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Hi from norwich uk

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by maurice lyon, Mar 5, 2022.

  1. maurice lyon

    maurice lyon

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    Hi all, I have cleaned all the dust out, replaced the cables, I checked the Ram sticks, not booting, all fans running except the PSU fan maybe it's thermo setting, monitor is working, changed the CMOS battery still no joy, cant think of anything else to do. Pls help.
    I am a pensioner so please bide with me

    Maurice
     
  2. Tony D

    Tony D Administrator Administrator

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    Hello and welcome Maurice,

    Because you mentioned fans (in the plural), I'm guessing it's a desktop.
    1) Do you get anything on the screen at all?
    - If Yes, what do you get on the screen?
    - If No, can you swap out a monitor.
    - If No, if you're using a graphics card, remove the card and switch to on-board video if it has that capability.

    2) Can you hear the hard drive making the usual noises at it tries to find the operating system. If you have a hard drive access light, do you see it blinking? If you have an SSD, you won't hear the drive making noise.
     
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  3. IJAC

    IJAC Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    I have a Asus prime Z270A MB
    CPU:
    Intel i5 Quad core
    Memory:
    Rip Jaw 32 GB
    Hard Drive:
    Samsung Evo 500 GB SS
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R7 260X/360
    Power Supply:
    750 Watt Corsair
    I would also recheck all your cables just to make sure they are all connected. Did you make sure you grounded yourself by touching bare metal on the case? How did you clean out the dust? If you used a vacuum cleaner you may have had some static electricity hit a component on the motherboard. It doesn't take much static to take out something in a computer.
     
  4. maurice lyon

    maurice lyon

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    Hi Tony
    1) Do you get anything on the screen at all?
    - If Yes, what do you get on the screen? I get the logo Dell as the monitor is a dell.

    2) Can you hear the hard drive making the usual noises at it tries to find the operating system. If you have a hard drive access light, do you see it blinking? If you have an SSD, you won't hear the drive making noise. It is a SSD


    Yes IJAC Indidv checked all connections, I use canned air for dusting and I wear a strap for grounding.
     
  5. Tony D

    Tony D Administrator Administrator

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    So the Dell logo is from the monitor, not the computer?

    If that's the case, you may have a failed board. When a computer starts, it goes thru a Power On Self Test (POST). That's when you see the computer's logo on the screen. If it passes the POST, it looks for an operating system.
     
  6. IJAC

    IJAC Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    I have a Asus prime Z270A MB
    CPU:
    Intel i5 Quad core
    Memory:
    Rip Jaw 32 GB
    Hard Drive:
    Samsung Evo 500 GB SS
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R7 260X/360
    Power Supply:
    750 Watt Corsair
    OK great just trying to rule things out.
     
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