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[SOLVED] pc won't come on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by maybabe, Aug 24, 2001.

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  1. maybabe

    maybabe Thread Starter

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    I was out of town for a few days and unplugged my system while I was away. When I came back the sytem started up with no problems. I shut it down later and now it won't work at all. The green light on the monitor comes on and turns to yellow stating that there is no connection. Have tried to use the start up disk but can't get my pc to respond at all. Could the problem be with the motherboard. HELP!!
     
  2. Kento

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    Could be the power supply. Hard to say. Does the power light on the case come on when you press the button? Any activity at all?
     
  3. Max19

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    Check the connection between the monitor and the computer. When you turn the computer on, does the hard drive light or floppy drive light blink? Do you hear any hard drive activity from the computer?
     
  4. maybabe

    maybabe Thread Starter

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    I can't turn off pc with the power button. Have to shut off through the surge protector. When I turn it on in this way the power light comes on and the reset button comes on (yellow light). Then when I push the power button I hear the two fans come on but this is the only activity.
     
  5. Jrob

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    Hello maybabe

    I had the same problem some months ago. It was very frustrating. I turned the power off, on, off, on..... Nothing would make my computer start. I disconnected everything (cables etc)and reconnected. The computer then came on, but when I now turned it off, it would sometimes come on, sometimes not.

    When my computer deigned to activate itself, I discovered that it was neither the connections nor the computer that was really at fault; it was the power management settings. I had everything on standby. I reset everything in Power Management to NEVER except the power scheme which I reset to ALWAYS ON. I haven't had a problem since. (Power Management is accessed through Control Panel)

    I realise your problem may not be the same as mine, but I thought I'd post my two cents, just in case it was.

    Kind Regards

    JrobNEVER
     
  6. maybabe

    maybabe Thread Starter

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    Have never done this before but I'll give it a try. Will let you know if it works. Thanks!
     
  7. stnwerks

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    Did you do anything in bios, I adjusted FSB to far and had to jump the CMOS, just a thought. Wish you best of luck!!
     
  8. maybabe

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    I did as you suggested. Unconnected everything and reconnected. The only way I can turn the pc on and off is by the surger. Fans coming on are the only noises that I hear. Is it time to take it in to the pc doctor?

    Thank you all again for your help. I have refered others to your site and they say you have been most helpful to them also.
     
  9. Jrob

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    Hello maybabe

    There are certainly many people better qualified than me to help you but I have a couple of ideas - possibly wrong ones, but what the heck.

    Have you checked your cable connections for flaws? You might need only to replace them.

    There might be a short circuit in your machine.

    If the power management is set on standby for your computer and/or monitor, how long is it set for? Have you tried just turning your computer on and leaving it alone for an hour or two to see if it re-awakens?

    Finally, have you tried unplugging the monitor and computer and re-plugged after a few minutes?

    I do not pretend to be expert in these things, but it could be something as simple as the above or even a faulty battery.

    Whatever the result of your checking the above, I'm sure someone here will correct your problem - even if only to advise you to call in your PC Doctor.

    Best of luck and Kind Regards

    Jrob
     
  10. maybabe

    maybabe Thread Starter

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    Just wanted to let you know that my problem has been taken care of. A power surge had damaged my mother board. Have a new one now and am back in business. Thanks for all your help.

    I do have another question. I have an Intel Pocket PC Camera. It shows that it is installed and I could send a video e-mail but when I went back to send another one - no video. I checked trouble shooting from their site. Find that there are two files missing. USBINTEL.SYS and USBHUBD.SYS I can't find these files using SFC or on my installation disc. Help!!!! I don't know where to go for help.

    Thanks again.
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    Hi maybabe, glad your original problem is fixed.....it would probably be better if you opened a new thread for the camera problem, as other people who don't necessarily have answers for pc startup problems, will look at that......

    I'll mark this one SOLVED.....
     
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