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I have two PCs that have not been used for more than nine months and now that I want to use them they won't boot. Both turn on, I can hear the fan, and are connected to monitor. One has Windows 7, the other Windows 10. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
 

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Are they both connected to two separate monitors, or have you connected each in turn to one monitor?
 

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Have you tested the monitor on any other machines to ensure that's working properly? How are you connecting the PCs to the monitor, e.g. VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, etc? Have you tried swapping cabling?
 

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Right now HDMI connection, but tried VGA too. I've not tested recently buy I'm pretty sure monitor works because I can access & see monitor menu.
 

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I would advise hooking the monitor up to a known working PC, and just ensuring it actually does work properly. That way, you can ensure this isn't the failure point. Alternatively, would it be possible to borrow a monitor that's known to work, and then hooking this up to both PCs in turn?
 

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Will try another monitor. Need a mini DisplayPort adapter for this one. Will let you know result. Thanks for your help.

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