What happened? My PC won't come on

By childofthetao ยท 6 replies
Jun 1, 2009
  1. Hi all, my computer won't come on, well it does for one second then immediately turns itself off :(

    It's not the power supply I tried a working one in it and it does the same.

    I think a power cut may have caused it. It was working for a day after but who knows?

    Thanks for the help

    Child of the Tao
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Try another outlet, can you give us more details about your pc specs.
  3. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 159

    AMD 2.4ghz dual core, my mobo is nvidia I think.

    Well, if I plug it into another outlet it comes on but stays blank. If I plug my gfx card in (nvidia 9800 gtx pci-e) it doesn't come on at all.

    That power cut messed everything up didn't it?
  4. Trafficflow

    Trafficflow TS Rookie Posts: 91

    Have you changed any settings in the bios?Need to do some selftest.What brand is it?Need to narrow things down
  5. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 159

    My mobo is a winfast. On my driver disk it says 6150m2ma and 6100m2ma.

    It was a barebones bundle from novatech, I installed my own HDs dvd, and psu.

    I didn't change any bios settings, I can't, the pc is litterally dead as far as I can tell. I can't access ANYTHING at all. I either get a blank screen (my monitor doesn't power up, it stays in standby mode) or I get nothing at all if my gfx card is plugged in, as in I press the power button and nothing happens at all.

    From this to me it seems as though this computer is a gonner :(
  6. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 159

  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Check for any shorts between the mobo and case (parts where the mobo is directly touching the case).
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