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Probelm w/Screen Not Turning on When I Boot Up


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Slink

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computer thats sick and needs help
****Alienware m9750****
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7600 2.3Ghz @2.33Ghz
Dual nVidia Geforce 8700M GT 512mb SLI
2GB Ram
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit SP 2
197.16 Drivers


Question/problem - im pretty sure this is a hardware problem, not a software or virus problem...Anyways i was on a normal everyday web site. the screen/computer froze, so i held the power button down to restart it now the screen wont come on, but the fans and hard drives i can hear still boot up.. what do i do now?

Edited by Slink, 07 June 2011 - 10:35 PM.

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Digerati

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Try another power supply. The fans spinning only indicates the presence of 12V. The PSU must still provide +5 and +3.3V. So you need to verify you have good power before looking elsewhere.

But be prepared, this could also indicate a fried CPU, RAM, motherboard or all three.
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