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Q: HP Pavilion dead

I hope someone out there can help us. My girlfriends computer will not power up at all. Her system is an HP Pavilion 6540c. It first started about four months ago, her system would freeze up and she would have to cut it off for at least an hour before it would power back up again. Now it has been unplugged and off for at least a month and it still will not power up. it just has the orange standby light on. Her moms boyfriend said to add more memory and it would fix the problem, but I don't see where the memory would cause this. Please give any advice you can. thanks in advance.

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Nothing happens at all when the battery is in or out

Leds below the touch pad do light

ZV5230US Laptop

Client mumbled something about during the storm, but I got that 2nd hand from the friend that brought it to me - plan on doing heavy tests on power outputs and all and maybe oponing the case, but any ideas????
 

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Hello I have HP Pavilion DV nr with Windows XP Media Center that stopped booting a year or so ago and had been sitting in closet I am now wanting to make it work With battery Pavilion Dead Windows Med DV8223nr, Ctr, XP help in or completely taken out plugged in to power only the power button works to light up all the indicator lights but nothing happens from there on No hard drive activity no CD-ROM spin no activity on the screen all these did work when I put it away and the problem then was corruption of Windows If I stick a boot up disk in CD-ROM nothing happens I cannot turn the Dead Pavilion DV8223nr, Windows XP Med Ctr, help power off by pushing the power button have to unplug it Pushing F Esc buttons do not do anything cannot bring up the bios page boot sequence choice or any thing else Question Can the BIOS go dead over long Dead Pavilion DV8223nr, Windows XP Med Ctr, help time If yes how do I fix this Once BIOS starts working I assume I will be able to boot from CD-Rom Then I can use the recovery CDs to recover the computer Thanks for the help

A:Dead Pavilion DV8223nr, Windows XP Med Ctr, help

Do you see the HP logo or is it a black screen. On the black screen do you hear the HDD spin? Do you hear the fans spinning? If you saw the logo at bootup, it would be a video driver. If there is a black screen, no Bios,but HDD activity, it would be the video card. The symptoms you describe are of a motherboard or processor that has failed.You can remove the HDD from the computer. and try booting up. If that fails, remove the RAM and clean it off, blow out the dust with a can of compressed air. Restart. If the computer won't go to the Bios screen with the HDD out, then it is the motherboard that has failed.

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Hello I have HP Pavilion DV nr with Windows XP Media Center that stopped booting a year or so ago and had been sitting in closet I am now wanting to make it work With battery in or completely taken out plugged in to power only the power button works to light up all the indicator lights but nothing happens from there on No hard drive activity no CD-ROM spin no activity on the screen all these did work when I put it away and the problem then was corruption of Windows If I stick a boot up disk in CD-ROM nothing happens I cannot turn the power off by pushing the power button have to unplug it Pushing F Esc buttons do not do anything cannot bring up the bios page boot sequence choice or any thing else Question Can the BIOS go dead over long time If yes how do I fix this Once BIOS starts working I assume I will be able to boot from CD-Rom Then I can use the recovery CDs to recover the computer Thanks for the help nbsp

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Dead-Pavilion-15-motherboard-809045-601/td-p/5741949
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I have this laptop I am working on. It had no power, so after diagnosing the prob i decided to replace the mobo. Well, still no power. The blue light is on at the power plug and on the front of the laptop showing power. Could it be a bad cpu? I tried the remote to start the laptop but it did not work either. Pressing the onboard power button also does nothing. Fan dosen't work, no post, nothing. any clues?
 

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I have an HP Pavillion Media Center. Hand me down from my son. Three years old. The hard drive crashed and after days of discussion with Sam, Jack, Cheryl et. al. in India, they sent me Recovery CDs. That did not work and it was determined that the hard drive was dead. Of course the parts salesman encouraged me to buy a new computer. I need to know if the computer is worth saving. I was hoping just to buy a hard drive because it has many extras that I would not purchase again for myself. Does it make sense to revive a computer that is 3 years old? HP quoted $300 for a new HD.
 

