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#1 kinggw23

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:48 PM

I have a desktop computer that is not booting up. It is a home built computer built in 2004. The computer's fans will start to run then shut off about 5 seconds later. When you push the power button, nothing happens. We took the computer to Fry's Electronics and they tested the power supply. It tested fine. What would be preventing it from working. I pulled the hard drive out and put in another computer and it ran fine. Any ideas? Thanks

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#2 kinggw23

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:52 PM

forgot to mention, I do not see a light on the motherboard when the power cord is connected. Not sure if I should though, my Dell Dimension 8250 does. Would the coin battery cause that issue?

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:37 AM

CPU? Motherboard?

Does it POST? Any BIOS beeps?

Louis

The CMOS battery...IME, will not cause a non-boot situation. It can cause "apparent" hardware problems where nothing is wrong with the hardware and it can cause false BSODs errors in XP. For the price of it ($4), I would replace it on general pricipals), thereby removing it from consideration in the future.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:40 PM

It does not do anything. When I push the power button on the front, nothing happens. only when you plug in the cord. All 3 fans are on, then goes off, which I think is normal. I made sure the power button on front was plugged in, havent tested it though. Not sure how.
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ATI Readeon HD 5570 1GB DDR3
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

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