Computer trouble

By kon56la
Oct 14, 2006
  1. My computer won't turn on. I followed all of the procedures like reseating ram, unplugging all power cables, removing video and sound cards, etc. Even though the computer will won't turn on, the motherboard light is on. I was told that the motherboard was the problem and that I will have to buy a new one. My question is if the light on the motherboard lights up, but the computer won't turn on, could the problem be something other than the motherboard?
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    My answer is : Yes,it could be the PSU.

    The mobo led can still light up,even if the PSU has failed for all practical purposes.

    I`m not saying it is the PSU,just that it`s a possibility.

    There is a good thread HEREthat gives some tips on testing the PSU.

    If you have tried removing all hardware components,that just leaves the mobo/processor and PSU.

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 245

    It is your PSU for sure. I had the exact same problem as you did, replaced my PSU with an OCZ 620 Watts and I turned on. I reccomend you buy a good PSU in the range of 50-100 Dollars
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