the uninstall/reinstall routine.

Louis

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Anyone have any idea how or if it's even possible to turn this into a gaming computer (MMO's mostly). The cheaper, the better (but I plan on doing this over a long period of time as opposed to quickly).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
PC: Compaq Presario CQ5300F
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1918 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295192 MB, Free - 253458 MB; D: Total - 9949 MB, Free - 1497 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA5, 5.00,
Power Supply: 250W
 

A:Would it be possible to turn my computer into a Gaming Computer?

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Hello there, recently, I've been having an issue with my PC. Randomly, all peripherals (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, etc.) turn off, but the computer stays on, and I need to turn it off by flipping the power off, and once I turn it back on, it boots normally and such. Like I said, the times this happens seem to be completely random, though I believe it has only happened at night, but that may be just coincidence. I have used virus scans, and nothing has come up, so I don't believe that's the issue. I haven't made any significant hardware changes recently either. Does anyone have an idea of what could be happening?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

Get into the motherboards bios by pressing a key noted when you first power up the computer. Look for "hit F? for setup" or something like that. Reset the bios to defaults
 

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After waking up this morning and walking over to my (custom built) computer to wake it up (I always leave my computer on), I noticed my computer was going extremely slow. It took a minute to wake up and show the login screen and then after logging in (I could type at normal speed with characters being entered in on the screen at the same time I type them though) it took another minute to show the desktop. When it got to the desktop, there wasn't any mouse. I tried hitting control+shift+escape to get to the Windows process manager but that wouldn't come up. It was almost like my computer was frozen. I then attempt to hit the restart button on my case, nothing happens. I held down my power button on the case for 15 seconds, nothing happens. I switched off the power feeling like no other options left and kept it powerless for several seconds, and now it won't turn back on at all.I'm thinking it might be the motherboard that has gone? Any ideas on what it could be or how to test it?(As a side note, I am not sure if it matters, but I just put a new GTX770 in it this week too)Thanks guys!!
 

A:My computer won't turn on now

I found the issue. I am able to turn my computer on via a button directly on the motherboard. I believe the buttons on the front of my case to turn it on/off and reset are busted. Well at least it was that simple!

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My daughters computer will not turn on
Windows xp
acer
windows media edition
 

A:computer will not turn on

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Hello,
 
I have an Acer Extensa 4420. It's a really old computer, but it has been working up until about 2 months ago. I had put it away in storage due to not having a need for it anymore. (It was a bit slow.) Well, I went to turn it on one day, about two months ago, and it simply wouldn't. Now, this pattern does change. (I have the cord hooked to it to ensure that it is not the battery. The charging light comes on.) Sometimes the power button will turn green and then instantly blink back off. More often, though, the power light will turn on, the fans will start whirring, etc., and then it will shut back off. It will then turn back on, as if rebooting itself, and then shut off entirely. During, this process, the screen never turns on. There are times when pushing the power button will not turn the computer on at all.
 
The screen on the Acer is beaten up. It appears as if there is a nick in a small black cord on the right side of the computer that connects to the screen. I just replaced the screen about a year ago, though. I have also already tried to reseat the ram modules by popping them out and putting them back in. This did nothing. I then tried replacing the CMOS battery. This also caused no change. I did put electrical tape on the nick in the screen cord, but I don't know if that is even helping much at all.
 
Does anyone have an idea as to what the issue could be? I don't have any on the information on this laptop backed up. I've had it for about 6 years... Read more

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hi. i am having a big problem .
my pc will not turn on any more .
is that mean that my power supply is no good any more .
i am not not to good with a computer .
so need help here .
thank you
 

A:my computer don't turn on any more

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I turned my computer off last night, and before that it was working fine. When I woke up this morning i noticed the light was faintly on, on the button you push to turn it on on the tower, and it is never on when the computer is off. I turned the monitor on to see if anything was happening like maybe it didn't turn off nothing there. I pressed the button it did nothing. I turned the power strip off and on, and tried to turn it on but nothing happened, no fans running nothing. I replaced the power cord thinking it might be bad still nothing. I don't know where to go from here . The computer is 3/4 years old it is an E-machines T2885 has a 2.8 ghz intel celeron processor. HELP!
 

