Help Me!!! - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2004, 19:51   #1 (permalink)
_____________________
 
Ambrose_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,942
Help Me!!!

My computer wont boot i press the power button, nothing, its so random i need it just so i can get the crap off it until i get my new computer cause i can use this for internet but i want to get the stuff off, but yea it just doesnt boot the motherboard either so i think the power supply has gone metal but i checked everything was connected

should i just wait till i get my new computer and put the hard drive in it?

thanks
Ambrose_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-13-2004, 20:13   #2 (permalink)
Rollcage Crash Test Dummy
 
HSV_KILLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Newcastle
Age: 30
Posts: 552
Re: Help Me!!!

Try the Following

a Shut Down and leave for 30 seconds (totally unplug it)

b Switch the power supply off at the back of the machine- should be a little on/off switch

c If its an "Acer" it could be a "Random Restarter" best to contact them if ur covered under warranty

d try a new power cable (just try it, you never know these days)

e throw out window

if none of the above work, id say, its either your power supply or a problem with your mother board- or somethin stoopid like a broken button! :-P) Try getting it covered under warranty,
If you need stuff off ur HDD, pull it out and take it to a mates, and get the important stuff burnt off or get him to hold it on his system

HSV_KILLA- Trainee Network Administrator for Maitland City Council, NSW
__________________
You can not have a baby in one month by impregnating nine Women
HSV_KILLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2004, 20:15   #3 (permalink)
_____________________
 
Ambrose_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,942
Re: Help Me!!!

done all that except the last one and it is shut down thats why i cant start it and its a "I blame Microsoft "(IBM)
Ambrose_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2004, 20:17   #4 (permalink)
I am The Brain
 
FordHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Melbourne, Ford of Aus land
Age: 30
Posts: 3,073
Re: Help Me!!!

Interesting situation....are you sure you are pressing the right button?

Definately try a different power cable...so many times that is a major cause of issues.
__________________
Would you like to change your name to Homer Junior? People can call you Hoju.
FordHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2004, 20:21   #5 (permalink)
_____________________
 
Ambrose_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,942
Re: Help Me!!!

yep, right button, brand new power cable came with my new case
Ambrose_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2004, 20:23   #6 (permalink)
BA'o'Matic 100% working.
 
Dellboy999's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Victoria
Age: 43
Posts: 3,838
Re: Help Me!!!

Just wait and add the HD as a second HD to the new computer then copy everything off, easy :D

Jason
__________________
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think

"So long and thanks for all the fish!"
Dellboy999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2004, 20:32   #7 (permalink)
Rollcage Crash Test Dummy
 
HSV_KILLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Newcastle
Age: 30
Posts: 552
Re: Help Me!!!

If its not that old, call IBM customer support...they will probably give you a new system and ask you not to tell any one of your problem ;-)...def. a hardware problem, you could try opening the box and replacing the power supply (cost is about $40-$50) that is, if you no longer have a warranty, call some of ur computer mates and ask if they have a relatively new power supp. that you could use (make sure it has enough wattage to run ur system)
__________________
You can not have a baby in one month by impregnating nine Women
HSV_KILLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2004, 20:32   #8 (permalink)
_____________________
 
Ambrose_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,942
Re: Help Me!!!

its got an OS on it will it not conflict?
Ambrose_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2004, 20:33   #9 (permalink)
i pity tha fool
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Gosnells, Perth
Age: 32
Posts: 1,040
Re: Help Me!!!

no lights at all i assume?

then pull out the hard drive and stick it in the new pc... just like dellboy said. damnit thats the second time he beat me to it.
__________________
-Jamie's Gallery-

Previous ride: EBII V8 Manual Ghia spring roll.
Current ride: 1970 ZC 351 Fairlane Custom.. (estimated 350ftlb @ 2000rpm.. max torque 420ftlb at 4500rpm.. with standard exhaust manifold!)
jmartion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2004, 20:35   #10 (permalink)
i pity tha fool
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Gosnells, Perth
Age: 32
Posts: 1,040
Re: Help Me!!!

actually after reading your first post agaib you pretty much diagnosed the problem, aswell as came up with the workaround by yourself..

ha!
__________________
-Jamie's Gallery-

Previous ride: EBII V8 Manual Ghia spring roll.
Current ride: 1970 ZC 351 Fairlane Custom.. (estimated 350ftlb @ 2000rpm.. max torque 420ftlb at 4500rpm.. with standard exhaust manifold!)
jmartion is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:23.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.