cleaned computer and now it won't powerup

By coloradohunter ยท 6 replies
Dec 24, 2006
  1. Ok guys - I thought I would do a good thing and take the computer out and blow the dust out of it. I did that and got everything plugged back in and now it won't start. All I get is flicker of power and the PSU fan twitches for about an 1/8 of a second and the MOBO light is always on. I have checked all the connections and they are fine. I have an ASUS P4P800 and I am wondering if that is the problem. It worked fine before I blew out the dust. I guess I should have left it. So what do you think powersupply or MOBO. Many Thanks.
  2. TylerDurden27

    TylerDurden27 TS Rookie

    i have the same board too. that happened to me and te probelm was that i didnt have all the power connection wired the right way...try experiemnting differentcombos. im not an expert on computer so thats all i got haha

    sorry :)
  3. JKRussell

    JKRussell TS Rookie

    Either that or the static killed it!
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,187   +469

    Could dust have been blown into a connector and is interfering with a connection now that it is plugged back in?
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    A dead/shorted mobo usually shows these symptoms, as does a dying PSU. Check for any way the mobo is getting shorted and run again, otherwise replace with a PSU from another PC and try. If the problem still exists, it's surely ur mobo.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    reseat everything (after grounding yourself). If still no POST. replace the PSU.
  7. coloradohunter

    coloradohunter TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys. I went through it again and it was the power cord attached to my floppy/media reader drive tucked up in back. You saved me a ton of time and some big head banging.
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