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slafa23

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    Computer won't turn on
    « on: September 17, 2007, 07:06:14 PM »
    I just started using a new PC when I realized I have a very important file on the old computer. For some reason, out of the blue, it won't turn on. Any suggestions on what could be wrong?

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      Re: Computer won't turn on
      « Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 01:04:09 AM »
      there can be so much reason ???
      is the psu fine?try another psu with the same wattage.
      have you done anything inside the mobo?change the jumper mobo jumper maybe?
      could be the power button broke?
      if you in a rush,take out the HDD and make it as slave in different pc.
      Take you important files. ;)

      patio

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      Re: Computer won't turn on
      « Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 03:00:11 PM »
      Remove the HDD from the old machine.
      Set the jumper on the old HDD to slave.
      Set the jumper on the new HDD to master w/slave.
      Hook up the old HDD to the middle connector of the IDE ribbon.
      Re-boot the machine and the old HDD should show up in Windows Explorer.

      You can then copy/move the files you need...
         
       
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      Gearbulk

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      Re: Computer won't turn on
      « Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 07:11:41 PM »
      I have a problem of the same nature.

      I recently purchased a LinkSys ethernet card for my Dell Dimension 8200. I READ the instructions and then installed the card into one of the availible PCI slots. I then tried turning my PC on and guess what? It would not do anything. However there was power going to the mobo cause the litle green light went on. Pressing the power button did nothing. I removed the card and the computer powered on with no proble. I tried it in the other three PCI slots and it did the same thing. I then got mad and pressed the power button and plugged the dam card in and it kept booting and windows detected the card and intalled it. However, when ever i turn the PC off, I cant power it back on unless iremove the card. In my BIOS IRQ assignments, it shows the card as "unknown manf ethernet card". I have updated the BIOS to the most recent version and the problem still exists.

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        Re: Computer won't turn on
        « Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 07:18:04 PM »
        Welcome to CH Gearbulk, please start a new thread for your question. ;)

        slafa23

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          Re: Computer won't turn on
          « Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007, 08:00:27 PM »
          Remove the HDD from the old machine.
          Set the jumper on the old HDD to slave.
          Set the jumper on the new HDD to master w/slave.
          Hook up the old HDD to the middle connector of the IDE ribbon.
          Re-boot the machine and the old HDD should show up in Windows Explorer.

          You can then copy/move the files you need...


          Sorry, but I'm not that good with computers. English please :).
          Thanks.

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            Re: Computer won't turn on
            « Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007, 12:05:52 AM »
            Remove the HDD from the old machine.
            Set the jumper on the old HDD to slave.
            Set the jumper on the new HDD to master w/slave.
            Hook up the old HDD to the middle connector of the IDE ribbon.
            Re-boot the machine and the old HDD should show up in Windows Explorer.

            You can then copy/move the files you need...


            Sorry, but I'm not that good with computers. English please :).
            Thanks.


            well,that is the easiest way :-\
            what you didn't understand?

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              Re: Computer won't turn on
              « Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007, 12:25:09 AM »
              Remove the HDD from the old machine.
              Set the jumper on the old HDD to slave.
              Set the jumper on the new HDD to master w/slave.
              Hook up the old HDD to the middle connector of the IDE ribbon.
              Re-boot the machine and the old HDD should show up in Windows Explorer.

              You can then copy/move the files you need...

              Where HDD is hard drive disk, and jumpers are little pins that close off circuits on the drive.

              We'd need to know precisely what you don't understand in order to describe it better.
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