October 7th, 1999, 12:29 PM
I put my backup 486 on shelf for 3 weeks. Today I hooked it up to show a customer for resale and the front power light flashes but nothing kicks on.
I tried the power cord and monitor on another computer and it worked fine. Just can't figure it out.
The light flashes everytime but nothing else; no fans, spin-up, nothing.
October 7th, 1999, 02:25 PM
Try thumping the power supply. Now don't give it a haymaker or anything, you might kill the hard disk!
October 7th, 1999, 11:53 PM
Sounds like the BIOS got messed up. I'd replace the CMOS battery and see if that fixes it. If it still acts weird I'd then I'd flash the BIOS.
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