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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.

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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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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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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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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, 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 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

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?

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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:
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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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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.


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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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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?


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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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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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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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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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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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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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:


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
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.


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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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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
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;
Power Supply: 250W

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

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My computer will not switch on at all. I have tried charging it, trying all the diagnostic people are recomnding and nothing seems to work. The power button is on but there's nothing on the screen and no sound when it turns on.

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Ok when i turn on my computer it comes on for a cuple seconds and then shuts off and comes back on agin but nothing happens on the screen

i think it might be the ram my motherboard takes ddr400/333 and my ram looks like ecc ram

but when i take the ram out it dose the same thing? so can anyone help?

A:Help when I turn on my computer it does nothing

for starters, the motherboard won't work without RAM installed anyways, so that's not really a good test. did the computer recently suffer from a power surge or have you changed any of the hardware recently? lastly, what is the brand and model of the motherboard and power supply, or if you bought the computer at a store what manufacturer/assembler (i.e. Dell, eMach, HP etc...) is it?

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UPDATE: My motherboard is not dead anymore. I was able to turn on my computer after a few hours of just waiting. I still have no idea what went wrong.

Another one of those "is my motherboard dead?" threads.

Long story:

My computer was fine until I tried to install a PCI sound card. After installing the drivers, I couldn't get any sound, so I started connecting my headphones to all the other jacks. In doing this, I noticed that the card moved around as I pushed. I tried to push it back to the bottom of the PCI slot while the computer was running. It made a scary "tsst" noise but the computer didn't stop working.

I turned it off and checked out the card. Turns out the screw that was keeping the card attached to the case was missing (it probably fell out).

I pushed the card back into the slot and secured it with a tighter screw, then tried to turn the computer back on.

Nothing happened. Not even the fans had started.

I checked the power source multiple times. I flipped the switch on and off, I disconnected and reconnected the power cable several times.

Then I checked the motherboard. I took out the sound card and disconnected all drives. The only think I couldn't take out was my TV tuner card, because the antenna slot was blocking the exit (I don't remember how I managed to fit that card into the mobo, but it was a nightmare).

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A:Can't turn my computer on

Time to have a skilled tech with instrumentation check it out... or just buy a new motherboard, as that will be cheaper... except for the software.

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Title says everything. My computer was working at my cousins place yesterday at around 7:00pm and connected it at around 10:00pm and it wouldnt turn on. My connections are in the right place and my internal connections arent out of place from what I have seen so far. I had just solved the problem with my computer not to long ago with my HDD issues. Now its fixed to the point of how i want it to be but it wont turn on. Please help.


A:Computer won't turn on.

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Recently, when I turn on my computer (cold) the power supply starts running, but it does nothing else, no beeps, no display. It generally takes a few rounds of flipping the switch to get it to bootup normally. The fact that there aren't any beeps tells me that the cards are working ok (ie. video). It seems like this might be a motherboard issue. Any suggestions?

A:Turn on computer --> NOTHING

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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)

A:Computer won't even turn on

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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I have hp hour pavilion dv7-6163us computer. It's 5 and half years old. I am not sure if it's 32 or 64 bit. It won't turn on but white light flashes where the plug goes. I haven't had any problems other than loud fan noise which has been for about a year. I have tried removing the battery and pressing power button for 20 seconds, then replacing battery and trying to turn it on, but that didn't work. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do. Should I start with a new plug and see if that works? Thank you.

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Ok I don't know to much but I know a little. I can't figure out how to wire my power button and reset ect pins to my ECS 915P-A motherboard. I lost the book so I can look up what pin goes wheres. Please Please Please Please help.

A:My computer won't turn on

The link to your manual: http://eudownload.ecs.com.tw/dlfileecs/manual/mb/eng/p4/915P-A(3.0).zip

The pinout's will be in there.

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I was on itunes two days ago and my computer froze for two hours before I finally just manually had to turn it off. When I tried to restart it, the windows thing came up(i've got vista), but the graphics looked a bit off. Before it got to the page asking for my password, the screen turned blue with gray dots going down it. I've let it sit but the screen does not change.

