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possible blown fan??

by Pattieton / December 2, 2013 9:03 PM PST

My computer will not get passed the HP screen (with all the esc. and f-11 keys etc...) and when I tried to go into safe mode i noticed my keyboard wasnt working. (no lights on it at all) So ofcourse I switched out my keyboard and the same thing. Any suggestions? The person on it last night said she heard a loud noise and that was turned off. I figured the fan or motor? Any ideas? Im desperate....Thank you

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2013 9:11 PM PST
In reply to: possible blown fan??

I've yet to find a blown fan cause the keyboard to not blink on startup.

Why not model number? Not much to go on here so check that the keyboard is in the right connector.

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Re: loud noice
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 2, 2013 9:13 PM PST
In reply to: possible blown fan??

Could be the hard disk that went south (a head crash surely makes noise). Get it out and try it in an external enclosure. If OK there, it's some other hardware that you need to replace.

Why desperate? Any repair shop will be able to get it up and running again. Be sure, however, that the machine is worth the repair costs.


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waiting on tech guy
by Pattieton / December 2, 2013 9:19 PM PST
In reply to: Re: loud noice

Im at work and waiting on my tech guy to get here...not sure when that's gonna be...hopefully soon. and yah i checked the keyboard and its in the right spot...the loud noise she heard last night might have been the hard drive..frustrated. thank you

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Details...none provided
by Willy / December 2, 2013 9:28 PM PST
In reply to: possible blown fan??

You gave no hint on what PC is involved here, thus details.

My GUESS if whomever heard the noise, if like a pop or bang, maybe a bad capacitor went out big time. That would cause a non-start or unresponsive boot. You need to open PC case and check the innards closely and use the "bad caps" example at ---->

If you find such, then usually a repair can be made or attempted from one with skills, otherwise, find a replacement mtrbd. if that's the case. Understand, caps are found where electronics are used so anywhere inside the PC case. If a device is holding back the boot, disconnect until found. If bad PSU, replace with similar. I'm assuming its a bad PSU because it turned-OFF.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by Pattieton / December 2, 2013 9:45 PM PST

tada Happy okay... thanks you guys...I guess I wanted a quick fix like magic ...techie will be here this afternoon, I must get back to work! thank you again for all your guy's help

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