A:Computer will not turn on

Sorry to tell you this. The signs and symptoms you describe are typical of a full failure.
eMachines are infamous for doing this in 28 different models, but the T-2885 is among their three worst. In most cases, it is a failed motherboard. Cannot be fixed.
You will meet people, talk to technicians, and read reports that it is a power supply problem.
But it is not. It is the motherboard, and the failing board, destroys the power supply.
The only fix is another motherboard which eMachines sells for $159... but they are out of stock. On purpose. The hard drive, memory, modem, cpu fan, and spu are likely still good but the power supply and motherboard will never work again.
You can save money by not paying to have it fixed. Get a new computer. Then buy a USB enclosure in which you place your old eMachine hard drive to rescue data if it is valuable.
You can only make the driver work in another computer buy using a Full Version of Windows XP, not an OEM version... then you can run that Windows in repair mode.
But using the enclosure, you can drag and drop all your data to the hard drive of a new machine.
You don't need a new machine. You can get a quality used machine for $100 to $200 that will beat the pants of the eMachine...
AT least your got 3 to 4 years out of it... most users had theirs fail within 1 to 2 years.

Captain Cranky is the last defender of eMachines. You may hear from him.
 

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My daughter's computer (which I work on) won't turn on at all.
the computer is 2.0 gig processor, 128 meg ram, Radon 9000 video card, on board sound. Creative labs modem, windows 98.
For about a week or two, every time she turned it on, the computer would go into safe mode. she would have to reboot about two to three times before it would go into normal mode.
she checked the device manager and no conflicts.
Someone said it could be the CMOS battery needs replacing and someone else said maybe the power supply. The power supply is only about 3 months old.
Can the CMOS battery being dead cause the computer not to turn on at all. I have never encountered a dead CMOS battery before, so not sure what the computer will do if it goes dead.
Also, Can a virus keep the computer from coming on at all.
(when she pushes the button to turn it on, nothing happens at all...dead)

what do I look for?
thanks
Barbara

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http://forums.techguy.org/t151169/s958874f4ee290f774bd4ce045dc6236a.html
 

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My computer will not turn on at all. I checked the power supply unit and it is working fine. Where do I go next, what do I check? People have told me it is probably my motherboard but I'm sure there are other things I could check to make sure it is not something else. Or should I go somewhere to have it checked Help!
 

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I have had the same prob with my old motherboard which was due to an on board switch system hence it very much sounds like you MOBO. Is it just an oldish MOBO or quite new Cheers PCPAUL. PS. (I may have a MOBO spare soon as am upgrading as I type)
 

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Hi,
recently, i had my PSU literally blown up.
i hooked it up, and it started i dunno, i guess blowing up is the best word to describe it.

So, afterwards, (it was a 650 Cooler Master PSU) i got a 250W PSU and plugged it in.
the light in the mobo turns on, the little green electricity indicator, but the computer wonīt turn on.
i press the power button a million times, but it wont turn on, no light will turn on, no fan will turn, no little electricity sounds... nothing.

So, what is it? i dont think my mobo or anything else on my pc was fried, so can it be that the new 250w PSU isnīt comptaible with my pc?

I have a Radeon HD4670 512 Vram, m2n4-SLI mobo, an athlon 64 x2 5200+, 2 HDīs 1 is 80 gb and one is 300 gb, and two 1gb ram sticks.

Thanks guys.
 

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"recently, i had my PSU literally blown up"...

Now your motherboard is blown up
 

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I don't know if this problem is already in here but I wasn't about to look through 50 pages of topics to find it if it is.
Last night the power went out at our house, my computer was on, and obviously it went off, I had a surge strip hooked up to it and all that stuff, but for some reason my computer won't turn on. When I press the power button the lights will flash on and the fans will start and will seem to turn on but there are no external beeps. Then I can't get it to do that again unless I flip the power switch in the back a couple times unplug it and press the power and restart buttons again. Then maybe I will get it to flash but not always.
I have a pretty powerful computer with a nice video card which uses up a lot of energy, I was wondering if it maybe was my power supply. My brother is very good with computers and I called him he said that maybe I need a more powerful power supply. Mine is 370.5W and he said maybe put in a 400W one. Is he right? Or is it another problem?
 

