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PC Simply not starting up.


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#1 failsauce

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 04:27 PM

I own a Gateway FX6831-01 with 16 GBs of RAM. I bought it 6 years ago, and all of the sudden it wont start up. I tried plugging in different outlets throughout my house, made sure that it was plugged in, etc.

No matter what happens, it wont start up.

Can someone please help me?

 

Edit:

It wont power on.


Edited by failsauce, 28 September 2014 - 05:45 PM.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 04:39 PM

Hello, and Welcome

Something like this is hard to track down. I would first powercycle the computer. Unplug the powercord, hold down the power button for 30 seconds. Replace the power cord and boot.

 

If this does not work open the computer side panel after removing the power cord. Touch some bare metal of the case. Look for the CMOS battery and replace with a new one. After replacing the battery, powercycle the computer again and see if it boots up. If it does, go to BIOS settings and set it back to default and then save.

 

Edit: This could be a bad Power Supply. If you have a multimeter, you can test the PSU but only do this if you are comfortable working inside the computer.


Edited by JohnC_21, 28 September 2014 - 04:42 PM.


#3 failsauce

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 05:40 PM

I don't have anything I can replace right now, and powercycling did nothing. I don't own a multimeter.



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 06:51 PM

Sorry, that is all the ideas I have right now. Hopefully somebody else on the forum will offer some other ideas.




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