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Hey I ve had a HP Pavilion for years now Its got like MB of Ram a Ghz Intel Pentium Processor and a Radeon series graphics card not sure if its intergrated or not All I know is it s Anyways I cant get the complete specs from the directx diagnostic thing because Pavilion-Display errors-Dead HP Battery? of the following problem For the last years everytime I leave it without power for over a week itll freeze on OS loadup or programs will act all funny if I do get XP HP Pavilion-Display errors-Dead Battery? to load Its usually the time which is at like AD or AD or something ridiculous One time it was at like the th of decemeber or something A friend told me its a dead battery or something I wish I d gotten it fixed all that time ago so I wouldnt have the current problem which is as follows Usually changing the date back to normal fixed the aforementioned problems But this one is in a world of its own We left it without power for weeks and it refused to turn on The LED light would just be on and we couldnt get it to do anything We left it for another weeks thinking it was a gonner Then I fiddled with the power cable while turning it on It burst back to life like someone waking out of a coma The Loading LEd started flashing The power light beside the chord at the back switched on I then pulled the power cable out again and firmly secured it back in The computer turned on and went through its loading sequence but froze Eventually with enough times of pulling the cable out and putting it back in the computer had its sound back It would turn on and off perfectly I could even hear it clicking desktop icons as I moved the mouse But one last problem that messing with the power chord didnt solve There is nothing displayed on the monitor O I could do without the sound but without visuals its worthless So what do I do Have any of you ever heard of a PC acting like this before I sure havent although I dont know much about PCs What I do know is the monitor is perfect its just not receiving anything from the PC tower Anyone know how to solve this I really like the HP and Im now reduced to using a Gateway Windows which would make anyone cry nbsp

A:HP Pavilion-Display errors-Dead Battery?

Yep. I think you should replace Power Supply. Probably it is too old to continue. Best bet is go out and buy 300W for your HP. I'm not entire sure if it still covered warranty but it is best bet to take your HP back to staples or future shop to have it fixed for a price.

Try swapping PSU and find out. if it didnt work, try add video card in PCI. and yes, ATI 9000 Series is integrated.
 

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Hi there nbsp I was having an issue whereby the touchscreen wasn't working after upgrading to Windows nbsp Tried searching the HP Help site for solutions and after fruitlessly searching through Windows settings it seemed my next step was a BIOS upgrade nbsp upgrade dead Pavilion BIOS attempted x360 after I backed up the current BIOS to a USB flash drive then followed the procedure to upgrade nbsp It seemed to be successful but after the Pavilion x360 dead after attempted BIOS upgrade reboot nothing Pavilion x360 dead after attempted BIOS upgrade nbsp The power light comes on as does the charging light and I can hear a little drive activity but the screen stays off no beeps and no caps lock response nbsp Holding the power key for seconds powers it down nbsp Have tried restoring the bios from the USB drive by powering up holding the Win key B whilst booting - no response I seem to have bricked it nbsp Quite annoying as it's out of warranty and I was only following procedures read here on the HP help pages Any advice gratefully received Thanks Rupert

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With or without the AC power adapter plugged in to the computer (known good power outlet), the computer will not power up.  The LED located on the left side of the computer where the AC power plug is connected flashes 3 times (white), but does not power up.  Other post I saw said 'continuous' flashing light would be the AC power adapter, but wanted to make sure that is actually the problem before purchasing a new one...  Any support would be awesome!

