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Desktop computer receives power but won't boot.


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#1 MrAndersonn

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

Today my Acer Desktop (AM3970-EB12P, Windows 7) shut off while I was using it and restarted automatically. 5 minutes later it shut off again and restarted automatically, however it did not boot up. The only thing working are the fans which have sped up. When I shut it off and turn it back on, the same thing happens, it doesn't boot and the fans go really fast. I've been going through tutorials, but nothing has helped. Looking for any way to salvage this machine. Does anyone know some possible fixes I could try?



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#2 Ezzah

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:45 PM

Is the screen blank? Nothing at all? So the fans turn on only? This may be a graphics issue, perhaps your GPU has died?


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:26 AM

That could be it. I removed the GPU and the fans went back to normal speed. I will replace it and see.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:10 PM

I installed a new video card, but that hasn't solved the issue. I'm still getting nothing on my monitor. Could there be a problem with the motherboard?



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:48 PM

If you have integrated video, does it work? Because if you do, then when the vid-card died, it may have taken the expansion slot with it. Do you have another expansion slot you can use?



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:43 PM

Took it to a friend who works at Geek Squad. Said the processor is fried and offered to recycle it. Recommended purchasing a new one from Newegg. :(



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:27 PM

I have seen many computers that appear to start (lights on, fans spin) but actually do not post (screen stays blank) when the power supply is bad. Do you have one you can try as a replacement?



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:13 AM

A fried CPU should not turn the computer on at all? As in, nothing should work...


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