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Please help me troubleshoot a 12yo gaming computer

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Tower City Guy

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I am currently in quarantine because a coworker tested positive for covid, I have a project I need some help with to kill some time. I have a chassis that was set up for gaming but I cant get it to boot, It just keeps clicking and flashing the ?hard drive? light at me. I have another problem as well. I am trying to use my TV as a monitor, the TV has a 15 pin DVI connector ,hdmi ports and USB ports. However, the pc has a video card with a dms-59 pin output, a 9 pin dvi and a USB 2.0. I don't which is the best way to hook it up to the monitor. I tried a 59 pin to hdmi cable but I don't know if that even works because I think problem one is keeping me from getting any video output.

Anyone want to help me with this quarantine project?

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The first problem sounds like the dreaded click of death which is what you hear when a HDD has failed.


The second problem could be a couple of things, the TV is not set to receive a signal from the port that you have the cable connected to or the adaptor set up is not compatible.


Please provide information about your computer, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if a brand name, provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the CPU, MB, the RAM (including the amount) add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable folk to better assist you. 

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