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Hi @joshuaj21, Welcome to the HP Forum!  It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More I understand that the computer will not power on. However, when you connect the AC adapter the light on the power port flashes 3 times.  Please verify that the power cord is not the one on recall. HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program Announced August 26, 2014 .  Are you using a power/surge bar?  Have you tried a different electrical outlet? Here is a link to  HP Notebook PCs - Testing and Using the AC Power Adapter that may also help. Please let me know the outcome. Thanks! If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution"button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "Thumbs Up" to give me a Kudos. :catvery-happy

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A:HP Pavilion dv5 BIOS corruption error code [DEAD VIDEO CARD]

For anyone who has a similar problem with their computer, my "BIOS error" (as coded by my computer's flashing lights) turned out to be a failed video card. The repair shop said this happens when computers overheat frequently, which mine often did. So, they changed the video card and fixed the overheating problem, and my computer is back in working order.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/HP-Pavilion-dv5-BIOS-corruption-error-code-DEAD-VIDEO-CARD/td-p/5460513
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I had a similar problem with an emachines T2825. When I plugged it in, it automatically came on, and wouldn't turn off unless I unplugged it. It wouldn't POST or anything. After testing everything, I found out that the motherboard was bad. So that would be my guess, is that it could possibly have a bad motherboard.
 

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my toshiba laptop was dead, the powerlight came on, the hard-disk was spinning but the screen remained blank.
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This was a month ago.

Today I switched on again and voila! it worked, the bios loaded! I had removed the hard-disk, so switched it off, attached the HD and started it up again.. this time it didn't work. And hasn't since. I have again stripped it down , but it still doesn't work.
CAn anyone plzzzzz exlplain what is going here?? I mean it started , that means nothings fried, right??

Thanks

btw the fan spins for exactly 5 seconds before turning off.
 

A:Dead laptop came back to life, now dead again

there is something like a "hardware reset" available on many laptops.
- try to plug out everything except cpu and memory
- remove the battery and do not attach the power supply
- open the lid and hold the power on button for like 20 seconds
- plug everything back in and try to boot
that worked for me for some compaq and dell laptops which did act like yours

my two cents...
mscrx
 

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A:power supply dead;cpu fan dead,mobo?

A 10 year old system that you don't want to spend a lot of time on. What can I say?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/power-supply-dead-cpu-fan-dead-mobo.362828/
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A:Is my Router Dead or am I being Brain Dead?

If I were you I will try to reconfigure the router after you upgrade the firmware of your Linksys and try to play online again
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-my-router-dead-or-am-i-being-brain-dead.557099/
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Lately, my pc had high temperature problems, obviously caused by lot of dust, stored on the cpu cooling system.
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I would like to know: Is there any chance for other parts(mobo, vga card, memories) to have been damaged?

Also, I have a spare cpu, little slower than the previous, same socket although. Is there any danger to damage the spare cpu, if the mobo is already damaged?

Thank you in advance.
 

A:Cpu dead?? Mobo dead?? All dead??

READ: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html
 

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A:HP-Pavilion-17-f100-Notebook-PC-series - HP Pavilion Noteboo...

@0xaddr? Memory Supports the following configurations: ? 12288 MB (8192 MB×1+ 4096 MB×1; not supported on computer models with a 32-bit operating system) Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04427554 REO

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Pavilion-17-f100-Notebook-PC-series-HP-Pavilion-Notebook/td-p/5748896
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The sound on my notebook works fine until I connect it via HDMI to an HP Pavilion 24xw monitor.  Then the audio disappears.  If I disconnect it, the audio comes back. I have tried going to the 'Sound' section of the control panel.  There are two options:Speakers Realtek High Definition Audio HP 24xwThe default is Speakers Realtek.  When I use the test facility my notebook plays the test sound.  I have updated to the latest version of the driver. Can someone help with why when plugging in the monitor the audio disappears from my notebook? Thank you so much!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/HP-Pavilion-Gaming-DPGEK44-connected-via-HP-Pavilion-24xw/td-p/5763908
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I have a Genuine Microsoft DVD DV4 not does ... Pavilion internal Pavilion UEFI show dvd using for Windows When I put the Bios in UEFI boot mode It does not boot from the DVD or Pavilion DV4 Pavilion using UEFI does not show internal dvd ... if i use a USB bootable stick nbsp formatted using APT format When I hit esc on boot and select the boot devices to boot from nothing is shown nbsp If nbsp I let it just try to boot it give me a message that no bootable image on hard disk It is a new hard nbsp When I put it in legacy support mode it will boot either the USB or the internal DVD but I want to use UEFI and the new APT format for security What device can you buy so this laptop nbsp will boot something that is portable media on this bios nbsp It came with this format on the original hard drive with windows nbsp Thanks Buford nbsp HP Pavilion DV - cl with INSYDE F bios from latest update

