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Computer Down

By saber
Mar 8, 2005
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  1. Hello.

    I am having a bit of a problem with my computer. My computer won't boot up. When I press the power button I see the Power light come on but nothing else happens. I look on my motherboard and I see the Motherboard Light is on so I know I have power. I get no video or beeping,, so I am thinking it must be my motherboard!! Any help would be appreciated!!
  2. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 540

    try taking out your cmos battery for a while, and disconnecting all your internal and external hardware, such as cpu, memory, hard drives, etc. if that doesnt work, it might be the processor.
  3. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 638

    Are you sure the light you see is the power lite, or the 3.3v standby power light
  4. saber

    saber TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There are 2 Lights that go on. 1 the outside of the case that is the power light and the other is a red light on the motherboad
  5. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 638

    OK well can you give a rundown of your system specs. The make and model mobo, CPU, GPU. HD's, memory size and type, PSU, OS, etc.
  6. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,120

    Any specifics surrounding when this happened?

    Of course if anything was done to hardware recently, undo that. Reset CMOS should help.
    Then I would try booting up with only the mobo/CPU/RAM/Video.

    Lastly, if the power light is on but nothing happens. Maybe it went to hibernate and can't come out of it?
    You could try removing some RAM and see what it does.
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