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Windows 7: Alienware aurora PC win7 64 stuck in sleep mode w/ fans running help!

1 Week Ago   #11
oscer1

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
This is a desktop, I believe I mentioned that as well as it being a cmos battery.

End if thread, the PC is shot.

Is there any value in the case or should I just dispose of it?
sorry about that was thinking of another thread. should of went and looked at the first post since did not have specs listed under my systems


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1 Week Ago   #12
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
This is a desktop, I believe I mentioned that as well as it being a cmos battery.

End of thread, the PC is shot.
Is there any value in the case or should I just dispose of it?

Seldom is a PC SHOT! Once in a while, when a motherboard gets zapped by lightning, but not often.
I've salvaged dozens of PC's that were basically just Thrown Out. After working on computers for over 40 years, it's now my hobby. I love restoring defunct PC's and then giving them away to the Needy.


I'm sitting here, happily running a little Toshiba laptop that was given to me by a friend who is an accomplished HAM Radio operator, but obviously not much of a Computer tech. He said the little Toshiba laptop was dead!

I brought it home, reset the Bios and was able to get it running, but granted very poorly. It came with Windows Vista on it. Boo!

I maxed out the ram, put in an SSD, and a new DVD burner and installed Windows 7/Pro/x86 and it's up and running better than when it was new. I also have a few tweaks, that Super Charge Windows to run in its very Optimum mode. (NO Safe Defaults) Just out of the box, Windows is a real dog! In just a few minutes, I can just about Double the performance of any Laptop running any version of Windows.

Total cost for this Restoration = < $100.

If you were a little closer, I'd ask you if I could have that old PC. They don't call me a "TechnoMage" for nothing. I've been known to perform Magic, using technology.

Are you planning on a trip to Florida, anytime soon?

Cheers Mate!
TM
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1 Week Ago   #13
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
I have a 2011 Alienware desktop running Win7 64 Home Premium. It was running fine till today.
what was the model number of that 2011 Dell Alienware desktop, jjr?

it's most likely the motherboard (or parts of it) is failing and needs replacement

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Once in a while, when a motherboard gets zapped by lightning, but not often.
I've salvaged dozens of PC's that were basically just Thrown Out. After working on computers for over 40 years, it's now my hobby. I love restoring defunct PC's and then giving them away to the Needy.
sometimes the motherboard does not fail that way by lightning zaps, TechnoMage2016. motherboard failures can also occur with bad capacitors (had those occur with some old HP brand computers) or even using mediocre power supply units (PSUs)
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1 Week Ago   #14
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

As a 'Board Level Tech' I've recapped many a motherboard, PSU, etc.

But, the bad caps have now been replaced with a new generation that are more reliable.

Failing CMOS batteries are more common these days than Bad Caps, and that's why I always check the battery first if the PC is having weird problems, or just refuses to even boot up.

I was given a little HP desktop PC that was supposedly DEAD. OK, I'll take a DEAD PC!
However, after I took it home and pulled the CMOS battery, which checked out extremely low, and put in a new battery, it booted right up to the BIOS and then worked perfectly.

It's been my experience, that when changing a CMOS battery, it's important to just leave the battery out for 20 to 30 minutes, so the CMOS (memory) chip has time to drain down to zero.

Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?
TM
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