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PC wont start up

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bluebeast, Oct 11, 2003.

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  1. bluebeast

    bluebeast Thread Starter

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    I have a HP xp789 it has not been started in over a year. When I went to turn it on nothing happens , no lights no fans nothing. I know there could be a number of things wrong any help would be greatly appreciated. Also I was told to check the battery for the bios on the mother board, could that make the PC not start at all?
     
  2. gmh

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    why not check the battery, as suggested ?
     
  3. Styxx

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    The BIOS battery only runs the clock and will not prevent the computer from starting so that is a non-issue.

    On some computers, despite being plugged in and the power buuton on front pressed, the unit won't start up because there's a additional black toggle-type switch on back of the unit that has to be activated for the front power button to work.

    Is this the case with your target computer?
     
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