packard bell wont boot

  higueron 09:59 30 Aug 2008

I have a packard bell imedia 1402 which wont boot there is a flashing yellow light around the start button and you can hear the fan working and a clicking noise from the hard drive but thats about it any ideas?

  howard64 10:28 30 Aug 2008

try opening the case and reseating all the different cables. It is often better to pull the cable out and then push firmly in rather that just pushing in its original position.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:28 30 Aug 2008

Sounds like hard drive failure, have you tried booting from a bootable CD?

  crosstrainer 14:32 30 Aug 2008

Do you see the boot screen on your monitor?

  higueron 14:43 30 Aug 2008

it does not get as far as the monitor just the flashing yellow on the power on button

  crosstrainer 14:48 30 Aug 2008

If under guarantee (which I doubt) take it back.

If not, then as howard64 has suggested, REMOVE all power leads from the computer, then.

1) Open the case

2) Check fans for dust.

3) Remove the graphics card from it's slot and clean, replace.

Try again.

If this fails to bring it back to life I think your Power supply may be the culprit.

  higueron 14:55 30 Aug 2008

I think it may be the power supply I will take it to a local shop and get them to check the power supply thanks folks for your advice I will let you know the outcome next week

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