cumputer wont boot up

November 9, 2011 at 18:55:51
Specs: Windows xp, pc2700
ligthtingt hit a tree out back ever since the computer wont work. installed a new harddrive but still nothing yellow lite is on the moniter after glowing green for a few seconds. the harddrive wont even spin whereas you would normally hear it

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November 9, 2011 at 20:37:22
Suspect the power supply first, but the damage could be more extensive. If you have a power supply you can substitute (borrow), then try that. If you can boot into the BIOS set up then you can read the voltages which need to be within 10% of specs, if not then a digital volt meter can give you the outputs. Establish that the power supply is working before purchasing anything else. If you can purchase a power supply with the understanding that you can return it for a full refund if it does not help or the damage is too extensive to repair, then that may be worth trying.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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November 10, 2011 at 04:45:12
I'm of the opinion that we shouldn't respond to questions posted in the wrong forum.

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