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#1 rollie69


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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:21 AM

Not sure this is in the right place.

When I press the power button on the tower It does nothing. it sounds like its powering up but doesn't. Reboot does the same thing. Turn the main power off wait a few seconds, turn it back on and press the power again.

It seams to start up but I then get a black screen saying that the overclocking failed(not even sure what that is).

Bootup into windows is very slow. just the desktop background with no Icons. Reboot again and when all seems ok the web browser takes its time. ctrl=alt=delete to end the web browser and start it again then it works.

Really not sure whats going on with this thing.

Been following the slow computer thread but so far these problems are becoming worse. I'm up to step 4 the autorun.

Anyone have any clues?

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#2 Don Zone

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 05:30 AM

First, you need to open the computer's case, this is normally accomplished by removing the left-hand panel of the computer.
After you remove the panel, look carefully for a series of thin wires which come from the front of the case towards the computer's motherboard. On the motherboard (and in the motherboard manual) you will find text which indicates what each pair of wires does.
The wires we are interested in are the ones marked as the power switch often shown as PWR-BTN or something similar. Unplug these wires from the motherboard by pulling gently on the connector.
Next, you will need a small flat-bladed screwdriver which can be used to bridge the gap between the pins on the motherboard where the wires were connected. The computer needs to be plugged in and if there is a switch on the power supply at the back of the case, this needs to be on as well. If the computer starts when you make a connection between the two pins with a screwdriver, then you know your problem is a faulty power button or a bad connection between the power button and the motherboard. Be careful not to touch anything with the screwdriver apart from these pins.

If the computer still doesn't turn on, then it's most likely the power supply which is causing the problem.
I hope you get what you need. Best of luck....
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