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Computer doesn't turn on

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#1 NicoForce


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:07 PM

Suddenly when I was working on my PC today, it froze, when I tried to reboot it, it just didn't POST, and one of the two lights it has was reddish, the mobo gave me some beeps in the first 3 times I tried to restart it; however, it stopped giving me the beeps. The specs of the computer are the following:


- Ram : 1gb

- Intel Pentium 4

- Seagate Barracuda 64gb

- Western Digital SATA 64gb

- 300 W PSU

(I don't know about the mobo version, and the case says HP compaq)


Now I'll be a little more specific, I've started nuding the whole system, and when I took out the Seagate Barracuda 64gb, it made a POST; nonetheless, since the harddrive I took out had the O.S. I believed I couldn't go any further, I went through the BIOS and tried to save the config, as a conclusion there, I thought the problem was the hard drive.


After that, I tried to turn on the system again (without the hard drive) and it gave me the same problem of the beginning. I took out both hard drives and the problem persisted.


Following that, I took out the battery, the system loaded just fine (without both hard drives), I turned it off and put the battery again, I gave me the same problem.


I'm pretty sure, there's no problem with the monitor, I suspect the PSU even tho the fans and the PSU itself work just fine(the psu has this green light on).


I'm no expert, so I dunno how to proceed. I'll be waiting for some input.

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#2 NicoForce

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 12:41 PM

I managed to resolve this issue.


I completely dismantled the case and cleaned it completely.


I specially cleaned the area between the processor and its own fan which had some dirt. The PSU also had a bit of dirt; however, it was working without problems the whole time, even though I suspected it.


To end this war between me and this computer, I cleaned the RAM sticks with an eraser.


After completely building it and connecting every cable, I managed to make it work.


To conclude, no part was faulty, it just needed some cleaning.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:04 PM

Glad you resolved it...happy computing :).



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