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#1 SamusMcloud


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Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:42 PM

I just moved into a new house and moved my desktop Dell XPS computer from the old house to the new and it doesn't work at all. After it was unhooked it was left in my vehicle outside for several days before I brought it in to hook it it up. When I first hooked it up I pushed the power button and nothing happened, I went and did something else for a little while and came back and it was running but there was nothing on the monitor. I left it run like this for a few minutes to see if anything changed and when it didn't I turned it off and attempted to restart it. Since then it has not started. When I brought the monitor in it was covered with condensation and I am wondering if condensation could be a problem with the computer. If so can anything be done about it? I opened the case and everything looks dry.

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 04 October 2008 - 01:58 PM

Hello SamusMcloud,

Condensation does sound like the problem. When you plug the system in, do any lights come on inside the case or on the outside? Remember not to touch anything once its plugged in as if something is damaged you could get a shock.


#3 garmanma


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Posted 04 October 2008 - 07:13 PM

With the side off and the computer unplugged, check for loose wires and cables
Did you by chance bump the power switch to the power supply on the back?
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