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My computer will not boot up, the power supply is working, I hear the fan and lights work. But when I try to turn it on it will not even bring up the bios screen on the monitor. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Barbara

Answer

This question was answered on October 23, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

-verify that the monitor is plugged in and turned on and that the wall outlet works by plugging in a lamp, radio or other elecrical appliance

-if the monitor power cord is plugged into a power strip or surge protector, verify that the power strip is turned on

-if the monitor power is plugged into the back of the computer, verify that the connection is tight, and that the computer is turn on

-check for a fuse in the monitor if one is present, it should be visible from the back of the monitor.look for a black knob that you can remove .Check the fuse for a broken wire indicating a bad fuse.

-check that air vents are clear of dust and obstructions

-check for a switch on the back of the monitor for choosing between 110 volts and 220 volts.Check that the switch is in the correct position

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 23, 2003