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Sega Saturn
15-06-09, 19:04
Alright, I turn on my Windows Vista machine and... nothing happens.
No BIOS, no picture, no nothing.
And I didn't do anything to it...? :confused:
Help. :p

spikejones
15-06-09, 19:09
pics or it didnt happen

is this a desktop or PC?
-check video connections (VGA, power, etc)

have you been inside the case ever?

Sega Saturn
15-06-09, 19:14
pics or it didnt happen

is this a desktop or PC?
-check video connections (VGA, power, etc)

have you been inside the case ever?

It's a desktop PC, and I unplugged and reconnected all the cables. Yes I have. :p

pics or it didnt happen
I don't have a cam, and I said it didn't display anything. It only does normal fan noise. (which by some reason is more silent than previously).

spikejones
15-06-09, 19:18
well I was joking in reference to the fact you said it "commited suicide" - so I envisioned it holding a gun and shooting itself :vlol:

anyhow - it may have run its natural lifespan. you can check the inside of the case though to see if all motherboard and device connectors are properly fastened. just be sure to be grounded first before messing about in there.

i would say if you had a camera you can take a photo of the inside for inspection, but since you don't have one...

Sega Saturn
15-06-09, 19:21
well I was joking in reference to the fact you said it "commited suicide" - so I envisioned it holding a gun and shooting itself :vlol:

anyhow - it may have run its natural lifespan. you can check the inside of the case though to see if all motherboard and device connectors are properly fastened. just be sure to be grounded first before messing about in there.

i would say if you had a camera you can take a photo of the inside for inspection, but since you don't have one...

HOE?! IT CAN'T DIE?! I MADE IT IN NOVEMBER!
...
I since the computer is more silent, I suspect that the graphics card died...

spikejones
15-06-09, 19:23
you made it yourself?
does it have onboard and add-in graphics?
try using the other if available - if only add-in is available, make sure the card is still properly seated.

Sega Saturn
15-06-09, 19:28
you made it yourself?
does it have onboard and add-in graphics?
try using the other if available - if only add-in is available, make sure the card is still properly seated.

It has an integrated crappy Intel GMA. :P
But the graphics card can't have died... it's still new. (I bought it in November 2008) :(

EscondeR
15-06-09, 19:59
^ 1. Do you use built-in video chip or a stand alone video board?

2. Is your CPU overclocked? How much if it is?

3. Ensure the re is no dust inside case/fans/heatsinks.

4. Does it beep? The PSU may be faulty, try changing.

Sega Saturn
15-06-09, 20:24
^ 1. Do you use built-in video chip or a stand alone video board?

2. Is your CPU overclocked? How much if it is?

3. Ensure the re is no dust inside case/fans/heatsinks.

4. Does it beep? The PSU may be faulty, try changing.

1. Stand alone graphics card.

2.No.

3.There is a bit...

4.No.

Anyways, I took out the graphics card and it still didn't work. :(

EscondeR
15-06-09, 20:27
^ 1. Remove RAM, power PC on. Then use jumper to flush BIOS on default settings. Put RAM back. Ensure all connections power/boards/flat cables/etc are tight and proper.
2. Remove all dust with compressed air.

If this helps not, then try changing the PSU.

Sega Saturn
15-06-09, 20:29
^ 1. Change the PSU.
2. Ensure all connections power/boards/flat cables/etc are tight and proper.
3. Remove all dust with compressed air.

1. I DON'T HAVE OTHER! XD
2. They are I checked them while I had the cover opened.
3. Tommorow. :p

EscondeR
15-06-09, 20:44
^ See edited post above :)

Sega Saturn
15-06-09, 20:57
^ See edited post above :)

...

:-\

That's a bit complicated but I'll do it my way first and then if it doesn't work I'll do it your way. :p

irjudd
16-06-09, 00:31
You didn't say if the fans spin up or not.

Either way, sounds like the PSU **** the bed to me.

spikejones
16-06-09, 01:59
...

:-\

That's a bit complicated but I'll do it my way first and then if it doesn't work I'll do it your way. :p
not too hard actually. just make sure you get one that has proper connections for your motherboard and devices. there is only ONE possible location for the ATX and 20/24 pin mobo connectors. The 4 pin molex (for PATA drives), FDD, and the SATA device connectors should make sense automatically. Just disconnect all current power lines running from the PSU to devices and remove it. Then do the same in reverse with new PSU.

You didn't say if the fans spin up or not.

Either way, sounds like the PSU **** the bed to me.
i thought he did say the fans came on - but "quieter" than normal.

EscondeR
16-06-09, 06:13
i thought he did say the fans came on - but "quieter" than normal.

Can mean severe power drain (as normally fans are at full throttle at boot), i.e. bye-bye PSU :whi:

Sega Saturn
16-06-09, 16:24
he
HE?!
Can mean severe power drain (as normally fans are at full throttle at boot), i.e. bye-bye PSU :whi:
... no, no, NO! Oh well if it's the PSU... R.I.P PSU. :p :(