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Old 11-29-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Ok, I'm not sure what forum to put this in, so please don't get mad if this is not the place for this.
Ok. Here's the problem:

One day we left our computers on, as usual. (and for the record, we are oddly having the same problem with two computers.) Well, we got on them and we turned on the monitor. When the monitor was completely on, there was nothing showing except a blank light blue screen. Nothing could be done. We could not Ctrl Alt Del, or shut down or anything. We had to shut th computers down the old fashioned way (holding down the power button).

When we tried to turn them back on, the come on, BUT they do not turn on if you know what I mean. The fan turns on, the drives turn on and the computer makes the usual whirring sounds, although the hard drives sound like they are not turning at full capacity.

The lights on the computer turn on, but the lights on the keyboard and mouse do not, and the monitor remains blank.

Like I said, this has happened to two of our computers. One is a Dell dimension 8200. 2001 running XP. The other is a gateway (not sure on the model) 2006 running on XP also.

Please respond. All help is needed greatly. I hope I can get some help. Thanks.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:34 AM   #2
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cmos reset
turn the computer off
remove the power lead from the back
take the side off
remove the cmos battery
move the cmos jumper from pins 1 and 2 to pin 2 and 3 and the back to pins 1 and 2
reinsert the battery
put the side on
replug in the power lead
boot the computer

there can be 2 solder points you touch with a screwdriver
2 pins you touch with a screwdriver or use a jumper
a cmos clear switch or button
there will be a diagram and instructions in your manual

because it is 2 of them it sounds more like you had a power surge
try another power suppply in them



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