Computer Not Startin gUp

By Future_Fixer
Jan 30, 2006
  1. Not sure if this goes here but oh well.

    Anyway im helping a friend because I plan on going into Sys Admin/Computer Repair type of area and I have some questions before I do anything:

    Problem: The computer wont start up
    -Sometimes it doesn't start at all and sometimes it trys and then Shuts Down

    Ok what I was thinking was its something with the hardware spacificly the Motherboard mabey?

    So can I get some input from everyone? That would be great. If you need some more info like the os and computer type just ask I'll find that out ASAP this is all that I know as of now.

    Thanks Corey
  2. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    do you hear any beeps?
    when it boots up, what does it show?
    when it boots up, does the fan(s) run?
    does the power supply fan run?
    any lights come on? stay on?
  3. Future_Fixer

    Future_Fixer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No beeps
    Black Screen
    Power lite comes on with computer then goes off

    Extra Info:
    Monitor is plugged in and connected
    shows no signal input when tower/cpu is off

    Windows XP System
  4. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    when it goes off, after "trying to boot", do the fans run?
    it sounds like power supply short
  5. Future_Fixer

    Future_Fixer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No the fans shut off with the rest of the computer

    BLACKBIRD2K4 TS Rookie

    It could be a video card.
    Did you try to re-seat it?
  7. Future_Fixer

    Future_Fixer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I haven't really tried anything yet I just wanted to see if I could find out what I was dealing with before I tampered with things.
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