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Red Blinking Light on Front Panel

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by John Stenger, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. John Stenger

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    I'm not sure where this post belongs, but I have an older Compaq DC5850 small form factor desktop, I have not used it for awhile, and this morning I tried to start it and at first I'm getting no signal to the monitor, and then a red light looking like a lightbulb symbol is flashing with a beeping alarm sound. Would anyone be able to help me with this issue? Thanks John
     
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    Look at the back of the computer where the power supply is there may be a orange switch that should state 110/115 or 220/230.

    If you are in the USA make sure it is set to 110/115.
    If you are in the UK make sure it is set to 220/230.
     
  4. John Stenger

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    Thanks Folks I checked it out and it looks as though it's a serious enough hardware problem, to buy a new computer! not worth fixing according to a tech at best buy.

    While I'm on the subject, I'm looking for a used inexpensive machine, but I stream a lot of videos, so is there a PC specs. level I will need in a machine so that videos will play smoothly? Thank You
     
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  5. Tony D

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    Most decent modern machines should work. Send us the make/model of machines you're looking at and we'll provide our thoughts.
     
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    Toss that old Compaq out of the nearest air lock.

    Even the most cheapest new computer will stream just fine, as streaming has little to do with the computer, but rather your internet speed.
     
  7. John Stenger

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    Thanks Tony D & Seth! I will post a few possibilities when I find them!
     

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