compaq presario computer


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Old 06-01-03, 09:37 AM
wel578
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compaq presario computer

after turning on the computer the hard drive activity light doesn't light and the monitor doesn't work. What's the problem?
 
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Old 06-01-03, 09:41 AM
MichaelJP
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Not much information.

If the hard drive light isn't lighting and the monitor isn't coming up with text then it is obviously not working.

1) How old is the system?
2) Is the monitor's power light on? If so what color, green or other?
3) Can you hear any hard drive activity?
4) Computer power light on?
5) Hear the fans running?
 
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Old 06-01-03, 07:49 PM
wel578
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compaq presario computer

reply to MichaelJP system is 3 years old monitor power light is on and green can't hear any hard drive activity computer power light is on can't hear fan running wel578
 
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Old 06-01-03, 09:36 PM
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A green light on the monitor would indicate it is getting a signal from the computer.

No hd activity would indicate a problem there.

Have you had the system open lately?
Any storms?
Anything unusual?

Michael
 
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Old 06-02-03, 04:10 AM
magister
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Of course, knowing what you don't see is of help, but perhaps more germaine to your situation might be finding-out what you do experience; When you flip the computer's switch does anything happen other than the power light coming-on? Do you hear anything? Is there any indication that something occurs when you power-up?

When the computer was last working; Do you remember hearing the fan? When was the last time you heard the fan? And as a follow-up to Micheal's inquiry; Is the green monitor light, solid or blinking?

We just need more information, but from your initial posts, it sounds as if your problem may be much deeper than malfunctioning video and no hard drive activity; But, a response to the above along with Micheal's questions might be able to dispel this fear, or at least help us diagnose the problem...

Keep Passing Open Windows;
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