A:Help! My Computer won't turn on!

We need specific information to help answer your question so would you please repost this with appropriate answers to the questions that pertain to your problem, so we can better help you fix your problem quickly.

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Do you run Anti-Virus software: Brand Name, version #, is it up to date?

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Video Card: Brand Name, type, speed, Chipset, driver version and date

Video settings: resolution, advanced settings

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Modem: Brand name and date of driver

Type connection: dial-up, cable, sat/DSL, other

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Please state your specific problem and when it started

Did you change anything, install any hardware or software before the problem started?

List any recently installed software

List software running in background ie: anti-virus program, mail programs, backup software.
(Run,msconfig,ok,startup) and what is checked

Any power disruption or incomplete shutdowns

Failed Scandisk/chkdsk or defrag attempts

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Don't know if this is the correct forum, but here goes. I just upgraded my motherboard, processor and memory. I've solved most issues that come with upgrading, but I've got one I cannot figure out. When I turn off my computer, the computer turns off as it is supposed to do and then, after several seconds, starts back up again and boots back up. The only way I can stop this process is to trip the switch at the back of the computer.

I have Windows XP Pro SP2
1.85 GHz Athlon 64 3000 processor
KV2 motherboard
1 Gig RAM

Here is my Hijackthis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.6
Scan saved at 9:22:06 PM, on 6/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro12.0\Opware12.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Mana... Read more

A:Computer won't turn off

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I have recently installed a new DVD-RW drive in my pc, which went well, until i tried to use the drive to run the software disc.
The drive had played a dvd ok, while i was testing if it worked, and initially the software disc worked also, i left the room, and when i returned 2 minutes later, the computer was off and won't turn back on.

Note- the inside of the pc has lights on, from the tv card, which makes me think that its not the power supply, however nothing else turns on.

I would appreitiate any help on the matter,

ps. i am in the process of buying a new psu to try and see whether that will fixd it, is there any reason i shouldn't use it, like will it blow that one as well???

Thanks for your help, Jwils

A:Computer won't turn on

it sounds like the power supply,if it goes fans ect. can still operate as they do not pull much power
before you buy check your requirements here
based on a quality supply and add 30% to the result
and then get as large a supply you can afford above what is required to allow for future upgrades
you get what you pay for,generic supplies are cheap and nasty always go for quality
you have a fair idea of quality by the price

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

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I just got a new motherboard, cpu, case, and memory i connected everything and plugged it all in when i turned it on it booted up ok except it said floppy drive failed
so i turned it off and turned off the power switch on the back of the power supply. I put in a new floppy drive, and turned the switch in the back on, and pressed the power button, but nothing happened except a green light on the motherboard went on and there was a blue flash inside the power supply, because of the blue LEDs in the PSU fan. How do i get it to turn on?

By the way, I have a Soyo Dragon minitower case with the side window
with a P4I845PE V1.0 Socket 478 motherbboard
with a ULTRA 400 watt ATX power supply with 120mm Blue LED fan
and a Celeron 2.7 Ghz 128k 400Mhz FSB with a ULTRA FIRE petium 4 CPU fan
I also have 256 MBs of PNY PC2700 DDR 333 RAM
a GeForce 4 MMX graphics card with 32 mbs of memory
and a 40 gig maxtor hd

A:my computer won't turn on

also i forgot to mention when it try to turn it on the computer on the fans twitch. i have windows xp pro installed on the hard drive.

