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Master Geek

#27173 16-Oct-2008 14:46
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We have a PC which doesnt like booting up...

for last 3 months or so, when i try to boot, the fans start spinning and starts making noises then dies...

I push the power button... does the same thing (sometime will spin for 5-10 secs, other times will only spin for 1 second then die)

Eventually, after pressing the button anywhere up to 50 times, it will boot fine...

System time/date always needs resetting too...

Have replaced BIOS battery etc...

Any ideas??

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  #171554 16-Oct-2008 15:19
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It could be power supply, or memory, or CPU overheating. Any numbers of beeps at boot?



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  #171573 16-Oct-2008 15:44
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no beeps when its playing silly buggers...

Get one beep when it boots correctly (normal)

have tried 3-4 power supplies.... changed all the fans and heatsink etc... swapped out RAM with another PC...

Still no luck....

Could it be Virus related???

We use it as our download PC... (we pay APRA and PPNZ fees and we were directed by the record companies just to download our music via P2P because we are paying royalties anyway)


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  #171578 16-Oct-2008 15:58
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I've just realised you said PC and not laptop, god I hate it when I do that. My description was purely for a laptop, I've been dealing with a customer via email all afternoon and his laptop so I must have hooked into that. Sorry. I've removed all the useless crap from the post.

I agree with Slister who has posted below me, might be time for a new Mobo by the sounds of it.

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  #171595 16-Oct-2008 16:36
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No beeps = No POST so either PSU or Mobo.  As you have swapped PSU next stop new mobo.

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