when i turn on harddrive red light blinks, green doesnt?

January 10, 2015 at 10:31:35
Specs: hp, hp
when i power computer, green light doesnt come on, but red light continues to blink. the fans are running in back of hard drive, cant get anything to come up on monitor. red light just blinks. ?

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#1
January 10, 2015 at 14:32:45
I'm confused by your use of the term 'hard drive'. Are you asking about a USB external hard drive or are you referring to the computer tower as a hard drive?

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#2
January 10, 2015 at 14:58:52
"cant get anything to come up on monitor. red light just blinks. ?"
To isolate the problem, try/borrow another monitor.

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#3
January 10, 2015 at 17:24:13
The colors of indicator lights are not standardized, so we don't
know if you are referring to the power light, the hard drive activiity
light, or some other light. If you don't know the names of the lights,
but the lights have little symbols near them, then describe those
symbols and tell us which light is which. The hard drive activity
light may have the letters "HDD" near it.

Both the power and HDD lights normally blink under certain
conditions. If the power light is blinking, the HDD light should be
off. If the HDD light is blinking, the power light should be on steady.
Those two lights blink quite differently. Does the blinking look
abnormal to you?

It could make things easier if you tell us the computer model number.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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