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Hi, I recently built my first rig and now when I press the power button the computer won't turn on. However if I remove the power cable from the back for about 20 seconds and then reconnect it, it does turn on. Anyone have any ideas about this? Any help is much appreciated

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Tried to use CCleaner to get rid of the old windows file.  Now I just get the Hp logo and the little dots running around in a circle.   Nothing else.    Thanks 

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I recommend you to perform the UEFI System and Component Testshttps://support.hp.com/rs-en/document/c01443317Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again**Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.Thank You,K N R KAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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I am running an e-machine at work and it has started turning itself on during the night at some point. I have run several scans ie: Panda, f-secure, adaware, avast, And have found no problems. I have checked the Bios and there is no power setting for powering on with LAN activity. Soo I am posting this Hi jack scan in hopes maybe someone can help. My OS is XP SP2. THANK YOU!!!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:39:07 PM, on 12/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
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I was reformatting my hard drive, it was at 20% for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. I left the computer alone for a short while came back and saw that it was not on. I figured at the time that maybe it had overheated so I unplugged it and felt around, the power supply was pretty hot along with the heatsink on the CPU. So I let it cool down then plugged everything back in and tried to power up. My mother board (ASUS K8V-SE DELUXE) has a "standby power LED" this located on the mobo was lit up. Also the power activity light on the case dimmly lit up. But other than that nothing happened, no fans, no video on the monitor, nothing. Does anybody have a good clue of what I should do or what happend please reply?

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I turned off my computer Flex 10 after usage of about 1 hour. Prior to working,when I had switched on,there was a message that it is overcharged. After completing the work I again put it on for charging,and it remain connected to charging for more than 24 hours. Now when I am trying to switch on it is not turning on. The built in LED is off.And even after holding the Switch pressed for >10 seconds it does not turn on. what could be the reason and the remedy?

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So I'm pretty sure nothing odd or weird happened to my computer last time anybody used it. Now, for some reason, it won't turn on. The power strip that it's plugged into works; the internet modem that's plugged into that works fine.
So the problem is that the computer won't turn on... I have no idea why. It's pretty old - HP Pavilion a520n with Windows XP. The DSL modem that's hooked up to it usually had a internet light that was lighted but since this problem began, the internet light doesn't come on. Same issue as well with the Ethernet light on the modem.
So yeah, is there a way I can possibly figure out what's wrong?

A:Computer won't turn on...

First thing to do if all power connections have been checked and ok i would replace the power supply with equal wattage or greater. this is a test

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My resolution is turned to the lowest. I'm not sure exactly why, is it an issue?

My video card failed not long ago, I replaced it (Nvidia 9800 GT) and when it failed one of the symptoms of it was the resolution turning low, but there were a lot of other symptoms and I haven't experienced them.

Does anyone have an idea why this is occuring?

My drivers are up to date, on Windows Vista, it's a Gateway computer.

Thank you for any help you might be able to give me,


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I have an old Dell Dimension XPS that won't turn on.

This morning, I pushed the power button as usual. The processor light blinks as usual, but after about 45-60 seconds, the light stops blinking. The power light remains on, the fans are running but the computer fails to boot.

In the past, it took upwards of 2-4 minutes for the computer to boot up. Now... nothing.

I've unplugged the power supply, held the power button for upwards of 2 minutes and still nothing.

I need to try to do the repairs myself as my cash flow won't allow anything else at this time.

Initial research suggests a faulty power supply, however, the computer power light is on and the fans are running. Someone suggested the monitor, but when I power that up, the initial information screen still comes on.

Other research says a motherboard. Are there steps to check before replacing the motherboard?

Thanks for help and insight!

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Hello! Recently, I experienced a storm and my power went out for a good almost 17 hours. At the time my power went out, my computer was shut down. When my power came back on, I went to go turn it on but nothing happened. It's plugged in and there's a tiny green light at the back that's solid on.

I have an HP TouchSmart 300 PC. Which I'm not a computer expert or anything, but that probably means it's old - which it is. The computer and monitor are built into one. I unscrewed the back of it to take a peek and there's no physical damage that would suggest that it's been fried, but I know that's not always the case.

I tested the outlet with other devices and it's completely fine. I'm mostly certain that it's my computer.

Currently, it's unplugged and I'm just letting it sit, hoping that it'll somehow be resolved by time.

What should I do? Any expert advice? Thanks!

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