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    I have a Sony desktop computer (PCVRS411) and it is not starting up. Whenever I press the power button, the fans start spinning but nothing appears on the monitor. I tried using a new video card and still nothing appears. The power lights come on, the processor light blinks, there are no beeps, everything is properly connected. I have tried searching the Sony knowledge base but they were no help. I have also tried to load a disk with DOS on it and it wont even start up. I cant see anything, not even the BIOS. I have also tried changing the battery on the motherboard. Does anyone know what is going on?
    Please help.

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    Member Oddjob's Avatar
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    Sorry if this is too obvious - is your monitor broken? Have you tried one you know works?

    Hope this helps. Do let us know how you get on.

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    Member Help2Go Moderator whoozhe's Avatar
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    Since u get no beeps, there are 2 possibilities:

    1) Either the BIOS has failed(in which case the best thing to do is replace the chipset), or
    2)Some critical HARDWARE component is either missing or is not being deteced by BIOS upon startup.

    My guess is that the BIOS battery is flat and all the bios settings have been lost.

    Try replacing the battery on the MOBO and access the BIOS settings (CMOS)
    You will need to configure all the settings manually so a bit of online reading will help.

    If this fails to fix then you may be looking at replacing the chipset or Notherboard.

    I would also have the CPU checked out.
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