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Hey guys, I have a serious problem that I'm sure has been posted on here hundreds of times, but here goes:

I push the start button and I can hear the PC begin the start cycle, but then it just stops and nothing happens. The power light and fan stays running, but no start up. So, I know its not the power unit, what do you think is going on? Fried mother board? The computer worked fine about 2 months ago when I left for work. It was off the entire time, now this is going on.
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Hi,

Does anything appear on the screen?

What kind of computer name, model and model number?

Rick
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Thanks for the reply. No, the screen doesn't come on, and there is no sound from the unit, just a green power light and the fan. It is a HP 503v.
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C'mon guys, a little help here...
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hmm strange cmos needs resetting possibly this the easiest way to do this is just to unplug the power from the pc and then remove the battary and leave it for a day put battary back in power see if this helps, in the mean time ill have a think and check to see if this problem is common around that model sorry not to have been so much help but will repost at later date when i have looked into it more.
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Thanks, I appreciate it. Pardon my ignorance, but where and how do I remove the battery? It is a desk top.
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Remove the case cover the battery will be on the motherboard it will look like a oversized watch battery.

Caution make sure you discharge yourself from static electricity by touching a metal object (the case) before touching anything inside.

Try putting your hp restore d*** in or any boot disk and hit the reset button to see if it will boot.

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One more simple thing I can think of is to make sure there is no floppy left in the drive this usually produces a error but ya never know.

I went on the hp website and could not find model 503v

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Thanks,

There's no disc in it, but where is the reset? I've looked for it, and can't seem to find it. Should I just remove the battery?
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yehs just battary id leave it out for a day as im not sure how long it takes to loose it in our days use to be a day so cant go wrong that way.
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Thanks, I'll try it.
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