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Computer wont start up.

by purvisann / March 15, 2014 6:46 AM PDT

I have an HP "Invent" PC. About 10 years old. My power will come on but it sounds like it is running too fast. My monitor does not get the signal and just goes to sleep mode. I have used a compressor and blown out all of the dust. The fans are all running well. The cable to the monitor seems fine. Any ideas on what I should check next?

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What about thermal paste.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 15, 2014 6:55 AM PDT

It's certainly due at 10 years.

Dafydd.

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At that age many possible failures.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2014 6:56 AM PDT

From BAD CAPS (see google) to other part failures you use THE DEAD PC (on google) methods to strip it down to get BEEPS. I take it is not beeping so THE DEAD PC discussions apply. Strip it to the basic 3 or 4 parts and get beeps. No Beeps? Then there's a bad part in there still.

Bear in mind that at 10 years old the budget for repair should be zero. We can get 99 buck working desktops around here.
Bob

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