Computer dead please help


S

Surfer Joe

I did not get the chance to properly test the sticks the first time
because the hardware was in a mini-itx case and was impossible to work
with. I was able to remove one stick or another and it did not work then.
I dismantled the whole computer and connected the components while laid
out on a table and then I was able to try out the ram easily.
But, I did do a cmos reset before trying the ram again, so maybe it was
corrupted and resetting it allowed the ram to work again.
I ordered a bigger case and motherboard anyway because I was fed up
trying to deal with the mini case, so I have not yet been able to set it
all up again and see how it works.
I haven't yet gone any further in starting windows or using the system
since I am awaiting the new components before re-assembling it, but so
far, only one ram stick appears to be faulty.
 
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D

Darklight

I was away for a month and left my computer off and after I returned, it
worked fine for a few days and then I got a series of blue screen
crashes. Then it failed to even turn on.
You can see a power led lit on the motherboard before it is turned on
but when I turn

"it on it won't show anything on the monitor,"
from what i have experienced the above means a cpu failer

















it makes no
 
W

Wolf K

I did not get the chance to properly test the sticks the first time
because the hardware was in a mini-itx case and was impossible to work
with. I was able to remove one stick or another and it did not work then.
I dismantled the whole computer and connected the components while laid
out on a table and then I was able to try out the ram easily.
But, I did do a cmos reset before trying the ram again, so maybe it was
corrupted and resetting it allowed the ram to work again.
I ordered a bigger case and motherboard anyway because I was fed up
trying to deal with the mini case, so I have not yet been able to set it
all up again and see how it works.
I haven't yet gone any further in starting windows or using the system
since I am awaiting the new components before re-assembling it, but so
far, only one ram stick appears to be faulty.
Bite the bullet and buy fresh RAM. You need two (or four) matched
sticks, don't mix'n'match. Subtle differences in timing can causes
random glitches. And get the best. Saving a few dollars on RAM isn't
worth it. If you must save $$$, a cheaper (ie lower power) CPU is OK,
since the real choke point on a computer is you, the user. Unless you're
doing heavy duty web gaming, or graphics processing, you don't need the
fastest CPU available.

HTH & good luck
 
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D

DMP

I was away for a month and left my computer off and after I returned, it
worked fine for a few days and then I got a series of blue screen
crashes. Then it failed to even turn on.
You can see a power led lit on the motherboard before it is turned on
but when I turn it on it won't show anything on the monitor, it makes no
beeping sounds at all, and after a little while, it seems to restart
itself and try again but I get nothing at all on the monitor and it
won't go into the bios setup or anything.
I took it apart, cleaned everything and reseated the ram and all
connections, but it refuses to turn on or show anything on the monitor.
I tried putting the ram in one stick at a time and in different slots,
but it made no difference. I hooked up the hard drives to another
computer but they seem fine and I can read and copy stuff.

Can anyone please advise on which components may be causing this?
The motherboard? The ram? The cpu? The graphics card? The psu? Something
else?
I do not have a second computer to try swapping components around to see
which work.
Thanks for any advice.

What I have to say may have nothing at all to do with your issue, but I
went on vacation and turned my PC off, but stupidly left it plugged in
the wall. It was many years ago because I remember the PC was a custom
built Micron.

A severe thunderstorm went through this area....with lots of
lightning..damaged our refrigerator and fried my modem in the process.
The PC acted just like yours did. It took me weeks to figure it out.

I can't tell from the multiple posts how you connect to the internet.
 

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