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The computer does not start press Start button - nothing happens


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#1 Qwertyn

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:53 PM

The computer does not start. If I press Start button - nothing happens.

The computer used to have 2 HDs, one - with the operating system, the second one - with the files. I have disconnected and removed the HD with the files, the second HD with the operating system is remained. Motherboard and other details are in the attached pictures.

 

OS - Windows 10

Power Supply - Corsair CX 600

Mother Board - ASUS M5 A97

 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:30 PM

Well, have you tested that the power supply is working?    That's job one for a "suddenly won't power up" situation.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:33 PM

If you have a power-on light on the motherboard, is it lit or not?


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:52 PM

Well, have you tested that the power supply is working?    That's job one for a "suddenly won't power up" situation.

 

 

Agreed, and for the love of whatever deity you may or may not believe in please dust out your computer


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 03:53 PM

Looking at all the photos I didn't notice any RAM installed. You did remember to add one didn't you?



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:01 PM

No there is a RAM stick in the first RAM slot, its just very thin and very dusty.

 

Seriously get a can of air, they are not a lot of money and are life savers!


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:02 PM

If you have a power-on light on the motherboard, is it lit or not?

Green light on motherboard is flashing.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:04 PM

No there is a RAM stick in the first RAM slot, its just very thin and very dusty.

 

Seriously get a can of air, they are not a lot of money and are life savers!

I did not do anything with RAM. It was the same when the computer worked fine.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:42 AM

 

Green light on motherboard is flashing

Usually indicates a power short, or power fluctuation on one of the components. If you still have the board manual, check it for information, usually under "troubleshooting" or similar.

> First, check the power supply. This is important. If you don't have a tester, gotta' swap with a good one.

> Check your memory; have you been digging around in the case recently, possibly accidentally bent something that is touching something else, etc.?

> As Madman suggested above, clean the dust out of it. I do not think that is the problem, but in theory excessive amounts of dust might cause a short. Not likely, but at this point try everything. I usually use a small vacuum cleaner with the vent reversed to "blow" and a crevice tool; it's a great way clean it out. Of course, do this on the rear porch, you will be amazed at the cloud of dust coming out of it.

> Unplug and re-plug all components, including memory, video cards, any other components.

> If no joy, then remove all components and do a bench build; use one stick memory, no OS drive, mouse, keyboard, power supply and monitor only connected. Make sure the board is sitting on a piece of cardboard or foam, and cross the two power on contacts. If it still does the same thing, sounds like your motherboard failed. Bench Build

 

[EDIT: additional detail]:  When you power up, you should get the POST screen coming from the BIOS on the monitor.


Edited by ranchhand_, 13 March 2018 - 06:03 PM.

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 06:59 PM

Thanks to everyone for the help It was a burned-out power supply



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:05 PM

Yipes, well hope you can replace it with something good.

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