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Pavilion-DV4-Pavilion-using-UEFI-does-not-show-internal-dvd/td-p/5787572
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Hi, I just bought 2 laptops today and wanted it to be in Windows 7 64 bit instead of Windows 10.May I know where to get the Winows 7 drivers?I had tried to search around but I couldn't get Win7 driver.Can you provide me? The laptops I just bought are:HP Pavilion 14-ab175TXHP Pavilion Notebook - 14-ab161tx

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/HP-Pavilion-14-ab175TX-amp-HP-Pavilion-Notebook-14-ab161tx/td-p/5636669
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..........hello,

a simple question......will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

help me obi-wan youre my only hope!!

 

A:will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

Actually that's a hard question, generally its not possible to install another motherboard, sometimes it is. In this case one is an AMD platform and the other is an Intel platform, there could be tons of differences in mounting holes, physical design, clearance, connectors, heat dissipation requirements, cooling systems, etc. Laptops are not like desktops that use more standardized designs.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/will-a-hp-pavilion-15-n034sa-motherboard-fit-into-a-hp-pavilion-15-n083sa.1143967/
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A:system went dead...really dead

Possible the Psu needed to recycle and it would have started after a while anyway but your plugging and unplugging speeded that up is all, but that is what it sounds like.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f299/system-went-dead-really-dead-829410.html
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-install-my-HP-Pavilion-500-205t-HD-in-HP-Pavilion-500/td-p/5660060
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Acer computer 18 months new.xp media centre,pentium4 etc.
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I tried a different power cord & power point & still nothing.
I left it unplugged & went to work for the day.
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A:s.o.s dead pc

First, remove the memory and write down all the stuff on the label... You need to assure you have the correct modules for what the computer wants... If you don't know for absolute sure, go to www.crucial.com and enter all your parameters... see what Crucial says you should have. Then go to www.kahlon.com and do the same thing.
Once you are certain you have the correct modules, then be very certain they are slowly but firmly seated and try again.
Still no work?
Then remove the new memory, and re-install the old memory to see what happens.
Then get back to us if still nothing.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/s-o-s-dead-pc.79472/
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A:How do u tell when hdd is dead?

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A:Its almost Dead...

what brand and model laptop
tap f8 when booting and from the options menu try
last known good configuration

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/its-almost-dead-339578.html
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sorry my first post is asking for help, but here goes

got a new pc couple of months ago, working fine,

got a virus, but couldnt be bothered to sort it there and then, so turned pc off

turned on next day, and i think i got rid of it, then left the pc on all day came back and it was turned off

now it wont turn on at all, not lights or anything come on

but wen i hit the power button, one of the fans does still twitch (altho that could jus be a cap discharging)

is this gonna be the psu? and is it definately nothing to do with the virus?

thanks, all help grately appretiated
 

A:psu dead...i think

You May Need To....

This is an issue you're going to have to solve with a known good PSU and/or a digital voltmeter. If your virus infection has gotten as far as the OS/BIOS power dialog it seems likely that you would need to replace the hard drive, or at least have it wiped. Some viruses survive a cold reboot, and some do not.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/psu-dead-i-think.73963/
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Q: Dead PC

I have a HP Deskpro EN series P600 PC. I changed CMOS battery on it because of rebooting every time I turned on the machine. Now I have a new problem. The unit is dead.

When I press the power button and release it. I see hard drive LED flash for a second but the unit will not turn on. To make sure that there is no problem with power supply, I lifted the tray and both power and hard drive LEDs flash.

