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Why can't i get power


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philipglass

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Hello sirs,
I put my computer in storage for about a year, pulled it out tonight and it's not sending power to the keyboard (the CAPS light doesn't come on), the monitor (it doesn't even say "no signal", although it flashes a green light which tells me it's getting power), or the speakers (I don't hear a startup sound). However, it sounds like it's running perfectly. Is there anything I can do without trying to hook another monitor up to it? I opened up the case and none of the connections were loose.
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Your best option is the one you don't want to do... change the monitor.

This will isolate whether it's the monitor or the computer.

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welcome to G2G

From what u posted it doesn't sound like is only you'r monitor cause u posted that the keyboard doesn't respond allso. If the caps lock and num lock dont work then it is not only the monitor.
If your computer is over 2 years old then it should have a speaker that should beep. make sure it is connected and listen what happens when u start it up. here is a link to the different beep codes
http://www.sysopt.co...cle.php/3552501

Post and tell us what u found. Allso give us more info about your computer.
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welcome to G2G

From what u posted it doesn't sound like is only you'r monitor cause u posted that the keyboard doesn't respond allso. If the caps lock and num lock dont work then it is not only the monitor.
If your computer is over 2 years old then it should have a speaker that should beep. make sure it is connected and listen what happens when u start it up. here is a link to the different beep codes
http://www.sysopt.co...cle.php/3552501

Post and tell us what u found. Allso give us more info about your computer.


OK. I hooked up the speakers, but didn't hear a beep. The computer is an eMachine running XP. I bought in 2002, I believe. I stored it for a year in a South Florida closet in the original box with styrofoam around it. It's dusty inside the case, but all of the connections look fine... I also don't think it's the monitor. When I unplugged the monitor from the back of the computer, it flashed a "no input" message.
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I didn't mean the speakers for the audio. I meant that there is a small speaker inside the computer that should beep. It has 2 wires red and black. it connects to the mother board the direction of the connection doesn;t matter.

I have never opened an eMachine so I can only help so much. But sounds like a hardware problem. If there r slots with cards on the mother board take them out and see if anything happens.
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