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Ok so today I boot my PC up. I just get black screen but monitor is on. Everything worked fine yesterday. Won't let me see boot screen or logo. Don't even think I can enter bios. I cant tell if PC Frozen or not. I'm using Windows 7 64bit. 12gb ram, amd fx 3470, and r9 380. Msi 970 gaming motherboard. I didn't install any updates last night. Any ideas?

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Processor

My bad it's amd fx8370

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Re: boot

If you don't even see the boot screen or the logo, it's not a Windows issue, but a hardware issue. Time to find a repair shop. Be sure to not spend more than the current value of this PC.

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The usual for self repair.

1. Google "The Dead PC."
This finds the usual discussions where you make it smaller till it turns on and shows the screen.

2. Lately I've been getting too many saves by just replacing the CMOS batteries. This part is so cheap that I feel it's not worth testing or discussing.

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Dead BIOS battery ?

Why would a dead BIOS battery prevent Entry to BIOS?

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This is like

"Why did the chicken cross the road?"

The answer was not always the same and some PCs don't boot with a low CMOS battery. This and other reasons such as cost to test the battery means we flip the 25 cent part in and move to other issues. This greatly annoys folk that want parts tested but with shop time at 150 dollars a hour we do what we can to hold the bill in check.

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