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#1 Teisei

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 04:39 PM

i left a few of my computers in a shed for a couple years while i was away and i have come back and non of them will boot up.

 

the fans and stuff turn on... but no POST/BIOS shows up and the newer monitors say the computer is going in to power save mode and the monitors shut off.

 

i even tried a recently bought monitor that is known to work fine and it also "went in to power save mode"

 

 

heat shouldn't have been a problem... and i don't see any thing that looks like it froze and broke open... do i just need to find a way to reload the BIOS?



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:03 PM

Completely normal, if they are older and for long time stood idle computers.

There may be problems with electronic components, and if so, then it is cheaper to buy new than to repair the old.

None of the electronic device does not want to stand in long idle, especially, if it already has been in use.


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Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:41 PM

"power save mode" probably refers to the monitors, not the PC. If they were in a shed, they might be beyond operational. are you getting any BIOS beeps on boot?


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 04:10 AM

damn, kinda what i figured.

sad that my old windows 95 computers still run and these old windows XP computers die from simply sitting around for a couple years.

 

thanks for the answers guys


also i didn't put any in tower speakers in so not sure if i am even getting a start up beep or not.



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:12 AM

If you can put in a BIOS speaker it would help us diagnose the issue...
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:24 AM

Have you tried to boot into the BIOS?

 

Have you looked at the motherboard to see if there are electrolytic capacitors that a failing?  These typically will bulge, usually at the top, or leak around the base.  The electrolytic brake down over time, this is normal.

 

Have you checked all of your connections, reseated  cards and RAM modules?


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