will not boot up no beeps no video

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texman

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Hello all,
I have a packard bell 820 it was working fine then the screen went to locating master and primary. then locked up. I turned it off then back on after 30 seconds and nothing no beeps no video the hd sounded like it was spinning for maybe 2 or 3 seconds
the fan on the power supply is working. I have unpluged every thing and still no beep I replaced the battery and no difference.
Any ideas? power supply or cpu? how can i test. it wont post so i cant even get it to boot from floppy or cd.
Thank you in advance
chris
 

JohnWill

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This could be either the MB or the P/S, the only way to be sure at this point is to substitute one or the other... If you have a meter, you could check all the P/S voltages to see if they're proper.
 

texman

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processor fan , should this fan come on when the computer is started?
 
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yes the cpu fan should come on. depending on your mb it could be the cpu fan failing, the power supply, or the mb, could even be cpu.

try:

-hook up a cpu fan if you have an extra

-take out all cards and memory and start machine does it beep?

if not then possible bad mb if it has power.
 

texman

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will a computer not boot up if the cpu fan is bad ? should it boot up if i have the fan diconected?
 

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Oh NO...you don't want to disconnect the fan! Unless you want to fry the cpu.........and if the fan isn't working, you want to STOP trying to start the computer!
 
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