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Keyboard Turned Off Computer And Won't Come Back On


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#1 El_Kabong

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:58 AM

Hello, while i was at work my wife said the keyboard brushed across the desk hitting those power buttons (power, sleep, wake) and it logged her out then shut down windows...but now the thing won't turn on at all!!! i've unplugged it and held the power button to discharge, hit all the buttons on the keyboard...it seems like if something died on it like the power supply it would've just cut off instead of logging out of windows and then shutting down, right?

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:04 PM

the power supply may have failed. Does any part of the computer come on?
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:52 AM

no, nothing comes on at all...well the monitor and speakers will come on, just not the tower...i thought it may be the power supply, too, b/c nothing happens at all, but it seems odd that it logged off and shut down instead of just cutting off

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 12:57 PM

Do you hear a post beep or any beeps at all coming from your machine? Is the fan on the power supply spinning?
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 06:10 PM

If you are comfortable with opening your case you can pull the 20 (or 24 pin plug on newer machines) from your mother board and use a jumper (paper clip works fine) to ground the green wire ( pin 16 ) to any of the black wires (pin 15 right next to it works) if the power supply turns on its either your MB or your power switch. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:57 PM

there's no post beep, no fan movement, nothing...

i'm pretty comfortable w/ opening the case and will try your recommendation, thanks a lot!

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 12:19 AM

Also, check to see if you feel the little click when you use the power button, the little soft switch underneath sometimes comes loose.
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