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Comp won't turn on

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  1. Cloud Strife

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    First things first, i'd like to say hi! First time posting here.
    Now on to my problem. a guy at work asked me to take a look at his comp for him. I got it home and it won't power up. I unplugged everything but the mobo and tried to turn it on. No dice. The light on the mobo is on, which i assume would mean it is getting power. I switched out the power supply. Still nothing. Am i correct in assuming that eather the MOBO or the CPU has gone bad?


    PS. if this is in the wrong forums please move. i wasn't sure which forum to post it in.
     
  2. Tadp01e

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    does the fan for the cpu move even for a second? or what about any of the extra fans or the power supply fan?
     
  3. Cloud Strife

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    no nothing
     
  4. Tadp01e

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    hmmm... well it CLEARLY isnt the PSU (power supply unit) i can tell its not the cpu. was he working on it and it shut off? and did he smell anything burning? after or before it happened?
     
  5. Cloud Strife

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    all he said was that he shuts it on and off via power supply, and one day he went to turn it on, and it wouldn't come on
     
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    The 1st thing to do is to test the power supply.
     
  7. Tadp01e

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    Ok so he shuts it off from the back switch... i hope he closes it down properly first. Well im sorry but im in the same jam... i havnt figured it out yet and i have very limited resourses so im sorry but we shall have to wait for someone more experienced to help.;)
     
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    Cloud Strife, you didn't state the brand of machine. Does it happen to be an eMachine?
     
  9. Cloud Strife

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    i'm sorry, my fault. it's a dell demension 3000 series. with i believe a 3.2 gig processor and 512 meggs of SD ram
     
  10. Cloud Strife

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    oops double post
     
  11. AceS

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    for some reason or another, the motherboard may be shorting out on the case.. Try removing the motherboard from the case (carefully), plug everything into it, and test it.. does it work? if so, put the motherboard back into the case, and make certain that no parts from the motherboard touch the case..


    if they do, and its inavoidable, use some electrical tape, and attach it to the case, so that the motherboard touches the tape instead....
     
  12. Cloud Strife

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    once again, still nothing, is there anything else that can be done?
     
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