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Unregistered
06-26-2002, 10:34 AM
Help,my computer doen't start any longer. I just hear the cooler but I get nothing on the monitor. What could the problem be???

Dual-Catfish
06-26-2002, 10:39 AM
A Million things.

ober
06-26-2002, 10:48 AM
true dat... have you checked the cables? do you hear any beeps? have you noticed any gnomes wandering around your house lately?

ihsir
06-26-2002, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by Unregistered
Help,my computer doen't start any longer. I just hear the cooler but I get nothing on the monitor. What could the problem be???

Switch on the monitor, dude

Unregistered
06-26-2002, 11:19 AM
really funny,hope one day you'll have the same problem

Mario
06-26-2002, 11:24 AM
You didn't understand...

They will surely help you. But you'll have to say exactly what is going on. Saying that your computer doesn't start doesn't help you or anyone else trying to help you.

red_baron
06-26-2002, 11:24 AM
everyone has computer problems, life wouldn't the same wihout em. i have so many problems whith my computer i've lost count of how many times i had to fix it.

golfinguy4
06-26-2002, 11:51 AM
Is the monitor connected securely to the tower? If so, is the video card in all the way?

It could be many things. List everything that has been checked and is working well.

tgm
06-26-2002, 04:53 PM
1. Make sure it's plugged in (since the fan is going that's probably a safe assumption)
2. Make sure everything else is connected and working properly.
3. Are there any beeps when the PC starts, in which case how many? (that usually will tell you what's wrong)

Potential Problems:
Hard drive failure
CPU burned out (maybe the CPU fan died, happened to me once)
Motherboard fried (also happened to me once)
Video card fried
Monitor's dead

Open the case up and see if the CPU fan is still going, if not you're screwed. Sorry. That's what tipped me off to my motherboard dying. I think the CPU's still good but I upgraded so I really don't care. Thank god it wasn't my monitor.

In order to help you we're going to need a great deal more information. Was it working and then died? Did it work the previous day? What kind of parts do you have? Have you noticed anything strange lately? Etc, etc, etc.

/* edit: I totally forgot about the gnomes until I read Ober's post again. That's a pretty common problem too. In some cases they'll get bored in a couple days and go away, or maybe they die I don't really know. */

Betazep
06-26-2002, 05:38 PM
Could be the flux capacitor. Did you check that? I try to replace mine regularly.

Hammer
06-26-2002, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by Unregistered
Help,my computer doen't start any longer. I just hear the cooler but I get nothing on the monitor. What could the problem be???
What's your refrigerator got to do with it? :D

TravisS
06-27-2002, 01:18 AM
heh, refrigerator :p


Just because you hear a fan spinning honestly doesn't mean crap. OK, so it means your power supply is working, but that's about it.

Do you hear any beeps? If not, well, as was said before, there could be a ton of things wrong. No beeps = bad.

Untill you give more detail, nobody is going to be able to help. We can throw random tips out, but they certainly aren't garunteed to work.

Start by unplugging everything from the back of the computer except the monitor and power. Try booting it up. If you get no beeps, and see nothing on the monitor, unplug the monitor and try again. If you hear no beeps, well, if you don't know computers, stop right here. Take it to a computer shop and let them take over.

If you do know how to work on computers (then you shouldn't be asking this vague of question ;)), take off the case and take everything off the motherboard except the power, cpu, and memory. That means all expansion cards, and even the harddrive/cd-rom and floppy cables. BE CAREFULL! If you mess up your computer more than it already is, don't come whining back, I told you to only do this if you know what you're doing! OK, now, try it again. Listen for any beeps. If still no beeps (and this isn't a compaq computer), take out the memory. Now, this should seal it, if you hit the power and still hear no beeps, your motherboard is most likely bad.

The reasoning is simple: Once stripped down this far, you've basically eliminated everything but the motherboard or CPU as your problem. If, however, you got down this far and started to get beeps, start putting pieces back in one-by-one untill it stops beeping again. Then, you will have found your bad piece of hardware. Most often this will be a modem, especially on HP systems.

stautze
06-27-2002, 01:37 AM
3 caps head & shoulders, 1 cup peroxide, and 3 tablespoons of amonia. shake well, and pour it on te motherboard (make sure you are pluged in). This works every time.

p.s. you don't really need the peroxide to fix your current problem, but it will get rid of any viruses, guaranteed.

ober
06-27-2002, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by stautze
3 caps head & shoulders, 1 cup peroxide, and 3 tablespoons of amonia. shake well, and pour it on te motherboard (make sure you are pluged in). This works every time.

p.s. you don't really need the peroxide to fix your current problem, but it will get rid of any viruses, guaranteed.

LMAO... :D

I also found that a teaspoon of vinegar does wonders for a nice shine :)

vasanth
06-27-2002, 10:19 AM
Well try water with glucose :)
Well the best thing you can do is call a tech guy since u r not able to tell what is wrong..

Sayeh
06-28-2002, 12:58 PM
Ah, we've got it licked now-- I discovered the problem!

-- Loose nut between keyboard and chair.

Just remove that and I'm sure it'll work. How'd you login, by the way?

ober
06-28-2002, 01:12 PM
no no no... this is a ID-TEN-T problem.. please use correct protocol in fixing your problem. It's either that or a PEBKAC issue that needs to be discussed further ;)

Powerfull Army
06-28-2002, 03:44 PM
Hey golfinguy:How do you know he uses a tower?And yeah,how DID you log in,other comp?

golfinguy4
06-28-2002, 05:55 PM
I'm telepathic.:cool: :cool:

Betazep
06-28-2002, 07:35 PM
I don't think he has a tower. I think all the parts are laying around in a bonzi-marthan configuration (aka 'a-pile-of-junk). Quite common for people that live in corn fields where the humidity reaches at least 78%.

I think computing barefoot would be my first step to solving this problem, followed shortly by solving the cranial-rectal dysfunction plague that is inherent in humid corn fields. Not to mention the crucial step of sitting on the monitor whilst determining the symantics of world peace.

These solutions can fix issues like,

"I have no monitor, can I plug the VGA cable into my nose."

"My hard-drive doesn't vibrate properly when inserted into my arse."

"My computer keeps ordering me to kill people. (After I kill the dog for telling me not to, of course)."

"My processor just doesn't chop tomatoes finely enough for a caeser salad."

"Why don't the stamps stuck to my monitor go anywhere when I send an email?"

"My mouse keeps biting me."

"Are printed pizzas as edible and nutritious as the real thing?"

"My computer keeps telling me to press any key, but I cannot find the any key anywhere."

"When I run my program, it just opens up, closes, the house catches fire, and my head explodes."

Among many more....