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PC won't power on.

I got home from work, went to turn on my PC, and nothing happened. The green light in the front comes on when i have the power button pressed, but thats it. Any help would be appreciated. There are no beeps or anything. Nothing starts up. The green light on the motherboard is on, and solid, but thats it.

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  • J_Navarro80 Dec 17, 2007

    hey joe...i've tried that, i also tried removing all the hardware from the motherboard and putting them back in, i also tried a new power supply and that still hasn't worked. This has actually happened before on the same PC, and last time i changed the power cord for my SATA hard drive and it work. I have tried the same thing this time and nothing. i even tried another hard drive and nothing

  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    When i press the power switch the green light comes ON but when i take my fingre off the power button green light goes away, leaving the computer dead.

  • foomangoo Jan 26, 2009

    I have the exact same problem - no power, push the button, green light comes on, goes off when i release finger. I have tried a different power supply, and nothing. I was thinking it is either a power supply, bad button, or fried mobo. I will try everything mentioned here, as my quest for a solution continues.



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Try removing the Ram and put it back in, then restart you computer. If you need help in removing the ram just ask me and I will talk you through it.


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