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Won't turn on

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#1 dylanmn


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

Hey all

Last month I left my desktop for a few days while I was out of town. When I came back, I tried to turn it on but nothing happened. By nothing, I mean literally nothing. No sound, no click, no fan turning on, no image, nothing. The green light in the back was on and the orange light inside the system were on, but other then that nothing would happen. After like an hour, it just came out when I pushed the power button on. My friend told me to not turn off my computer at night, so I just left it on since then.

Two days ago I came home from school for winter break, and it won't come on again. Once again, when I push the power button, nothing at all happens. The lights on the machine are still lit up, the green and the orange, but other then that nothing happens when I push the power button. Someone told me my power supply might be bad and I'll need it replaced, but I thought I'd ask here before I proceeded with that plan of action.

Happy Holidays,

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#2 jhayz


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

Try removing for a couple of minutes or replacing the CMOS battery from the motherboard and reconnect the ATX mobo power connector then press the power button (power cord unplugged from outlet) for 20 seconds atleast. If no response, then a PSU of same or greater wattage is the next step to take.


#3 Alex-C


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

Probably broken PSU.

#4 Moore76sc


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:16 AM

I had a similar issue and it turned out to be the PSU. I did the paper clip test and discovered it was bad. There a varying ways to test your PSU to see if it is bad. I would suggest googling that before you fork out money for a new PSU.

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