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my computer is broke:(

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by *HotDog*, 9 Mar 2006.

  1. *HotDog*

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

    Posts: 196

    Location: Totnes (Devon)

    hi there
    i was just playing on my computer listening to music and basically the monitor just went off with the green light flashing! but all the fans were still running and could open and close the cd drives. i tried turning it off and then off and what happens basically is all the lights and fans turn on and i get the normal beep and i can here the hard drive and the hard drive light flashes for a bit and then stays constant! and thats all that happens.
    at first i thought it was my graphics card but on trying a different one it rules that out. i have tried reseting the jumpers but still nothing.
    so would it be my cpu?? a while back i started getting these voices from the mother board voice thing saying system failure cpu test or something like that but i basically took my computer apart and gave a bit of a clean and didnt hear it again.
    does anyone have any other ideas??
     
  2. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 13,155

    Location: Shropshire

    Try another monitor ?
     
  3. Dutch Guy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    Ouch, annoying problem and it can be all sorts of things like the CPU or mobo :(

    - Can you get into the BIOS?
    - Do you get a screen output up to the point it hangs?
     
  4. Egon

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 6,805

    Location: Darlington

    I hate motherboards with voices... don't ask me why but I much prefer the simple old beeps to tell me whats wrong.

    On that note, when you switch on the PC are you getting the usual beep or is everything silent? The sounds might help diagnose the problems and this thread read might help to.
     
  5. *HotDog*

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

    Posts: 196

    Location: Totnes (Devon)

    i get one beep at the start like it normaly would. but the monitor stays on standby. so no bios or anything. the monitor works fine on my mates computer and works fine! trying to check if theres any burn marks on my cpu but i cant get my dam cooler off lol! its doing my head in!
     
  6. Amp34

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    So the moniter doesnt even show you the startup screen where it goes through all the drives etc? If it shows that but then dies when it starts going into windows then you'll need to reinstall your GFX driver in safe mode.
     
  7. *HotDog*

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

    Posts: 196

    Location: Totnes (Devon)

    no the monitor never comes on just stays on standby like the green light just flashes.
     
  8. mc_bob

    Banned

    Joined: 29 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,553

    Location: Reppin' up North London

    Have you got another Graphics card you can try?
    If it comes on you know its the Graphics card, which I would say it is since its still beeps and sound as if its booting up.
    If you turn the speakers on and turn the computeron can you hear any windows sounds, when you log on?

    MC_Bob
     
  9. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 13,155

    Location: Shropshire

    I vote on trying a different monitor again..

    My X800 XL did exactly the same thing once.. flashy green led on monitor.

    Turned out the card was dead :(
     
  10. Defcon5

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,424

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    i had this with the exact same board, and it was the board that was borked.


    Do you get any hdd noise?
     
  11. *HotDog*

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

    Posts: 196

    Location: Totnes (Devon)

    i do get hardrive noise and have tried a different monitor! its doing my headin iv e got some old parts back home but im at uni! already bought a new graphics card but that didnt work so dont know if to buy a new cpu to see if that works! crazy stuff!!!!!!