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Computer won't turn on ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cvaughn, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. Cvaughn

    Cvaughn Thread Starter

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    Wasn't sure where to post this.

    For the last two days our 2nd computer will not even turn on. (n) Tried switching plugs, still wouldn't turn on.:( What the heck ? Any suggestions advice etc ? :confused:
     
  2. fourth

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    when it is plugged in, take the side off the case and see if there are any lights u can see on.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    My first thought would be a failed power supply however you need to provide a lot more info.

    1 Is this a new build or has it been working for a while?

    2 Post your exact system specs. If it is a pre-built system, brand, model number. If a custom build, motherboard, memory, video card, and what pw supply is installed.

    3 Have you added any new hardware or have you been inside the case?
     
  4. Cvaughn

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    No no lights nothing
     
  5. Cvaughn

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    This is not a new build we have been using it for 2 years, has been working fine.
    I don't know the specs. ugh It is a Shuttle X ?? It was custom built for us.

    we have not been inside nor have we added anything. We were actually out of town for 1 week, come home try to start it and nothing.
     
  6. mozzacajun

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    no power = start with power supply. I believe the shuttle x is a small form factor compact machine and they will get a little warmer than a conventional machine

    If your adventurous, open the power supply and look at the capacitors, see if any have a bulging top or what looks like a leaking battery on the top. I have even seen blown caps, kinda looks like brown paper bag bits in the power supply
     
  7. crjdriver

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    A lot of those small form factor systems come with pretty weak pw supplies. If you do replace the ps, make sure it is one for a SFF.
     
  8. Cvaughn

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    Nope nothing like that :-(
     
  9. Treasurerat

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    plug in another appliance(lamp) to rule out a possible breaker problem in the house..may not be your system at all ...then check the pw supply issue if you have power to the wall plug
     
  10. Cvaughn

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    :( nah I've tried 3 different outlets in 3 different areas, not that. (n)
    Could it be the cord ? Do they ever have issues ?
     
  11. hotskates

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    my laptop's battery completely ran out the other day. I plugged in the powercord and tried to startup the laptop and it just kept dying. Even the green light on the power cord wasn't lit up. I unplugged everything (the cord from the wall and the cord from the laptop), then I plugged everything back in and left it for an hour. Then everything worked great again and it charged and started up. Somehow since the laptop died everything else froze too. I should have left the laptop alone to charge after the battery ran out instead of trying to start it on ac/dc power.
     
  12. Cvaughn

    Cvaughn Thread Starter

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    well it ended up being the power supply. So ordered a new one, hubby tried install it, well actually he did install it, we plugged the computer in, and heard a little pop and it again would not start up :-( ugh, so computer has been sent back to the guy who originally built it for us.
     
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