PC PROBLEM... I need help.

@kdmlrys (399)
United States
August 1, 2009 12:13pm CST
I'm using my laptop now 'cause I don't know what the hell happened to my desktop computer. It suddenly stopped working. I'm not sure how your own CPU looks like but mine has this two little bulbs (I think they call it LED) placed beneath the power button. Usually, when I turn on the CPU, it lights up the GREEN and the RED LED. But recently, I notice that when I turn on the CPU, the only LED that lights up is the RED one. And then the monitor won't display anything. I'm really worried since most of my files are installed on that CPU. Frankly, I want to burst out in tears now. Please help me... What do you think is the problem? What can I do to solve this sh*t?
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49 responses
@machizmo (279)
• United States
1 Aug 09
That does not sound like a computer problem but the card that you plug the monitor in has gone bad. The video card may have went bad. If the computer hard drive which is what you store stuff on goes out it will still load up the monitor.
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@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
1 Aug 09
That's what I'm thinking 'cause I recently made changes with the video card. What does the GREEN led indicates anyway?
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• United States
1 Aug 09
It indicates power.
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
2 Aug 09
Well the Power Supply is running fine.
@smelz23 (190)
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
My friend that problem may occur when: 1. When you a install a new harware that are not compatible with other hardawares in your system. 2. Sometimes the over using of the desktop especially when the desktop has no good ventelation or in just only a room temparature. coz some wire will be heaten-up then faulty comes next. 3. the plug from your monitor is unplugged or unproperly plugged. 4. And lastly fault of your video card 5. And Lasty again some bios or cmos configuration was changed. Solutions. 1. Fisrt and foremost check the plugs from your monitor to you Computer. 2. Check if you here any beeping noise when you turn on your PC. And when you here something it is because your RAM or your Video Card has a problem. Pull this out and clean the contact points of each with eraser carefully then put it back again. 3. unplug the newly hardware that you have installed and turn on your computer to check if same problems occur. 4. Change the power supply that was connected to your hardisk. may be there is a problem with the cable. Thats all I can share folk. Just do it your-self. But take always precaution. You can save money and learn from it. Don't be afraid to try it by yourself. If you surely surrendered with it, then go to the PC Technician for your last resort. Just remember always "You can always fix the things that was made by man always! but you cannot fix the things that was made by the LORD!" Just ask for wisdom unto the Lord to help you fixing that problems.. Adios!!! Goodluck!!!
@japerz (86)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
Very well said... =) Hope you already fixed the prob..
@ample03 (403)
• India
20 Sep 09
Thanks to Smelz23. He has covered every issues. I also had the same problem when I first took my new Computer... the very second day it happened and I was so sad. I had not so much idea how to solve it and I had to send it to the technicians.They tested it and told that it had some RAM slot problems, the Motherboard slots were somehow lose. The thing the Technicians did was to tighten up the RAMS on the Motherboard. After that I had many problems which have been solved by myself only and I really learned a lot of things in that way.
@john3l6 (187)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I am wondering if the original poster found what the problem was that caused the crash. I just encountered the same problem while a windows update was being installed ... I had to reinstall windows in order for my computer to get past the boot point. Dummy me made no back up or recovery disc. I learned my lesson.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
1 Aug 09
I guess your com is not spoiled.. Rather, something is wrong with your monitor instead.. Since your com is able to boot up, only that there's nothing on your screen, it means your monitor is spoiled.. Or maybe it might be some components related, such as graphic cards etc ^_^ It's nothing serious and your files are definitely not affected ^_^
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Thanks for saying that. The only thing I'm worried about are my files. I'm going to buy a new PC anyway.
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• United States
1 Aug 09
If you get a new PC you can just transfer the HDD's to the new computer, of course you have to configure the computer so it starts correctly.
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@cbeee3 (2063)
• India
1 Aug 09
Like some other myLotters have responded, I think it could very well be a problem with the video card too.But before jumping to any conclusions, make sure its not something as silly as a loose connection. Ensure that all the cables and wires are plugged in properly.Also check that the monitor is turned ON. Do you hear the CPU working? If you have tried all the above mentioned options and it is not anything as trivial, then my next guess would be the video card. So try checking that out.
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Cables and Wires aren't loose... CHECK! CPU working... CHECK! Monitor is turned ON... CHECK! Problem is still there. Hmmm, perhaps you're right. For me, it's either the video card or the motherboard.
• India
2 Aug 09
ohk did you try to put the graphics card in another PCI slots, I mean just switch it to the other slots......also are other cards like if you have put in a sound card, etc working fine......if they are working fine then your mother-board is perfectly ok.......also I guess you would have to install the drivers for the graphics card(look out for the driver CD in the box).........also try switching off the integrated video card from the BIOS settings.......and then you can try restarting you PC again.......
• India
1 Oct 09
my friend you dont worry because i have a rid of this problem... i also face this kind of problems everymonth..its very simple to solve this...you just have to open up your cabinet i.e. CPU and then just plug out your RAM and clear the dust from it, if any!!! then put the RAM in the slot and now try to start your pc... if now also it don't start than repeat this process 4-5 times... i know definitely it will work!!! take care..
