pc wont start up

  s.tottingham 15:48 24 Oct 2008

recently for about 2 weeks my pc kept freezing or the screen just went blank but for the first couple of days when i tun my pc on its powers up, you can hear the fan working but there is no initial beep and the screen stays blank, any ideas?

  woodchip 15:55 24 Oct 2008

PSU as finally keeled over

  jayatissa 15:56 24 Oct 2008

Better to check for loose connections of VGA card, RAM and etc.

  s.tottingham 16:08 24 Oct 2008

PSU? sorry im kinda new to this lol

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:11 24 Oct 2008

Fans start but POST (no bleep) doesn't complete, is most likely a failed Power Supply Unit, especially with your previous symptoms.

  s.tottingham 16:13 24 Oct 2008

ah ok thought it might be the power unit, i have a dell pc sitting in my attic, if i take the power unit from that and connect it to my current pc, is there any damage that could be done if it doesnt work?

  woodchip 16:23 24 Oct 2008

Check the Watts printed on the PSU is as much or more. on the one you intend to try

  s.tottingham 16:37 24 Oct 2008

same as the old one but its still not booting up and still no beep. is it because its a dell psu? and my comp isnt a dell.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:44 24 Oct 2008

What is you failed comp? AMD or Intel?

4 pin plug next to CPU connected?

  s.tottingham 16:51 24 Oct 2008


  s.tottingham 17:03 24 Oct 2008

everything is connected it has beeen running fine until recently, i am now suspecting the graphcis card

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