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Computer turns on the screens black and won't turn back off.

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June 8, 2013 6:20:36 PM

My computer is an hp i bought it about 6 years ago it turns on the lights come on and the fans come on but nothing comes on the screen and when I hold the button to turn it off it won't turn off. I can't find anyone who might know why I'm pretty sure my hard drive is fine but I'm not positive.
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June 11, 2013 3:31:15 PM

Chances are it the motherboard. If it shows nothing at all (it doesnt POST), then its the motherboard
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June 11, 2013 4:47:18 PM

no video? and no dedicated graphics card? if so its prob the graphics chip on the motherboard i had two prebuilt hps that were prob similar to urs that didnt work due to a dead graphics chip on the board
June 13, 2013 7:01:24 AM

I've had this problem twice with two different problems. The first time it was the RAM. Make sure you don't have a bad chip by trying one at a time in if you have two, trying a different socket or borrowing a friend's/buying a new one. The second time it was actually a faulty motherboard, so you might want to borrow a friend's to see if that's the case.
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