Front panel problem, power pin does not respond

By license27kill ยท 9 replies
May 19, 2010
  1. greetings techspot friends!

    im having difficulty having my unit turned on.

    my power pin doesnt let my computer to power up.

    ive try any metal connecting the two pins.. but still nothing.

    i wanna know how can i alternatively turn on my pc.

    anyway, my motherboard is ASUS P5NSLI.

    i hope you respond in time.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Please clarify "... power pin..."
    "... doesn't let my computer to power up"
    Please describe the device and configuration.
  3. license27kill

    license27kill TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 70

    you know front panel right? dont u..

    its the panel where you put the hdd led, power led, speaker for the beep, the reset switch and power switch.

    for the benifit of the doubt



    hope its cleared now.

    the problem is.. whatever i do.. i cant turn on my unit.

    done a series of testing..

    still nothing..
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    In your BIOS you have a feature called Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard and Power Up By PS/2 Mouse. IF (big if) either of these was enabled, you could bypass the ON switch and use the keyboard or mouse. I have the power up by PS/2 keyboard feature enabled on a couple of my Gigabyte boards (AMD chipset). Of course, I know you can't even start the PC to get into the BIOS to make these changes so this won't help you now.

    Have you tried to turn off the power at the back of the power supply for a couple of minutes and see if the power on pins will work after that? Or, maybe resetting the CMOS by removing the battery for a few minutes?
  5. license27kill

    license27kill TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 70

    thanks bro mailpup,

    ive done:

    *clearing the cmos
    *removing the bat.

    the thing is, this rig is doing well yesterday. and this morning, it failed.

    iam familiar with the "bios, turn by keyboard" like that.

    but, ive done my best to get the board running.

    still nothing.. i remember the bios is set to default.

    so i cant turn my pc by keyboard.

    im really pissed and sad at the same time..

    but thanks.. i really appreciated your 2 cents
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Let's take a different tack. Could it be that your power supply has failed and that's why it won't start?
  7. license27kill

    license27kill TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 70

    ive been there bro.

    ive tested the psu by connecting the gray and the green wire.

    and the psu is working well..

    oh.. i didnt told you.

    the green led is turned on

    you know the common boards have an integrated led, and in my case..

    its clearly litting up..

    thats why i suspect the power pin

    its now up to the mobo,

    i already tried this on my spare psu.

    still nothing.

  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Like you, I'm out of ideas except for a new motherboard.
  9. license27kill

    license27kill TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 70

    :( sadly..

    buttomline is.... which,...,
    im heading for a gigabyte lga775, any ideas bro around 60 - 65 dollars..
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Would you consider a micro ATX board? They cost less than full sized boards and they are closer to your price range. For example: A full sized motherboard would tend to cost more than your price range.

    This seems like it would work well with the rest of your components even though it has less expansion potential than a full ATX motherboard. On the other hand considering the other parts' age, maybe you won't be expanding this much anyway.

    Of course, I used Newegg just to illustrate the motherboard. You would likely get your new motherboard from a source where you live in the Philippines.
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