I can't actually turn my computer on...

By MsCawley · 7 replies
May 23, 2006
  1. Please help, i can't actually turn my daughter's computer on!

    I'm sorry if i've posted this in the wrong area, but i just don't know what to do! I thought i'd see if i could get any help of you guys before shelling out £60 at the local computer place.

    The problem is pretty basic the computer won't turn on. I've checked power cables by using ones of other computer and I've checked fuses etc. but i'm still lost!

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance!

    Confused mom x
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    If the cables are good and the voltage is right. You might need to switch out the power supply.
  3. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    what type of computer is it? Does anything at all happen when you press the power-on button?
  4. MsCawley

    MsCawley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It was actually built for my daughter by a friend, but it does have AMD on the front. I'm sorry I'm really useless at this kind of thing.
    When I press the on button, nothing happens, at all.
  5. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Hmmm. If you are confident enough to open the case you could try plugging the computer in, and looking around for any small lights on the main board. If there are some and they are lit up, the power switch may be broken. If there are some but they aren't lit, it may mean you need a new power supply in the computer. (but they may just be for something else and not light anyway)
  6. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    The Lights would be around here i would guess:

    (sorry for the bad example)
  7. Tedster

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

    If your CPU power cable is not plugged in, the computer will also not turn on.
    Easy mistake to overlook.
  8. MsCawley

    MsCawley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks guys i'll give it a quick go! (Bet I'll be back soon though!)
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