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tuttle

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hi,

i have just purchased on new computer that has no operating system on it.

the specs are:
Chip Type: AMD Athlon XP
Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz
Memory (RAM): 1 GB
Hard Drive Capacity: 120 GB

I was trying to turn it on to start loading on xp. When I press the power button the light comes on and the fans begin to whir and the light comes on on the cd drive. this all happens for about half a second and then it stops. nothing comes up on the monitor at all.

I checked all the connections (inside and out) and it all seems fine.

Of course, there was a bit a problem - on its arrival the fan had come loose from the mother board. I have clipped it back on but am worried that this has smacked into something and damaged the computer.

Wanted to try all options before screaming at the place I purchased the system.

thanks for your help
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which fan?

Cpu? Or Case?

It is very possible that the CPU overheated and died...With that processor, it can literally take less than two seconds.

Funny things happen when a CPU dies. Sometimes, you get what you have, sometimes you get nothing. It depends on what part of the CPU died first.

Any beeps heard? If not, you are almost certainly looking at the CPU...
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hi,

i have just purchased on new computer that has no operating system on it.

the specs are:
Chip Type:  AMD Athlon XP
Processor Speed:  3.2 GHz
Memory (RAM):  1 GB
Hard Drive Capacity:  120 GB

I was trying to turn it on to start loading on xp.  When I press the power button the light comes on and the fans begin to whir and the light comes on on the cd drive.  this all happens for about half a second and then it stops.  nothing comes up on the monitor at all.

I checked all the connections (inside and out) and it all seems fine.

Of course, there was a bit a problem - on its arrival the fan had come loose from the mother board.  I have clipped it back on but am worried that this has smacked into something and damaged the computer.

Wanted to try all options before screaming at the place I purchased the system.

thanks for your help

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check the power lead if not working go to the place at you buy the item and get a new one


f8 or f12 pust all off the fs

Edited by nathanw3, 14 April 2005 - 08:59 AM.

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tuttle

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hi,

the fan was the cpu one.

the computer was never turned on without the fan so don't think it's this).
it's not getting any beeps at all.

think I'll contact the computer shop. grrr
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Oh, I bet it was turned on without the fan...The guy who built it would have turned it on even without an OS to test basic function.

It's very simple for them to check. (you could to, but don't or they will play the warranty game). Pop the cpu heatsink off and if there is a black streak on the CPU, it's toast.

Also, if you can, try smelling the CPU...you can usually pick up a distinct, acid/burnt smell
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i'm pretty sure the fan disconnected in transit (it was delivered by the postal service) and when he set it down in my home I think he did a bit roughly. Who knows how he did it when on his own.

thanks for all the help.

have contacted the shop hopefully they will sort this out.
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