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Moved Computer! Won't Power Up! Help!

Wyvern998Wyvern998 Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I recently moved my computer into my new apartment, and upon getting everything reconnected, I come to discover that the machine simply won't power up. It was fine that morning, but a couple hours later, no dice. The motherboard is getting power (indicated by the system LED), and when I unplug the power cable from the PSU, there's that audible electrical zip, so I'm pretty sure it's getting power too.

I rechecked all the connections, resat all the other hardware, and cleared the CMOS, but still, no go.

Any advice?

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  • Uncle LongUncle Long Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Are the fans turning or are you getting nothing at all? Does it start to power up?

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  • Wyvern998Wyvern998 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    No fans. No post. Nothing.

    I'm pretty sure it's a blown power supply.

    Another one.

    This is #3.

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  • meekermeeker Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Are you sure it is not the switch? I have seen machines that the switch connection came loose on, the board would light up, the switch would press, but nothing turned on. Follow the switch cable to the mobo and make sure it is plugged correctly into the PWR ON dip.

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  • ShurakaiShurakai Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've had this happen so many times. I think it was my PSU once and my motherboard twice. Never failed, no matter how gently I handled the computer.

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  • Nakatomi2010Nakatomi2010 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Some apartments are setup where the light switches on the wall control the power outlets... I lived in one apartment where ALL the top outlets in every room were controlled by the light switch... Try a different outlet....

    Beyond that, I've seen and heard these scenarios at work all the time.... Replace the power supply, if that doesn't work, then the motherboards bad....

    Baffles me how often this happens.... I move my computer ALL the time, hell I use to take it to LAN parties, NEVER failed on me.... Has yet TO fail on me....

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Go ahead and check the switch. If the motherboard LED is getting power thats a good sign. When press the power button do you get that satisfying clicking feeling/sound to indicate it's actually engaging? Is the connector from the power switch still connected? Does the ethernet card have a light on it?

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  • Wyvern998Wyvern998 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The switch is definitly soldered in there correctly, and its activating. On the off chance that all my senses are deceiving me, I tried jumping the pins on the board itself, with no results.

    I've switched outlets multiple times, as well as line cables. And the PSU rocker switch is in the right position as well.


    I "borrowed" my roomate's power supply, and it powered up. I guess that solves it, although I have don't have any understanding of how it happened.

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