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Solved: Computer failing to power on.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tsumetai3, May 3, 2010.

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  1. tsumetai3

    tsumetai3 Thread Starter

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    The problem I am having is with a system that is about a year old. It just recently started having this problem, but in a nutshell here it is.

    When I try to start the computer, the processor fan will start to turn, and than stop. It doesn't even make a full rotation, just maybe 1/4th of a turn, and only on the first button press per power cycle, than nothing else happens. I also tried shorting the power sw connector and got the same results. The PC worked fine until just this morning. I've checked all the connections, all the jumpers, and nothing seems to be helping. The green LED on the motherboard confirms there is power to the board, and I am just wondering if the board is just bad, or if I'm missing something. Here are the specs to the best of my knowledge.

    Motherboard - ASUS M3A7B
    Video Card - XFX GeForce 9800 GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150316
    Power Supply - OCZ ModXStream Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018
    Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103298
    Ram - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
    OS - Windows XP Pro 32 bit

    Thank you in advance for any help you may offer.
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    Most likely a bad power supply. Have it tested at a local shop.
     
  3. tsumetai3

    tsumetai3 Thread Starter

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    I have not. As I said it only started happening this morning and I've been busy all day, but I should be able to check that soon.
     
  4. Bernardo

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    Also try plugging into a different wall outlet.
     
  5. tsumetai3

    tsumetai3 Thread Starter

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    I took the power supply out of my computer, (the one I'm posting from, the one I'm having problems with is my girlfriends) and it fixed the problem. Booted up just fine with mine. Thanks so much for the help guys!
     
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