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if you had a power surge, it could have goofed up your computer. just beacuse you have a power strip doesn't mean you have a surge protector. it probally is your psu but the psu could have burned out somthing int eh computer.(no likely, but it could have happined) and if you do get another psu, jump up the wattage a bit more than just 370W to 400, go for at least 450, if you decide to upgrade later you will be happy you got it.
 

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I have a problem with my computer. It just won't turn on! Its an eMachines desktop with a Celeron D at 2.93 GHZ, 512 MB of RAM, and a 80 GB hard drive at 7200 rpm. It can't be more that 13 months old, and I think the model number is something like T4010.

Yesterday evening I went to turn it on only to find that it was totally unresponsive. Nothing happens, *at all*, when the power button is pressed. No sounds, no lights, no internal activity.

The computer and all accessories are plugged in. No wires/cables are damaged.

The only thing I can think of - and quite an obvious cause of damage - was the giant lightening storm we had here. But the computer was plugged into a UPS battery back up and surge protector, a very expensive one (Sigh). It was working and fully charged during the period I was away form the desk. Further, the power to the house never went out and the lights never even flickered. I tried another PC (which was also on and running during the storm) with this PC's cables and the UPS, it works.

It is completely protected by Norton antivirus, and supplemental AOL protection. (Not conflicting.)

I opened the case and didn't observe and physical damage. The power button is mechanically functional. (A small green light is visible on the motherboard when plugged in, but everything else looks totally dead.)

Any ideas what this might be? Thanks.
 

A:Computer will not turn on.

You could trace the power button wires back to the motherboard and make sure its seated on the pins securely. There is a tiny chance that it somehow worked loose (heating/cooling cycles). The switch also could have gone bad. To test that figure out what 2 pins it goes to and short those out with a flathead screwdriver, it doesn't have to be a continous connection (in fact that won't even work) just needs to make a connection between those 2 pins for about the same length you leave your finger on the power button.

If that fixes it then there you go. But it probably won't, in that case your power supply or motherboard could be screwed up. Check the cord plugging into the computer to make sure its getting 110-120V that little green light won't always indicate a good power supply.
 

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My computer is refusing to turn on. It's not the power source, because I dragged out this old computer and it worked fine on the same power outlets. I think the connection is broken by a stripped wire or something but haven't got a clue how to fix it. Is there some easy solution to this problem, or do I have to take it to a store?

(The power button sticks if that helps)
 

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When you say it won't turn on do you mean nothing comes on. No fans, LED on the Motherboard ( if it has one). It's just completely dead? Some more info
on what you mean stripped wire or something. Is this a guess or do you actually see a problem.
 

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Story: I was performing a factory reset on my computer because it was running slow and I have all my work saved on Google. During the reset, I thought it was frozen at 31% completion. Me being an idiot, I pressed the power button to turn it off. Now it won't turn back on. I can get to different boot up menus, that is about it. I also got a Windows 10 recovery disk to get it back but the computer doesn't want to read the disk when it is in. Can somebody please help me? I have an HP Pavillion 23".

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My daughter's computer (which I work on) won't turn on at all.
the computer is 2.0 gig processor, 128 meg ram, Radon 9000 video card, on board sound. Creative labs modem, windows 98.
For about a week or two, every time she turned it on, the computer would go into safe mode. she would have to reboot about two to three times before it would go into normal mode.
she checked the device manager and no conflicts.
Someone said it could be the CMOS battery needs replacing and someone else said maybe the power supply. The power supply is only about 3 months old.
Can the CMOS battery being dead cause the computer not to turn on at all. I have never encountered a dead CMOS battery before, so not sure what the computer will do if it goes dead.
Also, Can a virus keep the computer from coming on at all.
(when she pushes the button to turn it on, nothing happens at all...dead)

what do I look for?
thanks
Barbara
 

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ive done something to my computer to screw it up i think i unplugged something i wasnt supposed to. . this is my last option before sending it in to the shop. and i dont have the money to afford that.

ive tried to fix it. but i had no luck. help me plz. i know few things about computer hardware so the more information the better
 

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I bit more detailed info would help to narrow down the problem
 

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Last night my computer froze up, so I turned it off, waited a few minutes & tried to reboot again. It came to the DELL startup screen, but after that went to the black screen... but the computer was still on, the fan & drives were running. I decided to wait it out and I left it off for the night. I woke up, turned it on and it did the same thing. I let it sit for about 2 hours and it is still running and on that blank screen. Anything anyone can tell me to get it to reboot fully? Or anything that could possibly have gone wrong?

