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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sckrem, Apr 24, 2010.

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  1. sckrem

    sckrem Thread Starter

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    I looked on here before I post thisand couldn't find any threads on post.
    My computer doesn't POST when I turn it on. The fans run, but nothing
    shows up on the screen, although I know the monitor is getting a
    signal, because the monitor power light turns green.
     
  2. Saga Lout

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    This could be anything, including the monitor. You need to take the side off the case (hopefully it's a PC) and listen carefully. You can hear the fans but do you hear anything from the hard disk? If you have more than one stick of memory, or RAM, can you take one stick at a time out to see if things work better without one of them.

    Check all the connections round the back to make sure it's all tight and finally, can you poach the power supply unit from another machine to check that's OK? Start by disconnecting the power from your existing supply to anything unnecessary - optival drives, whizzy lighting effects, etc.
     
  3. sckrem

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    Thanks Saga
     
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