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Windows 7: PC turns on, no image and no activity

19 Dec 2014   #11
kailynn

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The PSU still has the LED light, sorry. It stopped working momentarily when I removed the graphics card but I guess it was just because I plug it bad or something.

I also disconnected the HDD, as suggested and nothing happens again. Can't see any errors because I don't have any image. The only led that is always off is the orange one when that flashes whenever the computer is processing something. Which apparently doesnt happen anymore.


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20 Dec 2014   #12
kailynn

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Could it be the HDD? I removed it and the same happens. But if it was the HDD wouldnt the PC have image?
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20 Dec 2014   #13
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes you should still get an Image ..
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20 Dec 2014   #14
joeandmarg0

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

If you have a bootable disc,such as Hirens or similar,then try that to see if anything appears on the screen
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20 Dec 2014   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kailynn View Post
Could it be the HDD? I removed it and the same happens. But if it was the HDD wouldnt the PC have image?
Without a HDD, you should get a BIOS message.

It's possible that your motherboard has failed.

Have you made sure that all of your cables and cards are properly connected?

Sometimes removing the cables/cards and then replacing them can fix connection issues.

Remember to take anti-static precautions and disconnect your PC from the mains, before doing this.
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23 Dec 2014   #16
kailynn

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey guys! Thanks for all the latest replies. I've been testing everything and the good news is it was not the HDD (I had a lot of work saved there...). Bad news is it is the motherboard .

I am going to invest in a new machine as this is 7/8 yrs old machine and I don't think investing in a new motherboard is a good solution. If I invest in a new motherboard I will prob need to change more stuff to avoid incompatibility issues. So, I guess a new PC is a more wise decision.

Thanks for all the help :)
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23 Dec 2014   #17
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Was hoping it was the PSU ... Might be a good idea to build your own Computer .. Best wishes any how and if you need any Help or advice in the future we are always here
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23 Dec 2014   #18
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Were you ever able to boot into the built-in HP hardware diagnostics by tapping the ESC key at boot? This is how to determine the hardware's condition. If the mobo or hard drive have failed it should not run at all.
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24 Dec 2014   #19
kailynn

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Nope, I could never reach the BIOS or run that HP diagnosis.

Whenever I powered it on I had no image at all.

BTW, happy holidays to all :)
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