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Problem Powering Up My Pc - Help Please


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#1 rhodes

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:30 PM

Hi, I can not power up my pc. I switch it on at the wall, press the 'on' button and there is a brief spike of power where a light goes on then off again and then it is dead. If I press the 'on' button again nothing happens. If I switch it off at the wall and back on again I can repeat the cycle.
I thought it might be the Power Supply Unit so I took it out and off down to Maplins, my local spares shop. However they tested it and said it was ok.
My pc is 2.5 years old. Is there anything I can try? Thanks

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:02 PM

Hello,

Is everything connected properly inside the case? ie RAM hard drive etc.
Has the computer been acting strangly prior to the incedent?
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:59 PM

Hi, thanks for your reply. As far as I can tell, everything is connected ok. I have unplugged the straps and plugged them back in again. I has been working without problems and with no strange behavior. The last change it had was some software loaded for a MP3 player I bought for my daughter at christmas, but it worked fine a couple of times before the fault.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:47 PM

Try this procedure: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/70216/hardware-troubleshooting-via-system-stripdown/
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