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Computer will not respond, have tried everything I could think of.


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#1 Anorak112

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:19 PM

I consider myself to be pretty tech-savvy, but I am just stumped on this one. I have a computer made with some older hardware running XP that is not connected to the internet, purely for playing some older games. Today my brother unplugged the SURGE PROTECTOR while it was booting and will not send any information to the monitor. No BIOS, no nothing. Not a peep. I have switched monitors, tried all inputs, switched from discrete to integrated graphics, with no luck. All I get is a no signal on boot. I have gone in and unplugged and replugged cables into the hard drive, and graphics card, took the GPU out, dusted it off, put it back in, still nothing. I have not had any sign of improvement and I don't really have anything to go on. Help please?



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#2 Anorak112

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:22 PM

Sorry, forgot to post the specs. It's a microATX mobo, EVGA Geforce 8400, Intel Celeron (Dual-Core, 2.4GHz), 2 GB RAM.



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:46 PM

This pc is not posting, I get? That is indicative of a low level hardware failure. With that old a pc and the fact windows is bound to the motherboard. I would look into a new psu.

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:53 PM

By posting, I assume you mean power on self test, and no, it isn't. But although it might be irrelevant, it doesn't power off with a button press, it has to be held for five seconds to turn off.



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 07:02 PM

This pc is not posting, I get? That is indicative of a low level hardware failure. With that old a pc and the fact windows is bound to the motherboard. I would look into a new psu

What do you mean by low level hardware failure?



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:47 PM

A low level hardware failure is that likely a component on the mainboard has failed. It may be a leaking capacitor which is fixable. Watch this:
To learn how to identify bad caps.

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