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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 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 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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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 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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After being gone for six weeks, I came home and my hp all-in-one computer won't turn on. Tried several plugs. The power box is not warm

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Hi everyone!
I need some serious help!

I have just bourght a new Motherrboard and Pocessor and can't for the life of me get the damn thing to turn on with anything apart from a blank screen! The Fans inside the PC all start ok, but no on screen action.

I have aN abit KT7 MOTHERBOARD
AMD DURON 600 (week 35)Processor
Matrox G400 grapics card
Seagate ATA66 30 GB HD
300W PSU
AMD approved heat sink and fan
31/2 floppy

I have tried evything...like with just floppy drive in or just HD drive in...I have tried an old PCI grapics card instead of AGP.

I found out that I need to close 4th L7 Bridge of the CPU as AMD changed the voltage after week 31. My BIOS needs flashing to sort this voltage problem out. SO with a pencil I have closed the bridge, but IT STILL WON'T BOOT!!!!

Has anyione experiance with this set up?? if so pleas help me!!!!


A:Can't turn computer on!

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I was working on my medion computer this morning, when suddenly it turned off, and it is now refusing to turn back on. I have done what it advised me to do in the computer manual, which was to turn the power supply off, press the on button for ten seconds then turn the power supply back on after five seconds and turn it on.

When it crashed I was using:
Windows Media Centre
Windows Media Player
AOL Vista Ready

I have tried the following to get it to work:

Change which socket I use
Change the cable
Leave it for a while
What the manual said
Unplugging all connections and trying to start it

Does anyone have any other ideas I could try or know what is wrong with it?


A:Computer won't turn on

HI dan ..

try using a different power supply .. there are other things that you could try first like removing all the power cables to HDD's & CD\DVD's, removing everything but the CPU & CPU FAN and power supply connectors from the motherboard and then try powering on again but I reckon it might be easier to raid one of your other PC's for a similar power supply and see if it boots using that .. and at the same time the other power supply could be checked on a working PC to see if it works .. just take care doing it ..

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I can't turn my comptuer off. When i click Start and Turn Off Computer there is an endless eggtimer
Please someone help me...........

A:I Can't Turn My Computer Off ! ! !

Well, the most obvious way to turn it off, is to sumply shut down the power supply or pull out the plug.
But of course, I'm assuming you want the deeper problem solved. Have you tried antivirus scans and antimalware scans?

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hey guys...i just bought a new case and i transfered my mobo and my psu and everything else to this new case and now the thing wont turn on. My mobo is a shuttle AN35N Ultra with nVidia nForce chipset. I have tried a BRAND NEW powersupply and reseated everything..but for some reason it will still not start.

any help is appreciated.

thanks everyone!

A:Computer will not turn on

You need to go over EVERY DETAIL of actually installing components in a new build.

Do some Googling for 'Computer NEW BUILD Directions', etc.

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Press the power button, no go.

It's plugged in. I don't know why this is happening.

A:Why won't my computer turn on?

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A game that I play froze Alt-F4 didn't close it down and Task manager wasn't coming up so I presses the off button on my computer. When I turned it back on it acted normal it took me to the windows xp page where it loaded and the Dell page were it also loaded but after that it took me to the black page that said windows did not start successfully and that I should choose a startup option so I chose Last know good configuration, upon clicking that the load screens come up and Im back to that black screen and no matter what startup option I choose it goes through that cycle and I end back up on the black startup screen. What can I do to fix this?

A:Computer won't turn on.

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I pushed the on buttun but it kept saying weird beeping noises that scared me!


A:How do i turn on my computer?

Did you mess with your ram and or any other internal components?

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I have had some issues with my computer. Supposedly all is fixed says the tech I was using. Sadly this is not the case. He said my mobo was bad and it was still under warranty so got it replaced. He said my hard drive was bad and it was still under warranty so am getting it replaced. In the meantime I am using my back up slave drive now as my master drive. I try installing win2k on it but no go. After it says it is installed and reboots I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor. Tried that several times. Now when I turn on the computer I get a high pitched whining sound. This tech guy has taken up close to 6 weeks of time and as far as I can see with no resolution. So I have come here to see if anyone can give me any suggestions or directions to procede. Thanks.

A:Computer will not turn on

That's a weird one..I couldn't tell ya. I've never heard of that problem. It can't be a video issue since you do have a visual. Sounds like you'll have to wait it out until you get a new hard drive.

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So about three weeks ago I was watching a movie on my computer and it crashed. It resarted and continued to run for a while but it crashed a second time and the second time I could smell what I thought to be burning popcorn and realized it was coming from the computer. Now I thought it was the power source since the power light on the computer would come on but nothing was turning on. I just installed a new power supply and tried to turn the computer on but all I got was the fans to spin for a second or two and after that nothing would happen. So basically I'm wondering if you think my processor fried or my motherboard? Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello and welcome to techspot!

It does sound like either a CPU or motherboard is toast. As a last resort, try the following:

1. Test some different ram in there.
2. Take everything out of your motherboard except, CPU/heatsink/fan, one stick of ram and your video card (unless you have integrated of course) and see if you can get into your bios.
3. Try resetting your CMOS.

Good luck!

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My acer aspire will not turn on at all. it was working fine last night and then i accidently let it go flat during the day. I plugged the main power in but it would not turn on. The power light at the front lights up but that is all. How can i fix this? the battery works because without it not even that light will work. I seen a couple of tricks on the net to fix this with acers but it does not work with mine. i can not really affort to do a big repair so is there a way i can fix this?