Can anyone help me?
Thx.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-pc.801185/
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just built new pc powers up lights come,fans spin but monitor blank and dont get any beeping sounds

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reset cmos,removed battery,powered up mobo out of case,unplugged everything execpt cpu,fan,hdd and ram.

spec are
asrock m266a mobo
p4 1.8ghz cpu
256 pc2100 ram
maxtor 40gb hdd
230w psu
onboard sound and video
dvd rom and floppy

had this problem the other week but all i had to do was plug power supply from monitor into second hole on psu instaed of into the wall outlet however this psu only has one hole for the pc to wall outlet.

help please trying everything
 

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Q: Dead PC

I was trying to instal windows when, on the instalation program, the computer turned off. I´ve tried to turn it on but i did not have sucess. I´ve removed memories, removed video card, cleaned my cooler, put new heatsink on the processor and the computer still doesn´t turn on! The funny thing is that all the lights on my MB turns on assap i plug the power cord into the outlet!
What might it be?
 

A:Dead PC

Your power supply can still be defective even if the lights on the mother board come on. What is not happening is that when you push the power on button the power supply is not powering on beyond its normal standby mode. In standby it will light all the lights on your mother board but it is not powering the CPU. Bottom line is you need to replace the power supply. They do go bad.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dead-pc.79749/
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Q: dead pc

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Q: Dead PC

Built the following SLi PC last year ASUS P N - sli mobo P x BFG Geforce GTOC Maxtor HDD x Kingmax DDR Soundblaster Audigy X-Fi Everything has been gravy for about a year Running high spec games and had no problems Recently updated all the drivers Turned it on last week Left it for minutes Dead PC Came back and it competely frozen No reponse to anything so had to turn it off using rear case switch Restarted All the fans were on and the case lights were working but there was no image at all Tried switching graphics cards Today - when I press the start button nothing happens at all There is a green light on the MOBO to show power is being received I ve removed all components except for HD GC RAM stick and PSU and it s still dead Taken Mobo out of case Dead PC and tried to start using screwdriver over power pins and still nothing Also bought brand new PSU nothing I ve read loads of threads to say mobo s fail rarely so before i spend I just wanted to check to see if i ve missed something Was going to buy another ASUS P N SLi board Go idea or not Thanks CB nbsp

A:Dead PC

Go for another motherboard... the decision is all yours on what you should buy
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dead-pc.86093/
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Q: Dead PC

Hi All,

I'm new to this site but it looks busy so must have at least one person who can help me.

I have a Compaq Pressario SR1000 (SR1937UK) Desktop PC , XP, 2GB ram
My problem is:-
My partner was using the PC when it just froze, the only way to turn it off was to hold in the power key. I turned the PC on the next day and had a blank screen (black), no start up, no anything, can't even open the bios/dos. Took it to PC world techs who said it was a motherboard failure, brought a new motherboard and fitted it, just the same, nothing.
Any ideas?
Regards Ian

A:Dead PC

Hmm ... hello Ian!

Hope this helps ...

How did they (PC World Techs) came up with the conclusion that the problem was your motherboard? I assumed that they tested it ... right?

Where and when did you bought your other motherboard? Was it on the same store? Did you have the chance to test the board first before you fitted it on your casing?

Hmm .. there are lots of possible causes of your problem ... could be the monitor, could be your RAM, could be your power supply, switch ....

Can you give some details on how did the checking on PC world went?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/dead-pc-233218.html
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When I try to start the computer in safe mode [F8] the only option which comes up is What order would you like the computer to boot up - and it gives me 3 choices. No safe mode option or anything

Am I screwed? I'm really pressed at work and I need this thing to work!!

Thank you in advance!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-64-dead.790656/
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A:ram dead maybe? help?

