Computer will not turn on

By gizmo300
Feb 25, 2006
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  1. :) I have an older computer that will not turn on. It tries too. I can flip the switch in the back and push the button on the front and sometimes the light will come on and the fan will turn but then it stops. I have checked all the cables, power supply cable, I even opened the power case and checked to make sure nothing was loose. I don't know why it will try to come on but will not. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Amongst other things it could be a faulty psu.

    Try a different psu. See if that helps. If it doesn`t post back, and we`ll see what else we can come up with.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. gizmo300

    gizmo300 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Can I use any PSU? I do have another old computer.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Without knowing the details of your old computer. I can`t say whether the psu from your other computer will be ok.

    Take a look at the psu in your old computer, and see what is says on the label.

    If you click on the first link in my signature, you will see what we need to know.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. gizmo300

    gizmo300 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok, thanks.
  6. niceboy

    niceboy Newcomer, in training Posts: 57

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