My computer will not turn on!

By jlassiter88 ยท 6 replies
Mar 1, 2008
  1. Well i just started going to school for PC support and I ran into a problem with my personal computer. Basically, yesterday my computer was working fine and then i woke up this morning and it wouldn't turn on at all. I tried using a different power cord and that didn't change anything, and Dont have a tester to see if the power supply is pushing any electricity. I plan on taking it to school on Monday to get some help but i was wondering if anyone knew anything i could do in the meantime to try and get it working.

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Simple option (that has worked before)

    Pull out the power cord (again)
    Hold in the On button for 30 Secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
    Push the power cord back in (really securely)
    Turn on

    Do that exactly! And then reply back :)
  3. jlassiter88

    jlassiter88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My computer won't turn on

    Still didn't work
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    It must be either:
    PowerSupply gone (actually worse case-M/B)
    One of the internal connections have become loose (just re-connect them all)

    Actually also unplug all external devices (camera printer what not)
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    Your PSU is likely faulty. Try replacing or testing that when you have the opportunity to and if it's not that, bet on a motherboard or CPU issue.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    lol got in by 1 minute, ner ner :)
  7. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    Haha, I'm at work :(...
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