@reco369 (273)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
hope your suggestion works.But it think its more than that of just cleaning.
@jdyrj777 (6538)
• United States
2 Aug 09
If i had a problem i think i would take it to the Greek squad at best buy.
@jdyrj777 (6538)
• United States
2 Aug 09
Also this is one reason i dont leave stuff on the computer.
@daeckardt (6239)
• United States
1 Aug 09
I don't know what to suggest about this problem. I really do feel for you. I have not been able to get my laptop working and it was pretty much the same way I feel. I have a lot of pictures saved on that computer. One day I tried to turn it on and it looked like it was going to turn on, but the system never came up. Is there a good computer shop you can take it to? If nothing else, they can take the hard drive and recover the data. That is all I want to do with mine. The computer doesn't matter as much since I have a good system now. I hope you are able to get it working.
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
1 Aug 09
I didn't know it's possible. Thanks for suggesting it. If all else fails tomorrow, then I'm gonna have to take the hard drive off and recover my files. The whole computer will probably go directly into a real-life Recycle Bin . Well I was planning to buy a new one.
• India
1 Aug 09
do check this out... it is supposed to beep after a few secs..if it beeps then ur mother board is all right..if it doesnt then check out if RAM is properly inserted..most times loose connections do occur in RAM.so re insert it.. if not change the cable slot..from graphics card pin to the monitor pin.. hope u get out of ur problem
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
1 Aug 09
RAM is properly placed. It's weird because I haven't touched anything and then it just stopped working.
@radx682 (327)
• India
1 Aug 09
It is not a major problem...it is because of the dust collected in your display adapter inside the CPU... Open the CPU, plug out the display cable, plug out the display card and plug out the RAM...just blow on the display slot and RAM slot...use a tissue paper and clean the contact point of display adapter and RAM...plug in all the components back in the same position...then everything must be fine.. Switch on ur PC..your monitor will work this time..pls take the help of someone who knows to do this...If the problem still persists..pls revert...happy mylotting :-)
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
1 Aug 09
I already did that. I wonder why it's still malfunctioning!?!
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
1 Aug 09
Dont worry.It may be a dust problem and would be rectified soon.even if it is a viral problem get a technician to look at your comp.Good luck! I know how you would feel becasue I was going through the same and my comp is working only for the past 2 days after a gap of ten days.
@kdmlrys (399)
• United States
1 Aug 09
I already cleaned up the CPU from dust but the problem still remains.
• India
18 Jul 11
I think this is the problem of CPU or either hard disk. I had faced the similar kind of situation few month ago. Just try one thing remove everything from your PC even CPU also and then reassemble those one. If you have luck it might work. In my time I did the same and I got success. Best of your luck ...;)
• Philippines
8 Nov 10
check your memory (RAM) try removing it 1st then boot it if u can hear some boot noise, if it doesnt, check ur power supply that might be one reason, if u hear a noise, try put it again, the bios should atleast boot 1st to know that it's not ur motherboard or processor is the one that is damage.
@mahedi15 (28)
• Bangladesh
30 Sep 09
Wish your Laptop problem will solved
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
I been to that problem once. I just cleaned my ram. Just open your case then take out your computer's RAM. Clean the gold pins with eraser. That's all. If you have installed a Video Card clean it also. If that doesn't work, it might be that your system is corrupted or video card is no longer working. That's it.
• India
30 Aug 09
Does your cpu beep when you start it.This beep indicates that the ram is functioning properly. If not then remove the ram and clean and insert it again. if this also does not work then remove the battery on the motherboard and reinsert it again after a few minutes. In most of the cases this fixes the problem. YOur monitor may not be giving the display if some of the bios settings have been changed or modified. Try the above steps .. Note ; If you have onboard graphics as well as a graphics card in the pci slot then after you remove the battery then try connecting the monitor cable to both the slots ..hope this works for you.
• China
25 Aug 09
You don`t need to be too anxious about the question,because the problem is that the hardware didn`t work and maybe you set a wrong option. It doesn`t affect software anymore```
@lovelots (147)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
to check if the motherboard is at fault, remove the memory modules (RAM). the motherboard will produce a beeping sound. if it doesn't produce any sound, you need to change your motherboard.
@mjweed21 (693)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
You can check the connection of your monitor to the tower. It might be that the connection is loose.
• India
15 Aug 09
Hello my friend kdmlrys Ji, Firstly, I would request you to relax. It is not a such a great problem taht you should get worried so much. There will be many in your area, who would set everything right and save all your work. So just summon some body who can look into the problem. If you nil knowledge, better do not attempt to repair. You may loose datas. So call somebody , who can repair. May God bless You and have a great time.
@vklancer (135)
• India
5 Aug 09
this is certainly the ram problem, remove your ram and replace it again,if you clean the ram with an eraser do it,if you cant call a technician