Looks as if my well used Medion Akoya 3Ghz has finally given up the ghost after a number of years of use and I am having to use my laptop. I would rather much use a desktop than a laptop for everyday use.
Looking at Amazon for inspiration I notice that there are a lot of Windows 7 PC's despite the introduction of Win8. Does that indicate the preference of the initiated?
I do not do gaming merely e-mails and general surfing.
I might still be able to resurrect the Akoya though.
THEN I found that the start button on the front of the unit was actually two separate components with the actual switching function part of the switch being sandwiched between the outer casing and an inner casing, difficult to see this without removing front casing and removing one of the internal drives. The actual switching part had dropped out of its location slot and therefore was not making the physical contact needed with the outer part.
Put the switch back into its location and ............................... simple ....................nuff said.
With switch now conjoined and working - no need for new PC. Problem of Win7 or Win 8 avoided (at least for the present).
If you have a Medion switch problem have a look at the switch from the outside of the casing and also from the inside. If I had done that it would have saved me a lot of trouble.
When this first occurred I checked that the mains cable was OK but with no indicator light being displayed I imagined that it was something serious -Power box or motherboard. The neon light that displayed when switched on was on the part of the switch that had fallen down between the inner and outer casing and could not be seen even though in actual fact it was illuminated.
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