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Got a used pc home...need help

by bluestarme / December 16, 2012 3:05 PM PST

I got my friends used pc for myself but its not starting. When ever i press the power button, it starts for a couple of seconds then automatically turns off. What would be the problem??

Secondly i want to know what is the configuration of the pc, i just know that it has 2gb RAM and an ASUS Motherboard.

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Re: used PC
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 3:53 PM PST

1. Ask your friend what's wrong. It was his PC and he might know. A possible cause is that the CPU overheats due to lack of cooling. Do I understand correctly that he gave you a broken PC?
2. When it runs again, download Belarc Advisor or Everest to show you all you want to know.


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Thank you for the reply...
by bluestarme / December 16, 2012 6:11 PM PST
In reply to: Re: used PC

Yes he gave me a broken PC and told me that its some Motherboard problem. I just put this query in here so that i may come to know whether i can fix the PC myself.

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If it's a motherboard problem ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 6:38 PM PST

then the first thing to do is to try another motherboard, isn't it? Motherboards aren't repaired, generally, unless it's just a bad caps issue and you're good in soldering new caps yourself.


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by bluestarme / December 16, 2012 8:03 PM PST

Currently I am using a very outdated configuration PC which has a PATA hard disk and running with P4 processor. Is it possible for me to run the PC with the configuration built in my friends CPU??

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(NT) How do you mean 'configuration'?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 8:07 PM PST
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by bluestarme / December 16, 2012 10:19 PM PST

I did not understand what are you trying to ask.

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Re: running PC with configuration from your friends PC
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 17, 2012 3:01 AM PST
In reply to: Configuration??

You might be able to transfer certain components, such as the optical disk (CD, DVD), the sound card and the video card if they are better than yours. But just as well it's possible his sound and video are integrated on that broken motherboard. Or you have no slot for that particular video card.


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Shut down
by pgc3 / December 17, 2012 12:08 AM PST

You have to start somewhere, first things first, yank the PSU and get it tested, typically a techie shop. It might be something that simple.

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Once again need help...
by bluestarme / December 19, 2012 11:15 AM PST
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My CPU is working now but the monitor does not show anything, the thing happening now is the indication green light of the monitor keeps on flashing. So i really cant figure it out that what will be the content shown on the screen.

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Did you check the monitor docs to see what the blinking
by VAPCMD / December 19, 2012 11:26 AM PST

green light indicates ? No make or model for the monitor has been provided and there is no indication whether you used the analog or digital connection between the system and the monitor.

What did you do to get the CPU work ?


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by pgc3 / December 19, 2012 12:04 PM PST

Yeah I thought it was powering down after initiation. Blinking monitor = no signal. Not enough hardware information including monitor hook up,as you wondered, VGA? DVI?

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