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Old 06-27-2006, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New HDD / Diagnosing PC trouble

rightt... Had this pc for 3ish years..
When I turn on my PC all the lights come on apart from a green light which indicates my PC is on.
Or sometimes everything comes on [even the green light] but nothing appears on my monitor [even though it's plugged in etc]

I'm on a packard bell 5116 Imedia SE pc..
Someone mentioned to me it could be my lousy old 80 gb western gate HDD which I've had for 3 years or it could be my processor getting old..

I know it couldn't be my PSU because I've checked them and they're fine, I've also cleaned the inside of my PC of dust etc.

Whatever the problem is.. if it is my lousy HDD, I'll post some links to some HDDS I've found I could purchase.
If anyone needs any info..


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Old 06-28-2006, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked to make sure everything was connected all the way? Something might have slipped loose. Other than that, I think you have it about right... I can't think of anything else that might cause that? Most hard drives are pretty cheap no-a-days, but do you have the OS and all the disks to go with the machine? That might be an issue if you bought it as a complete PC...

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Old 06-28-2006, 04:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought the pc as a set with monitor, printer etc etc 3 years ago with the 80 gb thingy included so the PC was custom built.. I guess the harddrive has reached malfunction and needs a replacement..

I'm on an Intel Pent 4 processor.. could that be the problem aswell? / (too?)
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Could you lend a hard drive from someone to test that its the problem. If its not posting to the monitor could be your graphics card, or even your monitor.
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