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Comp doesn't start up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 02098, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. 02098

    02098 Thread Starter

    Dec 12, 2004
    Was working fine last night, this morning it won't boot/ turn on.
    Changed the power lead with another comp and still nothing.
    I've checked and rechecked all the leads/ loose connc so ruled that out.
    I'm thinking its a power supply issue, but no clue really. I opened it up and nothing looked fried or smelt burnt.It's my dads basic email/net comp so i'm just looking for possible causes before i take it into a shop and get ripped off by knowing nothing : /

    amd semp 3000+
    asus k8v-vm via k8m890
    transcend 512mb ram
    some crappy case supplied 400w psu
    Xp home
  2. MaverickUK


    Nov 30, 2006

    If you hear no fans spin up or hard drives power up, then the PSU is the issue. If they do spin up etc then the PSU still may be the issue, you are best changing the PSU for a known working one to see if its working. Also look at the pins of the PSU (the connectors) and see if they are burnt-out.
  3. 02098

    02098 Thread Starter

    Dec 12, 2004
    Nothing turns on or starts, fans lights etc.
    i don't really know how to change the power supply, and don't want to screw up my comp :p
    But if its a power supply issue it shouldn't cost a lot to replace, and i think the comp is still under 1 year parts warr. I'll probably take it in tomorrow, thanks for the help.
  4. kev1952


    Jul 10, 2007
    You're on the right track there - if it's under warranty then don't fiddle with it. Take it to the service agent for repair.
  5. shaheel16


    Apr 30, 2007
    well.. It happened once with me.. U know sometimes due to humidity in air the pc happens not bein able to boot.. well I used a hairdryer on al the parts[ ram,graphics cards,hdisk and around the cpu case]. after couple mins of warm up..the pc was on again... well try zis and goodluck.. i hope it recovers..
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