Hi everyone, im just wondering if anyone can help me please. I recently got a Medion MT487g computer secondhand and on pressing the start button all i got was a strange noise from inside and my monitor displayed the words going to sleep.Monitor light was orange instead of green.Its obvios to me that this computer is in sleep mode but i have no idea how to get it to wake up. Im hoping that this is the only problem as the computer looks brand new and still has the protective plastic strips on the front. Any idea's please? I dont want to take it back to the shop just yet.
Hi Pineman100, reason why i dont want to take it back just yet is because if its just a very simple problem that can be resolved then i want to keep it.Its such a lovely computer and also i have a sata hard drive from my last Medion which has many files on it which i intended to use as a second hard drive in this computer.If i cant get the computer to work then i will have no option but to take it back
Hi Fruit Bat , sadly that didnt work at all. I can describe it a bit better now. When i turn computer on , the blue light comes on followed by a scraping noise.The noise is like as if there is a faulty floppy disk inside. Only thing is, the computer doesnt have a floppy disk drive.I akm very much hoping that its just a minor problem.
I can understand that you don't want to take it back if this is a trivial problem that can be solved quickly.
However, a 'scraping' noise from inside a computer doesn't sound very trivial! Even if you do manage to trace its source, there must be a strong chance that come component or other could have sustained some damage that might - at best - shorten its life.
It may be a lovely computer - but only if it works!
Hi Toneman,i checked both CD/DVD drives and it wasnt them. Anyway i have been checking cables and anything else that looks out of place and im just stumped at what the problem could be.I think i will admit defeat on this one now as ive run out of options, lol.
Hi Pineman100, thanks for your reply.I think im flogging a dead horse on this computer now so i am gretting it packed away and then it will be took back to the shop as i cannot suss it out and what you have said makes sense.I would like to thank you and everyone else who has tried to help me.Merry Christmas to you all :)