Once you have run all the troubleshooting recommendations in the motherboard manual, you then begin looking at the power supply, memory modules, the video graphics card, and the pci devices.
We like to reduce the computer setup to power supply, floppy drive with a W98 boot disk, one memory module, and a simple video graphics connection... no other devices connect. If no floppy drive, attempt a boot to an install CD.
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ram-dead-maybe-help.75427/
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Q: Dead PC

After a lightning storm the other night my pc won`t power up. I tested the power supply and it works but when i plug it back into the pc the light on the power supply flashes. I had the pc disconnected from the mains but forgot to unplug the ethernet cable. My modem is dead so i`m wondering is it a fact that the lightning travelled down the phone cable and fried the modem and my motherboard?
 

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i have a pc that hasn`t been used for a time i`ve tried to get it going but no luck, symptoms are, when i turn it on the fan runs,the lights on the keyboard flash, there is no video output, no life from the hard drive, no beep from the bios, the floppy drive has no light on it with a disk in but has a light on if i reverse the data cable but still no activity, the hard drive runs if i remove the data cable!, the cd dives run until i plug the data cables into the mobo then they go dead, i have cleared the cmos but it`s still the same, is it dead?

any diagnosis welcome !
 

A:is it dead

Sounds like a dead mobo or card.

Strip the machine down to just the Video card, 1 stick of RAM, CPU, and Powersupply. Aldo set this up outside of the case to make sure there's no short - its also easier to work with and see.

If it still fails to POST then try removing video then RAM - it should produce beep codes without these. If it does it may be one of those. Of course you need the speaker connector for it beep which might be tricky outside of the case. Also, even though it powers on you may wish to try another powersupply - when they die they can produce weird results.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-it-dead.194141/
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Thanks
 

A:Dead PC!

my guess would be a hosed motherboard.

try reseating the CPU, rlugging into Onboard video if it has it and see where you go from there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-pc.76872/
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A:dead pc

Disable Secure/Fast boot form BIOS if it helps any. You may also wish to perform a hard disk test from the BIOS.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/59581-dead-pc.html
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A:It's Dead!

After a quick search on google I found the following articles that I believe pertain to your problem:http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318728http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htmhttp://www.tinyempire.com/shortnotes/files/ntldr_missing.htm

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/52628/its-dead/
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A:PSU dead?

Yes the new Power Supply must be plugged into the motherboard to see the fan turn on (after turning the computer on of course)
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/psu-dead.119323/
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A:Do I have a dead CD-RW?

What are the indications in Device Manager for the drive?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/do-i-have-a-dead-cd-rw.233594/
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A:He's dead Sam

Cleared problem, everything OK

Cluey

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/410662/hes-dead-sam/
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A:HDD dead?

Matthew said:





Try to actually mount and attach the drive internally. Connect it to the motherboard and feed it power from a PSU. Perhaps your "IDE USB connector" is the source of the issue.Click to expand...

Works for my other IDE drives so I doubt it's that, but I will for sure mount it internally tomorrow and see what happens.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hdd-dead.127048/
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What do you mean dead?

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A:Dead Fan?

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Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet <---- images of the problem
Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

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https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport...out_5_minutes/

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http://www.pchelpforum.com/pc-hardware/130111-my-gpu-dead.html
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A:My PC went dead

Sounds like Power Supply

Just in case:

Remove all power (power cord out)
Hold the computer ON button in for 30 Secs, then release
Re-insert power cord (securely)
Turn on

Still the same?
Test with another Power Supply (note: faulty Power Supplies can still look like they are working)
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-pc-went-dead.101279/
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I noticed a burning smell coming from my PC and put it down to the PSU giving up and it took me a few days to get the chance to change it.
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A:Dead Usb!

Need more info on this one. Are you getting any post codes (beeps at startup). Any error messages? When do you see the unknown USB detected message?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-usb.534165/
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You need a bootable DVD and do a clean install deleting all partitions first

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A:CD rom dead?

You can buy a good cdrom drive for less than $50 US. As far as installing it, the instructions are pretty clear cut. Not that hard.
Go into device manager and delete the current cdrom drive.
Shutdown
Open case, remove current drive
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cd-rom-dead.34789/