Computer won't start up


Old 04-11-04, 09:10 PM
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Computer won't start up

I have a computer I put together about 6 months ago. It won't start up. It acts like it has no power at all. I've had it die on me before but I was always able to get it to start by switching the rocker switch on the power supply off and on. I replaced the power supply but that didn't fix it. I checked the power cord for 120v and I checked the power switch for continuity. Both check out good. PS is set to 115v. Since the power switch connects directly to the motherboard I'm thinking it's either a bad MB or maybe CPU? Or maybe a bad PS out of the box? I'm using an ECS K7S5A Pro motherboard with AMD Athlon 2400+ CPU. Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-11-04, 11:18 PM
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nothing works? no fans or lights or anything?

ALL about your board:
check the psu faqs

i read where some people had to replace their bios battery to get theirs to boot.

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Old 04-12-04, 11:59 AM
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Things I have seen that cause a no power situation;
1. bad power supply
2. bad motherboard
3. bad CPU
4. bad hard drive (or any drive that is internally shorted)
5. bad power switch (rare)
6. bad RAM

Take the motherboard out of the case, remove all parts from it (including CPU and RAM) set it on a cardboard box and connect power supply, short power switch pins on motherboard and see if it fires, if so add parts one at a time till it doesn't, if it doesn't you have a bad motherboard or PSU.
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Thanks for the replies. Dave, that's just the type of troubleshooting info I was looking for. Looks like I get to shop for a new motherboard.

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