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Computer Problems

By xXxZxXx
Sep 18, 2007
  1. Ok, I was restarting my computer it turned on, but had a 2 second flash on off

    and continued booting on the Windows XP load screen after bios. Then it shuts

    down and turns back on and does it all over again. Then I turned it off by

    holding in power button, and when I try to turn it back it the tower stays on but


    it won't seem to send a signal to my monitor to display a picture or something. I

    don't know if their is something wrong with my tower or what, my monitor is

    perfectly fine I have it hooked up to my laptop and am using it now as I type

    this. I don't know what it is I've heard PSU or motherboard but my computer is

    still turning on. Any help appreciated.

    Computer Specs:

    eMachines
    AMD Sempron 3000+ 2.0 Ghz
    512 MB RAM
    Geforce 4 MX Intergrated 64 MB
    80 Gigabyte harddrive
    Windows XP Home Edition

    and I know eMachines isn't good and I've had for two years.
     
  2. bluedame

    bluedame TS Rookie Posts: 27

    no post

    this might be a motherboard or a power supply issue... but first try reconnecting the memory modules and then turn your computer on..
     
  3. xXxZxXx

    xXxZxXx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Done that, I took the whole computer apart and put it back together, was sorta bored.
     
  4. bluedame

    bluedame TS Rookie Posts: 27

    re:

    did you hear beep codes after reconnecting memory modules?

    if yes, try reconnecting it again and then reconnect the processor..

    if no, you need to replace your motherboard..
     
  5. xXxZxXx

    xXxZxXx TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    I heard iy every once and awhile when it worked but it jus turns on for a split second and turns off. But the mobo is giving off some odd smell like a capacitor or something is fried.
     
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