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putor crashed

#1 Post by Pitchy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:57 pm

Went start the computer this morn and all I get is a black screen.
Fans running but nothing on the screen, any ideas?
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Re: putor crashed

#2 Post by wecsoger » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:19 pm

Power off, check/reseat all external cable connections

Power on, are *any* of the indicator lights on? If no, major issues.

If on, any beeps/boops coming from computer? If so, you need to verify that it's not the monitor that's bad.

Also look for the hard drive indicator light to be blinking randomly, if so, that's good. If not, that's bad

If lights and monitor good, then pop cover, reseat anything that is re-seatable, especially the memory chips/strip, video card, anything else on the motherboard that's connected

You don't have to absolutely pull it out, just thumb or finger pressure to push - about as much as pulling a trigger.

Give it a try, pls advise.

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Re: putor crashed

#3 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:36 pm

Several options come to mind:

a) 410 grains at around 2,000 fps from any 45-70
...(there is a certain 'vintage' appeal rebelling against modern technology at play)

b) the old standby (for me at least) of a 240 grain JSP around 1,200 fps from a Super Blackhawk, Redhawk, or (for the ultimate satisfaction, a Model 29 S&W)

c) the old fashioned 12 gauge slug (or for show-offs a 10 gauge).

d) something in the 7mm Rem Mag class (7mm RUM or Weatherby for the rich folks).

e) (for me the ultimate, given my gun safe contents) a 375 Ruger, 300 grain solid around 2,700 fps.

or finally.....

e) Tannerite....! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: putor crashed

#4 Post by Pitchy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:00 pm

Thanks, took all the screws out of the back but couldn't get the back off.
Took the hard drive out through the door
Too lights come on in the front but no blinking light
Just had a new hard drive put in less than a year ago
Worked fine when I shut it down last night
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Re: putor crashed

#5 Post by Pitchy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:11 pm

No sounds other than the DVD tray.
No Windows start up music.
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#6 Post by M. M. Wright » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:32 pm

Sorry man, no advise, only sympathy.
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Re: putor crashed

#7 Post by Pitchy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:43 pm

M. M. Wright wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Sorry man, no advise, only sympathy.
It's been a bad day since I got out of bed :lol:
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#8 Post by rossim92 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:48 pm

Like they said. Remove memory cards and reinstall. If they are loose nothing will happen.
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Re: putor crashed

#9 Post by wecsoger » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:10 pm

If the monitor is good, and you're not even getting the boot up splash screen...

I'm blaming the power supply, or the power supply connections.

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#10 Post by Pitchy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:17 pm

Remove and reinstalled memory cards no go.
Power supply seems fine plus have bat supply.
Prob. Have to take it to the puter guy tomorrow .
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#11 Post by piller » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:24 pm

That bites. Good luck. I hope it is simple and cheap to fix.
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#12 Post by Pitchy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:29 pm

Thanks, thing is about ten years old so may just buy anew one.
Damon timing of problems is what gets me, going to buy a planer t tomorrow now this. :roll:
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Re: putor crashed

#13 Post by Pitchy » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:53 pm

18.5 on the power supply. Says 19 v. Output.
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Re: putor crashed

#14 Post by piller » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:26 pm

Could it be low voltage causing the issue?
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Re: putor crashed

#15 Post by claybob86 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:13 am

Had a similar problem on a laptop a while back. Got a new display on ebay for about $15, that fixed it.
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#16 Post by Sixgun Sr » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:01 am

Pitchy....do yourself a huge favor........(this is for desk top or laptop computer challenged people like me) .....take the computer and do what Doc says...blow it up......

Go buy yourself an Apple iPad.....headache free for six years now......they work faster....you can take em anywhere around the house...take pictures.....ALL of the stuff that regular people do with computers but without constantly working on them like ya do with computers......no virus either.....-------6
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#17 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:52 pm

Good advice Six...... :D
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#18 Post by piller » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:03 pm

The simple reason that there are so few viruses attacking Apple products is that there is no money in it. All financial institutions, Governmental Agencies, and major retailers use Windows. That makes Windows the target of almost all hackers. Apple can get viruses because it can be hacked. Since there is practically no reward from the time and risk, Apple is about as low risk for hacking and viruses as you can get and still be on the internet. The biggest risk with Apple is the constant stream of new versions coming out and the arm twisting to have you keep up with what is new. Since you are adult enough to know to avoid the trap of keeping up with the latest trends, an IPad would be a good idea for you. They have good cameras, and are easy to use for videos.
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Re: putor crashed

#19 Post by Pitchy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:37 pm

The laptop is at the shop, have real good fixer that's real reasonable.
My kindle will do everything I need but I like the bigger screen.
Will update when find out what's wrong with it.
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Re: putor crashed

#20 Post by Griff » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:14 pm

Good luck Lenn. I hate 'puter problems. I use desktop for some stuff, laptop for others & tablet for still others.
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#21 Post by marlinman93 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:41 am

I pitched my tower type computer many years ago and got a laptop. Way more compact, more power, and cheaper too. They also seem to last much longer. They generally run $250-$300 for more computer than I ever need.
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Re: putor crashed

#22 Post by mark » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:09 pm

Lenn, you backup your data, before the computer crashed?.

I organise my laptop so its possible to do a backup copy.

Single files are placed on hotmail and gmail as attachments.

I have two usb external hdd's that I rotate for the "folder" copy.

The hdd's I keep in the gunsafe under lock and key.

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Re: putor crashed

#23 Post by OldWin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:40 am

Hope you get it worked out for little cost, Lenn.
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#24 Post by marlinman93 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:36 am

I don't back up anything personally. Every time a computer has died my computer guy has been able to take the hard drive out and download the hard drive info to the new one I purchased. I guess I've just been lucky the hard drive was OK when they failed, or at least OK enough to download the data I needed. He never charges for doing this when I buy a new computer from him.
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#25 Post by Blaine » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:04 pm

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