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Power on problem

 
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deanhitchcock



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:34 am    Post subject: Power on problem Reply with quote

Hello,

i recently purchased a new PC, so i disconnected my old tower and plugged in the new one. My father used my old PC to read some hard drives as his computer went pop and couldnt get his work off them.

The problem is that i then had severe faults with this new purchased PC, so sent it back, i now want to use my old PC again, but when i go to turn it on after connecting it up, the power button seems redundant.

All the cables are connected from the front panel controls to the mobo, and the power is detected on the mobo as it is lit up, but the power button will not activate a "turn on" process.

Is there any obvious faults that i may have?

I was thinking along the lines of loose connection of power button contactors.


Thanks in advance for all helpful posts.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could just be a lose connection somewhere. Make sure everything is seated correctly, in particular the IDE cable to the hard drive (both ends). Sometimes if the IDE cable is not connected properly the PC won't turn on to protect itself.
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deanhitchcock



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks stag, i looked earlier today inside and double checked (well triple checked) all connections and found the SATA cable into one of the Hard Drives was out, i replaced this back in its correct location. I still had no success.

I have just again double checked and pushed all connections on secure,...still no power :*(

Help! Razz
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, try removing all PCI cards and disconnecting all drives from the motherboad. You should be left with motherboard with processor, graphics card (if separate), and RAM.

Does it power on now?
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