What happened? My PC won't come on

By childofthetao
Jun 1, 2009
  1. Hi all, my computer won't come on, well it does for one second then immediately turns itself off :(

    It's not the power supply I tried a working one in it and it does the same.

    I think a power cut may have caused it. It was working for a day after but who knows?

    Thanks for the help

    Child of the Tao
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Try another outlet, can you give us more details about your pc specs.
  3. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 158

    AMD 2.4ghz dual core, my mobo is nvidia I think.

    Well, if I plug it into another outlet it comes on but stays blank. If I plug my gfx card in (nvidia 9800 gtx pci-e) it doesn't come on at all.

    That power cut messed everything up didn't it?
  4. Trafficflow

    Trafficflow TS Rookie Posts: 91

    Have you changed any settings in the bios?Need to do some selftest.What brand is it?Need to narrow things down
  5. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 158

    My mobo is a winfast. On my driver disk it says 6150m2ma and 6100m2ma.

    It was a barebones bundle from novatech, I installed my own HDs dvd, and psu.

    I didn't change any bios settings, I can't, the pc is litterally dead as far as I can tell. I can't access ANYTHING at all. I either get a blank screen (my monitor doesn't power up, it stays in standby mode) or I get nothing at all if my gfx card is plugged in, as in I press the power button and nothing happens at all.

    From this to me it seems as though this computer is a gonner :(
  6. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 158

  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Check for any shorts between the mobo and case (parts where the mobo is directly touching the case).
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