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I have moved to hardware forum

take the battery out and the power lead off and hold the power switch on for 60 seconds

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Was infected with msblast. Ran the patch, then ran the removal tool. After that I Norton kept popping up saying that it had detected a virus. Msblast. Well this kept going on for awhile, I finally just shut off the computer went to bed. This morning tried to load up the computer and it will not even turn on. Any thoughts? Never had this happen before. Thanks in advance.

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Welcome to the forum fantasyrain.................:D

What exactly does happen? Any lights or fans does the power supply fan run?

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Hey. So it looks like I'm back with a more serious issue this time.

I moved over the weekend and transported my PC with me. I went to plug it in today and the PC won't turn on. The monitor is fine and the LCD light on the front of the PC is glowing when it's plugged in, but when I click the button, nothing happens.

I have an E-machine model T2896. It's about 4 years old, I believe. I didn't have any problems with the computer prior to the move. All components are the original.

I took the computer apart and looked at it. Came to the conclusion that it had to be a power source issure or a switch problem. Bought a new power source- no dice. Then I tried tricking the switch into believing it was being pushed, by wiring the two wires together. It's still not working.

Both my dad and I are at a loss. We have no idea what it could be. We tried reseating everything. That didn't work either. Any ideas?

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Hi, my computer, a better one, cant even turn on! i press the power button but nothing happens, its like it doesnt even feel it. I see 1 light on the bottom and no fans run so it just shows a tiny light. Ok, this is wut happend, after school, i ran up stairs to turn my comp on, it worked, then my dad came up and said i bought u a new fan, so i shut my comp down and installed it. I turned my comp back on and nothing happened, just like what i said above. I removed my fan and still, it will not turn on! Can some1 help me whats wrong with my computeR? Could it be the motherboard or powersupply? i have K8V Se Deluxe for mobo and a generic 500w for power supply, i do not smell any burned smell and it was working perfectly fine before...

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It could be a lot of things. Is the "small light on the bottom" the LED on the MB? What kind of fan was this?

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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?

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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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I just opened my computer to try and install a new hard drive, I put it in and when I tried to turn it back on the fan spun for like 1 second or two but then it wouldn't turn back on. I then had to go somewhere and left the computer unplugged from everything. I came back and tried to turn it on again and the same thing happened, and everytime I try to turn it on nothing happens. Can anyone help me please? I was just using the computer this morning and now it doesn't want to work... any help is appreciated

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well u can see if you have a short . or maybe disconnect a cdrom or two . and try it that way . clean it up recheck the cpu hsf and make sure it is clean and well seated .

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I just got a brand new computer without a OS installed. Came home installed XP installed drives restarting the computer after each. But when i came to shut down my computer it would shutdown but then restart up again.

I have tried to fix the problem thinking it must be software but i am now not sure.

I Restored the system to the moment i first installed XP

Checked all Micosoft.com help pages which listed way to fix the problem - no help

shut down in the command promt so the "its now safe to turn off your computer" came up and turned off the computer manully (pressing the button on the front of the computer) but it just starts up again. (it does work if i use the switch on the back of computer but what a hassle)

I have no other problems with the computer or windows except this

Im lost, any suggestions, think i mite send back the computer if they let me.

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ANY help would be appreciated greatly.

Basically my problem is that my computer will not even turn on. When I plug in the power supply and press ON it does not start up.

The motherboard make is an abit AV8. It has an LED on it and the numbers 02 (possibly 0.2) and 3 appear, one switching with the other at seemingly random, short intervals.

I have looked up in the manual what these numbers are and it says they are POST codes. However, these specific numbers do not appear in the manual's list of these codes.

Thanks in advance for any help at all.


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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).

Short story:

I handled my new sound card too roughly and now the compu... Read more

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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I posted this question on a different board and I have not received any replies. Hopefully someone here will be able to help me resolve the following issue:

Gateway Pentium 4 computer will not turn on in House A.
Other devices such as printer, fax, modem and monitor seem OK.

The same computer will work in House B. I connected it to my strip and the computer is working just fine.

An electrician has checked the socket and claims that there is enough current being supplied to power up everything.

I am at a loss.

I swapped out the power cords, insured they were firmly seated, plugged computer directly into the wall, tried all slots in power strip. The only thing that seems out of the ordinary is that there is no ground. That should not make a difference.

Help me solve this mystery if you can.

Thank you.


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Some power supplies require a ground both for safety as well as electrical reasons. If your computer works in one location and not in another then it is safe to say you have a power issue.

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I am having a computer problem, but I'm not sure what it is. My computer turned off without warning the day after I built it. I overclocked the processor from 3.0 ghz to 3.2. I was watching my CPU's temperature seconds before it turned off, and it was at 53' C (usually stays around 45). My motherboard's LED light still stays on when the power is plugged in. Sometimes when I try to turn it on, my fans and lights will turn on momentarily and then shut off again, excluding the CPU fan. I tried tightening all the connections and reseting the BIOS. Did I damage my CPU or is my power insufficient?

Motherboard: Asus M3N78 Pro
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 89W
GPU: GeForce 9600 GT
PSU: 585 watt
HDD: WD 320 GB
One DVD drive

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what is the brand and model of the PSU? just it is rated at 585 watts means nothing. set the BIOS to default ant see if it helps.

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