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04 Jun 2013   #91
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohavepc View Post
Hello Raiden92:
From what you have posted in this thread and the videos on youtube it sounds like this machine only boots once in a while. Hardware issues and even Bios issues can be a PITA to figure out but steps must be taken in an orderly fashion and protection from static must be adhered to. If you don't already own one I would suggest an antistatic wrist strap. It is a cheap insurance against permanent damage to your components. Newegg.com - antistatic

Usually with a machine that will eventually boot there are two things that come to mind that I have had experiences with. 1) Memory 2) Memory. First try one stick of memory, then the other. I would suggest clearing the bios after each attempt. (With the system completely unplugged and wrist strap in place pull the bios battery for 30 seconds while holding in the power button) If you able to eventually boot into your bios I would suggest loading defaults and rebooting.

You have tried a different monitor with a separate vga cable so I doubt there is any future in going that root.

You can unplug the data and power leads from hard drives, dvd drives, unplug the front panel card reader (note which port it plugs into). and see if this beast boots to a os not found screen then we plug in the dvd drive, if it boots quickly to os not found, then plug in hard drive ect. each time rebooting. This will weed out any culprit hardware.

First and foremost be prepared to learn a lot about your hardware and have patients. when you find the moment it stops booting good you may indeed find the issue at hand. Also I would take a flashlight and inspect the Capacitors on the Motherboard. look for any bulging, leakage, swelling. Leaking and Swollen Capacitors on Motherboards and Power Boards - YouTube if any look like these be prepared to replace the motherboard or get real good at soldering real fast.

I have added my twenty cents (inflation don't you know) and hopefully you can find some help there. If you don't understand a step just ask and I am sure someone here if not myself will be able to explain.

Good luck and have a good day.
If that's the case , then I have no problem waiting till I come back from vacation or even purchasing a new Tower.


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04 Jun 2013   #92
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

I notice while watching this video that there may be a lot of dust in the ram area so I have to clean it up. I don't have a brush with me. What would you suggest I use?

easy steps for fixing "No display pc" - YouTube
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04 Jun 2013   #93
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just the compressed air and please remove the modules and blast those slots as well the re-install and make sure you hear and see the end latches latch.
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04 Jun 2013   #94
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Just the compressed air and please remove the modules and blast those slots as well the re-install and make sure you hear and see the end latches latch.
What do you mean modules, Sorry don't have much knowledge from the inside of a computer, but I ma enjoying learning.
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04 Jun 2013   #95
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Ram sticks are also known as modules.
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04 Jun 2013   #96
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Ram sticks are also known as modules.
EDIT: I will spray both ram sticks as well the ram slots with the compressed gas. While holding the ram sticks do I spry the compressed gas?, Is there a specific way because I don't want to mess up my computer.
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04 Jun 2013   #97
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hold the ram by the ends and I seriously doubt they need cleaning, just spray the slots and as advised only insert one stick in the slot closet to the CPU and try to boot. If no go then remove that ram and install the other stick in the same slot and report back what happens?
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04 Jun 2013   #98
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Hold the ram by the ends and I seriously doubt they need cleaning, just spray the slots and as advised only insert one stick in the slot closet to the CPU and try to boot. If no go then remove that ram and install the other stick in the same slot and report back what happens?
Alright man, I will do that and let you know what happens.
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04 Jun 2013   #99
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Hold the ram by the ends and I seriously doubt they need cleaning, just spray the slots and as advised only insert one stick in the slot closet to the CPU and try to boot. If no go then remove that ram and install the other stick in the same slot and report back what happens?
Same results, I accidentally got to close while spraying the ram slots that compressed gas came out. I honestly have no idea what the problem with my computer can be I literally tried everything I can think of. You guys also suggested things and they didn't work . This Computer doesn't want to live no more.
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04 Jun 2013   #100
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yeah it's not a pretty situation. How about you leave the rig on once booted up?
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