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#1 Visit0r


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:09 AM

Hello gang,
My computer won't start. The power LED
comes on and stays on. The hard drive
activity LED comes on for a second. The
orange LED on the monitor comes on.
That's it.
I have tried other PSUs, and other
motherboards and CPUs.
I have an old IDE hard drive that couldn't
be booted from when I stopped using it a
few years ago but the BIOS would give a
message on the monitor as expected.
Connecting the old hard drive hasn't
made any difference.

I have also disconnected the monitor, hard drive and DVD drive, and removed the RAM modules.

If the monitor has stopped working why
does the hard drive LED only light up for
a second? If the hard drives aren't
working why isn't the motherboard
displaying a message on the monitor?
Any ideas?

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#2 smax013


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:32 AM

Have you tried it with a different monitor?

#3 cee134


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:11 PM

Have you tried hooking up your HDD as an external to a working computer?  Running HDD diagnostic test would be a good idea, this is a possible HDD failure.  Have you made sure that your HDD has power(that there are no loose connections) and PSU can supply power to all component?  Also make sure there are no loose connections for your HDD to MOBO.  If you can, get into your BIOS and set Priority to HDD.   


Some basic stuff, but have to rule it out.  Have you tried a different power socket or tested the power socket u are using? 

Have you tested your monitor out with a known working PC? 


Do you hear a beep when you start your computer? 

Have you tried reseating your RAM? 


Also, what model HDD do you have on what system? 

Did you make sure that HDD is not set to slave but set to master/single and hooked up in the right place? 

Edited by cee134, 27 June 2013 - 05:13 PM.

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