Computer won't turn on

By lost at walmart
Dec 22, 2007
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  1. lost at walmart

    lost at walmart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 41

    how would i run a diagnostic on the hard drive?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Do a search for Seagates Seatools for Windows and install it on your system. Run the long tests and see what you come up with
  3. lost at walmart

    lost at walmart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 41

    but the computer dosen't turn on.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Ok I got this confused with another post... Dell Dimension 4700. Any other numbers on the system? Serial, Service Tag?
  5. lost at walmart

    lost at walmart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 41

    a dell demension 4700.
  6. lost at walmart

    lost at walmart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 41

    is it a problem with the hard drive at all?
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    That means that the PSU you had before wasn't good enough for your system and it put too much load on it so it finally gave up.

    Get a 350W PSU and you'll be sorted. What country are you from?

    Please use the edit button when you want to add new information and there are no new replies. Thanks.

    Edit: If you want to find out if it is a hard drive problem, download the diagnostic tool and install it on a different PC, and install your hard drive as a slave and have the tool check it over. Drive diagnostic utilities compendium
  8. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    How many countries have Walmart ?

    My guess is that he from the US of A.
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    lost! (You really are clueless.)

    1. Replace the PSU with a PSU of equal or higher wattage
    2. If the computer STILL won't turn on, then you have a hardware issue elsewhere.
  10. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    We have a store called Asda that's owned by Walmart but y'know.

    It doesn't say where he's from and I didn't want to assume anything so it doesn't hurt to ask.

    I don't want to go round newegg looking for links if he can't be supplied by them, otherwise it would just be a total waste of my time.
  11. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    Mr. Daveskater, you are a A'hole,


    Quit following me.
     
  12. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TechSpot Maniac Posts: 579

    Mr. Daveskater, you are a A'hole,

    Good to see someone in the Christmas spirit, and with great articulation.
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Yes I agree,
    Everybody have a Merry Chistmas and a very Happy New Year 2008!
  14. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    I don't follow anyone, I simply look at posts I think I might be able to help with and then if I can then I post. Simple as that, there's nothing personal in there, just a complete coincidence.
  15. lost at walmart

    lost at walmart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 41

    it's been many months and i finally replaced the power supply and the power lights stay on and the fans are running but the computer dosen't start up.
  16. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Motherboard is bad
  17. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Tmagic is right, its the motherboard. If not, (hard to believe) then you just didn't plug everything up. :?
  18. lost at walmart

    lost at walmart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 41

    the computer runs! so i was about to scrap the computer for parts but i looked inside it and I saw a square four prong slot near the processor. so i fit the prong from the power supply in it and it started up and works fine except for the solt for the keyboard dosen't work and it runds slow because it dosen't have enough ram.
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    So you will have to use a USB keyboard and buy yourself some more RAM. We can't physically see your motherboard, but this "missing" 12v connector is a common mistake
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