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#1 zagnut

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 10:51 PM

Hello, little new here and I'm not too good at intros, so I'll go to my problem. Basically, it turns on in a sleep-like mode. By that, I mean every time I try to turn my computer on, the light on the tower is orange. I have restarted it many times, yet it won't turn on. If you have any idea, it could help. The moniter works, though. If you need to know more, feel free to ask.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 10:55 PM

Do you hear the fans start?

Does anything show up on the screen at all - can you see the bios loading?

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:06 PM

The fans don't start and the monitor shows the self test message. As for the bios, I've no idea.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:53 PM

If the fans aren't starting you may have a problem with the power supply or the motherboard, or possibly a loose connection somewhere in the case.

Have you installed or moved any hardware before the problem began or been inside the case for any reason? OR did you move or jar the computer?

In any case, open the computer's case and touch something metal inside the case like the frame with the computer off but it's power plug plugged in so you will be grounded (static electricity can destroy electronic components).

CAREFULLY make sure all connections are tightly made. Press GENTLY to make sure all connections are secure - the connections from the power supply to all internal components, the IDE ribbon connections to the hard drive or the connections to the sata drive if applicable, and all the power connections.

After taking your hand out, press the button to start the computer.

Anything happen? Did the fans turn on/ Do you see any leds light up on the motherboard? Anything?

Edited by Enthusiast, 13 November 2006 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2006 - 12:17 AM

There are now two lights inside the computer. One from a small gray box named "InNet/Stewart" and the other on the circetboard named "CR7F1". The on the box has an orange and green light glowing when the power cord is connected. Also, nothing had been moved or jarred and the fans still aren't on.

Edited by zagnut, 14 November 2006 - 12:21 AM.





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