Computer Wont start up correctly!!

By SuperTai ยท 5 replies
Feb 6, 2005
  1. hi im new to this forum.. but i'm in need of help.. because my computer which i havent used in a while because i came back from dorm and just boxed it up leaving it in the basement .... isnt working right... everytime i turn it on.. it flickers and then it turn off the come back on and so and so.. plz help!
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you need to give more information than "my computer doesn't work"
  3. onecalifman

    onecalifman TS Rookie

    How well was the computer packed while in the basement? Sounds to me that
    moisture in the air corroded come contact points- not bad enough to stop
    all electrical flow, but enough for the flickering. Cleaning all the contact points(cables,etc.) may help.
  4. SuperTai

    SuperTai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the computer was packed away pretty good.. im not sure about the moisture.. but sometime it comes on... but after i shut down.. i try to reboot it... the computer flickers... it goes on and off.. the fan runs then stop... it doesnt stay on long enough for me to even see the windows loading screen
  5. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    As Zep said...more info.

    patio. :cool:
  6. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    is it a compaq? this might sound crazy but i've had the experience of a compaq rusting out on me, corroding every conductor in the system. has happened to others, i've heard things. just a thought...
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