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Tower wont power up

I shut down the computer and unplugged the whole tower. when i tried to plug it back in it wouldn't turn on. I put another power supply in it and it still wont turn on.

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Check the switch which is putted on the outside of your SMPS. Check the switch/ I think the power connector is loose. Check it.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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1. Remove all the connection at the back of your computer
2. Power cycle your computer tower by pressing the power button for 15 seconds
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