computer starts when pluged in w black screen

December 14, 2009 at 12:20:39
Specs: Windows XP

my computer starts up when pluged in and has a black screen. there are no beeps or sounds besides the fans runing at full speed. ive replaced the video card, power sorce, and even the battery on the Mother board. i also cleaned out all the dust and checked all the conections. it was never connected to the internet so no viruses. what could be my problem and should i just get a new computer??

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December 14, 2009 at 14:28:18

Before you go off willy nilly and buy parts how about some history of the computer.

Did this just happen all of a sudden or were there problems prior to this condition?

Was there any interruption in the power to the computer or any lightning storms recently?

What prompted you to replace the power supply? Post the model of the new power supply and the model of the computer or if custom built, the motherboard.

Was anyone inside the case mucking around prior to this problem?

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January 15, 2010 at 12:33:28

i took back the power supply when it still didnt work. and the computer has run just fine for a couple of years. i went out of town for a few months, took the hard drive out because my dad likes to snoop. (not that there is anything i need to hide) when i came back i put in the hd pulgged it in and black screen.

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January 15, 2010 at 12:41:30

The computer should not immediately start when you plug it in. It didn't do that before did it?

If not then the first thing to check is a stuck power or reset button on the case. Sometimes the buttons can get on an angle and not pop back out. If there is no travel in either button then than could be the problem.

Is this a branded computer like Dell, Gateway, etc?

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January 15, 2010 at 13:09:04

the coputer only started when plugged in after i reinstalled the hd. the button is working fine. and the brand is emachine. i just tried to use a recovery floppy disk but it wouldnt read. and the cd drive wont open

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January 15, 2010 at 14:49:51

What kind of recovery disk do you have that fits on a floppy?

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January 15, 2010 at 16:30:35

im not sure. it was one my dad had and i was seeing if it
would pull anything up.

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January 15, 2010 at 17:03:11

May be a boot disk for Win98 or ME.

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