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Old 08-09-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Computers won't boot up

I recently replaced three Windows machines with some Mac Mini machines because we are working on switching to an all Mac environment. Well, I have need for these three Windows machines now, but I cannot get them to boot. They all worked when I replaced them, even if it was slowly. When I plug them in, the power light will come on momentarily, then turn off. Why is it doing this and how can I fix the problem?
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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It would be hard to imagine that all 3 crapped out at the same time. Check all of the internal connections. Depending on how roughly they got treated when they got moved may factor in.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:58 PM   #3
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Well I know that I made sure they weren't banged around when moved or anything. I can't seem to imagine why. Two of them I messed with the internals some but put everything back. The other one was just recently replaced and I never did anything to it besides move it from the office it was in to mine. I'll open it up and check things then try again.
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Hey,

Well, if you just need to get data off of the hard drives - just take them out and put them into working systems as slaves/secondary drives. If you need to use these pc's, try changing power supply/cabling (this has helped me before with faulty cabling)/Checking RAM.

Does any of the machines POST? Do they all suffer from the same problems? Are you using all of the same peripherals with each machine?

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Old 08-11-2010, 04:36 PM   #5
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I'm using the same power cord for all three machines so maybe I should check that. The only thing that baffles me is how the one machine that was working fine all of a sudden won't boot just like the other two machines. Anything specific you can think of?
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:33 AM   #6
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As I stated - it could be the peripherals. Use a different set of these to test all 3 machines. So same mouse/keyboard/powercord and make sure nothing else is plugged into these pc's until the problem is fixed - including network cables and printers, etc.

Did you need to use the computers or just get data off of the hard drives?

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EDIT: Also, change the powerpoint that you are using to try and draw power from for the pcs. It's a longshot buy may work. You may have a faulty powerpoint.
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Okay I'll try that. And I actually need to use these computers not just get info off of them.
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Hey,

Just wondering if anything I said worked?

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