i was cleaning the inside of my computor ,this i have done before ,only this time a friend told me to use a vacume cleaner to get rid of dust .
i have never used this method before ,but was told it is the best way .
now when i turned on computor it will not boot ,monitor is black screen ,
and i can hear fan on but no beep or boot at all .i have an amd athlon duel core vista home prem 3 yrs old .
1st visit to pc world ,2nd visit to so called freind..
i thought that ,s what you would say ,just cant belive i let him convince
me it was okay ,gone against every thing i have done in past .
thanks for your reply .
The above poster must not be very bright, the esd likely did damage your machine to ware you may have to replace it or if lucky swap out the damaged parts such as board ect. The psu is working but do you hear the hard drive working at all as if it is you will be able to recover the data on it.
Remove the button cell battery and wait 30-60seconds and put it back then try the machine again. If you are lucky it might start up but if it does not you are out of luck. Never use a vac to clean a machine. As for your friend make him/her pay for the damages.
when i switch computor on it tries to boot ,but monitor switches off
(does not come on at all green light on then straight off).i can hear machine working ,making a sort of pulse / whurring sound .but thats it "
do you know what your motherboard model # is? I believe it's your motherboard that is fried, as yes normally you should get 1 beep, and then multiple beeps mean different error codes (memory error, VGA errors etc)
Dead board it is that simple but I am guessing that is all that you have done since the failed clean job was turning the machine on and off while expecting different results. Remove the battery and wait a half a minute and then put it back were it was as it was.
have chkd all connections ,nothing loose or missing ,left casing off switched comp on ,fan came on straight away on motherboard then nothing only sound was machine trying to boot then clicking sound then trying to boot again another click this went on for about 30 secs fan still running. so i swtched off .think your right comp dead .