Question about 2001 Honda Odyssey
More than computer (ECU,ECM) it can be either the ignition, a broken wiring, or the car anti theft system.
If lights are working, check that it is not the anti theft system, in this case if car does not crank it can be Alarm system, ignition switch, or starter motor.
If instead lights are not working, instrument cluster does not light up, and car looks like there is no battery then it is not the anti theft system either.
In this case start checking the battery cable, both the negative, and check positive connecting to engine and ignition. Use a voltmeter to find out if there is power at the other end of the cable.
If there is no power replace battery cable (cheap).
If wiring is OK, then the problem is most likely the ignition.
If instrument cluster does not come on , check wiring to ignition cylinder, replace ignition cylinder or wiring harness. If the instrument cluster is lighting up, but car does not crank, also check ignition switch.
If ignition is good you will have power to part of the car, including ECU (computer) , in that case have the computer tested using an OBDII code reader.
If there is no power at all, check battery cables and ignition.
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