Solved It says computer going to sleep when comes on

May 2, 2016 at 13:33:47
Specs: Linux , Not sure
My compaq computer turns on but says computer going to sleep it worked before but when I moved it to the other room to get internet I plugged it in and that's what it said

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May 3, 2016 at 14:50:08
There are a whole bunch of things that might have gone wrong, that's why benchtesting is important. It's just what it sounds like - testing the motherboard (& other hardware) on the bench. That way you don't waste your time putting it in the case & then finding out it doesn't work. It's also easier to mess with the RAM, CPU & CPU cooler when it's out in the open. Speaking of which, when you swapped the CPU & cooler, did you apply fresh thermal paste?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/190...

"Was not the same type of Compaq but was a compaq"

Even if you get the system to power up, you might not be able to boot into Windows due to the board change. One thing at a time though...



#1
May 2, 2016 at 14:49:57
It's not the computer going to sleep it's the monitor. You're seeing that message because it's not receiving a video signal from the tower. You probably didn't reconnect something correctly after you moved it.

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#2
May 2, 2016 at 17:04:14
What do I do then I plugged it in correctly


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#3
May 2, 2016 at 18:36:07
We have no idea what you have (no specs listed) or what you did, other than move your system into another room. The only possibilities are you didn't connect the cables correctly or you somehow knocked something loose inside the case during the move.

Do you hear any beeps when you attempt to boot? Since you're posting in the gaming forum, is it a gaming computer? Could it be you hooked the monitor cable to the motherboard graphics port rather than the video card port?

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#4
May 2, 2016 at 18:57:31
Well I used it as gaming computer I got it from my grandma originally she said the button was broke to turn it on so I took cover off fixed it put cover back on started it up and shut it off went into the other room plugged it in all it said was monitor going to sleep watch videos nothing works out different mother board the one a put on it doesn't do any thing no fans move or anything the other one everything worked but just wouldn't show anything besides monitor going to sleep then shuts off turn it back on same thing

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#5
May 3, 2016 at 09:24:40
You changed the motherboard? Why? Have you ever done that before? Did you install the exact same one? Did you bench test it before putting it in the case? Right now I have more questions than answers. Please use punctuation... I can't tell where one sentence ends & the next begins.

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#6
May 3, 2016 at 13:29:18
OK I changed mother board cuz I know someone who works on computers and he said the mothers board was bad. Was not the same type of Compaq but was a compaq. I have no clue what benching is.

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#7
May 3, 2016 at 13:30:06
And I have never changed a mother board before

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May 3, 2016 at 14:50:08
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There are a whole bunch of things that might have gone wrong, that's why benchtesting is important. It's just what it sounds like - testing the motherboard (& other hardware) on the bench. That way you don't waste your time putting it in the case & then finding out it doesn't work. It's also easier to mess with the RAM, CPU & CPU cooler when it's out in the open. Speaking of which, when you swapped the CPU & cooler, did you apply fresh thermal paste?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/190...

"Was not the same type of Compaq but was a compaq"

Even if you get the system to power up, you might not be able to boot into Windows due to the board change. One thing at a time though...


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