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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:36 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:42 PM
Edited by ComputerMedic2013, 06 January 2013 - 01:43 PM.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:14 AM
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:26 PM
Welcome to bleepingcomputer Golono
It does power off if I press and hold the power button. What I meant to say is that it doesn't automatically shut off nor does it boot loop.
You posted that this computer will not turn off. I am guessing that this means that you can't turn it off by pressing and holding down the power button?
Unfortunately, I do not have any spare parts or any in general that are compatible with this system.
If you have a PCI graphics card you might try installing it to see if the integrated card has failed.
The system comes with two 512 MB modules from the manufacture. 2 GB is just the maximum the motherboard supports.
The specifications for this computer shows that it comes with one 2GB RAM module, unless the owner has added a second module there will only be the one.
Edited by Golono, 10 January 2013 - 07:09 PM.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:42 PM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:43 AM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:19 PM
Excellent suggestion. I had completely forgotten of taking this route to diagnose the problem. However, before doing so, I decided to remove the motherboard's battery for a few seconds to clear the Bios. Upon doing so, the system booted up in to Windows without a problem. It is hard to say exactly what was the solution because I also took out a substantial amount of dust from the system and I also cleaned the thermal paste off the processor+cooler and put on new thermal paste.
When I get a computer like that which does not POST (I'm assuming that you would have mentioned any beeps) this is how I start.
Unplug it from the AC plug.
Push in the power button for a moment to remove any power still in it.
Take precautions against static electricity
Disconnect all external devices including keyboard and mouse
Pull out the RAM
Disconnect all drives HDD, floppy, optical
Pull out all cards except video if it does not have on-board video
(since you are kind of new take a picture of each thing and connection before you remove it. I still film most of my repairs in HD so I can review the film as I reassemble it)
Plug it into AC and a monitor.
Turn it on and see if the POST shows up on the monitor and you should get beeps complaining about the missing RAM and keyboard.
If that does not work and you are using a video card instead of on-board video, unplug it and pull the video card and turn it on again. If it starts beeping then it is probably the video card.
If that does not work or you have on-board video then the problem is with the BIOS running its software and that could be the BIOS, CMOS or a serious problem with the power supply or motherboard.
If it does work, then the problem is with one of the pieces that you pulled out.
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