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wardyboyo

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#1
i was told to take out my CMOS battery and and leave it out for a bit.. so i did...and now when i plug the pc in theres an orange light on the front and only the psu fan will turn..

then i turned it off via the switch on the front and now it wont boot up..
i plug it in and the lights on the keyboard flash and nothing will turn or work nor do i get a picture on the moniter...just nother but there is defenatley power going into it because the key board lights flash..

any suggestions??
 

Tony D

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#2
Why did you remove the CMOS battery? I'm guessing it was because you were having a problem to begin with. What was the original problem?

Do you get any writing on the screen?
Do you hear any beeps?
 

wardyboyo

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#3
its not my computer but i think i was told that either it wouldnt boot up or nothing was happening in the first place
 
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Wolfeymole

#4
Can you give us the exact details of the problems that led to you being told to take the battery out Wardy.
 

wardyboyo

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#5
well its not my computer..
and someone gave it to me to look at...but i have never come across a problem like this..
i myself didnt take it out...the person whoose computer it is took it out..
and i think he said nothing happened when he turned it on or wouldnt boot at all

thats all i know...and i cannot get any more information :/
 
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Wolfeymole

#6
So you have replaced the battery yes?
Have you made sure all the peripherals are securely seated ie, graphcs card, memory etc.
Make sure all the power connections are secure too.
 

wardyboyo

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#7
done all that..
will i need a new battery...and if i do will anyone do?
 

wardyboyo

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#9
just went and got that exact same one..

inserted it
still no luck..nothing happens just as before..

:/
 
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Wolfeymole

#10
Ok disconnect the hard drive and disconnect any cdroms that are attached.
Now try booting it and get back to us with what happens.
 
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Wolfeymole

#12
Well it looks like either the PSU or the motherboard has died Wardy.
You could get another psu from another pc and try that.
 

wardyboyo

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#14
i dont have a psu with all the connections..
on my mother board theres 2 connections to the psu but the psu's i have only have 1 connection
 

wardyboyo

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#16
gawd no

theres normal one(20 pin) and a 4 pin in the shape of a square
 

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#19
Your motherboard has a standard 20 pin connector as well as a 4 pin connector that powers the processor.

Bottom line: As suggested, either the psu or the motherboard is blown (or both). Note that just because a psu fan is working, doesn't mean that the psu is fully functional.

In many cases when one goes it takes out the other. In some rare cases, it can also destroy the firmware for the hard drive, or cause file corruption on the hard drive.
 

wardyboyo

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#20
the pc looks relatively new..
very good condition..
umm its an eMachines 420
i just read on some site its the motherboard has a design fault..
and is a trigem motherboard..