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What is happening when pc won\'t turn on and says system fail

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January 4, 2012 12:51:56 AM

Hi I turn on my XP ....nothing comes on the screen...black and a female voice says something like " system fail pre panta ?" does anyone have any idea what is happening and what I can do ? Cheers, sky
January 4, 2012 1:36:42 AM

how old is you pc?
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January 4, 2012 5:43:26 AM

Hi it is a a PC rack mount dedicated to music production and is 7 years old ...though I seem to recall it getting a new hard drive about a year or so ago
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January 4, 2012 5:45:01 AM

rtfgirl said:
how old is you pc?



Hi, it is a purpose built rack mount PC dedicated to music production and is 7 years old ...though I seem to recall it getting a new hard drive about a year or so ago
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January 4, 2012 12:58:08 PM

7 yrs is ancient in the electronics/computer world! All your connections need to be cleaned... power supply cables need to be taken out and reseated. any cards you have need to be taken out and the gold contacts need to be cleaned with a pencil eraser. most importantly, your RAM sticks need to be taken out, cleaned and reseated. wear a ground strap too when your doing this.

i hope this helps but if not, it is the logical first step!
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January 4, 2012 9:34:29 PM

Thank you rtfgirl, for the heads up :) 
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