It's a Dell Optiplex GX280 running Windows XP Professional.
 

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Hi Welcome to TSG

Always hard to tell with those logo splash screens, but I'm not sure exactly where you are getting a problem. Can you get into BIOS and look for an option to turn off the splash screen?
 

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I really hope i have this in the right topic, i am sorta confused by all the technical words and such. Ok here is my problem and any help or suggestions any one can offer would be greatly appreciated. Due to the help of my son my computer was improperly shut down and when we went to turn it back on nothing happened other then a few beeps, we were able to hear the fan running. We checked all the cords and nothing helped. I had a friends husband bring his tester over, he said it is either the motherboard or memory. My question is how do i tell which it is and is this fixable for someone with VERY LITTLE computer knowledge. Thank you in advance

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Hi, Anj .

Hopefully, you have XP installed .

<<...and is this fixable for someone with VERY LITTLE computer knowledge...>>

Depends on what the problem is. All due respect to your friend...but there are many situations that don't confine themselves to motherboard/memory choices...which might cause a system not to boot properly.

Sooo...let's pretend that we don't know what the problem is and start from the beginning .

System manufacturer and model?

Nothing at all appeared onscreen?

Desktop or laptop?

Do you have a Microsoft Genuine XP CD?

If desktop...did anyone check the monitor for possible malfunction?

If laptop...did anyone check the panel for functionality...by connected the laptop to a monitor?

The beeps you heard...was that the normal occurrence when you boot the system?

Louis

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I have a Acer Aspire and while I was working on it, it just cut out and won't turn back on. I did try removing the battery and holding down the power button while it was plugged in and nothing. It had been working fine and I keep it maintained. Please help. Don't know what to do.l
thanks
Tricia
 

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I used to have my computer set so that it would turn off automatically. Now, I have to hold the button for 5 seconds to shut it off. How do I change it back, I can't remember?
 

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My daughters computer tower is blinking green and orange and it won't turn on. Is it just overheated>

Thanks for any help
Lisa

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System manufacturer and model?

You say it won't rurn on...but it's turned on if there is power to the system. Do you mean it won't boot into Windows?

Is there any evidence that the monitor is working properly?

Louis

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My computer has been working fine for about 8 months since I built it, and then today it randomly shut itself off. I unplugged it and let it rest (assuming the processor was overheating), then tried again and it does nothing. I've also cleaned the processor/heatsink and applied new thermal solution. There's no way for me to actually check the temperature since it won't turn on, but I'm pretty sure overheating is out.

Here's my system:

Albatron K8X800 MB
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Processor
Geforce MX4000 8x AGP Video card
Powmax 400W power supply
Ultra 512mb DDR

I think those should be the only relevant parts. I assume this must be a power supply issue, or possibly RAM, but I'm poor so I don't want to just go buying parts, and don't have many extras to test with. Any suggestions?
 

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Are you getting any lights on your motherboard? Any fans spinning, or just complete silence?

Just wondering if your PSU has died.
 

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What could this be ??? I tried a new power supply and zip. Is it the board?
 

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Boot up failure

There are many reasons that could cause this problem. It could be a faulty power switch, solution, find where the power switch connects to your motherboard and trip the two pins with a screwdriver. Your motherboard could be grounding out somewhere. In that case you can take everything out of your computer, set it all up outside the case and try it then. It could be the motherboard which means you would have to replace it. Try those things and get back to me if it still does not turn on.
 

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My father's Dell won't turn on. They have tried different power cords and still no power. No lights turn on, nothing. It's like it's not plugged in. Any ideas?
 

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