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Windows 7: computer not starting?

28 May 2009   #1
Swordmaster

Windows 7 7100
 
 
computer not starting?

hey, well i opened up my computer and put the GeForce 6200a AGP card in and closed it shut, then my computer wasnt turning on when i tried to turn it on. so i took the card out and tried starting it again but it still wouldnt turn on. On the back of the computer (where you plug in the power cable) theres a green light thats blinking. Not sure if that has something to do with it?


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28 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

You could try unplugging the main power cable, installing the card then plugging back in & turning on. I kno in the past some cards couldn't be installed even with the power cable in.

Hope this helps




Jeff
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28 May 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi swordmaster,

What I would suggest is that you re-open the case and carefully check all the cables going to the motherboard, Even to the stage of carefully dis-connecting and re-connecting at both ends if needed. do this one cable at a time and be sure you know where a cable plugs in before removing it.

Quite often when working to fit a new component it's possible to knock another totally un-related lead, and thus cause a failure to boot
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28 May 2009   #4
Swordmaster

Windows 7 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
You could try unplugging the main power cable, installing the card then plugging back in & turning on. I kno in the past some cards couldn't be installed even with the power cable in.

Hope this helps




Jeff

well i originally did install it with the power cable unplugged, but i just tried installing it while it was unplugged again, that didnt work so i tried installing it while it was plugged in, that didnt work either.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi swordmaster,

What I would suggest is that you re-open the case and carefully check all the cables going to the motherboard, Even to the stage of carefully dis-connecting and re-connecting at both ends if needed. do this one cable at a time and be sure you know where a cable plugs in before removing it.

Quite often when working to fit a new component it's possible to knock another totally un-related lead, and thus cause a failure to boot

ive checked, and it seems like everything is connected


with the green blinking light, right when i plug in the cord it starts blinking, and im positive it use to just stay lit
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28 May 2009   #5
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Ok Not sure if you have tried the steps in the following link.

The link is to the PSU testing process for your PC model and should allow you to diagnose and hopefully solve your issue ...


Troubleshooting Power Supply Issues*
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28 May 2009   #6
Swordmaster

Windows 7 7100
 
 

hmm well i just tried those steps and it still keeps blinking, could it be my power supply blew or something while i tried to run my computer with the new graphics card?
inside the computer it says the power supply is: 250W Max

also.. the green blinking light makes a "ticking noise" if you listen to it
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28 May 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi,

It does sound as if you may have blown something when you fitted the card and powered up

The only real way to confirm this would be to get the PSU onto a test rig, or to check the outputs with a multimeter ( this is not straightforward as the test has to be done with the unit under load to give an accurate reading).

The other way would be to replace the unit with one known to be working, not often an option for the home user, but in these days of multiple PC's in families is sometimes possible.

If you do borrow a unit to check make sure you test it without the new card fitted just in case there is a fault with that card which caused the unit to fail .

I would suggest that you get the unit checked out by a local professional if you want to be sure before looking to replace it.
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28 May 2009   #8
Swordmaster

Windows 7 7100
 
 

thanks, i guess ill try and go to geek squad at best buy and see if they can tell if its the power supply
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28 May 2009   #9
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Have no personal experience of Geek squad, (wrong Country), but would always try to find someone to check this type of thing that does not have an interest in selling you a replacement, or a link to someone who does.

It's always useful if you can find an independent technician in your local area that others can vouch for.

Just my opinion, of course
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30 May 2009   #10
Swordmaster

Windows 7 7100
 
 

just upgraded from a 250W to a 500W PSU and installed my new GeForce 6200a graphics card, everything works fine =)
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