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no boot???!??!?!

by IM499B5150 / August 15, 2004 5:00 AM PDT

My computer starts has power and everything except there is no signal and the computer just sits there and runs and i cant restore it or anything because it doesnt boot.... im thinking about shooting it its driving me insane..... what happens is i start the computer and everything fires up but there is no signal and its on but doesnt boot so i need some help?

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Does it beep?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2004 5:17 AM PDT
In reply to: no boot???!??!?!

Details can help. Tell about the machine in gritty detail as well as your willingness to open the case, remove parts and work on the machine.

Bob

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Re: Does it beep?
by IM499B5150 / August 15, 2004 10:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Does it beep?

It doesnt beep i have pulled it apart and swapped hard drives just with a brad new hard drive and tried to restore that but that didnt work, the computer is a hp pavilion 751n...... in sequence when i have it all plugged in i press the power button and it starts powering up all of the drives and the hard disk and the monitor just stays black the whole time and i know it works because i hooked it up to another computer and it works....

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Time to make it beep.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2004 11:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Does it beep?

It takes all of four parts. Power supply, CPU/heatsink/fan, motherboard and speaker. Nothing else is needed.

If it doesn't beep, you are looking at the four possible bad parts.

Bob

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Re: Time to make it beep.
by IM499B5150 / August 15, 2004 11:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Time to make it beep.

what is a heatskin?

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what is a heatskin? = A typo.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2004 10:05 PM PDT

I have a study about typographical errors at the office. I use it to beat up people who insist that manuals we write for internal use be perfect. The study concluded that even with certain typographical errors the message got through. I do insist that an error message be accurate since today's malware writers use slight mispellings to avoid raising suspicions.

In this case, if you don't know what a heatsink is, then you may want to consider taking the machine into repair if its worth it.

Bob

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By "no signal", perchance that is what is seen on the
by Ray Harinec / August 15, 2004 5:57 AM PDT
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monitor???

Did you normally get a single beep at startup when it was woeking.

Has power and everything is a broad statement. What observations confirm this?

Does it "shut down" by depressing the Power switch, either by momentary depression or holding it depressed for to 5 seconds??

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