My computer wont start

By dragulaboy
Jan 1, 2008
  1. I just got this computer from a friend i have no idea what it is or anything about it. I took off the panels to paint and when i took off the front panel i unplugged everything i tryed to plug them back in everyway i can think of, but nothing has worked if you can help me thatd be awesome.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Does it power up at all (ie are there any power lights)
    Is there any message on screen (ie cannot find HardDrive)

    I would remove all connections internally again
    Also you want to remove any plugged in PCI cards
    Reconnect all internal connections
    Confirm that all connectors are securely connected (this is probably the problem)
    Push the power cord in securely
    Turn back on
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    so far you've done everything 100% wrong
    why stop now take it to geek squad :blackeye: a geek!! joke sorry
    or stop for a moment and think
    how about reading the manual for the motherboard you can get it online
    I don't think you fried anything so after reading the manual
    read the writing on the little black connectors
    you should see stuff like
    HDD led
    HDD reset
    Power and a few more
    the board has very tiny print to match

    good Luck
    happy 2008
    welcome to the best forum on the net
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Actually the manual would be good as the first step
    There are a number of specific fault diagnosis options for each computer
    And it will familiarize you with the computer at the same time
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