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PC will not boot(No Power)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nfinit1, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. nfinit1

    nfinit1 Thread Starter

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    Hi All
    I have a
    Windows 98SE
    AZ11 Motherboard with AMD 700 mhz
    128 MB RAM
    30 GB HD

    My machine froze one day and I did a hard shutdown and never powered it up. When I came back to power it up, it will not power up at all. It is as though it has no power, but everything on the surge protector is working
    I have changed the power supply and still no power
    Do I need to change the CMOS battery???( I am thinking not)

    I was last on Kazaa,

    Can someone tell me what could be the problem???


    Thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The motherboard controls the power-on, if the supply has been replaced, the MB/processor seem to be the next place to look.
     
  3. nfinit1

    nfinit1 Thread Starter

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    I had no probelms with my computer except that the video card would stall when running a game and I would have to reboot.

    What would make the MB/Processor go bad???
    How can I check to see which one is causing the problems???


    Thanks
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Heat......power surge....
     
  5. nfinit1

    nfinit1 Thread Starter

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    Heat is not a problem....


    So this could be because of a faulty surge protector????

    Is there a way I can check to see if the CPU or board is bad???
     
  6. carltasha

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    you will want to check the conections to the power on switch . then you know that it is either the board or the cpu . if possible try another cpu . if not take it to the shop . because I am allways playing around with these things I seem to have spare stuff I can try for testing .
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Probably isn't now...............but........

    a question, if the computer is not even starting up now, how could you ascertain that this wasn't the problem the last time it froze? :confused:
     
  8. nfinit1

    nfinit1 Thread Starter

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    About once a month I would do a full system check, cleaning out tmp files, scandisk, defrag, run Norton utilities, etc and the Bios has a temp status...never was high at all

    Oh well, guess its back to building another PC
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Not to try to beat a dead horse, but, I don't access my bios setup every time I start my computer just to check the temp......if the cpu fan would stop spinning one day......one minute or more......that's all it takes :(

    You might have a look around to see if you can see any damaged spots on the cpu or motherboard.............
     
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