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Computer won't boot.

RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
So after some rousing Guild Wars 2 last night, I turn off my computer and go to bed. This morning, when I try to turn my computer on, the fans power up(at a far lower speed than usual) for about five seconds before powering down.
Then it repeated, endlessly cycling, until I switched off my power supply.

So my first thought was something obstructing the fan, but I cleaned them out and it's still doing the same damn thing. Any thoughts or advice?

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    Is it failing to POST or is it not even getting that far?

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Not even getting that far. It's not generating beepcodes if I boot it without RAM or GPU, so it's prrrrobably the PSU, just wondering if there's any other possibilities.

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    Nah, in that case it's PSU or Mobo.

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    spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Have you had bad weather? It sounds like you have a power supply failure or a memory stick failure. I'd start by removing one stick, then the other, then both. See if it'll POST like that. Then I would disconnect the power to everything except the motherboard and the video card, and see if it'll boot.

    If no, you have a PS failure, or something more serious (mobo / CPU).

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    ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    spool32 wrote: »
    Have you had bad weather? It sounds like you have a power supply failure or a memory stick failure. I'd start by removing one stick, then the other, then both. See if it'll POST like that. Then I would disconnect the power to everything except the motherboard and the video card, and see if it'll boot.

    If no, you have a PS failure, or something more serious (mobo / CPU).

    He already tried booting with no RAM or graphics, so that rules out those.

    I know some repair shops here will test your PSU for free. I don't know if it's a legitimate test or just hooking it into a rig they know works or what, but that may be away to get some guarantee before dropping cash on a new one.

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    BlindZenDriverBlindZenDriver Registered User regular
    This is properly unneeded to mention, but when seeking for system failures ALWAYS remember to disconnect hard drives and other types of storage.

    First of all a really sick drive can cause issues in the rest of the system and secondly a sick system or just the process of repeated partial boot sequences can cause problems with the storage units!

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